Ross S. Sterling High School
Ashlyn Bernshausen is the valedictorian for the Ross S. Sterling High School Class of 2019, with a grade point average of 5.608. She is active in National Honor Society as historian, Key Club, National Art Honor Society, varsity soccer, cross country, youth group leader and worship leader at Alliance Bible Church, PALs and as Psychology Club secretary.
Ashlyn’s honors include All A’s for her high school career, Visual Arts Scholastic Competition highest score, AP Scholar with Distinction, State History Fair and 1st place Regional History Fair, Baytown Sun Student of the Week and Ranger of the Month.
In her free time, Ashlyn enjoys drawing, writing, playing guitar, songwriting, playing soccer and running. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin Fine Arts College to major in art history. Ashlyn is the daughter of Shaunna and Henry Bernshausen.
Robert E. Lee High School
Valedictorian for the Robert E. Lee High School Class of 2019 is Hannah Christensen, with a grade point average of 5.357. She is active in band, tennis, Interact, French Club and National Honor Society.
Hannah’s honors are drumline captain, Scholastic Writing Gold Key Award and Interact president. She is a member of Sea Scout Ship 208, and she enjoys sailing and scuba diving. Hannah plans to attend Northwestern University to major in biology and music. She is the daughter of Tim and Melissa Christensen.
Goose Creek Memorial High School
Soham Datar is the valedictorian for the Goose Creek Memorial High School Class of 2019, with a grade point average of 5.553. He is involved with Keep Baytown Beautiful, and was selected as Youth of the Year and Young Baytonian of the Year; Key Club; National Art Honor Society; National Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta, UIL Academics and tennis.
Soham was a Commended National Merit Scholar, Boys State delegate, Kiwanis Sophomore of the Year, Texas-Oklahoma Key Club Leader of Leaders and Rodeo Art Finalist for 2018 and 2019.
In his free time Soham enjoys reading, watching tv, eating, and serving others. He plans to study biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. Soham is the son of Shilpa and Sandeep Datar.