Empire High School
Valedictorian: Nainika Menakuru
What’s next: Nainika plans on attending the University of Arizona, pursuing the Pre-Med track and ultimately applying to med school to become a doctor. Nainika looks forward to furthering her interest in the field of science. She is looking forward to spending time with family and friends this summer before going their separate ways and reflecting on her last years of education and life for future planning opportunities.
Salutatorian: Shih-Chieh (CJ) Chen
What’s next: CJ is planning to attend the University of Arizona and will dual major in Math and Music. He would then like to pursue graduate degrees outside of Arizona starting with a Master’s degree and then pursuing his PhD. CJ plans to spend his summer extracting the song that has been swimming around in his head and finally get it down on some sheet music! He is looking forward to writing more songs and honing his skills in music composition.