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The Lindale ISD Education Foundation Welcomes You ...to the 10th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet!! It is our privilege to honor the top graduates, distinguished teachers and our "Honor Roll" winners from the Lindale Independent School District.

LINDALE ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION: The Lindale Independent School District has long enjoyed a tradition of excellence. It is the desire of the Lindale ISD Education Foundation to support that tradition through establishing an organization that encourages and rewards innovation in the classroom both now and in the future. 

Taxpayers are making every effort to meet the basic needs of students and to provide a quality education for all children. However, the Foundation seeks to provide educational enrichment opportunities for students and faculty beyond that which is provided for within the budget of Lindale ISD. 

Purpose: The Lindale ISD Education Foundation has been created to support the educational programs for both the students and staff of the Lindale Independent School District. The Foundation funds are used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence and to expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations. 


Dining with our Stars Hideaway Lake Clubhouse May 17, 2018

Schedule of Events Welcome Vickie Frazier, Foundation President

Invocation Dinner Recognition of Sponsors Vickie Frazier, Foundation President

Congratulatory Remarks Stan Surratt, LISD Superintendent

Recognition of Students & Teachers Valerie Payne, Lindale High School Principal

Closing Remarks Valerie Payne, Lindale High School Principal Top 10 Students


Thank you, Sponsors! "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

Leslie Cain Realty Southside Bank Hideaway Lake Kiwanis Mr. & Mrs. Don Achziger American State Bank D&H Quality Cabinets Lay Construction Suanne Rouse & Robbie Lyons Dr. Kim Nimon & Mr. Robert Nimon Texas Bank & Trust Red Baron Building Company Jackson Construction Harris Craig Architects State Senator, Bryan Hughes State Representative, Cole Hefner


"Mindy Lowery is most deserving of this award because she not only works extremely hard at her job, but she is constantly seeking out ways to help others around the ECC. Students, parents, and staff alike are constantly encouraged by her love for others and her desire to make the library at the ECC a fun and educational place to come." - Early Childhood Center Staff

"Yvette Erwin, Mrs. “Vett,� as we call her, is the absolute most caring and hardworking individual. She goes above and beyond in her job. She takes time to get to know each of her teachers and she asks about their families. Her job is always done and done above and beyond the bare minimum. She strives for greatness. It shows in her daily routines." - College Street Elementary Staff

"Our campus would not run if it weren't for Kathy Ray. Kathy is always on the frontline with the parents and students, and somehow has the difficult job of serving all of us on staff. She manages to do this while always smiling and being happy. She treats everyone with the same respect, regardless of position." - E.J. Moss East Staff

"Hilda Arce is the epitome of a hard worker. She is here every day with a smile on her face and goes above and beyond her duties. She takes care of us teachers and makes sure that our rooms, hallways and bathrooms are nice and tidy without ever saying a negative word. She makes our jobs easier and our days brighter." - E.J. Moss Staff


"Mindy Lowery is most deserving of this award because she not only works extremely hard at her job, but she is constantly seeking out ways to help others around the ECC. Students, parents, and staff alike are constantly encouraged by her love for others and her desire to make the library at the ECC a fun and educational place to come." - Early Childhood Center Staff

Yvette Erwin, Mrs. “Vett,� as we call her, is the absolute most caring and hardworking individual. She goes above and beyond in her job. She takes time to get to know each of her teachers and she asks about their families. Her job is always done and done above and beyond the bare minimum. She strives for greatness. It shows in her daily routines. - College Street Elementary Staff

"Jene Mojarro spends a lot of time at all of our schools checking them out to make sure they are clean and ready for students every day. She is a very hard worker! Jene started as a custodian and moved up to lead. After she put in many hard working hours, she became the custodian supervisor. She makes sure that everyone gets along and NO DRAMA!" - Lindale ISD Custodian Staff


Valedictorian Ronak Desai Distinguished Educator:Â Mr. Rory McKenzie Director of Lindale High School Forensics and UIL Coordinator

"It impossible to overstate the impact Mr. McKenzie has had on my life. From the beginning, he stressed the importance of maintaining strong character and has always led by example. He possesses an unmatched ability to understand his students, a patient, caring and kind personality who is always engaging students with dedication that I hope to model in my own life. Through such dedication, Mr. McKenzie has strengthened my life both in and out of school."

- Ronak Desai


Ronak Desai Cumulative GPA: 109.033

Ronak Desai has received offers from many universities but is currently undecided. He plans to obtain a degree in chemistry and aspires to have a career in the medical field.

Community & School Service National Honor Society, Speech and Debate Judge

Activities & Awards - Vice President of the NHS

- UIL Mathematics

- Captain of Policy Debate  

- UIL Calculator Applications

- Congressional Debate

- UIL Science

- Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking

- Academic Quiz Challenge

- UIL Number Sense

- LHS Newspaper

"Ronak has truly left his mark on Lindale High School and on my classroom in particular. Some might think that because he is gifted and smart that his success has come easy. But I have seen Ronak spend hours and hours after school researching and practicing his craft. Ronak is truly a special young man and I am so honored to be his outstanding educator."

- Mr. McKenzie


Salutatorian Tyler Meador Distinguished Educator:Â Mrs. Amanda English Computer Science Teacher at Lindale High School

"Mrs. English has been like a second mother to me, no offense to my real mom! She has always pushed me in UIL, to practice and to do my best, but she also has never made me do anything that I didn't want to. She legititamately cares about me and has always helped me succeed."

- Tyler Meador


Tyler Meador Cumulative GPA: 107.804

Tyler Meador plans to attend the University of Texas in Tyler for a year before transferring to UT Austin to earn a degree in physics. He then plans to attend MIT for graduate school and aspires to have a career as a professor.

Community & School Service National Honor Society

Activities & Awards - Member of the NHS - Baritones Section Leader for Lindale High School Band - UIL Computer Applications, Computer Science & Science

"Tyler is an all around exceptional student. I’ve had the pleasure of having Tyler in class and coaching him in UIL Academics for the past three years. He excels academically, and makes it almost look effortless. Tyler is strong and steady, and rarely wavers from responsibility. His wit and sarcasm make him a pleasant and enjoyable person to be around. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Tyler."

- Mrs. English


Distinguished Scholar Ryleigh Rand Distinguished Educator:Â Mrs. DeLisa Riley 7th Grade Science Teacher at Lindale Junior High

"Mrs. Riley's 7th grade science class sparked my interest in the science field. Everyday in her class was an adventure. From outdoor explorations and class dissection labs, her science class provided me with the opportunity to think at a higher level. Mrs. Riley taught with a purpose that provided me with a unique and unforgettable classroom experience."

-Â Ryleigh Rand


Ryleigh Rand Cumulative GPA: 106.696

Ryleigh Rand plans to attend Texas Christian University to obtain her undergraduate degree in engineering. She is interested in a career where she can combine her creative skills and love for innovation.

Community & School Service Lindale Food Bank, Lindale Soup Kitchen, Lindale Christmas Helpers, Miranda Lambert Mutt Foundation

Activities & Awards - Rotary Youth Leadership Award

- Spanish Club Historian

- Treasurer of the NHS

- Team Captain for Varsity Volleyball

- Member of the Student Council

- Varsity Cheerleader

- Member of Academic Rodeo

- Varsity Track

- Member of FCCLA

- Varsity Basketball

"Ryleigh never tried to be the smartest person in the room … But she was. Ryleigh never tried to be the prettiest girl in class … But she was. Ryleigh never boasted of athletic or academic achievements … But she accomplished them both. I can’t wait to see the life that she will design in her future … Know that, she will do it! It is your time to shine!"

- Mrs. Riley


Distinguished Scholar Adrienne Parks Distinguished Educator: Mrs. Neda Morrow Journalism Teacher at Lindale High School

"Mrs. Morrow has pushed me to grow, not only as a student, but also as a person. Her honesty and boldness has rubbed off on me and it were not for her involvement in my life, I would never have gotten involved in UIL. Being on the journalism team has allowed me to accomplish a lot and to make countless memories."

- Adrienne Parks


Adrienne Parks Cumulative GPA: 106.638

Adrienne Parks plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University to obtain a degree in communication disorders. She then aspires to have a career as a speech pathologist in the foreign mission field.

Community & School Service National Honor Society, Lindale Christmas Helpers

Activities & Awards - Rotary Youth Leadership Award

- President of Science Club

- Parliamentarian for the NHS

- Squad Leader & Section Leader

- Social Coordinator for the LHS

for Lindale High School Band

- LHS Newspaper

- UIL Journalism - Cross Country

"Adrienne is one of the kindest and most mature students I have ever taught. She has a conviction of spirit that inspires me to 'do' better and 'be' better myself. More than that, however, she is strong. I very much respect how she can both empathize and care for others while being an independent woman who is neither afraid of being different nor of speaking up for herself. I suppose that is what is needed for her to become a missionary--a strong internal strength wrapped up in an enduring love for others. That is the most beautiful type of young person I can imagine, and that is who Adrienne Parks is--a beauty inside and out."

- Mrs. Morrow


Distinguished Scholar Josh Holland Distinguished Educator: Mrs. Bloomer 8th Grade English Teacher at Lindale Junior High (Josh's 6th Grade Teacher at E.J. Moss)

"I was diagnosed with kidney failure in sixth grade. After I was released from the hospital, I did not have the strength to go back to school. So Mrs. Bloomer came to my house to teach me many times a week, after she spent a long day teaching other students at school. I will never forget all of the hard work that she dedicated for me."

- Josh Holland


Josh Holland Cumulative GPA: 106.333

Josh Holland plans to attend Louisiana Tech University to obtain a degree in kinesiology and health science. He then aspires to attend physical therapy school and to receive a doctorate in physical therapy.

Community & School Service National Honor Society, Lindale Food Pantry, Youth Member

Activities & Awards - FCA Leader

- Varsity Track

- Member of the NHS

- Varsity Powerlifting

- Captain of Varsity Football Team

- UIL Math and Number Sense

"Josh is an exceptional student who has grown into an exceptional young man. His fighting spirit and determination are just two of the attributes that have helped him achieve so much in life thus far. I’ve admired Josh’s tenacity and strength since he was in 6th grade, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of his educational journey. Josh has exactly what it takes to be successful - intelligence, integrity, and commitment."

“May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”

- Mrs. Bloomer


Lindale ISD Education Foundation: 2018 Board of Directors

Courtney Sanguinetti- Executive Director Vickie Frazier- President Gay Pyland- President Elect Dr. Kim Nimon- Treasurer Penni Jordan- Secretary Don Achziger, John Driver, Wayne Fletcher, Robbie Lyons, Barbara Wilson, Kerrie Covert, Regan Brandon, Anita Anderson, Vicki Thrasher, LaRay Kerbow, Stan Surratt, Ex-Officio


Administration The Lindale ISD Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax exemptphilanthropic organization of citizens. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are representatives of the communities and businesses served by Lindale ISD. The BOD is a separate legal entity from the Lindale ISD, but cooperates with the district to enhance educational opportunities for students and LISD staff.

Mission Statement

Benefits - To students: Educational experience is enriched. - To parents: Students are prepared to fulfill their potential. - To teachers: Creative ideas are encouraged. - To businesses: An inspired workforce is ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow. - To communities: For the quality of life and economic growth which are directly related to the quality of education available.

The mission of the Lindale ISD Education Foundation is to create and sustain a visionary coalition of businesses and citizens generating investments and funding for innovative programs and initiatives that enrich and inspire educational and leadership opportunities that will benefit the students and teachers of Lindale ISD.


Distinguished Scholar Riya Desai Distinguished Educator: Mrs. Lyles Chemistry Teacher at Lindale High School

"I have learned the most from Mrs. Lyles. I love the way she teaches and believe she is the best teacher I have ever had. Out of all of the AP classes that I have taken, I feel that she has prepared me the most. She has always pushed us to be our best and genuinely cares about us. I appreciate how she does anything and everything to help us."

- Riya Desai


Riya Desai Cumulative GPA: 106.274

Riya Desai plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin to obtain a degree in biochemistry. She then aspires to have a career as a dentist and to start her own practice.

Community & School Service National Honor Society

Activities & Awards - Vice President of the NHS - Member of FCCLA

"Riya is obviously a phenomenal student because she is graduating at the top of a very bright and talented senior class. I have always appreciated her patience, hard work and interest in science. She has also chosen to major in biochemistry which is hands down the best class ever! She is the kind of student that makes teaching fun and challenges me to be a better teacher every day. Even though she is very soft-spoken, her comments are always insightful and thought-provoking and she is loved by everyone. I am so glad that I was able to have her in chemistry for 2 years and see that awesome sense of humor every day. I can’t wait to hear about the great things that she will accomplish in her future. Best of luck in dental school!"

- Mrs. Lyles


Distinguished Scholar Gabriela Roncancio Distinguished Educator: Coach Drew Smith Pre-AP Algebra II & AP Calculus Teacher at Lindale High School

"Coach Smith is probably the most genuine teacher that I have ever had. He intentionally cares about his students. Coach Smith has challenged me to be a better student and to apply myself to my work. He created a joyful atmosphere in the classroom that I looked forward to every day. He never moved on to another topic until each and every student understood."

- Gabriela Roncancio


Gabriela Roncancio Cumulative GPA: 106.024

Gabriela Roncancio plans to take a year off to travel and do ministry work with the Discipleship Training School in Youth with a Mission. She then plans to attend college and aspires to have a career in the medical field.

Community & School Service National Honor Society

Activities & Awards - Member of the NHS

- UIL Science

"It was my great joy and privilege to have taught Bella in Pre-AP Algebra II and AP Calculus. She always came in my room with a smile on her face and an upbeat attitude. You could quickly see her caring and compassionate attitude towards those around her, and how she enjoys serving others. Bella’s commitment, heart and dedication are evident in how she treats others, carries herself and maintains focus to what lies ahead. I have no doubt she will go on to do extraordinary things; God has an incredible plan for her life. Bella, I am excited to see where the future will take you next. I want you to know just how truly thankful I am to receive an award like this and will always cherish it. I will always remember the corny puns, Aloha Fridays and our life talks in Calculus.  Thank you for making this year awesome! Now I fully expect you to go out into the world and make a positive impact."

- Coach Smith


Distinguished Scholar Regan GoDair Distinguished Educator: Coach Ken White U.S. History Teacher at Lindale High School

"Coach White has been with me throughout most of my 4 years in high school. He was my softball coach my freshman and sophomore year and then my U.S. history teacher my junior year. He is a very caring person that has always supported me through my high school career. He has been the best history teacher that I have ever had. I always looked forward to going to his class and he was someone that I could always talk to."

- Regan GoDair


Regan GoDair Cumulative GPA: 105.750

Regan GoDair plans to attend the University of Texas in Arlington to obtain a degree in pre-med studies.

Community & School Service National Honor Society, Key Club

Activities & Awards - Member of the NHS - Squad Leader for Lindale High School Band - Member of the Key Club - Softball 

"I had the privilege to teach Regan last year in a Dual Credit U.S. History class and had the opportunity to coach her in softball. I have watched her meet the challenges of the curriculum with the same determination and thoroughness she exhibits in all of her activities, on the softball field and in the classroom. She is a joy to teach and coach and her ever-present smile can brighten any day. Regan is simply one of those people who lives life graciously, yet with energy and spirit. I am proud to have been her teacher and coach."

- Coach White


Distinguished Scholar Ashlie Thompson Distinguished Educator:Â Ms. Dallas Morgan Walker Agriculture Science Teacher at Lindale High School

"Ms. Walker is the epitome of what a good teacher should strive to be. She impacts every life of her students and pushes them to be better every day. She goes above and beyond the call of duty and exceeds all expectations. She is often found on her weekends at livestock shows and staying up at the school until late in the evening. I can't imagine a better teacher who teaches as many life lessons as she does. Without her, I can honestly say I would not be who I am today."

-Â Ashlie Thompson


Ashlie Thompson Cumulative GPA: 105.534

Ashlie Thompson plans to attend Tarleton State University to obtain a degree in animal science. She then plans to attend Texas A&M University to obtain a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She aspires to have her own clinic, working with FFA members and their livestock projects.

Community & School Service National Honor Society, Lindale FFA, the Garden Club, Lindale Chamber of Commerce

Activities & Awards - President of Lindale FFA

- NHS Officer

- FFA Area VI Vice President

- Yearbook Photo EditorÂ

- FFA Leadership Committee ChairÂ

"From the moment I met Ashlie, she has always had a smile on her face. Her faith and passion for everything she pursues is very inspiring. Ashlie has made such a huge impact on my life, and she has not only made me a better teacher, but a better human being. Her ability to see the best in people is something that sets her apart from everyone else and I am so honored to have been apart of her journey."

- Mrs. Walker


Distinguished Scholar Sarah Huseth Distinguished Educator: Mr. Steven Moore  Director of Lindale Band

"Mr. Moore has always encouraged me throughout high school. He has made band such a great experience and it's something that I look forward to everyday. I would not be the musician that I am today without his continuous support and guidance. He has inspired me to continue participating in band in college and he is the main reason for my love of music and performing."

- Sarah Huseth


Sarah Huseth Cumulative GPA: 105.179

Sarah Huseth plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin to obtain a degree in Arts and Entertainment Technology.

Community & School Service National Honor Society

Activities & Awards - Member of the NHS - Squad Leader and Section Leader for Lindale High School Band - Managing Editor of Yearbook - Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

"I watched Sarah walk into the Butch Almany Band Hall seven years ago as a shy little girl. Now I see her about to walk out of the High School Band Hall and across the stage at graduation as a confident, bright and talented young lady who is ready to take on the world. It has been an honor to teach you, Sarah, and to see all that you have accomplished. You are a wonderful example to all around you and you have impacted your peers more than you realize. Best wishes to you as you spread your wings and fly. "

- Mr. Moore


- 2017&2018 Donors & Sponsors - Hideaway Lake Clubhouse & Staff - Stan Surratt, LISD Superintendent - Jamie Holder, LISD Deputy Superintendent - Valerie Payne, Lindale High School Principal - Tommy Mallory, LISD Print Shop - Lindale ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors - David Ramsey, Lindale High School Counselor - Tamica Collard, Lindale High School Counselor - Larry Wilson, Event Photographer - Neda Morrow & LHS Journalism Staff, Event Videographer "Investing in the future of our schools, communities and society."

Dining with Our Stars!  

2018 Academic Excellence Banquet

Dining with Our Stars!  

2018 Academic Excellence Banquet

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