Triplets Claim Top Three Spots in 2017 Graduating Class – Tran, Han and Ngan Tran graduate as valedictorian, salutatorian and #3 in class


Identical Triplets Claim Top Three Spots in Evolution Academy’s 2017 Graduating Class

DALLAS, TX – 18 May, 2017 – Identical triplets, Tran, Han and Ngan Tran, will make history as they walk across the stage as the top three scholars in Evolution Academy’s 2017 graduation class. The graduation ceremony will take place this Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., Garland TX 75042, and it will be one of the first times in Texas that triplets have graduated 1, 2 and 3 in their class.

Prior to enrolling at Evolution Academy, a public charter high school and dropout recovery center, the Tran triplets were high school drop-outs living in America with their father, while their mother is still in their home country of Vietnam. The Tran sisters took advantage of the technological advances offer by Evolution Academy and in just a little over a year they are now graduating with top honors. Tran Bao Tran is the valedictorian with a GPA of 3.98. Han Bao Tran is the salutatorian with a GPA of 3.97 and Ngan Bao Tran, ranks #3 with a GPA of 3.96. All three of the Tran triplets plan to attend Richland College this fall.

Sharail Weaver ranks #4 with a GPA of 3.45 in the 2017 graduating class at Evolution Academy and like the Tran triplets, had a tough journey to high school graduation. Sharail faced many obstacles including financial challenges and moving around a lot which caused her to attend three different high schools before finally finding a great fit for her Evolution Academy. She was able to flourish at Evolution Academy, where the focus is providing educational options for at-risk students, and now she is graduating in the top her class and heading to college at Texas Wesleyan University this fall. Sharail plans to become a psychologist so she can help others over difficult circumstances.

These students are great examples of the lives changed daily at Evolution Academy. Founded in 2002, by award-winning educator, Cynthia Trigg, Evolution Academy serves a diverse population of at-risk youth. Trigg and her staff work hard to provide the educational programming, scheduling options, job skills training and vocational certifications to meet the needs of its students and recover a portion of the large number of students who drop out of school in Texas each year. One of the school’s main priorities is providing opportunities for their students beyond the classroom and they are hoping to partner with local businesses and community organizations to achieve this goal. “With more than 77% of our students and families classified as low-to-moderate income, corporate and community support is vital in delivering additional resources, opportunities and exposure for our students,” said Cynthia Trigg, founder and chief executive officer of Evolution Academy.

Evolution Academy has campuses in Richardson (main campus), Houston and Beaumont. With a low student-teacher ratio of 18:1, the progressive charter school can offer one-on-one attention with a mix of traditional and computer-based instruction, which enables students to earn up to ½ credit hours every nine weeks, allowing them to catch up or graduate early. The main campus in Richardson includes a science lab, fitness center and wellness program, piano lab, culinary arts program, full-service cafeteria and a state-of-the-art music studio where students can write and produce music. The school also offers multiple career and technical education courses that prepare students for certificates in professional fields.

To date, Evolution Academy has graduated more than 2000 students, many of whom were unsuccessful in traditional school settings. Evolution Academy graduates have gone on to graduate from some of the top colleges and universities in the country, enlist in military service and embark on productive careers in the workforce.

Monica Johnson, a Dallas-based author, life coach, Fortune 100 business professional and recent TED Talk standout, will deliver the keynote address encouraging students to rise above life’s difficulties and search within and reach their highest potential. Johnson speaks frequently throughout the United States and internationally and shares how she overcame tremendous obstacles in her own life in her bestselling book, “Shift From Broken to Breathtaking.” Johnson is also widely known for her “Word of Wisdom with ONEWORD” column in Epitome Magazine, a national faith-based magazine published by her husband, Todrick Johnson. 

The Tran Triplets’ mom couldn’t get a Visa to attend their graduation, but she will be cheering them on as she watches the live stream of the ceremony at

Evolution Academy has open enrollment year-round on all three campuses. Students can enroll online at or visit one of the campuses to enroll in person.


• Cynthia Trigg, founder and CEO of Evolution Academy – available May 18th during the day or before or after graduation ceremony

• Tran Triplets – Tran, Han and Ngan Tran – available May 18th during the day or before or after graduation ceremony

About Evolution Academy Charter School

Evolution Academy is a public charter high school, serving students grades 9-12, with campuses in Richardson, Houston and Beaumont. The school offers two convenient sessions, Monday – Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

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