Raja William Rajcic is the Valedictorian for the class of 2016. His final grade point average is 4.8955. Raja is the son of Dejan and Angie Rajcic. As the Valedictorian, Raja has taken a rigorous course load each year in high school. He attended Wester Elementary and Hutchinson Middle Schools before entering Coronado High School.
Activities, clubs, and sports Raja participated in are Symphonic Orchestra (Concert Master), Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track & Field in Pole Vaulting, UIL Computer Science, Science and Number Sense Teams, and the Howard Price Chapter of the National Honor Society, in which he held the office of president this year.
Honors that Raja received include: the 2015 First Robotics’ Dean’s List World Finalist, Quest Bridge Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Excellence Award, AP Scholar, UIL Scholar Award, UIL 2nd Place Science Team District Competition, UIL 1st Place Number Sense Team District Competition, UIL Regional Qualifier for Number Sense, Technology Padawan Award, Outstanding Student in Engineering Design III, All Region Orchestra, UIL Solo & Ensemble 1st Division Solo, Student of the Month, Who’s Who recipient, member of the Homecoming Court, UIL All-Academic Team Cross-Country, cross-country regional qualifier, UIL All Academic Track and Field, 1st District Place Pole Vault, 1st Place Area Pole Vault, and pole vault regional qualifier.
Raja plans on attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall, where he will have a double major in mechanical engineering and computer science. Raja will also be a member of the MIT Track and Field Team, participating in pole vaulting.
The Texas Valedictorian Tuition Scholarship has been awarded to Raja. Additional scholarship offers include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Scholarship, the Don and Sybil Harrington Scholarship, the Presidential and Valedictorian Scholarships from the University of Texas and the Valedictorian Scholarship from South Plains College.