Meet Dung Trinh

By Joan Frances –

Dung Trinh.

Stafford High School continues to graduate students highly qualified to take the next step to a successful future. Academics, sports and extracurricular activities give students the opportunity to experience a well-rounded curriculum. One senior who has achieved unprecedented success in all aspects of his high school career is Dung Trinh.

Dung ranks first in his class and is the class Valedictorian. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Captain of the University Interscholastic League Math and Science Team and Treasurer of the Coin Club. He is also a Varsity player for the Spartans football team, achieving Academic All-State Team status.

A member of the Marching and Concert Band, where he plays the Trombone, Dung’s leadership skills are admirable. “Being a leader is fulfilling because I get to help others accomplish their academic goals. My number sense, mathematics, and science UIL team are full of bright students, and I am proud to be their captain. The academic contests that my school competes in are tough, and I am more than glad to help my teams compete in them. In the classroom, I am constantly helping others who are willing to learn but struggle with the concepts introduced in class. I believe that everyone can have success in academics, and I love seeing others strive to do their best in school and make their own success.”

Dung lives by the value of patience. “This is a value that is key in my life. Remembering to be patient has helped me endure the painful portions of my life and develop past them. I believe that there is no challenge in life that cannot be solved over time. I was athletically challenged as a kid, but after many years of hard work, I am now a state-recognized football player. I have created some irreplaceable friendships during high school, and I will forever treasure the time that I have spent with my friends. Soon, all of us will be heading our separate ways, and I hope that I will be able to laugh together with my friends even in the distant future. I still have a long, arduous journey ahead of me after high school, and I look forward to seeing who I will become in the future.”

In addition to his extensive commitment at school, Dung is a member of the Peer Tutoring after school program and speaks fluent Vietnamese as well as English.

Dung comes from a family with no college experience and will be the first in his family to graduate from college. He will major in computer science and has been accepted to attend the college of his choice, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, or the University of Texas. Congratulations on your prodigious accomplishments, foresight and wisdom. We wish you the best of luck as you set forth to improve the world in your future.