Cedar Ridge High School 2017 Top Ten

Matthew Pabst, No. 3

What college will you be attending next year?
The University of Texas at Austin to study Computer Science.

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Forest Creek Elementary School and Ridgeview Middle School

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
Mrs. Windell has been my most influential teacher because she has always driven me to challenge myself throughout my high school career. She encouraged me to join and grow Cedar Ridge’s computer science UIL team, which helped me develop a passion for computer science.

Kelsey Singer, No. 4

What college will you be attending next year?
Texas A&M University to study Business.

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Forest Creek Elementary School and Ridgeview Middle School

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
My most influential teacher has been Mrs. Cathy Brandt, my kindergarten teacher at Forest Creek. All of my teachers have been amazing and have pushed me in different ways, but it is because of Mrs. Brandt that I found a love for learning and curiosity at a young age.

Angela Cao, No. 5

What college will you be attending next year?
The University of Texas at Austin to study Computer Science.

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Blackland Prairie Elementary School and Ridgeview Middle School

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
My AP Calculus and AP Physics teachers of two years, Tricia Goodman and Tim Holland, and former Ridgeview science teacher, Laura Gibson, because not only did they increased my love of learning and showed me what a true passion of learning looks like, but also changed my perception on how I look at certain things and played crucial roles in solidifying on what I want to do in the future.

Rachel Schroeder, No. 6

What college will you be attending next year?
Texas A&M University to study Engineering.

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Blackland Prairie Elementary School and Ridgeview Middle School

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
Mr. Holland has been the most influential teacher as he has shown me a love for physics and math. His passion for students and physics is inspiring and it drives me to be a better person everyday. Without Mr. Holland I would not be the student I am today.

David Bradley, No. 7

What college will you be attending next year?
The University of Texas at Austin to study Biomedical Engineering.

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Blackland Prairie Elementary School and Ridgeview Middle School

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
Joy Windell, due to her kindness and constantly encouraging me to succeed professionally.

Sangavai Ganesh, No. 8

What college will you be attending next year?
The University of Texas at Austin to study Biology.

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Cedar Ridge High School

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
My most influential teacher is Mrs. Hamilton because as my health science teacher, she has constantly inspired me to pursue my goals in the medical field even though it will be difficult.

Sunitha Konatham, No. 9

What college will you be attending next year?
Texas A&M University to study Biology

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Forest Creek Elementary School.

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
My most influential teacher has been Mrs. Hamilton, my health science teacher and HOSA advisor. She was my Principles of Health Science teacher in my freshman year and is now my Practicum of Health Science teacher in my senior year. She has supported me in my journey to become a doctor and has always encouraged me to pursue my passions.

Erica Guthan, No. 10

What college will you be attending next year?
The University of Texas at Austin to study Computer Science.

What campuses in Round Rock ISD did you attend?
Blackland Prairie Elementary School and Ridgeview Middle School

Who has been your most influential teacher in RRISD?
My most influential teacher was Mrs. Windell because she helped me to find my love of coding and helped connect me to resources to advance my knowledge beyond what is taught in the high school curriculum.