PHS announces 2018 student honors
PHS announces 2018 student honors
PHS senior Kristan Rincon was named 2018 class valedictorian and Lucy Hernandez was named class salutatorian at the 2018 Plainview High School Scholarship and Awards Assembly held on Monday evening. Who’s Who Awards, certificates of academic achievement, and scholarships recipients were also presented during the ceremony held in the PHS auditorium.
John Patrick Ceniseros was honored as recipient of the LaVern Roach Memorial Award. The award, sponsored by the Plainview Lions Club, is the highest honor given to a PHS senior male student and is selected by popular vote of the student body. The award is named in honor of LaVern Roach, a 1943 PHS graduate and welterweight boxing champion who died in the ring in 1950. Roach’s widow, Evelyn Roach, established the award in 1950 to promote clean living, good citizenship and sportsmanship.
Trini Perez was recognized as recipient of the Nelda McQueen Laney Award. The award, also sponsored by the Plainview Lions Club, is the highest honor given to a PHS senior female student. It was established this year in memory of the “First Lady of West Texas” Nelda McQuien Laney and recognizes a senior girl who is in good standing at PHS, exhibits the traits of leadership and good citizenship, and is involved in student organizations at Plainview High School.
Recognized as LaVern Roach Award nominees were Jaylon Borrego, Benjamin Bozeman, Andres Garcia, Joseph Guy, Carson Hauk, Adrian Hinojosa, Tai Phan, Octavius Vera and Edgar Zamarripa.
Recognized as Nelda McQuien Laney Award nominees were Jaylee Campos, Anahi Cordero, Dareli Chavez, Lucy Hernandez, Bethany Gamez, Lauren Pritchard, Mahogany Nails, Yasmine Soto, and Tabbatha Riojas.
Who’s Who Award recipients, selected by their classroom teachers based upon academic excellence and classroom participation in various subjects, are: Emily Franklin, mathematics; Lucy Hernandez, science; Brendan Cavazos, social studies; Isaac McMickings, English; and Lucy Hernandez, foreign language.
Plainview High School has 291 graduating seniors this year. To be distinguished as an honor graduate, students must have maintained an overall grade point average of 5.0 or above. The following senior students were recognized as honor graduates (* indicates the student is also in the top 10% of class): Dylan Beck, Jayden Brush*, Allison Carson, Madison Carson, Erick Castillo*, Isabel Castillo, Gabriel Castro, John Ceniseros, Kimberly Cervera*, Erica Chavez*, Emily Collins, Liberty Crawford, Crusita Cruz-Chavez, Larissa DeLaRosa*, Ingrid DeSantiago*, Anastasia Espinosa*, Fernando Flores*, Emily Franklin*, Alberto Garcia*, Andres Garcia*, Harlie Garcia*, Juan Garcia* Lori Gauntt*,Samantha Gonzales, Jorge Gonzalez, Gilbert Gutierrez*, Carson Hauk, Lucy Hernandez*, Luis Hernandez*, Samantha Hernandez,Kit Kingston, Brianna Ledesma*, Katie Mahagan*, Pedro Mariscal*, Zachary McDonough, Isaac McMickings, Milly Meza, Tomi Moralez, Mahogany Nails, Lauren Pardo*, Trey Perez*, Tai Phan*, Lauren Pritchard*, Edgar Quiroga*, Kristan Rincon*, Allyson Solis*, Christian Switzenberg, Sawyer Tirey*, Morgan Valadez, McKinley Whalen, and Dylana Williams.
95% of the graduating seniors have received acceptance letters from the armed forces, technical schools, college or universities. These students have also amassed $1,250,800 in scholarship money which includes $30,000 in local scholarship funds awarded during the evening events. Prior to the awards ceremony, local scholarship donors and recipients were honored with a reception.
Local scholarship recipients include:
- Pedro Mariscal, Bob Hilburn Memorial Scholarship—Kiwanis Club
- Justin Josiah Rodriguez, Clay Warren Memorial Scholarship
- Lauren Pritchard, Clay Warren “Spirit of Encouragement” Scholarship—Kiwanis Club
- Kit Kingston, Coach James Frazier Memorial Scholarship—Kiwanis Club
- Erica Chavez, College Hill Alumni Scholarship—College Hill PTA
- Brianna Ledesma, College Hill Alumni Scholarship—College Hill PTA
- Samantha Gonzales, Coronado Middle School PTA Scholarship
- McKinley Whalen, Coronado Middle School PTA Scholarship
- Jaylee Campos, David Bryant Memorial Scholarship—Hale County REACT
- Bethany Gamez, Dr. Ron and Melody Miller Scholarship
- Sage Landeros, Edgemere Elementary PTA Scholarship
- Tai Phan, Edgemere Elementary PTA Scholarship
- Fernando Flores, E.W. Williams Scholarship—Centennial Bank
- Dylan Beck, First Student Scholarship
- Samantha Hernandez, First Student Scholarship
- Anastasia Espinosa, Francisco Aguilera Sr. Memorial Scholarship
- Mahogany Nails, Greg Sherwood Memorial Scholarship
- Carson Hauk, Heather Scholarship
- Lisseth Alderette, Inez Wade Memorial Scholarship—Hillcrest Elementary PTA
- Trey Perez, John Coleman Memorial Scholarship
- Morgan Valadez, John Coleman Memorial Scholarship
- Kimberly Cervera, LaMesa Elementary PTA Scholarship
- Luis Hernandez, LaMesa Elementary PTA Scholarship
- Jayden Brush, Lamont Veatch Scholarship—PHS Class of 1970
- Andres Garcia, Lamont Veatch Scholarship—PHS Class of 1970
- Kristan Rincon, Lamont Veatch Scholarship—PHS Class of 1970
- John Ceniseros, LaVern Roach Scholarship—Plainview Lion’s Club
- Trini Perez, Nelda McQueen Laney Scholarship-Plainview Lion’s Club
- Lucy Hernandez, PHS Class of 1965 Scholarship
- Lori Gauntt, Plainview High School National Honor Society Scholarship
- Jaiden Salas, Raymond Akin Scholarship—Plainview Chamber of Commerce
- Desiree Villanueva, Raymond Akin Scholarship—Plainview Chamber of Commerce
- Benjamin Bozeman, Reese Masten Memorial Scholarship—Kiwanas Club
- Sawyer Tirey, Reid Rogers Memorial Student Council Scholarship
- Jaylon Borrego, Romey Fennell Memorial Scholarship—Black Awareness Committee
- Katie Mahagan, Sam Coleman Memorial Scholarship
- Zach McDonough, Sam Coleman Memorial Scholarship
- Trevor Reid , Shattered Dreams Scholarship
- Tabbatha Riojas, Shattered Dreams Scholarship
- Gilbert Gutierrez, Thunderbird Elementary PTA Scholarship
- Isaac McMickings , Thunderbird Elementary PTA Scholarship
- Ingrid DeSantiago, Tut Tawwater Scholarship-Plainview Lion’s Club
- Emily Franklin, Walter Wright Choral Music Scholarship
- Harlie Garcia, Plainview Ex-Students Association Scholarship – Chamber of Commerce
PHS principal Brandt Reagan, associate principal Randa Wrenn, and assistant principals Kevin Parker, Robert O’Connor, and Mary Elizabeth Dickerson presented the awards assisted by PHS counselors Valinda Parker, Courtney Wood, Robin Sweeney and Andrea Morales.
Academic award honorees were recognized. They are students who have distinguished themselves by maintaining a 4.0 weighted GPA or better in core classes for the current school year.
Seniors: Annemissis Adcock, Lisseth Alderete, Jennifer Badillo Fenelon, Emily Ballard, Dylan Beck, Jaylon Borrego, Benjamin Bozeman, Jayden Brush, Jaylee Campos, Allison Carson, Madison Carson, Erick Castillo, Isabel Castillo, Gabriel Castro, Brenden Cavazos, John Ceniseros, Kimberly Cervera, Erica Chavez, Emily Collins, Liberty Crawford, Crusita Cruz-Chavez, Larissa DeLaRosa, Catherine Delgado, Ingrid DeSantiago, Maud Escande, Anastasia Espinosa, Johana Figueroa, Fernando Flores, Paris Floyd, Emily Franklin, Brittney Gaitan, Bethany Gamez, Alberto Garcia, Andres Garcia, Harlie Garcia, Juan Garcia, Maria Garcia, Gabriela Garza, Lori Gauntt, Samantha Gonzales, Jorge Gonzalez, Gilbert Gutierrez, Samantha Gutierrez, Shanon Hareford, Carson Hauk, Alexa Hernandez, Lucy Hernandez, Luis Hernandez, Samantha Hernandez, Britney Juarez, Kit Kingston, Caleb Knox, Natalie Landaverde, Brianna Ledesma, Haily Lewis, Krystal Longoria, Miguel Macias, Katie Mahagan, Pedro Mariscal, Zachary McDonough, Isaac McMickings, Milly Meza, Tomi Moralez, Mahogany Nails, Gustavo Navarrete, Samantha Olivas, Lauren Pardo, Trey Perez, Treyton Peterson, Tai Phan, Lauren Pritchard, Edgar Quiroga, Trevor Reid, Timothy Reyes, Kristan Rincon, Jaiden Salas, Allyson Solis, Christian Switzenberg, Sawyer Tirey, Hunter Thomas, Morgan Valadez, Desiree Villanueva, McKinley Whalen, and Dylana Williams.
Juniors: Bryan Abanonu, Maria Alegre, Josue Alonso, Marie Azua, Katelynn Baeza, Makinzi Beaty-Nogle, Michael Britton, Abby Cain, Kyra Campos, Hannah Cardy, Orion Castaneda, Isaac Castillo, Estrella Chairez, Armando Delgado, Kassandra Diaz, Derek Dominguez, Avery Gallegos, Elizabeth Garcia, Lizette Garcia, Ashley Gauntt, Brooklyn Gonzales, Brisa Gonzalez, Sophia Gregory, Camarie Henderson, Shelbie Hernandez, Alexa Hinojos, Kaitlyn Holland, Amanda Holt, Yingzhi Huang, Lauren Hukill, Alyssa Hurta, Milca Jaime Brunet, Nicholas Kennedy, Jesse Long, Nathaniel Longoria, Jayden Lopez, Kyle McClenagan, Albert McIntee, Alize Medina, Perla Medina, Jaime Milbern, Carsen Miles, Virginia Monreal, Miranda Montoya, Grayson Moore, Logan Patrick, Maira Plascencia, Jakob Rosas, Zachary Rushing, Madison Saldivar, Ruben Salinas, Coby Savage, Sayler Scarborough, Harlan Schafer, Olivia Shannon, Alexis Shedd, Joshua Snellgrove, Elizabeth Terry, Stephanie Valdez, Andres Villa, Fatima Villa Pelayo, Courtney Watson, Brendan Weaver, Kaitlyn Wieland, Conner Williams, Cody Wright, and Alexa Zapata.
Sophomores: Justin Adame, Jeremiah Armijo, Andrea Arredondo, Vanessa Arzabala, Ever Avila, Jacqueline Banda, Javier Batres, Lexie Bennett, Ana Briones, Aime Calderon Tamayo, Naidelin Campos Carrola, Isabel Campos, Maritza Castro, Alejandra Chavez Flores, Miriam Copeland, Regina Covarrubias, Jacob Dawson, Alexis Delgado, Hayden Ennis, Alyssa Escalante, Leslie Felan, Raquel Ferrer Mariscal, Alexis Flores, Aurora Garcia, Paola Garcia, Elijah Garibay, Jaclyn Garza, Evelyn Gaytan, Victoria Gomez, Raylin Gonzalez, Ricardo Gutierrez, Lacey Hall, Emily Hendon, Margarita Hernandez, Tatum Hernandez, Jarren Isaguirre, Katelyn Kelley, Krista Landeros, Alyzeah Longoria, Samuel Longoria, Serena Lopez, Malachi Martinez, Hannah Massingill, Kole Mayberry, Lauren Mayo, Hezzekiah McAdoo, Ruby McCarty, Maranda McCready, Peyton McNutt, Zoe Medinn, Aspin Miller, Austin Miller, Araceli Monzon, Inesha Nash, Lainie Nelson, Yu Xiang Ni, Chloe Perez, Kevin Phan, Carlos Plascencia Ramirez, Jacqueline Porras, Michael Rhoades, Jackson Riley, Morgan Ritter, Hannah Rodriguez, Andrew Rollins, William Rossi, Megan Ruhland, Angelina Saiz, Autumn Sandlin, Leah Sansom, Jenna Sepeda, Mitchell Sims, Kathana Smith, Peyton Straley, Laura Summers, Jaclyn Tijerina, Janette Villanueva, Rainey Walter, Paisleigh Wilkens, Payton Wilkens, Barron Williams, Brittany Wren, Aneka Wynn, Nathaniel Zapata, and Araceli Zermeno.
Freshmen: Caleb Aguirre, Joseph Alcozer ,Yesenia Alonso, Ayleen Aranda, Tessa Barrett, Jazlee Ballesteros, Kylie Bennett, Crystal Brace, Aracely Castillo, Gisselle Chavez, Mia DeLaRosa, Valeria DeSantiago, Janelley Esparza, Jessie Espinoza, Max Farr, Brandon Fenelon, Timothy Franklin, Christina Garcia, Deysi Garcia Alonso, Austin Gauntt, Charles Gipson, Michaela Gonzales, Kathryn Gravelle, Keila Jaime Brunet, Abigail Landeros, Jennifer Lopez, Jerric Lopez, Alexia Macedo Garcia, Cole Martin, Adolfo Martinez, Jenny Mendoza, Caroline Northcutt, Katlyn Ocanas, Jordyn Ramirez, Julian Ramirez, Isaiah Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez, Tyler Rodriguez, Samm Rollins, Marissa Salazar, Rogelio Saucedo, Emily Sigala, Allison Smock, Robert Thornton, Mia Velez, and Adan Villa.
The PHS Navy Junior ROTC color guards presented the flags.
The PHS A Capella Select choir members led the audience in the school alma mater at the conclusion of the program.
Floral arrangements decorating the stage were created by the PHS floral design class.