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Victoria Zabarte, Class of 2018, during lunchtime. Photo Credit: Ana Camila Solis, Class of 2018

Salut-ing Her Way to Rice University

May 17, 2018, 11:12 am
Ana Camila Solis, SJA Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 salutatorian is none other than Victoria Zabarte. The salutatorian is the student who ranks second highest in a graduating class and delivers the salutatory. Zabarte has worked towards achieving her goal of being salutatorian since joining Saint Joseph Academy (SJA) in seventh grade. She is involved in extracurricular activities both in and out of school, including Masterminds, Spanish National Honor Society, and National Honor Society. She is the captain of Masterminds, which she has been a part of since eighth grade and president of the Spanish National Honor Society. Outside of SJA, she is an altar server at Mary, Mother of the Church and volunteers in several middle schools and high schools as a teacher aide. Zabarte attended four summer programs over her high school career at Stanford University, Yale University, and Rice University.

Zabarte is “ecstatic” about being salutatorian. When asked how she felt about achieving this honor, she said, “it feels really validating”. Zabarte will be attending Rice University this fall where she will be double majoring in English and History. While in college, she hopes to study abroad in Spain. After graduating college, she plans on attending law school to become an international lawyer. Zabarte wants her legacy at SJA to be for people to understand that hard work truly pays off. 


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