While the class of 2020 is completing its senior year online, Round Rock ISD added a personal twist to its valedictorian and salutatorian announcements.
With balloons and commemorative lawn signs in tow, RRISD high school principals stopped by the homes of each valedictorian and salutatorian to deliver the news of their rankings in person. Photos of the students and their loved ones were taken in celebration of their achievements, with well wishes delivered to each recognized.
Grades earned through the end of the fall 2019 semester were used to calculate students' grade point averages. The grading period for rankings ended in December.
Those GPAs were used to determine rank in class, valedictorian, salutatorian and top 10%, campus officials confirmed April 30.
Here is a list of the valedictorians and salutatorians in Round Rock ISD's class of 2020:
Cedar Ridge High School
Valedictorian: Vaidehi Phirke
Salutatorian: Quinn Langford
McNeil High School
Valedictorian: Janssen Fang
Salutatorian: Aishwarya Sivakumar
Round Rock High School
Valedictorian: Khanh Lai
Salutatorian: Christopher Tan
Stony Point High School
Valedictorian: Samantha Anderson
Salutatorian: Joozer Ujjainwala
Westwood High School
Valedictorian: Mihir Shah
Salutatorian: Alice Zhang
Early College High School
Valedictorian: Alexa Morton
Salutatorian: Pari Patel
VIDEO: Round Rock ISD announces class of 2020 valedictorians, salutatorians through at-home surprises
Pari Patel, pictured, was named Early College High School's 2020 salutatorian. (Screenshot courtesy Round Rock ISD)