May 31, 2018 - Plano ISD Academy High School Valedictorian
Plano ISD Academy High School 2018 Valedictorian - Usaid Malik
Usaid Malik plans to attend college at the University of Texas at Dallas, pursuing a computer science major. His plan is to be an AI (Artificial Intelligence) developer.
He is a founding member of the Academy High School's robotics team, working to program the competition robots and mentor new club members.
Most Influential Teacher
He identified Ms. Stephanie Burnham, Academy High School Calculus teacher and primary sponsor for the robotics team as most influential. "She spent long hours making sure the team has time to work and learn."
Advice to Students
"Don't waste your summers. Participate in competitions and learn more about the field you wish to become employed. Focus on making one thing about you excellent. Prioritize things that more directly affect your field of study, look for scholarships and apply to colleges early."