ABILENE — ATEMS principal Jeff Howle announced the school’s Top 10 percent graduates in the Class of 2021 Monday morning with Carmin Ray topping the class as this year’s Valedictorian.

Ray – who is graduating with a grade point average of 102.88 – will attend Colorado School of Mines with the intent of majoring in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. Sarah Stultz, with a GPA of 100.41, is the Salutatorian and will attend Angelo State University and major in Mathematics.

The rest of the Top 10 percent is as follows (with GPA, collegiate choice and major):

3. Michael Taylor (100.26), McMurry University, Studio Arts
4. Agustin Kairoh Ramos (100.18), University of Texas-Dallas, Accounting
5. Cooper Naredo, 99.92, Angelo State University, Physics
6. Anastasia Boswell, 99.57, Austin College, Japanese
7. Joshua Livingston, 99.43, Angelo State University, Mechanical Engineering

ATEMS will host its ninth commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 28, at Shotwell Stadium. The ceremony will be streamed live on the AISD-TV Facebook page.