Anderson Bell

Edmond Memorial High School  

A National Merit finalist, Anderson Bell has served as a distinguished delegate and lieutenant governor of Oklahoma YMCA Youth and Government and as secretary general of Model United Nations, an organization from which he received an Outstanding Country award. He was a national qualifier in public forum debate and congressional debate and has been selected twice for YMCA Conference on National Affairs. He’s a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council and the school’s academic bowl team, a two-time state-runner-up. Bell plans to attend the University of Tulsa to study political science and business economics on the path to law school. 

Isabella Feng 

Edmond North High School

Isabella Feng is a class valedictorian with distinction and was recognized by the College Board as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. She is president of her school’s National Honor Society chapter as well as senior vice president and social media manager of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors. She volunteers at INTEGRIS Health and has received the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award two times. She plays the violin as the concertmaster in her school’s top orchestra and is a three-year Oklahoma Music Educators Association Orchestra All-Stater. Feng plans to pursue the pre-dental career track in college. 

Damien Guo

Edmond North High School

Damien Guo was an Oklahoma Boys State Governor and is a Youth Leadership Edmond alumnus. He has served as the junior and senior class president, drum major of the band and events chair for various school organizations. He has also been involved with the senior development program hosted by the University of Oklahoma. He’s also been a member of DECA, track and field, speech and debate, as well as National Honor Society. He has also attended Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s Danforth campus. Guo will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to major in chemistry. 

Jaley Hunt

Edmond Santa Fe High School

A class valedictorian with distinction, Jaley Hunt serves as her school’s National Honor Society secretary, orchestra council vice president, academic team captain and is a member of the Key Club, Spanish Honor Society and Spanish Club. She was recognized as a United States Senate Youth Program Finalist and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. She participated in Youth Leadership Oklahoma and Four-Star Leadership with Gen. Tommy Franks. She is All-Aspiring Artists Community Service Project founder. She is an Edmond Public Schools Foundation Student Ambassador and Advisory Board Council member. She plans to double major in English and visual art. 

Ojas Lakhotia

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Ojas Lakhotia is president of his school’s HOSA Future Health Professionals club. He was recognized by the College Board as an Advancement Placement Scholar with Distinction. He organized multiple Indian Wellness Programs during summer vacations where he handed out medicinal supplies.  An avid athlete, he has a strong interest in volleyball. He also loves interacting with and having conversations with people of all ages. He serves as a Cell Biology Research Technician at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Lakhotia plans to major in health care to fulfill his dream of providing service to underprivileged members of society. 

Alayna Leck

Edmond Santa Fe High School

Alayna Leck is active in many roles and activities such as Student Council vice president, Chinese Club President, Robotics and the Superintendent’s Advisory Committee. She co-founded a community-wide cultural fair, raising over $22,000 for local charities. In her free time, she performs sets with her band, The Family Guys, and hosts summer science workshops for kids. Leck plans to major in computer science and economics. 

Jacob Meng

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

Jacob Meng is a National Merit finalist and a Student Council member. He co-founded a community service branch of Alliance of Youth Leaders in the United States to teach children math and science. He frequently assists at food banks, volunteers at the Science Museum of Oklahoma and works to keep lakes free from pollution. Meng received U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Awards from 2020-2023. He was a violinist at both All-State and Oklahoma Youth Orchestras. He plans to major in finance. 

Adrian Pan

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

A National Merit finalist, Adrian Pan is the creative director of the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Asian American Pacific Islander Traveling Trunk. He volunteers at Science Museum Oklahoma regularly. He was recognized by College Board for being an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. He is a violist, and he was also part of Youth Leadership Oklahoma.  

Lauren Patton

Edmond North High School

Lauren Patton is a class salutatorian and was recognized by College Board as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. She has served as vice president of her Technology Student Association chapter as well as competing in the StellarXplorers STEM program semifinals. She has earned the Scouts BSA Eagle rank and the Girl Scouts Silver Award. She is a violinist in her school symphony orchestra, Oklahoma Youth Philharmonic and the North Central Honors Orchestra.  Patton plans to study computer science and game design in college. 

Hazel Kamila Silvestre Diaz 

Edmond North High School 

Silvestre Diaz is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, a National Hispanic Scholar recognized by the College Board and a Valedictorian with Distinction. She has been Bioscience and Medicine Academy representative, reporter and vice president of her chapter of HOSA Future Health Professionals. She has also been a Francis Tuttle Technology Center Ambassador and a SLED mentor at Edmond North High School. She has donated and volunteered through Francis Tuttle with Our Blood Institute and with Francis Tuttle’s Summer Quest Program. She loves to travel with her family and read. Silvestre Diaz will attend the University of Oklahoma.