The New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees recognized Presley Baker and Ian Clark as its Students of the Month during a regular monthly meeting that was held on Monday, May 13.
The students were introduced to trustees and those in attendance by New Braunfels High School Principal Greg Hughes.

Presley Baker
A 4-year student at NBHS, Presley Baker was a member of the dance team for her entire high school career. She was on the Monaceras for three years as a varsity team member and served as an officer the last two years. As a junior, she was Junior Major and as a senior she served as a Colonel.

Dance has also led Presley to be a member of the competitive dance team at Studio of Dance. She also earned all-state honors from the Texas Dance Educators Association, also known as TDEA.

In addition to dance, she has been a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in which she competed at the regional level twice. Presley is also involved in HOSA – Future Health Professionals and as a Friends of Camp member.

Academically, she was named an AP Scholar earlier this year.

Presley plans to continue her dance career at Blinn College, where she will major in biology and kinesiology. She is the daughter of Dusty Baker and Valerie Hale.

Ian Clark
Ian Clark also attended NBHS for all four years of high school, where he was a 4-year varsity letter winner in tennis and a team captain on this year’s district championship winning tennis team.

He recently was announced as the No. 4 graduate in the Class of 2024. Ian is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of the Academic All-State Elite Team.

He has been a member of the National Honor Society for the last two years and has spent many hours volunteering. Ian has organized and ran multiple tennis clinics for NBMS and ORMS students, and he has served in the summer as a tennis coach for kids at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. Additionally, he has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and the local food bank.

Outside of school, Ian is a small business owner. His company NB3DDesigns is a 3D printing business that he started when he was in eighth grade and ran throughout high school. He is responsible for product design, customer relations, marketing, logistics and finances for the company.

In the fall, Ian will be attending the University of Texas at Austin, where he will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in entrepreneurship. He would like to be the founder of a startup or work for a company that is on the forefront of innovation.

He is the son of Micki and Krystol Clark.