For the second time in Faith West Academy’s thirty-three year history, the honor of valedictorian is being awarded to two graduating seniors, as both have been named co-valedictorians for Faith West Academy’s Class of 2015. Ashley Coalson and Emma Estephan shared a four-year GPA of 4.73.
Ashley is the daughter of James and Beth Coalson of Katy. She is a member of the National Honor Society, charter member of the Science National Honor Society (president), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Mu Alpha Theta. She was a member Lady Eagle Volleyball Team and the Varsity Swim Team. Ashley was named Academic All-State for TAPPS Volleyball. She was named “Most Representative Female Student” at the 2014 Homecoming and received the 2015 FWA Athletic Booster Club Scholarship.
In the fall, Ashley will attend Texas A&M and intends to study mechanical engineering and pursue biomedical research.
Emma is the daughter of Jacques and Donna Estephan of Katy. During her high school years she has been a member of the National Honor Society (secretary), a charter member of the Science National Honor Society, International Club, and Mu Alpha Theta. Emma is a gifted art student and has several State Fine Arts Awards for her paintings and drawings. With an interest in the martial arts she has earned a second degree black belt-level 3 from Katy TaeKwonDo Academy.
Emma will attend University of Texas to study medical science.
Both young ladies exemplify the character and virtues expected of the prestigious position of valedictorian. Commencement ceremonies for thirty-three graduating seniors was held on Friday, June 5.