The LEEF STAR Banquet recognizes outstanding seniors from each Leander ISD high school and gives them the opportunity to pay tribute to the teacher most influential in their academic careers.

Honorees and guests enjoyed a beautiful evening on April 27, and the LEEF team and board of directors were honored to celebrate each of them. As we listened to the students share why they selected their teachers, we were inspired by the incredible impact an educator can make on a student’s life.

This year the program has expanded virtually to every elementary, middle, and high school campus. Be sure to check social media to enjoy the student videos. They have heartwarming messages for their teacher honorees that you don’t want to miss!

Outstanding Students and their Impactful Educators

StudentSchoolStaff Member
Ryan GarzaSELF 2 Independence Jimmy Thomas
Caden TelihaCedar Park HSLisa Holt
Megan DeFalcoCedar Park HSMatt Rinn
Stella ShippsCedar Park HSKim Vidrine
Aelita SalikhovaGlenn HSSarah McGill
Aziz FraijGlenn HSDaniel Nawrocki
Sebastian MartinezGlenn HSDavid Barnes
Emily BurtnerLeander HSMichelle Lux
Heybi MondragonLeander HSRobert Selaiden
Paulina Perez GallegosLeander HSAmber Hall
Eden DavisNew Hope HSKelly Middleton
Kayleigh MorrisonNew Hope HSAmanda Cordes
Lucas EverittNew Hope HSBarbara Spelman
Cindy SanchezRouse HSAmy Woodul
Joshua PuleskiRouse HSRyan Casey
Kaden WestbrookRouse HSKevin Ellison
Logan AmbrazVandegrift HSMartin Wiedenmeier
Mai NaorVandegrift HSMima Nazarene
Prayaag OrugantiVandegrift HSAlexandra Magness
Ashlen HerrinVista Ridge HSAllison Lyles
Blake ReidVista Ridge HSSarah Lowery
Brittney StewartVista Ridge HSDana Jones
Baylen CortezAkin ESShiidon Hawley
Sofia DuarteBagdad ESElizabeth Sanchez
Caleb KleinBlock House ESMarc Grace
Alayna Cano WilliamsCamacho ESJason Tutone
Noya VainbrandCanyon Ridge MSJared Lichtenberger
Madelyn CraddockCedar Park MSLiz Seelig
Myka UrestiCox ESSammy Kitchel
Ellis FellinCypress ESMarjorie Jacobson
Gabriel de OliveiraDanielson MSBrad Bresnehen
Alexandra KimDeer Creek ESBridgette Labrador
Hannah SmithFaubion ESLiz Summers
Daeshon MorganFour Points MSGlen Bridgewaters
Reese JamesGiddens ESShannon Hallett
Alyssa HernandezGrandview Hills ESNina Phelan
Jade JenkinsHenry MSAaron Alvarado
Carly ThompsonKnowles ESLara Labbe-Maginel
Hadley ShipmanLarkspur ESElissa Coggin
Emma PhillipsLaura Welch Bush ESCurtis Kubitza
Erinn AndersonLeander MSJanelle Brinck
Blake VazquezMason ESTerri Gomez-Ferree
Brandon Moreno MartinezNaumann ESSusan Parker
Xavier LaneParkside ESJamee Randall
Clarys Meloni ZapataPlain ESOlivia Draggoo
Gwendolyn WaymanPleasant Hill ESDee Nelson
Sarah HouserReagan ESLauren Houser
Kenna CrowleyReed ESPaige Collier
Audryn LeeRiver Place ESDrew Herbort
Keerthi AttaluriRiver Ridge ESMyra Harold
Bryson SuggsRunning Brushy MSErin Mendoza
Lucas TrindadeRutledge ESKathy Gehman
Lucy HammerSteiner Ranch ESJennifer CastaƱeda
Hannah MaryottStiles MSAmy Hall
Alex CopelandWestside ESJennie Tedesco
Skylar GardnerWhitestone ESJames Silvers
Nadia OkunowoWiley MSNiki Heberling
Claire BrownWinkley ESSusan Harper
2021 STAR Banquet