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WGH Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Waxahachie ISD is thrilled to announce the accomplished valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2024. These exceptional seniors have tirelessly pursued excellence, resulting in their well-deserved positions as the foremost and second-highest achievers in their graduating class. Proving their achievement is limitless, these individuals exhibit a remarkable breadth of knowledge with unparalleled academic prowess. 

We extend our congratulations to these distinguished honorees as we celebrate this significant achievement.


graphic with senior portrait reads Congratulations Maya GusMaya Gus

WGH Valedictorian

Maya Gus is the daughter of Amanda and Dan Gus. After graduation, she will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study neuroscience in the Health Science Scholars Honors Program and will pursue a career in medicine. During high school, Maya served as TSA president, senior class vice president, HOSA treasurer, and student council reporter, was a member of the National Honor Society and Culture Club, and received national recognition from the College Board. She is most proud of graduating as valedictorian and of her class and receiving an associate's degree.


graphic with senior portrait reads Congratulations Vandan PatelVandan Patel

WGH Salutatorian

Vandan Patel is the son of Suru and Jignesh Patel. He is undecided on a college but plans to major in biomedical sciences or healthcare management, to become either an orthopedic surgeon or an anesthesiologist. During high school, Vandan served as student council vice president, National Honor Society president, head of marketing for the yearbook, regional analyst for BAPS, a member of HOSA and the sports club, competed in UIL academics and was a member of the prom committee and the gaming club. His proudest accomplishments are bringing happiness to his family by being the salutatorian, and also finding his path in the medical field.