Madison Muse was named valedictorian of Faith West Academy Class of 2019. She is the daughter of Jason and Shannon Muse. Madison excelled in the classroom where she took Advanced Placement and Honors courses and had a four-year GPA of 4.82, as well as participated in numerous extracurricular activities. Madison attended FWA for 13 years. She was a member of the Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team (4 years), varsity swim team, senior class Treasurer, National Honor Society, and Science National Honor Society member. Volleyball awards include 1st Team All District and Academic All-State. Madison’s favorite memory of her senior year was the senior trip to Disney World and early into the senior year, she and several of her classmates jumped into Lake West after participating in the Annual Color Run. Her favorite Bible verse comes from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
She will attend Missouri University of Science & Technology (receiving over $92,000 in scholarships) and will be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering.
The salutatorian, Phu Huu G, Nguyen (Jack), is the son of Phuoc and Huong Nguyen. Jack attended FWA for six years, as an I-20 student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He took Advanced Placement and Honors courses and had a four-year GPA of 4.72. Jack was a member of the International Club (Sgt.-at-Arms) for four years, National Honor Society (Treasurer during his senior year) for three years, and played varsity soccer for two years. His favorite Bible verse comes from Ecclesiastes 12:13; “. . . Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” Jack’s favorite memory also was the senior trip to Disney World, but for a different reason. “I will always remember pulling an ‘all nighter’ before we left. We were supposed to be at the airport by 3:00 AM, but it was closer to 5:00 AM before our plane departed.”
Jack’s advice to others is: “Find your purpose. Do not try to be good at everything, but do try to be the best at the one thing that matters most to you.”
He will be attending Texas A&M University at College Station to seek a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. His plans are to use this degree to pursue a career in software design or robotics.