Dominic Sobieski has been a student at ACP from 7th grade and made it a memorable experience for staff and students alike. Known for pushing boundaries he was also known for being quick to lend an ear and a hand. He is genuinely interested in people and leaves ACP well known and well liked. With a bold fashion sense and an eye for street style it was no surprise Dominic finished his senior year as Best Dressed. One of the earlier members of the DECA program at ACP, we expect to see his marketing aptitude and fashion savvy birth a clothing line in the near future! After graduation he is taking a gap year to travel beginning with Australia, and later Papua New Guinea, a country with strong family ties.
Mariela Galindo joined Arizona College Prep in 7th grade and ever since, she has loved being a part of its community where she’s been involved in several clubs and activities. For the last 6 years, she has played an active role in ACP’s Student Government and her spirited personality allowed her to be co-mascot through her junior and high school years at ACP. She was the first President of ACP’s Environmental Club during her junior year and was chosen as Senior Class President of class of 2022. She has also enjoyed being a mentor to underclassmen through KCP Link Crew during her senior year. Mariela has maintained a strong GPA that allowed her to be inducted into ACP’s National Honor Society her freshman year, represented ACP at the NHS State Summit during her sophomore year, became NHS Vice President her junior year and went on to become President of NHS for her senior year. She has also represented ACP at the Teen Town Hall at the City of Chandler Mayor’s Youth Commission, AASC (Arizona Association of Student Councils) State Convention, as well as the Hermanas Conferences and the CUSD’s Youth Equity Stewardship throughout her High School years. Mariela will graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Seal of Biliteracy in ASL and as a National Hispanic Scholar. She’ll be attending the Honors College at NAU as a Lumberjack Scholarship and National Hispanic Scholarship recipient.
Rania Shaltot is an ACP Knight, having been part of the ACP family since 7th grade. She is graduating this year to attend University of Arizona and pursue her passion for taking care of animals as a veterinarian. Rania worked very hard the past four years and earned the Wildcat tuition recognition Scholarship. In addition to ACP, Rania has attended EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) as part of the Veterinary Assistance Program for the past two years. She just graduated from EVIT as an Approved Veterinary Assistant. Rania is a very kind and caring friend, always being the one to make sure her friends are feeling OK. We're so proud of how far she’s come today. We are so happy for her to be able to start her path to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Arun Barath Vijay Sankar has been an ACP Knight since his days as a freshman. During his 4 year high school career, he has been a part of NHS, Key club, Best Buddies (Treasurer), and Sports Medicine (President). Arun has expressed his commitment and compassion to his community through his various volunteer activities and has accumulated over 1000 hours of volunteer work during his time in high school. He has enjoyed volunteering as an Athletic Trainer Student Aide working alongside ACP’s Athletic Training Staff this past year and weekly volunteering with the Banner Desert Medical Center. Arun will be graduating Summa Cum Laude, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and as a Chandler IMPACT Scholar at the young age of 16. He will be attending the W.A. Franke Honors College at the The University of Arizona, while accepting the Wildcat Excellence & Dean’s Exemplary awards, and will be majoring in Physiology and the Medical Sciences in hopes of attending Medical School in the future.
Kylie Czerwinski will be attending Tulane University in the fall to study Communications and English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
Josh Ebe will be attending Barrett, the honors college at Arizona State University, majoring in Computer Science Engineering.
Hunter Bickes was actively involved in Student Government, Best Buddies, National Honor Society, and on ACP's Golf Team. Hunter participated in Student Government throughout high school serving as ACP's student body president his senior year. Hunter spent countless hours preparing for school events, overseeing numerous campus committees, and providing guidance to his fellow StuGo members. He worked alongside administration to help prepare for the opening of the new Arizona College Prep campus helping to coordinate tours of the new facility and providing general information about the school to interested individuals. Hunter was extremely dedicated to ACP and had a drive to do whatever he could to make ACP the best school possible for his peers and his teachers. As a four-year member of ACP's golf team, Hunter qualified to participate in the state tournament each year and contributed to the team's success, helping them earn the State Runner-Up trophy his junior year. He served as team captain and mentored younger athletes on the team, helping them prepare for upcoming meets while sharing his knowledge of various courses. Hunter will graduate Summa Cum Laude and looks forward to his next academic adventures at the University of Arizona where he will major in biochemistry while working to become an orthodontist.
Robert Turner has been a student at ACP since seventh grade. He is a member of the National Honor Society and will graduate magna cum laude. He has been a member of the varsity football team for four years, winning the Most Improved Player award his junior year and being selected for the state All-Academic football team twice. He has been an active member of both DECA and Key Club. He will attend the University of Alabama and plans on majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He was awarded the UA Scholar. Alumni Scholar and UA Engineering scholarships.
Frederick Changho has attended ACP since freshman year and is graduating Summa Cum Laude and as an AP Scholar with Distinction. He loves sports and initially intended to play basketball but after an ACL tear in his freshman year, he decided to join the Speech and Debate Team at the start of his sophomore year. Frederick was a member of the team’s Leadership Council. His involvement led him to become this year’s State Champion in Public Forum Debate and to qualify for the Congressional Debate this summer at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. He was also awarded with the NSDA seal of Outstanding Distinction and recognized as an Academic All-American. Frederick truly enjoyed all of the valuable learning and challenging experiences he’s had at ACP while consistently excelling academically. He has also earned the highest possible ACT score, which is significant and rare. Through all of his achievements, he has remained humble, compassionate, and always willing to help others. Frederick will be attending Arizona State University this fall as a National Merit Finalist and will be majoring in Biological Sciences.
Ibrahim Altiti is a well rounded individual. He earned his Martial Arts first degree Black Belt at 12 years old. Ibrahim has been a student at ACP since 7th grade. During his high school years at ACP, he joined many clubs such as Unicef, Key Club, Future Medical Professionals, and National Honors Society. To be exposed to various majors and fields, Ibrahim participated at ASU National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI). During NSTI he became OSHA and Flagpole certified. As Ibrahim graduates high school at age 17, he will have earned 35 hours of Dual Enrollment credits. Ibrahim is graduating with Magna cum laude honors with great distinction in academic achievement. He has been awarded the New American University Scholarship at ASU, majoring in Applied Biological Sciences, in preparation for Medical/Dental school.
Nathaniel Huffman was a member of the wrestling team, National Honor Society, National Hispanic Honor Society, and ACP Athletic Leadership Council while maintaining a 3.95 unweighted GPA. While a member of the wrestling team, Nathaniel qualified for the state tournament all four years, placing 6th place his junior year and 4th place his senior year. He earned All-State Academic recognition and National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-American status all four years of high school. Nathaniel will graduate summa cum laude, is an AP Scholar, and received the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Award. He will attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University and pursue a degree in Actuarial Science.
Nevan Hanford has been with ACP for 7 years and accomplished much throughout his career. He was an active member of Speech and Debate, earning the Academic All American, attending Nationals, and becoming a key leader on the team, teaching younger students. He participated in science research, earning a grant from AZ Recycling Coalition and earning 4th in the world at the International Science Fair for his research. He also worked at an ASU internship publishing his work on Visual Molecular Dynamics. Nevan played soccer and varsity volleyball at ACP, as well as playing in the school band. Nevan will be graduating with a 4.8 GPA, Summa cum laude, AP scholar with Distinction, and Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. Nevan plans to attend UC Berkeley to study Neurobiology.
Gabby DeMoss has been an ACP knight for 6 years. In that time they have been an active member of the International Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), and Art Attack club. Gabby has been President of the GSA since 2020 and Vice President of International Club since 2021. They have since been named a National Hispanic Scholar and an AP Scholar and have received a full-tuition scholarship to attend the W.A. Franke Honors College at the University of Arizona. Gabby will pursue a major in Molecular and Cellular Biology at UofA in the fall, and graduate Summa Cum Laude from ACPHS.
Jake Spector is an Eagle Scout. He has created and led the Game club at ACP for 4 years. He is a member of the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for high school journalists and is a 2 time winner of the district wide film festival. He has also been awarded the Arizona State Art Seal in media proficiency. Jake has started his own 3D printing business servicing customers online as well as in school and enjoys costume design in his spare time. He is headed to Grand Canyon University to pursue a degree in Film and Media with an emphasis on Production.
Tarryn Jo Weigand is a graduate of Arizona College Prep High School and will be participating in the very first commencement ceremony at the new campus. Over the course of four years Tarryn has actively participated in the ACP community, immersing herself in Student Government, philanthropic organizations and clubs, as well as excelling in academics. Tarryn's dedication to her peers, both old and new, have included fulfilling an active role in mentorship under the Connections Program and LINK. Tarryn's senior year at ACP High School has provided many leadership role opportunities to include holding an executive member position in both Student Government and for the National Honor Society. In addition to Tarryn's volunteer commitments to campus clubs, her dedication to community outreach and involvement have earned her the exclusive Chandler Ed Foundation Impact Scholarship. Tarryn has earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and will be graduating Magna Cum Laude with a 4.4 grade point average. She will be graduating with honors and receiving her fourth letter in Student Government for performance above and beyond. While attending ACP Tarryn has also successfully completed over 40 dual enrollment credits through Maricopa Community College, was selected to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a result of her academic excellence and qualifying her as an eligible recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Tarryn will be attending Northern Arizona University in the Fall of 2022 while receiving the Lumberjack Scholars Award and pursuing a degree in Strategic Communication with an emphasis in both Advertising and Public Relations.
Blake Enwiller will be graduating summa cum laude with a 4.8 GPA. He is the President of the Math Club and a captain on the Speech and Debate team. This past year, he has qualified to compete on the national level in both of those clubs. Blake is an Academic All American, AP scholar with distinction, and National Merit Scholar. Blake will attend Vanderbilt University in the fall, where he will major in Economics.
Zoe Turnbow was an active member of the cross country and track teams all four years while at ACP. She also played the flute in the band her freshman to junior years. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in these extra-curricular activities, doing her class work, and working. She plans to head to ASU in the fall and major in fine arts, and a minor in business.
Waldo Benjamin King has excelled during his time at Arizona College Preparatory. His main interest has been Speech and Debate, where he participated in many competitions and captained three different events. His efforts led to a letter, pins, and distinction as an Academic All-American. Always interested in deep concepts relating to the individual and society, Waldo founded the school’s Philosophy Club. He is a member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Throughout his academic work in high school, he has maintained a 4.75 weighted GPA and is expected to graduate Summa Cum Laude. Although Waldo was accepted to several prestigious undergraduate programs, he has chosen to attend Pomona College in California. He plans to pursue a career in either economics research or the law.
Sophia Genevieve Vasquez has been a proud "Knight" since 7th grade. Her strong work ethic has enabled her to maintain a 4.2 GPA and earn AP Scholar with honors. She received the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. In addition to academics, she was manager for the varsity soccer her senior year. She has participated in several school clubs including UNICEF and Best Buddies. She will graduate cum laude as an AP Scholar with honors, New American University Dean's Award recipient. She will be a student in the W.P. Carey Business School at ASU.
Keaton Messerole has been at ACP since seventh grade. He will graduate cum laude. He was a four-year starter on the football team. He was selected and honored to be a captain his senior year. He received many football honors throughout his four years. Some that he received were All State, All CUSD, AZ All-Academic Team, and Offensive Lineman of the Year multiple times. He volunteered with the football team throughout his four years. He was involved with DECA for one year. Although Keaton received many offers to play football at the college level, he decided not to pursue football in college. He received the President Scholarship and will attend NAU where he will major in Exercise Science.
Attending ACP since 6th grade, Zoë Soderquist is an AP scholar with distinction graduating Magna Cum Laude. Zoë has been in Speech and Debate for 4 years, and Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate Captain for 3 years. She is the AZ State LD Debate Champion and qualified to the NSDA National tournament in June (3 yrs in a row). She earned the elusive NSDA degree of Premier Distinction (1500 pts, representing over 250+ debate rounds) and the Academic All-American Scholar, a distinction reserved for the top 1% of students. She is the #1 ranked LD debater in AZ and #32 in the country! Zoë has maintained a 4.4 GPA even while working part-time. She also tutors kids in public speaking as part of the Lead Youth organization. Zoë earned the New American University Scholarship from ASU where she will pursue her studies in writing and communications this fall.
Ryen Aguinaga played football and baseball while at ACP. He enjoyed being a student athlete, playing alongside great teammates, having the best coaches, and maintaining a strong GPA. He also worked alongside the Sports Medicine team attending various athletic events and supporting the team with injuries, rehab, treatments, and game coverage. Ryen plans to attend ASU in the Fall and pursue a career in Cyber Security which he is very excited about. Ryen would like to thank all of his teachers, teammates, and coaches for a great experience.