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2022 Senior Spotlights – Klein Oak High School

2022 Senior Spotlights – Klein Oak High School

Congratulations to our amazing scholars featured in this article, all of whom are part of the top-ranked students numbers three through ten at Klein Oak High School.

Please scroll down below to read quotes, future plans, fun facts, and academic accolades about each student. All senior spotlights are organized alphabetically by last name. 

Thank you to every thoughtful teacher, involved administrator, and supportive family member for fostering a love for learning and instilling the importance of education in each of these students. Our Panthers are sure to make a big impact in our world one day. 

Zain enjoys serving his school community as a math tutor and as the Environmental Awareness Club Secretary in his free time.

Ayan enjoys serving his community as a volunteer/math coach for the Frank Elementary Math Club and the National Honor Society. He also dedicates time to the Houston Food Bank.

Ayan’s full quote:

“Over the past four years, I have had the amazing opportunity to pursue my academic and intellectual interests, learning in a great environment at Klein Oak. I’ve cultivated strong relationships with my friends and teachers, who have helped me grow into the person I am today. The support of my family has also pushed me to develop and explore my curiosities. The lessons they have taught me through their educational journey have motivated me to continue working hard to pursue my goals.”

Mariam holds several leadership positions at Klein Oak, including Polyphony Lit Senior Editor, French Honor Society President, French Club President, and Scribe Society Vice-President. In addition, Mariam gives of her time as a volunteer for the Library and Horizon Networks. 

Mariam’s full quote:

“Although I was a little late coming to Klein ISD, my four years here as a student have been spectacular. What I adored most was learning from incredibly knowledgeable educators in their subject matter. With their PhDs or decades of experience, walking into the classroom always promised an enlightening lesson.”

Kailyn is the National Honor Society Vice President, Band Drum Major, and an SAT Ambassador. In addition, Kailyn is proud to serve her community as a Winterguard International volunteer, STEM camp volunteer, and Montgomery County Animal Shelter volunteer.

Kailyn’s full quote:

“Having grown up in this district and community, I am grateful for having always felt supported and inspired by Klein ISD to pursue what I’m passionate about. Here in Klein ISD, I had the honor of learning from incredible teachers who have served as role models of forever-learners and taught me about the power of curiosity.”

At Klein Oak, Jocel Angelo is the Men’s Volleyball Co-Captain and Science National Honor Society Vice President. In addition, Jocel Angelo enjoys serving the community through the Houston Food Bank, Saint Anne Catholic Church, and The Woodlands Township Community.

Jocel Angelo’s full quote:

“In my Klein ISD career, the challenges I faced as an IB student were some of the most beneficial things I have ever experienced. IB allowed me to develop many of the skills I will be using in college, such as speech giving, essay writing, and time management. In addition, the relationships I have made due to the program will forever be cherished, and I could not imagine my high school life without it.”

Marissa’s full quote:

“Joining Klein ISD in middle school, I have been provided with great STEM and fine arts classes to cater to my interests. Taking IB classes in high school allowed me to push myself and develop new ways of approaching problems that I will carry on for the rest of my education. A big part of my success is attributed to my family’s pride, pushing me to set the highest goals and being by my side to encourage them. Ultimately, what truly made the difference was the contagious enthusiasm and support of the many amazing teachers I’ve had, making me fall in love with the subject.”


Klein ISD is AAA in Academics, Arts, and Athletics.

Best Public Schools in Texas
Klein ISD has an established 84-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.

About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.

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