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Graduation Keepsakes Editon


2 Runnels County Graduation 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

2020 Winters High School Graduates Mason Wade Abernathie Parents: Jennifer Diane Abernathie & Juan Jamez Grandparents: Jim & Gloria Abernathie Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: FCCLA, Secretary 1, Vice-President 2, President 3, Silver & Gold medal in FCCLA Creed and Mission, 3rd place Region in Entrepreneurship Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, cruising on backroads, hunting, listening to music, and playing video games. Most influenced by & why: I was most influenced by my family; my mom and dad taught me that nothing in this life is free, if you want something work hard and get it yourself. My sisters taught me to be myself and don’t let anyone change the way I am. My grandparents and my parents raised me to be respectful and a well-rounded young man. My three closest friends influenced me to be a go-getter and stay moving forward. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when my leg broke during a football game, everyone told me they heard me yelling on the football field, but the funny thing is I didn’t think I was yelling, I thought I raised my voice just a little bit. Future plans: I plan to go work in the oilfields or in the wind turbines for a little bit to make some money and get on my feet, and then I plan to go to a TSTC for engineering so I could earn better pay in the industry I'm working in. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself working in the oilfields or in the Turbines with an engineering degree and starting a family.

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Parents: Ignacio Barron II and Rosemary Landeros Grandparents: Lupe Escamilla Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: FFA Hobbies: I enjoy and appreciate Spanish music and spending time with friends. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my Mother, because she sets an example of hard work. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was learning business etiquette from Mrs. Pritchard. Future plans: I would like to attend college at Angelo State University or tech school at TSTC. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself working in Abilene or Dallas.

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Parents: Julian Ramierz, Lynn Collins, Beth Collins Grandparents: Luis and Emma Ramirez Hobbies: I love to play and video games. Most influenced by and why: My Dad has influenced me the most for always being there, and putting his kids before himself. Most Memorable Moment: My most memorable moment was when I had surgery on my leg and the doctors told me I would never be able to have full use of my leg again. The best part is I now have use of my leg to run and play basketball. Future Plans: My future plans are to buy a house and continue working. Where do I see myself in 10 years: In ten years, I still plan to be working and hopefully starting a family.

Time to Shine

Congratulations To all 2020 Graduates of WHS!

top 10 Percent karlee busher

Parents: Kevin and Jonna Busher Grandparents: the late Bud and Kay England Busher; Jon Lee and Barbara Bell Black Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Basketball 1-4, Team Captain 3-4, All-West Texas Team 2, Bi-District Champion 2, Area Qualifier 2, 2nd Team All District 2-3, All-District Honorable Mention 1, All West Texas Basketball Team 4; Varsity Track 1-2; Varsity Tennis 1-2; Varsity Softball 3, Co-District Champion 2, Bi-District Qualifier 2; UIL Journalism, Ready Writing, 2nd place District Journalism Team 3; National Honor Society 4, Secretary 4; FFA 1-4, President 4, Treasurer 3; Student Council 1-4, Secretary 3; Class Vice-President 4, Treasurer 3, Secretary 1-2; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1-4; 2019 Football Sweetheart Candidate 4; Senior Class Friendliest 4; Merit ‘W’ Award 1-4; 2019 Homecoming Queen Candidate 4; Class Favorite 3, 4; Top Ten Percent 1-4 Hobbies: I enjoy taking photos, watching movies, exploring new places, and spending time with my family and friends. Most influenced by & why: The most influential person in my life is my Dad. He has always worked so hard for our family, and has taught me lessons in life that you can’t learn in books. Most memorable moment: I’ll never forget the day I found out that I would not get to go back to school because of COVID-19. Future plans: After graduation I plan to attend Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in Agricultural Communications. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Ten years from now I see myself enjoying my family, my friends, and my home while at the same time holding a job that I love.

christopher reyna castillo Parents: Rachel Reyna Grandparents: Francis Reyna and the late Benito Reyna Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Basketball 1-3; Football 1 Hobbies: I enjoy playing basketball with a couple of my friends and working out is also another hobby. Most influenced by & why: My Mom has influenced me the most by showing me anything is possible if I put my mind to it, my youngest sister, Talina, for always believing in me and also my oldest sister, Shina, for always giving the best advice. They kept pushing me and making sure that I knew they were not going to give up on me! They were my biggest fans, especially my Grandma! Most memorable moment: My most memorable moments was that my Grandma always seemed to make it to all of my games, no matter if they were home games or away; she was always there. Every time I looked at the stands, she was there with a big smile, cheering me on. Future plans: I want to find a really good job so I can give back to those who helped me and pushed me this far. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself in a wealthy environment ten years from now.

graciela corral

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Valedictorian Domynic alvarado

Parents: Eileen Alvarado and Christopher Lujano Grandparents: Else Alvarado, Jerry Alvarado, and Gloria and Lupe Lujano Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Valedictorian, 4; Citizenship Award, 3; All-District Honorable Mention Football, Safety, 3-4; 1st Team All-District Baseball, Second Base, 2-3; All-West Texas Baseball Team, Second Base, 2; All-State Honorable Mention, Second Base, 2; Bi-District Champion Football Team, 3; Area Qualifying Football Team, 3; Top Ten Percent, 1-4; Academic All-District, 1-4; Bi-District Qualifying Football Team, 2-4; Bi-District Qualifying Baseball Team, 2-3; UIL 4th Place, Computer Applications, 3; Homecoming King Candidate, 4; 1st Team Academic All-State Football, 4; Senior Class Most Likely to Succeed 4 Hobbies: I like to spend time with my family and friends. I also like to watch movies and play chess. My favorite hobby though is playing baseball. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my grandpa. Not only did he raise three kids, but he also continues to look out for his grandkids as well. He is one of the friendliest people I know. I can’t walk in a room with him without someone telling him hi. I aspire to be like him. Most memorable moment: One day during football practice of my junior year, it started to slowly rain. At the end of practice Coach McCarty was giving us a speech. As he was giving the speech, he started to take off his whistle and hat. Then at the end of the speech he talked about how we were supposed to have fun and then he turned around and slid through the mud on the field. Everyone screamed with excitement and joined him sliding through the mud. Future plans: I plan on attending the University of Texas in Austin. I plan to major in psychology and become a psychologist. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, hopefully, I’ll have a family of my own in a nice house. I’ll be a psychologist helping people with different issues.

Peyton Anderson Parents: Angela Donica and Eric Anderson Grandparents: June Greenlee, Jim Greenlee, Beverly Donica & the late Larry Donica Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Varsity Basketball 1-4, 6th Man of the Year, Honorable Mention All-District; Senior Class Most Athletic Hobbies: I love playing basketball and hanging out with my friends Most influenced by & why: My mother has been my biggest influence, because she always pushed me to do my best and made sure I could succeed. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment in high school was when Hawley came to town and I scored 29 points against them. Future plans: I plan to go to college and earn a degree from ASU. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself living in either Abilene or San Angelo with my wife. We both have good jobs and we are very happy and content with our lives.

Parents: Jose Corral and Lilia Barrera Grandparents: Magdaleno and Maria del Carmen Corral; Ignacio Villasenor and Ines Chavez Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Softball 1-4. First Team All-District 2, Academic All-District 2, Second Team All-District 3; JV Track 2; Top Ten 2; FCA 1; FCCLA 4; Student Council 4; One-Act Play 4; Blue Crew 4; Hobbies: I love to throw the ball around with my family, watch TV, and spend time with my nephews! Most influenced by & why: My grandmother influenced me most, because she always knew what to say and accepted you for yourself. She was always a loving woman who loved like there’s no tomorrow. I would love to be half the woman she was. Most memorable moment: My most memorable memories were in softball; always laughing with my teammates, braiding hair on the bus, and having the best throwing partner. Future plans: I plan to attend college to become an Ultrasound Technician. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I plan to have a job, and starting a family.


Thursday, May 21, 2020 

Runnels County Graduation

2020 Winters High School Graduates felipe andres erazo

isabella costa

Parents: Lucinda Luevano and Mario Costa Jr. Grandparents: Mary and Frank Lechuga; Ida Villanueva Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: UIL Mathematics 2-3, UIL Calculator Applications 2-4; Marching and Concert Band 1-4, Section Leader 2-4; Varsity Softball 2-4; Senior Class Most Dependable Hobbies: I enjoy fishing, spending time with my nephew and nieces along with the rest of my family, and spending time with close friends Most influenced by & why: My oldest sister Hope has been my biggest influence; she has always been the one to be there when things got rough, and she always keeps me from doing bad things. I will always look up to her; she has everything figured out right now. She is buying a house and all of the kids are spoiled with everything they have ever wanted. I want my life to be as good at hers in the future. What amazes me even more is, she has everything and she is only 21. I want to be able to have my life figured out at a young age, and not be struggling, like she did. Most memorable moment: Most people know I laugh a lot and sometimes I can’t help it. During one of the JV girls’ basketball games in Forsan, it was me and Gracie Corral helping on the bench. We saw some of the girls doing funny things and we were laughing a lot and we ended up laughing during the whole game. After the game, Coach Cooper told me I couldn’t help the JV girls when Gracie is helping because we were laughing too much. So, what I am saying is I was kicked off the bench for laughing to much. Future plans: I want to be in the Army for a long time; then, try to become a police officer. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I will be in the Army still planning when I want to leave, then on my way to becoming a police officer.

Gabriel benancio de la cruz Parents: Israel Jimenez and Benita De La Cruz Grandparents: Natividad Aranda and Juan “Tony” Ortiz Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Band 1-2; Athletics 1-2; Robotics 1-4, 3rd place San Angelo Fair and Rodeo Robotics Meet Hobbies: During my free time I like to read, draw, listen to music, hang out with friends, daydream, and play video games. Most influenced by & why: I was influenced by my Mom, because she always pushed me to do my best and also my grandmother, she always made me smile no matter what mood I was in. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moments were being there for my grandmother every minute I was able to spend with her before the man upstairs called her home. Future plans: I would like to attend college to study forensics and criminal justice so that I can become a CSI. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself as a man who has accomplished his beginning goals and is now working to accomplish the rest of them.

logan cade donica Parents: Lance & Sarah Donica; Richard and Lynnicia Ruth Grandparents: Beverly Donica and the late Larry Donica; Kevin Sires and Nancy Sires Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Band 1-4; Golf Hobbies: I enjoy playing the drums, guitar and piano as well as running, basketball and golf. Most influenced by & why: My Dad has been my greatest influence. I’ve spent my whole life by his side. He’s taught me everything I’ve need to know about everything. I hope someday I am the kind of man and Dad he is. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was junior year when my cousin, Peyton, licked his fingers after working with chemicals in Ms. Wortham’s class. Future plans: I plan on studying electrical construction and continuing to further any possible music career. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully I will be married and starting a family, making bank.

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Parents: Will and Leslie Duggan Grandparents: The late Robert and Janice Pruser; Dale and Linda Duggan Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Football 1-4, Team Captain 4; Academic All-District 1-4, 1st Team Offense All-District 2-4, 1st Team Defense All-District 3-4, All-State Offensive Lineman 2018, #9 Big Country Defensive Lineman 4, #1 Big Country Offensive Lineman 4; Bi-District Qualifier 2 & 4; Bi-District Champ 3, Area Qualifier; Academic All-State Team 4; APSE Class 2A All-State 1st Team Offensive Lineman and 2nd Team Defensive Lineman 4; 1st Team All Big Country Preps Offensive Lineman and 3rd Team Defensive Lineman 4; All-West Texas Football Team 4; All-Big Country Team 4; All-Big Country Super Team 4; 2nd Team Padilla Poll All-State Offensive Lineman 4; Big Country All-Decade Team 4, Big Country FCA All-Star Football Team 4; Basketball 1-4, Team Captain 4; All-District Honorable Mention 2; 1st Team All-District 3; Bi-District Qualifier 3, All-District Honorable Mention 4; Bi-District Qualifier 4; Baseball 1-4, 1st Team 1st Basemen 1, All-State Hitter of the Week 1, 2nd team All-District 1st Basemen 2, 1st Team All-District 1st Baseman 3, Bi-District Qualifier 2, Bi-District Qualifier 3; Track 1-4, District Champ Discus 2, Area 3rd Place Discus 2, Regional Qualifier Discus 2, District Champ Shotput and Discus 3, Area 1st Place Discus 3, Area 3rd Place Shot Put 3, Regional Champ Shot Put 3, Regional Qualifier Discus 3, State Qualifier Shot Put 3; FFA 1-4, Sentinel 2, Historian 3, Supporting Vice-President 4, Council 1-4; National Honor Society 4; Senior Class Most Dependable 4; Top Ten Percent 1-4 Hobbies: My hobbies include hunting and fishing Most influenced by & why: The most influential person in my life has been my late grandfather Robert Pruser. He was a man who had a kind heart and loved every aspect of farming. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment has been attending the UIL State Track Meet my junior year and competing in the shot put. Future plans: My future plans are to attend Angelo State University and pursue a degree in Natural Resource Management. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I could see myself possibly managing a game ranch in Texas and helping on the family farm.

Parents: Adela Fernandez Grandparents: Mayo Fernandez & the late Benina Arredondo Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Football 1-4, All-District Honorable Mention Offensive Tackle 1, 1st Team All-District Defensive End & Bi-District Qualifiers 2 & 4, 2nd Team All-District Offensive Tackle3, Bi-District Champions 3, Area Qualifiers 3, 1st Team All-District Offensive Guard & 2nd Team All-District Defensive End 4 Hobbies: I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy working and manual labor. Most influenced by & why: The person who influenced me the most must be my Uncle Jaime. He started at Kelly Moore sweeping floors and moving pallets of paint into the warehouse. Now, he’s one of the best salesmen in the country. He is the hardest working and determined man I know. He sacrifices working long, late hours to provide for his family so they won’t worry about anything. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was the girls, varsity basketball game Winters @ Miles. I was the lead chanter and had completely lost my voice before the boys’ game even started. Even though we lost, it was a close game and we had the wildest student section. Future Plans: I plan on pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Maintenance, while working at Kelly Moore Paints in Abilene, TX. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? By then I’ll be 28, hopefully, financially stable with a reliable source of income. Then, if there’s a family that comes with it, so be it.

keagan esquivel

Parents: Priscilla Hernandez and Thomas Esquivel Guardians: Aunt Lilly Soto and Uncle Ricardo Soto Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: FFA 1-4 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, playing games and working at Spring Market. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my Aunt Lilly; she has taught me to better myself. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was earning a belt buckle which was awarded at the stock show. Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself having a good career and enjoying life.

Zane Fernandez Parents: Jimmy and Yolanda Fernandez Grandparents: Jr. And Mary Rocha; Yolanda Fernandez and the late Jose Falcon Fernandez Most influenced by & why: My grandpa has been my greatest influence because he taught me so much growing up and continues to teach me still today. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was finishing school.


4 Runnels County Graduation 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

2020 Winters High School Graduates

Salutatorian esmeralda gallegos

Parents: Jose Gallegos & Rosario Silva Grandparents: Marcelino Gallegos & Camila Medellin; Guadalupe Silva & Epifania Martinez Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Basketball 1; Cross-Country 1-4, District 3rd Place Team 4, Regional Qualifier 4; Family Career Community Leaders of America 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1-4; National Honor Society 4, Treasurer 4; One Act Play 1-4; Student Council 1-4, Secretary 3, Vice-President 4; The Pride of West Texas Marching Band 1-4, Section Leader 2, Drum Major 3-4; Track 1-3, Area Qualifier 2; UIL Social Studies 2-4, District 1st Place Team 2-3, Regional 3rd Place Team 3, Regional 5th Place Individual 3; 2019 Homecoming Queen Candidate 4; Senior Class Most Likely to Succeed 4; Salutatorian 4 Hobbies: My hobbies include reading, working out, and playing Animal Crossing. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family. Most influenced by & why: I have been most influenced by my parents. They taught me the importance of education and always pushed me to do my best in all that I do. Most memorable moment: I’d say my most memorable moments were the bus rides on the band bus. Anyone who has spent time on the band bus knows what I am talking about. Future plans: Following graduation, I plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Abilene Christian University. While at ACU, I will be a part of the Honors College and the Big Purple Marching Band. I also hope to get involved in student government and in research within the Biology department. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself working diligently towards completing my surgical residency to become a board-certified surgeon.

skylar nicole lee

Parents: Aaron and Angie Quiroga Grandparents: the late James Lee and the late Sarah Lee Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Student Council 1-4, President 4; National Honor Society 4, Vice-President 4; Band 1-4, WHS Drum Major 3-4; Junior Class President 3; Sophomore Class Secretary 2; Varsity Softball 1-4, 2nd Team: All-State 3, All-District 1,1st Team All-Big Country 3, All-Concho Valley 3, All-West Texas 3, All-District 2-3, District Champions 1-3, Bi-District Champions 3, Area Qualifiers 3, Bi-District Qualifiers 1-2; Varsity Basketball 2-4, Honorable Mention All-District 3-4, Academic All-District 2-4, Bi-District Champions 2, Area Qualifiers 2; One Act Play 2-3; FCA 1-4; Homecoming Queen Candidate 4; Football Sweetheart Candidate 4; Senior Class Most School Spirited 4 Hobbies: Some hobbies that I have include playing softball and reading books. Most influenced by & why: The person I am most influenced by is my mother, Angie Quiroga. The number one thing she has taught me, from since I can remember, would be to never rely on other people for your own well-being. She has raised me to be a self-sufficient woman, and I am grateful to her for it. Most memorable moment: I have too many memorable moments. But, one that I will forever hold in my heart would be when I was nominated for both Homecoming Queen and Football Sweetheart by my classmates. I am grateful to have been honored with a nomination for both. Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University to pursue a degree in kinesiology, then pursue a career in physical therapy. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself surrounded by loved ones, with a growing family. I will be financially stable, and I will be living my best life with the ones I care about the most with me.

Jezebel Gonzalez Parents: Gregory Gonzalez and Delilah Rodriguez Grandparents: Jimmy Rodriguez and Eloisa Rodriguez Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Cross-Country 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Track 1-4 Hobbies: I like to spend time with friends and family, draw, and listen to music. Most influenced by & why: My mom is the most loving, kindhearted person. She has always made time for me and my brothers and sisters. She works hard for her family, and is the strongest, most independent women I know. Future plans: I plan to leave Winters and pursue a career in the medical field.

macguire hooper Parents: Carla Briley; Worth Hooper Grandparents: Jane Hooper; Theresa Briley Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Blizzard Pride Award 3; Good Citizen Award 3; Football 1-3, Athletic Trainer 4; Student Council; UIL; FFA; FCCLA Hobbies: I enjoy shooting guns and learning about them. Most influenced by & why: My parents have influenced me the most. Future plans: I plan to attend Cisco Junior College and earn certification to be a surgical technician. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? After this whole pandemic, there’s no way to know for sure.

marco hector luevano

Parents: Nancy Cavazos and Joe Luevano Grandparents: Yolanda and Ray Cavazos; Anita Fernandez and Santos Luevano Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, going hunting, going cruising, and going fishing with friends. Most influenced by & why: Coach Acree influenced me the most by making us read books that we could relate in ways for our

future selves. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was going to TSTC and being able to learn about all the different types of career courses they provide, and helping us understand that we can learn different things even at small colleges. Future plans: I plan to pursue a career with the Wind Turbines. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself working as a Technician for the Wind Turbines.

kade green

Parents: Bryan and Julie Green Grandparents: William and Brenda Green; Gene and Jeanie Wheat Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Golf 1-4; FFA 1-4; Band 1-4; FCA 1-4; Football 1, Trainer 2-4; Student Council 2-4; FBC Youth Group 1-4; Big Country FCA All-Star Golf 4; Academic All-District Football Trainer 4; Merit ‘W’ Award 3-4; Senior Class Most School Spirited 4 Hobbies: My hobbies include golfing, fishing, and working. Most influenced by & why: I have been most influenced by my Dad because he has been by my side every step of the way. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when we won the district championship in golf as a team and advanced to the Regional Tournament. Future: I plan on attending Angelo State University to major in Kinesiology. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to be married with a family. I also hope to be coaching on a football field on Friday nights and coaching a state championship golf team in the spring.

Congratulations Kade! We are so proud of you and we love you. Love Mom, Dad & Laken

sema’jae jackson

Parents: Zachary Jackson and Shena Manley Grandparents: Jerry Mack Jackson and Trisha Jackson; Leo Manley and Domingo Ramos Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Football 1-4, All-District & All-Big Country 3-4, Basketball and Track 1-4, Regional Qualifier 2-3; Senior Class Biggest Flirt 4; Homecoming King 4 Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing video games and shopping. Most influenced by & why: My Grandfather Jerry Mack Jackson has influenced me the most because he was the one who pushed me to achieve things that were perhaps beyond my reach. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when two “unknown” lineman decleated Coach Postelle during a blocking drill. Future plans: I plan to attend college and compete in football or track and graduate. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself running track for the US Olympic Team and then teaching/coaching somewhere.

briana luera

Parents: Maria Trevino and Ronnie Luera Grandparents: Thomas (Maunela) Lopez, Pablo (Rachel) Trevino and Jimmy (Henrietta) Luera Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with friends and family and cruising in the backroads while listening to music. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by Chris Kyle because he was a sniper in the marines and died doing what he liked and my cousin Mikey Diaz because he always pushed me to do better and stay out of trouble. Future plans: My future plans are to join the military Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully I will be out of the military and going to college for something that I really enjoy doing.

sonnie rae hagle Parents: Donna Hagle and Jay Hagle Grandparents: Velma Sudduth, the late Cecil Sudduth, the late Gorge Hagle, and the late Imalene Hagle Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: UIL Mathematics 3-4; Senior Class Clown 4 Hobbies: My hobbies include traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing video games. Most influenced by & why: My grandpa is the person I am most influenced by because he worked hard to provide for his family and taught me that life isn’t all about working or money; it’s about doing what makes you happy. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was my senior year Glacier Ceremony. I was able to help represent my best friend as Glacier Queen and as seniors we were able to support and honor each other. It was one of the last things we were able to do as a class and it turned out great. Future plans: I plan on attending Cisco Junior College and earning a degree in Criminal Justice. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I want to be pursuing a job as a forensic scientist or a homicide detective.

isabella mcmahan

maximilian kelly, jr Parents: Maximilian Kelly Sr. and Stacy Kelly; (lives with) Aunt Naomi Vasquez Soto and Uncle David Soto Grandparents: Simon Vasquez and Irene Vasquez, Vera Kelly and Danny Kelly Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Class Favorite 1 & 3; Football 1-4, 2nd Team All-District Offense, Academic All-District; Basketball, Academic All-District Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I Aunt play basketball or football with my friends always trying to stay active. I also enjoy working and making money and going cruising. Most influenced by & why: My dad has influenced me the most because he always made sure he raised his kids right, to become amazing young men while growing up. I learned a lot from him, and I love him. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was during junior year when coach McCarty slid through the mud one day after football practice and the whole team followed right after him! Future Plans: I would like to attend ASU and become a coach. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I hope to have a great big family and a good job.

tiffany martinez Parents: Juana Lopez and Johnny Martinez Grandparents: Anita and Fernando Martinez; Manuela and Thomas Lopez Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Softball 1-4, Co-District Champions 1, Bi-District Qualifiers 1, Bi-District Qualifiers 2, District Champions 3, Bi-District Champions 3, Area Qualifiers 3, 2nd Team All-District 2, Honorable Mention All-District 3; WHS Color Guard 1-3; Band 1-3; Class Favorite 2 Hobbies: Prior to quarantine, my main hobby included going to Abilene every weekend with my friends. I now spend most of my time with my family, friends, or just watching Netflix. Most influenced by & why: My biggest influencer would be my cousin John David because he is the one that showed me real estate. Ever since I was younger, I always had an infatuation for houses and designing them. He noticed how I was drawn to them so he began to coach me on how to become a realtor and get to the level he is. On top of that he started showing his lifestyle and it made me more drawn to that career path. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was the day I was notified that my senior year was abruptly ended due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Future plans: I want to receive my real estate license by the end of this year then I will go to college to earn a master’s degree in property management. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself becoming the top realtor in my county. I will also be flipping run down houses and turning them into a forever home. I see myself happily married with own home, built to perfection, with three kids.

Parents: Beatriz McMahan & Roy McMahan Grandparents: The late Jose & Isabel Rodriguez and the Late Roy McMahan Hobbies: I love to paint and ride horses. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by all the women in my life. They sacrifice so much while being given so little in return and they make ends meet even if it’s by the skin of their teeth, all while keeping perfect composure. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment would be when Maddy and Marley both bet that if I hugged Ms. Wortham at last year’s Glacier Ceremony, on stage, when she received a award, I would get money from both of them. I hugged Ms. Wortham that morning at the ceremony and it was very awkward and I never got paid, even to this day. Future plans: I plan to become a certified veterinary technician and leave West Texas to pursue my career elsewhere. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself with a steady job and a house of my own far away from West Texas.


Thursday, May 21, 2020 

Runnels County Graduation

2020 Winters High School Graduates

nicolas navarro pons

Parents: Maria del Carmen Pons Grandparents: Doña Elena Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Band 1-4, Junior Band Member of the Year 3; Baseball; Football 1-4; Track 4; FFA 1-3; Art 4 Hobbies: I love to take care of animals and build things. Most influenced by & why: My mother has been the biggest influence in my life. She’s the one that’s told me and taught me the right things in life. She’s the one who’s always helped me. Most memorable moment: The most memorable moment is knowing the man that I’ve become. I’m proud of that. I’ve come so far, changed a lot, and know so many more things. Future plans: My future plan is become a doctor; but, after graduation, I’m going to college for sonography. Afterwards, I will work, then go to college again to earn a degree in science and apply to med school. I know it will take time, but will be worth it. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself doing great in life, having accomplished some of the things from my bucket list. I’m going to work hard every single day, go to college and do well in school, and focus on the right things to become someone in life.

graciela jimenez-reyes

Parents: Vinincio Reyes and Aracely Jimenez-Harrison Grandparents: Carolina Jimenez, Casimiro Jimenez; Herlinda Soto Ramirez, Santiago Reyes Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Track, Regional Qualifier; Softball, All-District Honorable Mention, Area Qualifier, 2nd Team All-District; Basketball, All-District Honorable Mention; Cheerleader, All-American; Football Sweetheart 4; Glacier Queen Candidate Hobbies: My hobbies include shopping, spending time with friends and family, playing sports and working out. Most influenced by & why: My sister has influenced me the most because she has pushed me to do so many great things and be a better person. She has always been the person who can hold her head high. Most memorable moment: Our last ever basketball game is one memory that will always be with me. Future plans: I plan to move to Temple, TX and pursue a degree in Nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself with my nursing degree, financially stable, and living in a nice house.

madison poe Parents: Erica and Fred Poe Grandparents: the late Perry Poe; Gennie Sorgen; the late Butch Poe; and Nelda Poe; Great-Granddaughter of Jimmy and Bonnie Walker Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Band 1; Glacier Queen Candidate 1; Class Secretary 1 Most influenced by & why: I have been most influenced by my closest friend Kenzie, because she was the first person from whom she felt truly cared by and truly cared for. Most memorable moment: The most memorable moment would be when I found myself spiritually. Future plans: My future plans are to continue to follow my beliefs and find my path. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself in my peaceful apartment watering my plants.

gabriel portillo Parents: Feliciano Portillo and Lisa Sanchez Grandparents: Emma Esquivel and Roy Esquivel; Feliciano Portillo; Kathy Sanchez and Arturo Sanchez Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Football 1-2, 4; Senior Class Clown 4 Hobbies: I enjoy playing videogames, watching YouTube, and working out. Most influenced by & why: I’m most influenced by my father, because he is always supporting me and pushing me past my limits. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moments were definitely during football season even though I didn’t get to play much it was still an awesome experience. Future plans: In the future I plan on joining the military. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself in the military working in the K-9 unit.

miguel rodriguez Parents: Ronald and Ida Rodriguez Grandparents: the late Linda and late Eloy Rodriguez; Rosario and Chavelo Silva Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Football 1-4, Team Capitan 4, 2nd Team All-District Defense Football 3, 1st Team All-District Defense Football 4; Baseball 1-4, 2nd Team All-District In-Fielder Baseball 2-3; Track 1-4, Area Qualifier-Mile Relay 1-3, Regional Qualifier-Mile Relay 2-3; Academic All-District Football/Baseball 1-4, Academic All-State Football/Baseball; Band, Section Leader 3-4, Secretary 4; Class Treasurer; Glacier King Candidate 1; Class Favorite 2-3; Homecoming King Candidate 4; Scott Lange Award 3 Hobbies: I enjoy sports, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Most influenced by & why: I was most influenced by our coaching staff, and how they presented themselves. They were always there for us, as students and athletes, and always tried to steer us in the right path for success. Most memorable moment: During our final baseball game last year, there was a line drive ball hit to the rightmost part of my position. Without even thinking, I reacted by diving, full body extended almost parallel, and made one of the most spectacular catches of my entire life. The crowd from both sides of the stands, Winters and the opposing team, cheered as I stood up. Future plans: I plan to enlist in the military as an aircraft mechanic. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I plan to make my career in the military. I can see myself traveling the world or stationed overseas, exploring the world.

ruben altamirano rios, jr. Parents: Aquilin & Ruben Rios, Sr. Grandparents: Paula & Natalio Altamirano; Sue Cramton Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Band 1-4, President 4; Football 1-4; Cross-Country 1-4; Art 3-4; Senior Class Best Dressed 4 Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with friends, spending time with family, working hard, going to Quinceaneras, serving my church, and watching Duck Dynasty. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by Gabriel Iglesias. The reason I look up to him is that he conquered his dream and always had a great attitude. He treated people the way he wanted to be treated and cared for his friends and family. He was also very funny, and he taught me life is very short. He said, “Why do people measure life by the years instead of how good the years were?” Most memorable moment: The most memorable moment was when we shipped my 1972 Chevy truck to Fort Worth for restoration, it was something that I always dreamed of since I was in elementary. Seeing it get rebuild slowly warms my heart because it’s something that was on my bucket list. Future plans: My plans are to start my business of landscaping and grow it in less than 10 years to make my parents proud of what I started. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I hope to see myself with a family of my own and growing my landscaping business with a crew and commercial jobs. I also hope to build my dream house out in the country.

madalyn isabella rodriguez Parents: Brandy Lincoln-Wilcox and Eloy Rodriguez Jr. Grandparents: the late Eloy Rodriguez Sr. and the late Florinda “Linda” Rodriguez; Bob Lincoln & Jan Hagle-Lincoln Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors and Achievements: Band 1, Division 1 Concert Band, Division 1 Marching Band; Varsity Softball 1-3, Bi-District Qualifiers 1-2, 2nd team All-District Softball 2, District Champions 1-3, Bi-District Champions 3, Area Qualifiers 3, ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 3; Varsity Basketball 3, Academic ALL-DISTRICT 3; Varsity Track 1-3, ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 3; Yearbook/GlacIER STAFF 3, VICE-President/Assistant Editor UIL 3, Current Events Hobbies: In my spare time I like to spend time with my family. I also like to cook, shop, and go on road trips. Most Influenced by & why: The person I am most influenced by is my mother. She came from a tough upbringing but managed to make something of herself, so her kids did not have to go through what she went through as a child. She is the most hard-working, and loving parent to three children, and always manages to give us what we want and desire no matter what the cost is. She always puts us first, and for a long time put her dreams on the back burner so we could do what we wanted and had her total support in it all. Now that we are older, she is finally pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. She is the most caring, loving, and selfless person, and I can only dream of being half the woman she is today. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment has to be the feeling I got knowing I was about to compete with my friends doing something I loved every time I stepped onto a court or field. Future plans: My future plan is to raise my son into the best person he can be, and pursue a degree in nursing or become an E.M.T. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself pursuing my dream job and raising a beautiful family. I look forward to watching and cheering on my son at all of his peewee baseball and football games.

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2020 Winters High School Graduates miranda michelle rodriguez

Parents: Eddie Rodriguez Jr. and Gracie Vidaurri Grandparents: Eddie and Lucy Rodriguez Sr.; Baldemir and Modesta Vidaurri Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: National Honors Society 4; Varsity Softball 1-4, Co-District Champions, All-District Honorable Mention, Bi-District Qualifiers, 1st Team All-District Pitcher, All West Texas Player, Academic All-District, District Champions, Bi-District Champions, Area Qualifiers, All-District Pitcher of the Year, Captain; Varsity Basketball 3, Academic All-District; Big Sister/ Little Sister Mentor Basketball Program 1-3; Family Career Community Leaders of America 1, Gold Medal – Creed and Mission; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1-2; Courtesy Corps 1; Varsity Cheerleader 3, Cheerleaders of the Week; Student Council 1-4; Homecoming Queen; Senior Class Best Dressed 4 Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, having sleepovers with my little cousins, and shopping with my sisters. Most Influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my Mom and Dad. They inspire me because they work harder than anyone I know. They have always been there for me and supported me no matter what. Most memorable moment: My favorite high school memory is winning the Bi-District Championship in Softball. It had been years since a team had won one. It was a memorable and exciting moment for our whole team. Future plans: I plan to attend Texas Tech University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Afterwards, I will apply to attend a physical therapy program to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself having my dream job as a physical therapist. I will live in a nice home hopefully married or planning to be.

jose ventura sanchez Parents: Genevieve Herrera Grandparents: Josefine Herrera, Marcelino Herrera Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors and Awards: Football 1- 2; Track 1- 4; Band 1- 4; One Act Play 2; Instructional Aide 4; Art 4 Hobbies: I enjoy playing video games, watching television, and art. Most influenced by & why: I have been influenced by Kohei Horikoshi. He followed his own dream despite the very small chance of success. I want to follow in his footsteps; he created a very inspiring light novel that helped many people, including me, through tough times. In a sense, he’s a hero. His most famous quote from his series is, “go beyond, PLUS ULTRA!” Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when art class went to compete in V.A.S.E. we looked at many wonderful works of art. I, among others, managed to get past the first round of judging allowing our art to be seen in a hall where all that had passed where to be judged again. While we waited for the judging to finish, we played Uno and made sketches to pass the time. No one managed to go to state; but, we all had a fun time and did our best. Future plans: I hope to pursue a career in hand drawn art and therapy. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully, I will have accomplished a few things on my bucket list. I still don’t know which path in life I will take, but whatever I may choose, I hope I love what I am doing. I do know I want to follow my dream of creating art to help people.

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marley smith

Parents: Jesus and Sabrina Sanchez Grandparents: the late Jose Sanchez, Anita Sanchez; Walter Wright, Pauline Wright Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: UIL 1-4; Courtesy Corps 1-4, President 3-4; FCCLA 1, 3-4 Hobbies: I enjoy working at Spring Market and playing games with my friends. Most influenced by & why: I am influenced by Tom Brady because he was able to work hard to get to where he is. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moments was being a part of the UIL teams so I was able to see groups of people interacting. Future plans: I plan on being a pilot in the United States Air Force. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself in the Air Force as a pilot.

Parents: Jake and Kelly Smith Grandparents: Larry and Debbie Wilson; Keith Dunn, and Linda Dunn Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: JV Basketball 1, Varsity Basketball 2-4, Captain 4, All-District Champions 2, Area Qualifier 2, Academic All-District 2-4, All-District Honorable Mention 2-3, First Team All-District 4, All-West Texas Basketball Team 4; Varsity Track 1-3; Varsity Cross-Country 1-4; Glacier Yearbook Staff 3-4, Secretary 3, Editor 4; Courtesy Corps 2-3; Prom Committee 3; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1-4; Student Council 4; Dove Fest Scholarship Recipient 4; Class Secretary 3; Football Sweetheart Candidate 4; Senior Class Most Athletic 4 Hobbies: My hobbies include listening to music, playing basketball, working out, reading books and spending time with friends and family. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my parents because of their work ethic. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was ripping my jersey in half my freshman year during a basketball game, It is something that I will always remember and tell my children. Future plans: My future plans include attending Angelo State and pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. Upon receiving my degree, I plan to apply to become a licensed occupational therapist. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years, I see myself working as a pediatric occupational therapist at a hospital in San Angelo and starting a family.


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2020 Winters High School Graduates

Parents: Scott and Kayla Speir Grandparents: Steve and Linda Speir; Antonia Torres Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Band 1-4, Section Leader 4; FCCLA 1-4, Officer 4; One Act Play 2-4; UIL Prose & Poetry 3; Tennis 4; and Blue Crew 4 Hobbies: I enjoy playing with my dog, spending time with my best friend and her daughter, swimming, working out, and cooking/baking. Most influenced by & why: I have been influenced by a lot of different people throughout my life but there are a few people who have influenced me more so than others; those people being my grandparents and my Tia Emma. My grandparents have influenced my beliefs and how to be a Godly person to the best of my abilities. My Tia Emma has taught me that no matter what, something good is coming along as I keep my faith. God will bless those who do good to others even when they don’t deserve it. She is the type of woman I aspire to be because she is strong and loving. Most memorable moment: The day I officially became a sponsor parent was my most memorable moment. I was on a mission trip to Guatemala and I met this girl named Aylin. I found out she was not sponsored, so throughout the week I prayed and asked God for guidance because I wanted to be her sponsor. I talked to my grandma about it and she said come Thursday if I felt like it was meant to be, she would help me. On Friday morning I got to tell Aylin that I became her sponsor the night before. Future plans: I plan to attend Liberty University online and study evangelism and special education. I’m not sure which is my minor or major yet, but it is one of the two. I want to go back to school after I finish at Liberty and earn a bachelor degree in Spanish. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself pursuing the career I want even though I’m not too certain about it yet. I would possibly either be in a relationship or married. Maybe single who knows what the future holds.

santiago jesus trevino

Parents: Monica and Jerry Curry Grandparents: Ben Trevino and Mary Tamez Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Band 1-2; Art 4, VASE Area Qualifier 4 Hobbies: I enjoy fishing, spending any time with family and friends, drawing and painting, listening and producing music, and traveling. Most influenced by & why: Throughout my senior year I have been influenced by many people. Undergoing a state of depression and anxiety, it is hard to find my true and better state of mind. As a Senior, I can say I have been most influenced by a speaker who presented at WISD towards the end of 2019, Baylor Barbee. After his presentation to the high school, I was influenced enough, and intrigued by his message as it came across to me. So much so, that I decided to contact him for a little more influence in finding a better state of mind. This led to daily talks and now some might say we are pretty good friends. Following recent activities, he has helped me find the better me and has encouraged me to work harder for my future and continue doing what I love. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment would include the 2020 Vase Art Competition. I have been considered an artist by my family and friends for many years but never once had the idea of presenting my artwork any further. Hearing so many compliments about some of my art, even over a piece of art I am normally not too fond of, was one of the most refreshing moments to me. I have always let my anxiety take control over whether or not to further explore and show off my skillset and to receive such amazing feedback following the 2020 Vase Competition has inspired me to continue on and continue doing what I love and to never be afraid to explore hidden parts of me. Future plans: Following graduation, I hope to attend college or any music-based school to further explore my skill in music production in hopes of taking part in the music industry one day. I hope to start a family one day of my own and to live in a nice house. I plan to take great all-around care of my family. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself doing something I love with the work and willing effort put into it. I see myself with a home, an amazing woman and possibly even a kid of my own. I am unsure entirely of what the future may hold but in time, and effort included, I see myself being successful in what I love and accomplishing my hopes and dreams for the future.

mollie weaver

Parents: Jamie Antilley and Jeff Weaver Grandparents: Kathy Walker, Gary Antilley; Lois Weaver and Roy Lynn Weaver Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: FFA 1-4; Glacier Queen 4; Senior Class Kindest 4 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy painting. Most influenced by & why: My mother has influenced me most because she shows me how to be a good person every day. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was going on vacation to the beach with my family Future plans: I plan to attend TSTC to pursue a degree in Nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself making a good career for myself as a RN at a hospital.

alexus zachary Parents: Ryan & Meredith Schaffner; Matthew Zachary Grandparents: Keith & Lawana Martin; Tammie Mitchell; Phillip & KeithAnn Schaffner; Zach Zachary;Cindi Ditmars Extra-Curricular Activities with Honors & Achievements: Varsity Cheerleader 2; Softball 1-2; Golf 4; Tennis 4; FCCLA 3-4 Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, volleyball, working out, shopping, and playing with dogs. Most influenced by & why: My mother, Meredith Schaffner, influenced me most because she never gives up and she always keeps going. She always believes in her ability to do anything and she will do for others ahead of herself. She defends her family to the end. She also loves people and communicates well with them. Most memorable moment: On March 10, 2016, my sisters and I were at my grandparents’ house, it was late at night and we were waiting on our parents to get home with Will, our stepbrother, who we had not met at the time. Keeley, Kate and I were laying on the floor in the living room, and Kate scooted back, and she didn’t see the mouse trap and it closed on her toe, me and the girls have never laughed harder. Future plans: I plan to go into the Army after high school, and would like to become a Military Police. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully I will still be in the Military ten years from now.

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2020 Miles High School Graduates

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reagan briley

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Valedictorian kylie croker

olivia crouch

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2020 Miles High School Graduates

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Alvaro Lozano

davian martinez

jose mata

madie mcada

salutatorian aaron mguire

katie michalewicz

amcinda orantes

fernando rodriguez

allen russell

cambree schwartz

abby trimble

ethan tuxhorn

laura valdez

angelica vasquez esther

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jose villarreal

cole wachsmann

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Valedictorian - Seth Brown Seth Brown will not only graduate from Olfen High School with his high school diploma, he’ll also graduate with an Associate Degree in Art. Brown’s time at the small high school surrounded by west Texas cropland has been well spent. Brown was the first president and one of the founders of the school’s FFA chapter, helping to launch it alongside Ag teacher Mark Pittman in just one year. It typically takes 2 years to launch an FFA chapter. Brown was also the founding reporter for the FFA chapter and has worked on the yearbook. Brown, who lives 35 miles away in San Angelo, came to attend Olfen high school specifically to work on an Associate degree, “I was here in pre-k or kindergarten and we moved to San Angelo years ago. I ran into a friend of mine who was still going to high school out here and he told me about the dual credit courses. I decided that this is where I wanted to come for school because of that.” Brown is a prime example of how excellent time management, hard work and focus can pay dividends to students. Olfen ISD uses a 4-day school week and has “Option Day” On Fridays. On those “Option Days” the kids watch movies in a classroom, play in the gym, eat popcorn and work on various crafts in the cafeteria. In 2018 on a visit to the school I found Brown studiously at work while others were at play. On that day, as I walked the hallways, room to room, I saw kids enjoying the myriad of activities in rooms filled with laughter and light-hearted fun. Then I passed teacher Timothy Parks’ classroom. Parks is the math teacher and football coach. Brown was sitting in Parks’ classroom working on math course work on a computer. Parks was there beside Brown, helping him along. Everyone else in the school was involved in some extracurricular activity, except for Brown. He takes his education seriously. Brown has already been accepted to Angelo State University and will study for a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, “I’ll start taking pre-engineering classes in the fall and want to get my Bachelor’s degree, then get a job that will hopefully help pay for me to get my Master’s degree. Study groups will be my friends.”

Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez was born in San Angelo, Texas to Jose and Rachelle Sanchez. Alexis began attending Olfen High School her Junior Year. While at Olfen, Alexis attended Western Texas College to earn 18 dual credit hours. Alexis Sanchez played volleyball, basketball, and track her Junior and Senior year. She was an active member of the Olfen FFA and enjoyed volunteering her time with various school activities. Alexis Sanchez has been accepted into Colorado Mountain College and plans to pursue a degree in Photography. Her goal is to gain an Internship with CNN news while attending CMC.


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2020 Ballinger High School Graduates

austin albarado

Son of Christina and Mike Albarado. Austin has been an active participant in The Bearcat Band and Athletics. In his free time, Austin enjoys sports, fishing, and playing games. Austin is most influenced by his brother. His favorite High School memory is hanging out with friends. After High School, Austin plans to join the Army Reserves.

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Adrian Anene

Son of Louisa Anene. Adrian has been an active participant in Football, Basketball, and Track. In his free time, Adrian enjoys music, sports, and playing video games. Adrian is most influenced by his brother, Jamal Anene, his sister Shaheena Anene, and his best friend Jadrian Martinez. His favorite High School memory is getting his first dunk during the last playoff game and winning Bi-District Championship in basketball. After High School, Adrian plans to attend Angelo State University to pursue a major in Marketing/Business Administration.

Son of Sheldon and Priscilla Bean. Peter has been an active participant in Football Tyler Armstrong Son of Cheryl and Track. In his free Armstrong. Tyler time, Peter enjoys has been an active running. lifting and participant in DECA. working on vehicles. In his free time, Peter is most influenced by Sheldon Tyler enjoys playing Bean. His favorite High School memory games, video is when everybody came together to editing, and playing help him get his cancer treatments so the guitar. Tyler is he could be healthy again. After High most influenced School, Peter plans to enlist in the Army and later attend Oklahoma University for by Carson King. After High School, Tyler plans to major in accounting and electrical engineering. become a CPA.

Roy Aviles

Son of Roy and Veronica Aviles. Roy has been an active participant in Football and Golf. In his free time, Roy enjoys being on a golf course and hanging out with “girl” friends. Roy is most influenced by his parents. His favorite High School memory is beating the juniors in Powder Puff. After High School, Roy plans to attend South Plains College and study Golf Turf Management.

Sierra Barrow

Daughter of Elizabeth and Lisa Manis. In High School Sierra was an active participant in the Bearcat Band, Theater, and FCCLA. In her free time, Sierra enjoys hanging out with her little brothers, photography, and cooking. Sierra is most influenced by Libby Manis. Her favorite High School memory was sophomore year, the bottom dressing room flooded, after clearing everything out, she and Heather Speckles ended up playing with a lot of props they didn’t know were in the theater department. It’s the little things, especially at 8 PM on a school night. After High School, Sierra plans to attend Angelo State University for Psychology to pursue a career in Corrections and Criminal Justice.

cooper bean

Son of Terry and Shelly Bean Cooper has been an active participant in Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track, and UIL Mathematics. In his free time, Cooper likes to play football, go fishing, play golf, work out, and hang with the boys. Cooper is most influenced by his Grandpa. His favorite High School memory is calling a blitz on defense and later hearing that Coach Wilson told my dad that he was going to call it the play before. Great minds think alike!! After High School, Cooper plans to attend Hardin-Simmons University and major in Engineering.

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Son of Kyle and Rhonda Daughter of Boggess. Sharon Perez Luke has been and Andrew an active Perez. Caitlin participant in was an active Powerlifting, participant in Football, Band, the Bearcat DECA, and Band. In her National Honors Society. In his free time, Caitlin free time, Luke likes to go fishing enjoys photog- and hang with the boys. Luke is raphy. Caitlin is most influenced by his parents. most influenced by her Uncle Mando. His favorite High School memory Her favorite High School memory is listening to Coach Minz’ crazy is hosting the haunted house at the stories during his AVID class. After Senior Carnival. High School, Luke plans to attend After High School, Caitlin plans to Angelo State University and is attend cosmetology school and open considering a career in a Health her own salon. Science Profession (Nursing or Occupational Therapy).

karalyne boggess

Daughter of Kyle and Rhonda Boggess. Karalyne has been an active participant in Band, FCCLA, DECA, Rotary Interact, Cross Country, Tennis, and am a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. In her free time, Karalyne enjoys listening to music and spending time outdoors playing with her pets. Karalyne is most influenced by her parents. Her favorite High School memory is advancing to the Area Band Competition her sophomore year. After High School, Karalyne plans to attend Angelo State University to pursue a major in Biology for Pre-Dental Studies.

sarah booher Daughter of Ross and Patti Booher and Ida Booher. Sarah has been an active participant in Basketball, Football trainer/ manager and Track. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Sarah is most influenced by her mom. Her favorite High School memory is Battle of the Classes her sophomore year. After High School, Sarah plans to attend Howard College and join their Surgical Tech program.

Salutatorian laura brown

Laura is the daughter of Bill and Gena Brown. Laura has been an active participant in Band, Theatre, Choir, Debate, DECA, Rotary Interact, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Student Council, and NHS. In her free time, Laura enjoys playing cards, painting, and holding her cat. Laura is most influenced by her siblings. Her favorite High School memory, although she can’t remember exactly which band contest it was, the announcer incorrectly assigned a 2 in marching when they had actually earned a perfect score. It was a really somber moment until Mrs. Wilson stood up and said “NO!” They fixed the mistake ten seconds later. After High School, Laura plans to attend college with an undeclared major.

josalyn casarez

Josalyn is the daughter of Lisa and Jesse McClure. Josalyn has been an active participant in Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, TAFE, and FCCLA. In her free time, Josalyn enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. Josalyn is most influenced by her mother because she has always been there for everything and supported her. Her favorite High School memory is always cracking jokes down the halls with Megan Reyes. After High School, Josalyn plans to Howard College to further her career in Nursing.


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2020 Ballinger High School Graduates

irvin castillo

Son of Kathy Castillo and Juan Zamora. Irvin has been an active participant Art. In his free time, Irvin enjoys going for walks, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. Irvin is most influenced by his mom because she has always been there to take care of him. His favorite High School memory is when Coach Regeon walked into class and one of the subs thought he was a student. After High School, Irvin plans to take a year off to save money hunter dennis and later Son of Heather Fuentes pursue a and Brent Dennis. Hunter career in has been an active auto meparticipant in art and phochanics. tography. In his free time, Hunter enjoys working and hanging with the boys. daniel cavazos jr. Hunter is most influenced by his Uncle Ian. His Son of favorite High School Daniel and memory is chilling with his Sandra Cavazos. DJ friends. After High School, Hunter plans to go to fire academy. has been an active katy duke participant Daughter of Jeanne and in football, Kevin Duke. Katy has basketball, been an active particiand basepant in the Bearcat Band ball. In his and FFA. In her free free time, time, Katy enjoys being DJ enjoys fishing, golf, hanging with outside and kayaking. friends. DJ is most influenced by Katy is most influenced his family. His favorite High School by her Grandpa, Carroll memory is receiving the Golden Duke. Her favorite High Glove team trophy in baseball his School memory is the sophomore year. After High School, week the band spent at DJ plans to attend Cisco Junior Padre. After High School, Katy plans to attend Texas College to play baseball. He is Tech University to study Agribusiness. undecided on a major.

payton dankworth Daughter of John and Tammi Dankworth. Payton has been an active participant in FFA and 4H. In her free time, Payton enjoys stock showing. Payton is most influenced by her big sister. Her favorite High School memory is everyday mirror pictures in front of the art room with Hallie. After High School, Payton plans to attend Esthetician School.

rosemary delgado Daughter of Tony & Maricela Delgado. Rosemary has been an active participant in Basketball and Golf. In her free time, Rosemary enjoys sleeping, hanging with family and friends, watching Netflix and Hulu, basketball, and taking pictures. Rosemary is most influenced by her six crazy siblings. Her favorite High School memory is getting moved up for a basketball tournament her freshman year and dropping 17 points. After High School, Rosemary plans to major in Kinesiology to pursue a career in coaching and teaching.

tanner dunn

Son of Dwayne Dunn Jr and Sam Martin. Tanner has been an active participant in Wood Shop. In his free time, Tanner enjoys playing video games and helping his dad at his work place, Texas Pallet Co, or fixing vehicles. Tanner is most influenced by his father, Dwayne Dunn. His favorite High School memory is being able to help his friends however he is able to. After High School, Tanner plans on going to work at Texas Pallets with his dad.

bailee egan

Daughter of Patrick Egan and Kristi Smith. Bailee has been an active participant in Cheerleading for 2 years and FCCLA. In her free time, Bailee enjoys hanging out with friends, painting, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Bailee is most influenced by her Gram. Her favorite High School memory is Battle of the Classes. After High School, Bailee plans to attend Howard College to become a Radiology Technician.

fernando “nandi” falcon jr. Son of Andria Quirino Nandi has been an active participant in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. In his free time, Nandi enjoys hanging out with friends and family, fishing, and lifting weights. Nandi is most influenced by his whole family. His favorite High School memory is playing football. After High School, Nandi plans to attend college and work.

kameron ferguson

Son of Amber and Brandon Ferguson. Kameron has been an active participant in the Ballinger Bearcat Writing Club. In his free time, Kameron enjoys video games, sleeping, and listening to music at any opportunity. Kameron is most influenced by his Grandfather, Monnie Robison. In Kameron’s early years, he was his rock. His favorite High School memory is on December 3rd, 2016. He started dating his best friend in the entire world. After High School, Kameron plans to attend Full Sail University and major in Creative Writing for Entertainment.

jorian fuentes

Son of Tina and Ruben Fuentes. Jorian has been an active participant in baseball and football. In his free time, Jorian enjoys fishing and playing baseball. Jorian is most influenced by his parents. His favorite High School memory is fishing with his friends. After High School, Jorian plans to play baseball at a Junior College.

zach fuentes

Son of Eloyed Fuentes and Stacy Hopper. Zach has been an active participant in the work study program. In his free time, Zach enjoys playing video games, working, and spending time with family and friends. Zach is most influenced by his mom. His favorite High School memory is hanging out with friends. After High School, Zach plans to attend Texas State Technical College in Waco and study the Electrical Lineworker program.

nate gallant

Son of Betty Cabrera and Nathan Gallant. Nate has been an active participant in Cheerleading, the Bearcat Band, Cross Country, Track, Rotary, One Act, National Honor Society, Junior Chamber, and UIL Extemporaneous speaking. In his free time, Nate likes to hang out with his friends, go on bike rides, take long naps, and binge watch TV shows on Netflix and Hulu. Nate is most influenced by his friends and family. His favorite High School memory is competing at the UIL Spirit State Championship for the first time my freshman year. After High School, Nate plans to attend Texas State University and major in Marketing.

jaleigh garcia

Daughter of Melody and Lance Gallant. Jaleigh has been an active participant in Basketball and DECA. In her free time, Jaleigh enjoys staying home watching movies and fishing with her boyfriend Gavin. Jaleigh is most influenced by her Grandma, Kay Cape. Her favorite High School memory is winning Battle of the Classes. After High School, Jaleigh plans to attend Howard College and transfer to Angelo State to further her career in nursing.

andres garza

Son of Monica and Joe Garza. Andres has been an active participant in Cross country, Track, DECA, and Skills USA. In his free time, Andres enjoys running and working. Andres is most influenced by his Dad. His favorite High School memory is spending time with his friends. After High School, Andres plans to attend TSTC for to study Diesel Mechanic.

stephanie garza

Daughter of Angie Garcia and Richard Ornelas. Stephanie was an active participant in going to class. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys listening to music and drawing. Stephanie is most influenced by music. Her favorite High School memory is being with her friends. After High School, Stephanie plans to get a job.

isreal “ethan” gonzales

Son of Regina Gonzales. Ethan was an active participant in Theater and Choir. In his free time, Ethan enjoys playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Ethan is most influenced by himself. His favorite High School memory is participated in his first fall production, his first time advancing to state, and meeting the coolest people he’s ever met as a freshman. After High School, Ethan plans to major in game development or go become a professional actor.

camilla gonzalez

Daughter of Stephanie and Ernest Juarez and JJ Martinez. Camilla has been an active participant in Varsity Cheerleading and Basketball. In her free time, Camilla loves to work out and hangout with her family. Camilla is most influenced by her mother. She is her rock! Her favorite High School memory is her sophomore year when they won battle of the classes. After High School, Camilla plans to attend South Plains College to further her career in nursing.

kaitlyn guillen

Daughter of Teresa Venegas and Genovevo Guillen. Kaitlyn has been an active participant in Athletics all 4 years, played Varsity Softball all 4 years, Football Manager, Powerlifting Manager, and Art Club Member. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys running, working out, watching Netflix, playing with her dogs Oakley and Hazel, spending quality time with family and friends, and being outdoors. Kaitlyn is most influenced by her family. Her favorite High School memory is winning Battle of the Classes as well as being Bi-District Champs for softball. After High School, Kaitlyn plans to attend Midwestern State University to major in Nursing.

jonathan gutierrez

Son of Guillermo & Yvonne Gutierrez. In High School Jon was an active participant in athletics, FCCLA, Junior Chamber, Rotary Interact, NHS, Fall Production and One Act Play. In his free time, Jon enjoys Golfing and hanging with the boys. Jon is most influenced by his parents and their success. His favorite High School memory is winning powderpuff with all the seniors. After High School, Jon plans to attend ASU and major in Kinesiology to become an athletic trainer.

darin hall

Son of Michael and Eloise Hall. Darin has been an active participant in Football, Track, Baseball One Act, and Fall Production. In his free time, Darin enjoys golfing, fishing and making memories with the boys. Darin is most influenced by the thought of being successful. His favorite High School memory is giving Coach Alan Wilson a hard time every single day.

jerren holmstrom Son of Angie and Kevin Holmstrom. In his free time, Jerren enjoys playing basketball and playing games. Jerren is most influenced by my big brother Thomas. His favorite High School memory is playing basketball. After High School, Jerren plans to be a welder and work on the turbines.

kaycee horton

Daughter of Cristi and Dwaine Horton. Kaycee was in active participant in Special Olympics all four years of High School. In her free time, Kaycee loves to listen to music, be outside, look at magazines, and hang out with family and friends. Kaycee is most influenced by her parents and siblings. Her favorite High School memory is, going to Sonora to participate in Special Olympics. After High School, Kaycee plans to just live life to the fullest.

christopher irby

Son of Mark and Jeane Irby. Chris has been an active participant in the Bearcat Band and sound/ stage manager for One Act plays. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing video games and beard growing. Chris is most influenced by Wendi Poteet because of her snarky wit and math knowledge! His favorite High School memory is acting as the Bearcat Bachelorette for Coronation 2020. After High School, Chris plans to attend Angelo State University as a Computer Science major and work for Elon Musk after Graduation


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2020 Ballinger High School Graduates

jared jones

Son of Sheila and Karl Albright. Jared has been an active participant in DECA. In his free time, Jared enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing video games, and listening to music. Jared is most influenced by his friends. His favorite High School memory is hanging out with my friends during lunch. After High School, Jared plans to attend Angelo State University and majoring in Computer Science.

valedictorian elyssa korn-flores

Elyssa is the daughter of Tony and Jennifer Flores. Elyssa has been an active participant in UIL, Band, Cheer, Track, Rotary, Cross Country Softball, DECA, and Colorguard. In her free time, Elyssa enjoys growing succulents, eating Reese’s, and hanging out with her bffs, Bryanna and Nate. Elyssa is most influenced by her mom. She has been through a lot when Elyssa was growing up, but she never showed it. She gave Elyssa and her sister the best lives. She never fails to encourage her through all her sports and extracurricular activities. Her favorite High School memory is competing in track and getting to Regionals the past three years. She created bonds with the girls on the mile relay, which was important to her. By encouraging each other, there was no workout they wouldn’t do, even though they complained a lot. After High School, Elyssa plans attend Angelo State University and major in managerial accounting.

jazmine lagunas

Daughter of Maria Lagunas. In her free time, Jazmine enjoys painting, reading and writing. Jazmine is most influenced by Frida Khalo. She loves her art and that she is her own muse. She is also influenced by Ayn Rand. Her favorite High School memory is when her English teacher from when she lived in Indiana gave her a book to read that changed her outlook on life and really taught her something new for a change. It was really inspiring. After High School, Jazmine plans to attend community college to pursue a career in Psychology.

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shaianne luna

Daughter of Abel and Angie Luna. Shaianne was an active participant in powerlifting, FCCLA, and Art Club. In her free time, Shaianne enjoys drawing, cooking, singing, and dancing. Shaianne is most influenced by her Great Aunt Alice, her Uncles Gabriel, Rene, Fabian, Felix A, Pete and Andrew, her Aunts Yazmin, Less, Crystal, Advita, Christina, and Cassie, and her parents. Her favorite High School memory is becoming FCCLA President and going to State her Freshman and Junior year in Powerlifting. After High School, Shaianne plans save up for a year and then go to culinary arts school.

top 10 percent christopher martinez

Son of Anita Martinez. Chris has been an active participant in UIL Math & Science and DECA. In his free time, Chris enjoys winning at Cornhole and hanging out with the guys. Chis is most influenced by his two older brothers. His favorite High School memory is when Mrs. Dixon hopped on the water pong table in the high school parking lot. After High School, Chris plans to attend Angelo State University where he most likely plans to major in Accounting.

mia martinez

nia nieto

Daughter of John and Raquel Martinez. Mia has been an active participant in the Bearcat Band, DECA and Art Club. In her free time, Mia loves taking naps and procrastinating. Mia is most influenced by her Dad. Her favorite High School memory is her Friday nights in the band section. After High School, Mia plans to attend Tarleton State University in the fall and major in Biology.

Sister of Dominick Nieto. Nia has been an active participant in Art Club, FCCLA, and Creative Writing Club. In her free time, Nia loves listening to music and spending time with friends and family. Nia is most influenced by the thought of being successful. Her favorite High School memory is being vice president of the art club. After High School, Nia plans to attend Howard College and pursue a career in nursing.

bonnie mckillip

caesar nuñez

Daughter of Erin McKillip and David Gonzalez. Bonnie has been an active participant in the Bearcat Band, VASE, theatre, and Art club president. In her free time, Bonnie loves creating art and writing. Bonnie is most influenced by her mother. Her favorite High School memory is her first VASE competition. After High School, Bonnie plans to attend Angelo State University to major in Political Science.

Son of Mike and Marilu Nuñez. Caesar has been an active participant in Fall Production, One Act Play, FCA, Football Trainer, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Competition Cheer. In his free time, Caesar enjoys music and photography. Caesar is most influenced by his parents and all they have been able to achieve. His favorite High School memory is winning battle of the classes his sophomore year. After High School, Caesar plans attend ASU where he will be a member of the ASU Coed Cheer Team and will major in Kinesiology to become a Physical Trainer.

edgar nuñez

Son of Mike and Marilu Nuñez. Edgar has been an active participant in Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. In his free time, Edgar likes to golf, fish or hang out with the boys. Edgar is most influenced by his brother, Xavier. His favorite High School memory is rushing for 303 yards against Anson his junior year. After High School, Edgar plans to attend Hardin-Simmons University and major in Business.

michael parks Son of William Parks. Michael was an active participant in the BHS work program. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing games and playing with his siblings. Michael is most influenced by his dad. His favorite High School memory is his time spent in Coach Regeon’s class. After High School, Michael plans to go to trade school and become an auto mechanic.

top 10 percent julie martinez

Daughter of Angela and Robert Martinez. Julie has been an active participant in Band, DECA, Rotary Interact, Junior Chamber, NHS, Softball, Track, JV Basketball, UIL lopez Calculators and UIL Science. Son of Richard and Maria Lopez. In her free time, Julie enjoys Ricardo has been an active participant in Footreading, listening to music, ball, Track, and Powerlifting. In his free time, endless card games with Ricardo enjoys running and lifting weights. friends, annoying my mothRicardo is most influenced by The Rock. His er, and watching Netflix. favorite High School memory is playing in his first varsity football game. It was the best feel- Julie is most influenced by anyone who speaks their ing when the crowd is cheering you on. After mind. Her favorite High School memory is winning battle of the classes and powderpuff. #Classof20. High School, Ricardo plans to join the United After High School, Julie plans on furthering her educaStates Marine Corps. tion to get a degree is Respiratory Therapy.

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2020 Ballinger High School Graduates Top 10 Percent cameron poteet Son of Dwane and Wendi Poteet. Cameron has been an active participant in FFA. In his free time, Cameron enjoys riding bucking horses and cowboyin’. Cameron is most influenced by his dad, Dwane Poteet. His favorite High School memory is taking Ag trips with his favorite teacher, Mr. Frey. After High School, Cameron plans attend Tarleton State University to rodeo during college and cowboy.

Congratulations Cameron!! Best Wishes For The Future! Love Pa, Danma, Vanessa, Erin & Wade

kaydence quiroga

Daughter of Reyna Uribe. Kaydence has been an active participant in Art club, FCCLA, Theater, Softball, and Track. In her free time, Kaydence enjoys reading, painting, and photography. Kaydence is most influenced by her mother because she is a very independent person and has always made time for Kaydence and her siblings even in her busiest hours. Her favorite High School memory is the band trip to South Padre for band at the end of her sophomore year. After High School, Kaydence plans to join the Navy and become a Corpsman. If plans change she plans on attending ASU and becoming a Pediatrician.

alyssa rangel

Daughter of Terry Galicia, Erica Garcia and Daniel Sandoval. Alyssa has been an active participant in softball, track, basketball, band, and FCCLA. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys playing guitar, accordion, piano, trumpet, snare drum and quads, and dancing. Alyssa is most influenced by her Grandma, Terry Galicia. She works so hard to get to take care of me. Her favorite High School memory is when the band went to Area finals in Amarillo her sophomore year. After High School, Alyssa plans to attend Angelo State University to major in Biology and become a Physician Assistant.

jaton reed

Son of Angela Mueller. Jaton has been an active participant in Cross Country, Track, and Golf. In his free time, Jaton enjoys hunting and fishing. Jaton is most influenced by, his Mother Angela Mueller, his Aunt Amanda King, his Uncle Kelly King, and his Grandmother Tammie Mueller. His favorite High School memory is being a medalist Regional Qualifier in District Golf in the 2019 season held at Shady Oaks. After High School, Jaton plans on committing to the US Army followed by a career in automotive diesel mechanics.

megan reyes

Daughter of Primo and Corina Reyes. Megan has been an active participant in Yearbook, Powerlifting, and Theater Arts. In her free time, Megan enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing volleyball with her siblings, and playing with her dogs. Megan is most influenced by her Grandparents, Bedo and Mary Jane Juarez. Her favorite High School memory is painting pictures with Shaianne and Josalyn in Art class.After High School, Megan plans to move to West Virginia, work for a while, and then maybe College.

brenson riggs Son of Billie Smith. Brenson is a hard worker who spent most of his time out of school working. In his free time, Brenson enjoys fishing, shooting and working. Brenson is most influenced by his parents. His favorite High School memory is ag memories. After High School, Brenson wants to join the Police Academy.

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gerriann rose

Daughter of Juan and Glenda Fuentes. Gerriann has been an active participant in Art, Photography, and FCCLA. In her free time, Gerriann enjoys photography, art, and working. Gerriann is most influenced by the quote, “You live to learn and succeed for yourself that’s the best success out there!” Her favorite High School memory is every memory, but mainly the pep rallies. They always showed everyone that no matter what, they have each other. After High School, Gerriann plans to attend college and study Criminal Justice.

top 10 percent jenna rossignol

Daughter of Richard and Lisa Rossignol. Jenna was an active participant in varsity softball, FCCLA, band, a basketball manager, and Rotary Interact. In her free time, Jenna enjoys music, baking, and painting. Jenna is most influenced by her parents. Her favorite High School memory is winning Bi-District Softball her sophomore year. After High School, Jenna plans to attend Trinity University and major in Psychology.

ethan sanchez

Son of Ernest and Addie Escobar. Ethan has been an active participant in Football, Basketball, and Track. In his free time, Ethan enjoys hunting, free hand climbing, playing on his PS4, and driving around with friends! Although he doesn’t have just one specific person, Ethan has been most influenced by several people he has met over the years that have taught him important life lessons. His favorite High School memory is all his football games and his upcoming graduation. After High School, Ethan plans to move to Campwood, TX and to go into the workforce as a rancher. He plans to eventually move to Colorado.

Son of Heidi and Chris Sargent. Zach has been an active participant in the Bearcat Band. In his free time, Zach enjoys playing video games and making money. Zach is most influenced by his friends and family. After High School, Zach plans to attend Howard College.

adrian tapia iii

Son of Rosa and Adrian Tapia. Adrian has been an active participant in the Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. In his free time, Adrian enjoys going out to fish on a beautiful morning. Adrian is most influenced by his parents every day. His favorite High School memory is Friday night football games. After High School, Adrian plans to become a successful firefighter.

irving velasquez valdez Son of Juan and Patricia Garcia. Irving has been an active participant in Athletics and Rotary Club. In his free time, Irving enjoys being outside fishing with friends and he also likes to watch Soccer on T.V. Irving is most influenced by his mother. His favorite High School memory is passing the STAAR Test. After High School, Irving plans to attend TSTC in Sweetwater to obtain a degree in Diesel Mechanic.

james washington

Son of James and Regina Washington. James was an active participant in basketball, football and golf. In his free time, James enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends. James is most influenced by his father. His favorite High School memories are all school sporting activities. After High School, James plans to attend Pikes Peak Community College and then attend The University of Colorado Springs.

christian watkins

Son of Quentin and Margaret Watkins. Christian has been an active participant in Football, Baseball, and FFA Activities. In his free time, Christian enjoys riding horses and being with friends. Christian is most influenced by his parents and their strong work ethic. His favorite High School memory is all of the FFA competitions he has participated in. After High School, Christian plans to work for a year and then go to college.

kaitlyn worthington

Daughter of Kristy and Shane Worthington. Kaitlyn has been an active participant in the Bearcat Band, FFA Ag Sales and an FCCLA officer. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys kayaking and spending time with family. Kaitlyn is most influenced by her Uncle Ray. Despite his disability his attitude is always positive and uplifting. Her favorite High School memory is her first Ag Sales competition. After High School, Kaitlyn plans to attend Southern New Hampshire University online for Family and Child Services. After finishing at SNHU, she plans to work for Child Protective Services.

garrett zertuche

Son of Shorty and Shana Zertuche. Garrett has been an active participant in Football, Band, Theater arts, Fall Production, Golf, One Act Play, Vocal Solo Ensemble, and was recognized as Band Beau and Most Talented. In his free time, Garrett enjoys golf, singing, playing pool and hanging out with friends. Garrett is most influenced by his mom and dad because they work harder than anyone he knows and always put other people before themselves. They have always been there and supported him no matter what.His favorite High School memory is being MC and singing for coronation and Corona for forcing us to stay home. After High School, Garrett plans attend Howard College and then transfer to ASU to pursue a career in nursing.

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