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A Publication of

Alvin High School ASSETS Academy Manvel High School Shadow Creek High School

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Alvin High School names top 20 students Tobechukwu Phillips University of Texas - Nursing Most influential teacher — Chad McWhirter, AP English III and AP Research at Alvin High School Hadlee Morris Texas A&M University – Engineering Most influential teacher — Kelley Smith, AP Capstone at Alvin High School Jessica Anne Hogan University of Houston Business Most influential teacher — Tiffany Marchand, AP Biology at Alvin High School Jaime Louise Hogan University of Houston Accounting Most influential teacher — Rebecca Van Horne, PreAP English II at Alvin High School Erica Gonzalez University of Houston – Mechanical Engineering Most influential teacher — Wade Jenkins, Sixth-Eighth Grade Kickstart Karate at Harby Junior High Andrew Thomas Talley University of Texas - Computer Science Most influential teacher — Kyle Norman, Sixth-Eighth Grade Band at Alvin Junior High

The top 20 seniors at Alvin High School McMurry University Biomedical Science Most influential teacher — Lisa Rodriguez, Seventh and Eighth Grade Athletics at Alvin Junior High and 11th Grade Soccer Coach at Alvin High School

Madison Ayres

Emmanuel Alonso Castillo Alvin Community College/

University of Houston – Computer Engineering Most influential teacher — Teresa Witt, PreAP PreCal and AP Statistics at Alvin High School Gustavo Garcia University of Houston – Civil Engineering Most influential teacher —

Stephen Garcia, 11th and 12th Grade MJROTC at Alvin High School Haley Gaddy Tennessee Wesleyan University – Exercise Science Most influential teacher — Barbie Johnson Sixth-Eighth Grade Athletics at

Fairview Junior High Tiffany Danielle Purl University of Texas – Laboratory Science Most influential teacher — Chad Bowen, Ninth-12th Grade Band at Alvin High School Susana Hernandez

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Alvin Community College Biochemistry Most influential teacher — Matthew Bell 10th-12th Grade Symphonic Winds Band at Alvin High School

Monserreth Castillo Texas A & M University – Animal Science Most influential teacher — Jaycee Thompson

Madeline Doyle University of Houston Computer Science Most influential teacher — Carol West, AP Environmental Science at Alvin High School

Ingrid Ayala Macias Texas A&M University Biology Most influential teacher — Marie Tucker, 10th-12th Grade AVID at Alvin High School

Cheyenne Slaughter Texas A&M University – Agribusiness Most influential teacher — Jeanette Tilley, Veterinary Technology at J.B. Hensler College and Career Academy

Rhiannon Navarro Texas State University – Education Most influential teacher — Rodney McFarland, Sixth-Eighth Grade Synergistics at Alvin Junior High and 12th Grade Assistant Principal at Alvin High School

Adam Gonzales Alvin Community College – Nursing Most influential teacher — Michelle Peltier, PreAP Algebra II at Alvin High School

Emma Metcalf Brigham Young UniversityIdaho – Nursing Most influential teacher — Michelle Harrold English III at Alvin High School

Michael Fontenot II Alvin Community College/ University of Houston Clear Lake - Education Most influential teacher — Janette Milmoe, Sixth-Eighth Grade Language Arts at Fairview Junior High

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ALVIN HIGH

Manvel High School top 20 students

SCHOOL

Hannah Kennon University of Texas at Dallas – Computer Science Most influential teacher — Justin Zendt, AP Computer Science, Game Design, AP Calculus BC and National Merit Prep at Manvel High School

ALEXIS GARCIA

We wish you the best at Sam Houston State University. Love Mom, Dad, Diego, and Carlos

CLASS OF

Bruno Onwukwe University of Texas – PrePharmacy Most influential teacher — Julie Hernandez, PreAP Biology at

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

2019

PATRICIA MARKHAM STAFFORD, MPAS, PA-C

So Proud of you!

Love you forever! Mom & Dad

Manvel High School Isabella Padilla Houston Baptist University – Nursing Most influential teacher — Dustin DeBerry, English I, AP Seminar and AP English IV at Manvel High School Victoria Vu University of Texas - Business Most influential teacher — Victoria Satterwhite, AP Studio Art in 2D Design and Drawing at Manvel High School Rosalie Read Texas A&M University – Animal Science Most influential teacher — Joanne Light, Eighth Grade PreAP Science at Rodeo Palms Junior High Cara Maxwell Texas A&M University – Business Honors and Marketing Most influential teacher — Tracie Lee, Sixth and Seventh Grade PreAP English at Rodeo Palms Junior High ninth-12th

Congratulations to all 2019 graduates and the Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club scholarship recipients College and Career Scholarship AHS: Kate Nicanor Cazares AHS: Daniel Fletcher AHS: Randy “Ethan” Rice

Interact Scholarship AHS: Anna Van Dine MHS: Ataiya Smith MHS: Cara Maxwell MHS: Maria Vega

Service Above Self AHS: Taylor Keen AHS: Andrew Walker MHS: Isabella Padilla SCHS: Leah Vu SCHS: Naja Sherwani

Opportunity Scholarship AHS: Kaylee Chumley AHS: Caitlyn Yokum AHS: Priscial Delapaz SCHS: Katrina Isabella Uang SCHS: Oyinda Oyefesco

Restart Scholarship ACC: Rebecca Ledet ACC: Nicole Kelinske ACC: Carline McReynolds ACC: Noelia Rodriguez ACC: Jessica Sanchez-Zamora

The Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club was proud to present $22,000 in scholarships this year. We would like to thank the Alvin community for your support of the Alvin Music Festival and BBQ Cook-off which allows our Club to provide those scholarships along with donations to many local organizations. The Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club was established in 2011 to support the Alvin community through “Service Above Self.” The Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am at Kelley’s Country Kitchen. For more information, contact Sunrise Rotarian Lindsey Vaughn 281-610-8353.

Manvel High School Salutatorian Bruno Onwukwe and Valedictorian Hannah Kennon Grade Advanced Academic Specialist at Manvel High School Denali Klein Texas A&M University – Mechanical Engineering Most influential teacher — Dana Halderman, Sixth Grade MAP PreAlgebra at Nolan Ryan Junior High Genny Effler University of Houston – Music Education Most influential teacher — Rebecca Root, Ninth-11th Grade Advanced Academics Specialist and 12th Grade Office Aide at Manvel High School Anahi Altamirano Mississippi State University – Computer Science

Most influential teacher — Marie Meng, Ninth-12th Grade Varsity Cross Country Coach, Junior Varsity and Varsity Soccer Coach at Manvel High School Mollie Blahuta Trinity University – Political Science Most influential teacher — Nathan Pair, Ninth-12th Grade Band Director at Manvel High School Ashley Jackson Texas A&M University Biology Most influential teacher — Alexander Kang, 10th-Twelfth Grade Percussion Director at Manvel High School Thomas Jacob McClintic


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University of Texas at Dallas – Software Engineering Most influential teacher — Kyle Boberg, Principles of A/V and Audio and Visual Production at Manvel High School Natalia Diaz University of Houston Psychology Most influential teacher — Ranjani Sheshadri, AP English III and AP Research at Manvel High School Tessa Williams Texas A&M University – Biomedical Science Most influential teacher — Deborah Grigg, Nutrition and Wellness at Manvel High School Zackary Meade University of Texas – RadioTelevision-Film Most influential teacher — Coylee Harness, Seventh PreAP English at Manvel Junior High and PreAp English II at Manvel High School Chamile Diaz Arizona State University – Biomedical Sciences Most influential teacher — Lisa Staup, AP U.S. History and

The top 20 seniors at Manvel High School Academic Decathlon at Manvel High School Sandra Ortiz University of Houston – Political Science Most influential teacher — Ashley Burns, Ninth and 11th Grade Counselor at Manvel High School Michaela Kaspar University of Texas - Nursing Most influential teacher — Susan Kennedy, 11th and 12th Grade Volleyball Coach at Manvel High School

Christopher Rangel University of Texas at San Antonio - Nursing Most influential teacher — Monica Silvas, Ninth-12th Grade Dual Credit Advisor at Manvel High School Zachary Riha Texas A&M University – Computer Science Most influential teacher — Caesar Paz, Sixth-Eighth Grade Kick Start Karate at Rodeo Palms Junior High


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It’s time to graduate

Graduation ceremonies Shadow Creek High School 9 a.m. Alvin High School 1 p.m. Manvel High School 5 p.m. (All ceremonies May 25 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Admission is free, but there will be a charge for parking without a permit issued by the school district)

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Shadow Creek High School top 20 students Najia Kahn Sherwani University of Texas – Chemical Engineering Most influential teacher — Raziyya Khatoon, AP Environmental Science and AP Biology at Shadow Creek High School Salam Habra University of Houston – Mechanical Engineering Most influential teacher — Vincinia Wright, 10th-12th Grade Advanced Academics Specialist at Shadow Creek High School Audrey Naseem Pakzaban Smith University of Texas – Aerospace Engineering Most influential teacher — Joann Karel, AP U.S. History at Shadow Creek High School Lianne D’Souza Texas A&M University – Biomedical Engineering Most influential teacher — Lou Boldrighini, Sixth-Eighth Grade Beginner Percussion at Nolan Ryan Junior High and ninth-12th

The top 20 students at Shadow Creek High School Grade Band Drumline at Manvel High School and Shadow Creek High School

Congratulations Class of 2019

Abigail Lee Rader University of Texas Architecture Most influential teacher — Nikhil Kaji, AP Calculus BC at Shadow Creek High School Connor Stump University of Texas - Biology Most influential teacher — Brett Bernstein, 11th and 12th Grade Tennis at Shadow Creek High School

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Henna Mehmood University of Texas Neuroscience Most influential teacher — Jennifer Gallagher, Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir at Nolan Ryan Junior High and ninth-12th Grade Varsity Choir at Shadow Creek High School Alan D. Anaya University of Texas Neuroscience Most influential teacher — Katie Gay, 10th-12th Grade Academic Decathlon at Shadow Creek High School

Geremi Louise Alvarez University of Houston – Biochemistry Most influential teacher — Courtney Werden, AP Studio Art: Drawing and AP Studio Art: 2-D at Shadow Creek High School

Leah Vu University of Houston Biochemistry Most influential teacher — Vanessa McDonald, AP Statistics at Shadow Creek High School

Jasmin Nassar University of Texas - English Most influential teacher — Lance Oden, AP English III at Shadow Creek High School

Elizabeth Ren University of Texas - Business Most influential teacher — Yesica Meza, PreAP Spanish II, PreAP Spanish III, AP Spanish IV


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at Shadow Creek High School Malithy Wimalasooriya University of Texas – Computer Science Most influential teacher — Kristen Vollman, 11th and 12th Grade National Merit Review and Student Council Sponsor at Shadow Creek High School Gena Lee Emory University – Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Most influential teacher — Diana Garcia, 10th-12th Grade Marching Band at Shadow Creek High School

Shadow Creek High School Salutatorian Salam Habra and Valedictorian Najia Kahn Sherwani

Shannon Chacko Puliyampallil University of Houston – Computer Science Most influential teacher — Amy Gardziel, 10th-12th Grade National Art Honor Society at Shadow Creek High School Katrina Isabelle M. Uang University of Houston Biochemistry Most influential teacher — Kristopher Clancy, AP European History and AP Psychology at Shadow Creek High School Kelvin Kafui Doe Georgetown University – Political Economy Most influential teacher — Robert Lechleiter, English I at Manvel High School and AP English Literature at Shadow Creek High School Naif Bhuiyan Texas A&M University – Electrical Engineering Most influential teacher — Tyler Hoelscher, AP World History and AP Macroeconomics at Shadow Creek High School Maren Tonini Southern Methodist University – Oboe Performance Most influential teacher — Zeeshan Shaikh, AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C at Shadow Creek High School Brian Phan-Tran University of Houston – Biomedical Engineering Most influential teacher — Melissa Brubaker, UIL Sponsor at Shadow Creek High School

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ASSETS Academy top two students Caitlyn Evans Texas A&M University – Secondary Education Most influential teacher — Buck Windsor, Algebra 2, PreCalculus and Engineering Math at ASSETS Academy

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Corah Hope Munoz Alvin Community College Automotive Mechanics Most influential teacher — Edna Reyna, Art 1-3, Photography and Teacher’s Aide - ASSETS Academy

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Preparing for the future while still in high school

At the JB Hensler Academy, Alvin ISD high school students can get a head start on their career aspirations. Whether training to be a vet tech, welder, chef, automotive technician, nurse, 9-1-1 operator or many more fields, Alvin ISD students can get training and, in many cases, certification before they leave high school. (Photos by David Rupkalvis)

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ACC commencement ceremonies delayed due to rain Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2019 at Alvin Community College were delayed a week after a series of heavy thunderstorms pounded Alvin. The two graduations were originally scheduled May 11, but were postponed due to the dangerous travel conditions. Due to an early press deadline, we were unable to get pictures from the commencement ceremony in this special section. Watch The Alvin Advertiser and The Alvin Sun for a view of the ACC graduation.

CLASS OF

2019

ALVIN HIGH SCHOOL

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ALVIN HIGH SCHOOL

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We Salute the 2019 Alvin, Manvel & Shadow Creek Graduates

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Manvel High School

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ACC Foundation awards more than $50,000 in scholarships The Alvin Community College Foundation awarded more than $58,750 in scholarships to students at area high schools this year. Fifty scholarships were awarded to students at Alvin High School, Manvel High School, Assets Academy and

Shadow Creek High School. Every year, the ACC Foundation hosts events such as the gala to help raise donations for the Foundation Opportunity scholarships. Twenty Opportunity scholarships were awarded this year for $1,500 each.

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ACC recognizes outstanding students on Awards Day Alvin Community College recognized several outstanding students for academic excellence during the Awards Day ceremony April 29. Among the winners was Denise Aviles, of Angleton, who received

the President’s Award. While attending ACC, Aviles was instrumental in the development of the college food bank and working in the Office of Retention while also being named to the dean’s list.

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Alvin High School students receive scholarships

Dozens of seniors of the Alvin High School Class of 2019 were honored Monday in a ceremony presenting them with various scholarships. Lead Counselor for Alvin ISD Carlene Leal said over $460,000 in scholarships were awarded. The largest were the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship for $180,000, awarded to Daniel R. Taylor, and the prestigious $128,000 40 Acres Scholarship to the University of Texas-Austin, presented to valedictorian Tobechukwu Phillips by fellow Alvin High School alumnus and UT-Austin Student Body President Colton Becker. (Photos by Joshua Truksa)

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ACC Foundation awards grants and honors staff The Alvin Community College Foundation presented $40,807 in grants and awards at the annual Afternoon of Honor on April 30. The Innovative Initiative Grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative approaches to fulfill the mission of Alvin

health outreach program, assist students with hardships, create a digital archive, purchase technology and more. The Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to help create a mental outreach program for students. Two thousand dollars was

To keep pace with today’s technology, a $2,000 grant was awarded to help fund virtual reality training on campus. The ACC Foundation also presented grants that were part of the Adopt-a-Grant program. Guests at Foundation events such as the annual Gala were asked to

support different projects with individual donations from $25 to $100. The departments which will receive Adopt-a-Grant funds include the music program to purchase outdoor speakers and for

student scholarships, scholarships for students in the communications program, Dual Enrollment scholarships, an emergency fund for students and staff and scholarships in the welding program, the STRIVE program,

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We are so proud of you, Austin! Congratulations! The annual Excellence Awards were announced during the Afternoon of Honor on April 30. Recipients were, (second from left) Institutional Support specialist Lori King and Institutional Effectiveness and Research associate Tammy Braswell. Joining them are ACC Foundation President David Jircik, left, and ACC President Christal M. Albrecht. (Courtesy photo) Community College. The grants will be used for the 2019-20 academic year. More than $20,000 in funds was also awarded to Adopt-A-Grant programs to benefit student scholarships, the Summer Children’s Theatre Festival, the Upward Bound program, the music program and more. The ACC Foundation also presented faculty and staff members with the Foundation Excellence Awards which recognize college faculty and staff members. Winners this year are Institutional Support specialist Lori King and Institutional Effectiveness and Research associate Tammy Braswell. Each received $1,000. Innovative Initiative Grants were awarded to create a mental

awarded to assist students facing hardships with graduating. To help raise awareness about mental health issues, a $1,000 grant was awarded to create an Active Minds Chapter at ACC. A $1,000 grant was issued to the welding department to adjust a forklift to simulate a crane. The foundation awarded a $385 grant to help create an archive of the Alvin Sun newspaper. A $2,000 grant was awarded to the Skilled Training Rewarding Independence and Vocational Education program to purchase tablets for its students for STEM education. The foundation issued a $1,500 grant to create a podcast studio. A $2,000 grant was issued to purchase tablets for enhancing academic advising on campus.

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Left, ACC programs were awarded funds from the ACC Foundation Adopt-A-Grant program during the Afternoon of Honor. Below, ACC staff members and programs received funds for Innovative Initiative grants from the ACC Foundation.

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the Upward Bound program to fund cultural events, the Upward Bound program to fund the purchase of benches for the jogging trail, the lab school for Snow Day, the ACC and Alvin ISD Food Drive and the 35th Summer Children’s Theatre Festival. A wine pull conducted at the 2018 Foundation Gala helped fund an Adopt-A-Grant to help students affected by Hurricane Harvey with textbooks and supplies. Many students and staff members continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Foundation awarded $48,949 to the ACC Student and Staff Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The ACC Foundation’s work this past year has provided more than $123,907 to scholarship programs and staff development which will benefit the college now and in the future,. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. Its mission is to provide opportunities for students, faculty and the college.


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A year to remember in Alvin ISD

CLASS OF

2019

ALVIN HIGH SCHOOL

ELIZABETH GROSS You made it! We're proud of you. We love you!

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CLASS OF

2019

MANVEL HIGH SCHOOL

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Congratulations! Follow your Dreams! Believe in yourself!

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The Day


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CLASS OF

2019

ALVIN HIGH SCHOOL

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Career Extravaganza

Thank you to the sponsors of the Alvin ISD Education Foundation Celebration of Academic Excellence! We celebrated the top graduates of the Class of 2019 from Alvin High School, ASSETS Academy, Manvel High School and Shadow Creek High School and the student’s Most Influential Educators.

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Volunteers make a big difference at Alvin ISD Volunteers and community partners enhance the education of our children. Alvin ISD has the support of many parent volunteers as well as local community members and organizations that positively impact student achievement and enrich school experiences. These partnerships bring a wealth of resources and assets to the classrooms. Alvin ISD hosted a luncheon in April to recognize the parent volunteers and community partners that have made a contribution and positively impacted each of the schools during this school year. The 2018-19 volunteers and community partners recognized during the luncheon were: Volunteers: Heather Hummel Pam Webster Anita Bozeman Courtney Underwood Shawn Hoover April Spencer Gina Thomas Alecia LaSalle Toan Tran Rachel Vrubel Rebecca Lozano Debbye Brown Georgine Elliott Virginia Kobersky Albert (A.J.) Johnson Mrs. Johnson LaTeshia Carson John Allen Melody Unruh Theresa Skrabanek Veronica Victorian Evelyn James Claribel Carrizales Angela Curl-Okarfor Carmel Keys

Matt Freeburg Rae Longest Lisa Amerson Thor Mynderse Kelly Smith Community Partners: Stanton’s Shopping Center – Allen Stanton Communities in Schools - April McGuire Big Star Ford – Buzz Morgan Universal Technical Institute – Houston Campus – Joseph Montoya New Hope Church Alvin Campus – Pastor Howard Agnew New Image Orthodontics – Dr. Hicks Alvin Chiropractic Center – Dr. Vincent Jeter The Way of Life Church – Pastor Chris Clemons Horace Mann Insurance – Scot Bryant The Sprinkle Bar Bakery – Jazmin Villegas Stomps Burger Joint – Eyad “Eddie” Taye & Barbara Taye City of Alvin PD – Shawn Gilcrease Texas Wide Realty – Jose Torres Pearland Pediatric Dentistry Come to Me Animal Rescue – Jennifer Gurrola and Martha Vasquez Phillips 66 – Mike McGee Gander Studio – Mary Smith Shirley Brothers Whataburger Alvin – Joseph Randle Shepard of the Heart United Methodist Church (Food From the Heart Program) – Dawn Rinn Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery – Mr. & Mrs. Reginald & Tomi Alexander

Meridiana Oasis Center – Nina Smith & Monica Conchola City of Alvin – Junru Roland City of Alvin Parks and Recreation – Dan Kelinske & Michelle Nesrsta Southfork Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram – Chri Godwin Huntington Learning Center – Cindi Justice Bayway Chevrolet – Christopher Ausmus

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Congratulations to the senior class at ASSETS Academy

The senior class at ASSETS Academy will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Manvel High School

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Congratulations Seniors! 1113 S. Johnson • Alvin (right across from Alvin High School)


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