Kenley Reed, Former Salutatorian of Henrietta High School, was recently selected as Outstanding Junior of the Year for Texas A&M University.
Each year the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s most selective honor society, recognizes a deserving student from all disciplines across campus. The chapter, in cooperation with academic deans, selects from the junior class a student with the highest grade point ratio in his respective college. Through an interview process, an overall Outstanding Junior is selected from all of the individual outstanding juniors.
Reed also received the Thomas Gathright Scholar Academic Excellence Award for outstanding scholastic achievement. This university-wide award is similarly awarded to each sophomore, junior and senior of each individual college with the highest grade point ratio in his or her class.
Reed is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and urban planning with a minor in horticulture. He has 3.854 GPA with three 4.0 semesters.
He has served as a Fish Camp Counselor for two years and currently serves as one of 81 chairpersons overseeing 984 counselors in the nation’s largest extended orientation program. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a former member of MSC Lead and has participated in service events such as Big Event (the nation’s largest one-day community service project).
He plans to graduate from Texas A&M in May of 2014 after completing his five-year degree plan.