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Broward County’s Top Private High School Salutes Its 2016 Co-Valedictorians

We couldn’t be prouder of our 2016 co-valedictorians and our salutatorian. We wish them the best as the head off to college!

Kavya Narendra Babu

Weighted GPA: 5.16

  • Outstanding Achievements:
    Co-Valedictorian, National Merit Scholarship winner, All-State Flutist (9th & 12th), All-County Flutist (9th, 10th & 12th), AP Scholar with Honor, President of Music Honor Society (11th & 12th), Concertmaster of FYO’s flute orchestra (11th & 12th)
  • Accepted to:
    UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSD, UM, UF, BU, NYU
  • Will Attend:
    UC Berkeley
  • Career Goal:
    Neurosurgeon
  • Favorite Teachers:
    Dr. Oganezov, Mr. Roe, Mr. Leip and Ms. Gronberg
  • Favorite High School Memory:
    Performing at the Broward Center with the Youth Pride Band and performing at Mizner Park with FYO on the same day
  • Favorite Quote:
    “To define is to limit.” ―Oscar Wilde

Aleeza Kessler

Weighted GPA: 5.16

  • Outstanding Achievements:
    Co-Valedictorian, National Honor Society President, Lead Student Ambassador, Congressional School and Community Service Award winner, AP Scholar with Honor, National Merit Scholar Finalist, Science National Honor Society Vice President, SGA Secretary, Varsity Cheerleading Co-Captain, IMACS graduate, UF Honors Program participant
  • Accepted to:
    Brandeis University, Boston College, University of Toronto, Queens University, University Of Central Florida and University of Florida
  • Will Attend:
    UF Honors
  • Career Goal:
    Dermatologist
  • Favorite Teachers:
    Dr. Oganezov, Ms. Sponnoble, Mr. Leip and Mr. Roe
  • Favorite High School Memory:
    Dancing at Battle of the Grades
  • Favorite Quote:
    “Even Achilles was only as strong as his heel.” ―Frank Underwood

Braedon Villano

Weighted GPA: 5.13

  • Outstanding Achievements:
    Salutatorian, Varsity Soccer Captain, Senior Class President, Georgia Tech Provost Scholar, AP Venture Scholar, Junior Travel Award Spanish Scholar, National Honor Society Tutoring Chair, Spanish National Honor Society Vice President, two-time Literary Fair Winner, Harvard Merit Scholar
  • Accepted to:
    Columbia, Harvard, Duke, Yale, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Swarthmore, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Butler University and Fordham University
  • Will Attend:
    Harvard
  • Career Goal:
    CEO of a start up company
  • Favorite Teachers:
    Ms. Sponnoble, Mr. Leip, Dr. Dennis, Dr. Oganezov and Mr. Roe
  • Favorite High School Memory:
    Playing soccer with my best friends
  • Favorite Quote:
    “If you don’t like how the table is set, turn over the table.” ―Frank Underwood
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