The Killeen ISD Education Foundation will host its annual Starmakers Academic Recognition banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

The event celebrates the top 10 academic achievers from all four Killeen Independent School District high schools.

Each student will be accompanied by a teacher whom they considered to be a major role model, encourager and influence in their education.

At the banquet, a student and two finalists will be announced as the winners of the Kliewer Family Leadership award, totaling $10,000.

“The Starmakers event marks the end of the program year for the foundation,” said Joyce Hodson, director of the KISD Education Foundation. “With the help of our donors, businesses and friends, we’ve surpassed all previous fundraising efforts for a total of over $330,000 this year.”

For more information, call Hodson at 254-336-0181.

The top 10 academic achievers from each Killeen ISD high school in alphabetical order by campus are:

Ellison High School

Kajal Bhakta

Erin Buckley

Christy Coe

Kacey Davidson

Nathan Diederich

Nicholas Durand

Aris Guevara

Francesca Patrick

Itzel Perez Meija

Sateevia Wade

Harker Heights High School

Joseph Bennett

Hayley Boynton

Darin Garrett

Kimberly Huerta

Hamza Khan

Sarina Khan

Chase Lalouette

Alexander Levine

Daneille Nelson

Andrew Repetski

Killeen High School

Angelina Arreaga

Angela Bonilla

Ashlie Feamster

Kaitlyn McVeigh

Brittany Mitchell

Janina Peterson

Geremy Ramos Rosich

Laura Smith

Katherine Spellmon

Terry Woodard

Shoemaker High School

Bryanna Briley

Sarah Brown

Eric Dill

Bryonna Douglas

Jennifer Kenebrew

Kyana Lemons

Estefania Rosario-Malave

Mitchell Telles

Jeremy Wall

Shakira Wingate

Contact Sarah Rafique at or (254) 501-7553. Follow her on Twitter at SarahRafique.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at

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