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Faith West Academy recently named Samuel Mote as valedictorian and Karis Kontilis as salutatorian of the class of 2012.

Mote is the son of Stella Mote. Samuel excelled in the classroom, where he took Advanced Placement and honors courses and had a four-year GPA of 4.74. He also participated in numerous extracurricular activities and was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the football team, and the ComedySportz team. Mote was named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In the fall, he will attend Texas A&M University to major in electrical engineering.

Kontilis is the daughter of James and Anita Kontilis. During her time in school, she competed on the swimming team, served as a class officer for all four years, and was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the International Club. Kontilis will attend Union University, in Jackson, TN to study to become a concept artist and illustrator, costumes designer, author, and artist.

Both Mote and Kontilis exemplify the character and achieved the academic requirements that define them as outstanding 2012 graduating seniors of Faith West Academy. Commencement ceremonies for 49 graduating seniors will be held June 2 at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church in Katy. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Faith West Academy Class of 2012 Valedictorian Samuel Mote and Salutatorian Karis Kontilis