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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates Mackensie Lee Arensdorf Parents: Angela Marie Kelly Selken and Richard Lee Arensdorf Grandparents: the late Melody Noga, and the late Richard Arensdorf, Timothy Kelly and Terri Arensdorf. Hobbies: Reading, writing, playing basketball, and running Most influenced by: Mr. Manley, Ms. Keesee, Mrs. Lange, Ms.Dallas. Most memorable moment: Spending two years with my sister Cinnamon Lynn Kelly in high school. Future plans: Have my own business, then live on a farm and build a family. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Running my own day-care business.

Samantha Belk Parents: Tabatha Perez Grandparents: Carolyn and Willie Sr. and George and Debbie Perez. Activities: Softball, Track, Basketball, AVID and FCCLA. Most influenced by: I am most influenced by my mother for pushing me to do my best. Future plans: I plan on becoming a Nurse or Dental Hygienist and traveling the world. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Having a wonderful time with life.

Parents: Brandee Smith (stepfather Tyler Smith) and Bo Bennett. Grandparents: Sandra Bennett, Jimmy Bennett and Debra

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and majoring in Kinesiology. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Starting my young career as a training coach and being the best I can be in every aspect.

Alyssa Bullard Parents: Janet & Perry Bullard Grandparents: Gary & Theresa Woodbury. Activities: Softball, Volleyball, Track and Cross Country. Hobbies: Sleeping. Most influenced by:

Jon Binder Grandparents: Ed and Karen Binder Activities:I’ve participated in many things such as baseball, rotary interact, student council, FFA, 4H, UIL academics, one act play, basketball manager, football, band and nation honor society. Hobbies:I like to play sports, hang with friends, and play Fortnite. Most influenced by: My grandparents have influenced me the most. They are hardworking people and never settle for decent work. They keep striving and pushing me to do the best I can. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is hanging out in the rubber gym playing competivie badminton games and finishing exams. Future plans: I plan to attend Texas A&M university to major in Civil Engineering, Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I plan on managing an engineering firm in West Texas.

David Briones

James Bryce Bennett

Spray, Joel Spray. Activities: Theatre and junk. That’s about it. Hobbies: Writing and practicing comedy. Most influenced by: My stepfather, Tyler Smith.

Most memorable moment: When I wrote a play in my junior year. Everyone got to see it, and I got a lot of praise for it. The most memorable part is that I’ll never be able to write anything better than it. It haunts me every night when I sleep. Future plans: Attend A&M Corpus Christi, and major in Marine Biology. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: As a consultant for offshore oil rigs, and possibly a writer on the side.

Parents: Thomas and Jessica Mata. Grandparents: Juan and Cathy Del la Rosa. Activities: Football and track. Hobbies: Lifting and being around family and friends. Most influenced by: My father Thomas Mata. Most memorable moment: Starting off my freshman year with a broken tibia and being on crutches for 4+ months. Future plans: Attending Angelo State University

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My Mother. Most memorable moment: Getting third in my first cross country meet. Future plans: To be a dental hygienist. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Settling down.

Jett Byler Parents: Will and Karen Byler Activities: Baseball 4-H and Livestock Showing. Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing and hanging out with my friends. Most influenced by: My brothers; Kasey, Kennedy, Russell, Ryan and my Mom and Dad. They taught me right from wrong, and they did so much for me. Most memorable moment: Is when my brother Russell helped me get my first vehicle. Future plans: I have not decided for sure, but I plan to maybe go into the Army or go work in the windmills. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I hope to be successful in the above future plans and hopefully starting to settle down and live my life to the fullest.

Jessica Castleberry Parents: Todd and Kim Castleberry. Grandparents: Quinton and Alice Rogers, Gary and Sharon Castleberry

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates Activities: Basketball, softball, track, FFA, FCCLA, 4-H, BFC, Rotary Interact, student athletic trainer and Cross Country. Hobbies: Art and crafts, reading and cooking. Most influenced by:I have been most influenced by my mom and dad. For all the times I didn’t thank them because I was too young, too busy or just didn’t find the words, today I thank you for all you’ve done for me. Now that I’m older, I realize more and more everything y’all did, everything y’all gave, and most importantly, everything y’all stand for and I love y’all and thank y’all with all of my grateful heart. Future plans: I am going to ASU to major in Kinesiology to become a physical therapist. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself helping people recover from their injuries while I’m a physical therapist.

Dylen Crabb

Parents: Tammy Crabb and Jimmy Crabb Activities: Baseball. Hobbies: Playing guitar and hanging out with friends. Most memorable moment: Winning first Bi-District baseball championship for Ballinger High School. Future plans: Attend Sam Houston State University to major in criminal justice. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Working in law enforcement and making a difference.

Leslie Santiago Cecilio

constantly an example of selfless love and service. He has taught me about faith and God. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is when band made it to area finals. Future plans: Become a large animal veterinarian. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Working as a large animal veterinarian.

Haley Cullen

Parents: Martin Santiago and Victoriana Cecilio. Activities: Time with friends ; participate in events and visit my family. Hobbies: Soccer, listen to music, traveling and cooking. Most influenced by: My mother because she always encourages me. Most memorable moment: When I enter a new school and travel in another country. Future plans: Work in a restaurant and finish school. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Be someone in life with what I am going to have.

Jeadan Coy Parents: Tristan Coy, Roger Martinez. Grandparents: Sherry Juarez, Benny Juarez. Activities: Basketball, football, band. Hobbies: I play Fortnite and work at Tractor Supply. Most influenced by: Ninja- Best Fortnite player ever. Most memorable moment: When I fell off a tree and broke my arm. Future plans: To be a band director. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? At home playing Fortnite.

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Parents: Jennifer & Steven Cullen Grandparents: Mildred & Raymond Yost & the late Barbara & Billy Ray Cullen Activities: DECA, FCCLA, investment

club. Hobbies: Impulsive buying and shopping. Most influenced by: My little sister. Most memorable moments: Going to Destin, Florida. Future plans: Go to ASU and create a career in CSI or pharmaceuticals Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Married, with two kids, with a career in CSI.

Emma Duke Parents: Kevin and Jeanne Duke. Grandparents: Carroll and Dixie Duke, Thomas and Joan Craft. Activities: Band, theatre, youth group, FCCLA, 4-H, FFA, Student Council, Rotary Interact, Junior Chamber, Investment Club, National Honor Society. Hobbies: Reading, being outside and animals. Most influenced by: My grandfather, Carroll. He is

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Mary Dunn Parents: David and Kimberly Dunn Grandparents: Charles and Mary Dunn and Jim and Joyce Lawless. Activities: My activities include Marching and Concert Band, journalism, ceramics, drawing, painting, and Art Club. Hobbies: My hobbies include playing video games, reading, writing short stories, sewing, and bottle-feeding orphaned baby animals, including, but not limited to, opossums, sparrows, squirrels, and kittens. Most influenced by: My momma has influenced me the most in life. She always faces her issues head on with a smile, treating every person as though they are important. Her strong faith and her determination drive me to become a better person. No matter what I do in life, and no matter where I end up, I will be satisfied if I end up being even half as kind as she is. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when my family and I went camping when I was 12. I couldn’t sleep, and neither could my dad. We ended up watching the bats fly across the moon all night, and then we watched the sun rise. Future plans:I plan to major in Art and Graphic design, and minor in English. I will be certified to teach both Art and English.

Jason Elliott Parents: Gary and Cathy Elliott Grandparents: Bernice and Bobbie Elliott, Ivan and Ann Slaughter. Activities: Basketball, Baseball, Track, UIL,

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates and FFA. Hobbies: Playing sports, hanging out with friends, and playing video games Most influenced by: My parents, they have raised me to be a respectful and responsible young adult. Most memorable moment: Scoring 13 points in bi-district basketball playoffs and bringing home the trophy. Future plans: I plan on attending ASU to pursue a degree in computer science. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I plan on starting a family and hopefully managing my own business.

Shelby Flores Parents: Terry Flores and Jennifer Flores. Grandparents: Elaine McDaniel, Jesse Flores, Mary Owens, Mary Soto, John Soto, Activities: Varsity Cheerleading, Varsity golf, Vice President of Junior Chamber, CX Debate, One Act Play, Fall production. Hobbies: I enjoy journaling, watching NetFlix, and spending time with my friends and family. Most influenced by: I am most influenced by my parents and the teaching staff at Ballinger High School. They have taught me to be strong and supported me in my goals that I have. Most memorable moment: My senior year my AVID 4 class threw a birthday party for my teacher, Melissa Herring. Every student in the class pitched in and bought something to bring. We had cake, cupcakes, coke floats, chips, dip, and candy. Without Mrs. Herring I would not be the student I am today. Future plans: I plan to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks and get my associates degree to be a dental assistant.

Claudia Garza

Production, Basketball, yearbook club.

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Parents: Joe Garza and Monica Garza Grandparents: Juanita Garza & Cecilio Garza, Feliciano Cano & Margarita Cano Activities: FCCLA, Avid , Track and Field, Art Club, Fall

Most influenced by: I am influenced by both my mom and dad they have motivated me to become the person I am now. Without them I would probably be a mess. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment happened during lunch in the cafeteria. My best friend Martha got up to throw her tray away and right in front of the trash can was a green bean. She was too busy laughing that she didn’t see it on the floor. She slipped and as she slipped she grabbed the trashcan from fully falling. Future plans: After graduating high school I plan to attend Howard Community College and become an RN. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself married with kids and working in a hospital as an RN.

Criselda Garza Parents: Joe and Monica Garza. Grandparents: Juanita Garza and Cecilio Garza, Feliciano Cano and Margarita Cano. Activities: DECA Club, Photography Club, Art Club, UIL Accounting. Most influenced by: My parents - whether it be for guidance, support, advice, or a big hug; they have been my true friends and have always been there for me throughout my life. They face the struggles of being a parent and sacrifices necessary to have a family. I admire the hard work they have put into building the amazing childhood and life I have been given. Future plans: My future plans are to go to college studying in the medical field to become a surgical medical assistant. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Working in a great hospital being a surgical medical assistant. Have a great husband and two or more kids to provide for.

Kinley Gray Parents: Michael and Cindy Gray Grandparents: Betty Gray and the late Mike Gray, Linda and Stan Greer Activities: Basketball, Cheerleading, Track,

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Cross Country, Rotary Interact, Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Lifeguard, FCA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, UIL Calculators, DECA, Glory Road Cowboy Church. Hobbies: Traveling, shopping, spending time with family and friends. Most influenced by: My sister, Taylor. She has always been there for me through everything. She is the greatest wife, mother, and sister and one of the strongest people I know. Most memorable moment: When Lauren fell down the stairs and sprained her ankle, but I was a terrible friend and just laughed at her. Future plans: I am planning on attending Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in kinesiology and then going onto physical therapy school. Art Club, Fall Production, Basketball, yearbook club.

Vivian Guerrero Parents: Teresa Contreras and Michael Contreras. Grandparents: Rose Galvan. Activities: Softball, yrack, basketball, AVID, and student Athletic Trainer. Hobbies: EATING, arts and crafts, drawing, and cooking. Most influenced by: I have been most influenced by my parents and my grandmother. No matter how much attitude I had with them they never gave up on me and they were always there to keep pushing me through hard times, and because they fed me and didn’t let me die. :) Most memorable moment: My first year of varsity track when I helped my 4x200 meter relay team make it all the way to regionals. Future plans: Attend college, become and veterinary technician, and further my education in this field. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Somewhere off working my dream job and enjoying life.

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates Cody Hampton Parents: Teresa and Robert Hampton. Activities: UIL Science. Hobbies: Card games and video games. Most influenced by: My family.

Martha Lorena Herrera Perez Parents: Alberto and Martha Herrera Grandparents: Guadalupe and Maria Guadalupe Perez, Esteban & Margarita Herrera. Activities: Photography Club, Art Club, DECCA. Hobbies: Powerlifting and photography Most influenced by: My two best friends Criselda and Claudia Garza, they helped me focus on my dreams and have been supported me in everything. Most memorable moment: Winning Ms.Howdy. Future plans: Go to college and study photography. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Traveling taking pictures for a magazine.

Rebecca Holden Parents: Stuart and Shelly Holden. Grandparents: Jerry and Darnell Holden, James and Carolynn Williams. Activities: FBC Youth Group, Career Prep

Program. Hobbies: Reading, Talking, Playing with my pups, Hanging out with my SUPER cool parents. Most influenced by: Jerry and Darnell Holden, thank you for teaching me that there was a world before technology. Most memorable moment: Freshman YearBiology Class… “Cause Spain is like England?” Kinley Gray.

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Future plans: Attend Texas tech University and study Communications. Pursue Masters in speech pathology. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Surrounded by my family, friends, and lots of dogs.

Avery House Parents: Kathy and Johnny House Grandparents: Dorothy Carter Activities: Marching and Concert Band, FCCLA Hobbies: Reading, writing, watching anime, chilling with my cats, Most influenced by: The characters I read about in books who have to struggle to reach their goals - who seem to have the whole world against them, and despite all that they still push through in the end. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment, was when I finally found the courage to publish a story on an online writing site, and quickly got a wonderful review asking for more. Before I had been scared of what other people would think and would chicken out before I got the chance to publish anything, but soon my worries became irrelevant at the fact so many people wanted to see more of my work. It was a real eye-opener, and now I enjoy showing others my writing. Future plans: Attending Angelo State University, and hopefully working in the book business later on, whether it be selling, editing, or writing them. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: If not working in a quaint little book store somewhere, then most likely as the resident cat lady.

Luke Huston Parents: Barbra and Tony Huston Grandparents: Linda and Hans Borm, Ed Huston. Activities: Tennis, Football, Track, Skills USA, Golf. Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, woodworking, Ping Pong, construction, camping, backpacking, hiking, swimming, farming,

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skeet shooting Most influenced by: I’m most influenced by my brothers, Jake, and Lane. They have in many ways shown me how to be a man, and helped me out anytime I’m in a pickle. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moments were all the tennis tournaments and track meets that I’ve had over the years. I’ve made many new friends and made many friendships stronger. Future plans: I plan on living in San Angelo, and going to ASU. I plan to work for Valley Creek Construction while in school and eventually graduate collage and start a family Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to be married, and possibly considering children, I want to have a full time job, have a house paid off, and be in a permanent location.

Samantha JoeReyes Jalomo Parents: Daughter of Richard and Vicki Jalomo. Grandparents: Loved by Cleo & Josi Reyes and Pablo & Mendora Jalomo. Activities: Family Career Community leaders of America, Art Club, Photography Club Investment Club, & DECA. Hobbies: Binge watching TV shows, editing and overlapping media, drawing, caring for my cats and dogs, and spending time with my friends and family. Most influenced by: My father, who has always managed to always see a reason to keep moving forward with a smile on his face. I wish to be as motivated as he is to take care of my family and be as happy as can be just like him. Future plans: To move to Austin to attend college and live with my best friend. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Lounging around in my sexy designer clothes, relaxing in my big and beautiful house, rolling in my wealth, and hopefully sharing my success with amazing and loving people who matter the most to me.

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates Jace Michael King Parents: Phil and Sandy King Hobbies: Fishing. Activities: Football honors: Varsity starter on offense and defense 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. First Team All-District offense and defense 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. All-West Texas 2014, 2016 and 2017. All-West Texas Super Team 2016 and 2017. All-Big Country 2016 and 2017. All-Big Country Super Team 2016 and 2017. All-State 2017. Baseball 2015, 2017 and 2018. Golf honors 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. District Medalist 2017 and 2018. District Championship 2018, Regional qualifier 2017 and 2018. Football Offensive MVP, Golf MVP and Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football. Person most influenced by: My Dad because he started his own business at a very young age and has been successful. He is a hard-working man who can fix anything. He manages a business, takes

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care of a farm, and still finds time to mentor me. He coached all of my YMCA football, teenage baseball, and golf. He has spent countless hours at the golf course, teaching me one of his favorite sports, not to mention attending everything I have been involved with. He has taught me to work hard and have a good work ethic. He has the biggest heart, and I have seen him give to so many people and organizations. Thank you Dad for all you have taught me. I also admire my mother, brother and sisters. I have been blessed with an amazing family that I love. Future Plans: To join the family business. Where do I see myself in 10 years: Owning my own restaurant.

Terri Kuhn Parents:Rose Kuhn, George Pimentel. Hobbies: writing, painting, and listening to music. Most influenced by: No one because I am myself and I do

my own thing although my mom does motivate me. Most memorable moment: Freshman year when I moved to San Angelo and went to Lake View and I couldn’t talk the first few days because I had severe infection in my throat and I got told I sounded like a “dying whale.” Future plans: traveling around the U.S. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully in a happy place, filled with positivity and love.

Lauren Landers Parents: Shane Landers and Deena Esser. Grandparents: Kathy and CurAs Hampton and Debbie and Jim Koester Activities: Cheerleading, basketball, track, cross country, softball, National Honor Society, Rotary Interact, FCCLA, FCA, Ballinger Noon Lion’s Club, Junior Cham-

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates ber of Commerce, Glory Road Cowboy Church, lifeguard. Hobbies: Kayaking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors Most inIluenced by: My grandmother and my mom: they have been by my side through all the years of school, sports and injuries and have never doubted me a single Ame. They are the two strongest, loving and most supportive people in my life. Most memorable moment: Always making a trip to dairy queen aHer every out of town football game with Coach Minz to get ice cream… Coach Minz loves her dipped cones. Future plans: I will be attending Texas Tech University and majoring in Animal Science starting next fall. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I plan to keep my options open until I know exactly what I want to do, but hope to be a nurse or in conservation law enforcement.

Tyler Lange Parents: Richard and Elizabeth Lange. Grandparents: Steven and Natalie Lange and Pat Watkins. Activities: Band, baseball, FFA. Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, outdoor

activities. Most influenced by: Parents, grandparents, and friends. Future plans: Be succesfull. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Having a job and living life to the best of my ability.

Arturo Martinez

Destiny Manley Parents: Beth and Kenneth Manley. Activities: I am involved in Lady Cat Softball, Track & Field, and Cross Country. Although everything is coming to an end I loved every minute of it, and I’m going to miss it tremendously! Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, playing softball, and going to San Angelo and watching movies with my friends and

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boyfriend. Most of all, I love eating and sleeping! Most influenced by: I am most influenced by Coach Jamal Anene. Although he didn’t coach me personally he is so passionate about what he does for our basketball program. He is the type of person who never gives up, even when he fails. He always sees the positive in things that other people see no hope in continuing. He is such a fun, laid back, joyous person. One day I will have the type of attitude he does. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment would have to be when my AVID class and I came up with the idea to raise as much money as we could to support a family who had lost their home to a house fire. I personally got to make the phone call and tell them what we had the chance of doing from their family. I have never been so anxious or emotional in my life. When I finally met her in person I was speechless and in tears because I had the chance of being apart of the rebuilding of someone’s life. Future plans: My future plans consist of going to Howard Junior College to get my RN/ LVN, and after that I plan on transferring to Tarleton to specialize in pediatrics. I would love to becomes someone who specialize in the Pediatrics Nursing Field. I have always enjoyed helping little kids, taking care of them, and being someone they can look up to, safely. Where do you see yourself in 10 years: In 10 years I plan on being in my Pediatrics Nursing Career, living in my own house, and being able to support myself.

Parents: Arturo Martinez and Ana Martinez Activities: FFA Hobbies: Work on cars and welding Most influenced by: My dad because he

has taught me everything Future plans: I want to being an Auto Tech Where do you see yourself in 10 years:I see myself established in my career.

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Brenda Martinez Parents: Tammy Chapa, Felix Martinez. Grandparents: Olivia Chapa, Bertha Martinez. Activities: Cheerleading, Basketball, Band, JV Softball, Track, Cross Country Most influenced by: My parents and siblings have influenced me tremendously in many ways. They have supported me throughout my high school career and have pushed me to do the best in everything I do. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is my freshman year when I got picked up to play in the playoffs for basketball. I got to hold up a gold ball and cut the net for the first time with an amazing team. Future plans: I plan on attending college and pursuing my dream on becoming a nurse. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Graduated from college and receiving my degree doing the job that I enjoy and being successful in everything I do. I also hope to be settling down and starting a family.

Zachary Martinez Parents: Jim Martinez, Lupe Martinez. Grandparents: Pablo Martinez, Jr. and Virginia Martinez; Joe Orscoe and Senalda Orscoe. Activities: Special

Olympics and wood shop. Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, ping pong and working with the Barbado sheep. Most influenced by: My dad, he teaches me how to fix cars, how to hunt and be the best person I can be. Most memorable moment: When my Dad and I built my soap box derby car and won two years in a row. Future plans: I plan to get a job with my Uncle Richie Garcia working on floors. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I plan to own my own house.

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates David A. McKinnon

Parents: Brad & Charlotte Matschek Grandparents: Helen Matschek, Joan Halfmann Activities: FFA, 4H, Rotary Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, working on my pickup and hanging with friends Most influenced by: My mom Most memorable moment: Being on the first baseball team to win a playoff series Future plans: attend Angelo State for business Where do you see yourself in 10 years? being successful and giving back to the community

Parents: Dr. Mark S. McKinnon and Ellen H. McKinnon. Grandparents: David B. McKinnon, Janet McKinnon, Edith Hardy. Activities: Sports, band, OAP and Bearcats for Christ. Hobbies: Jammin’ on the drums and waking the entire neighborhood up. Most influenced by: My parents because they’ve raised me in a Godly home. Most memorable moment: The most memorable moment was when Paul McDaniel was learning how to drive stick-shift in my car, and he kept stalling out in the middle of the road. Future plans: My future plan is to attend Texas Tech for Mechanical Engineering. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Playing the drums and waking everyone up in the neighborhood that I live in.

David Paul McDaniel Parents: Lee McDaniel, Joy McDaniel. Grandparents: Mary Anderson, Raymond Anderson, Karen Lee McDaniel. Activities: Band, 4-H, Shooting Sports, UIL

Jackson Miller

Academics. Hobbies: I like working on and restoring cars with my grandfather Ray Anderson, shooting for 4-H and passing those skills down to my younger brother Charles. Most influenced by: I’m most influenced by my grandfather who not only taught me basic work skills, but taught me to be a responsible and hardworking individual. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when I was named the drum major of the band at the end of my junior year. I worked very hard towards that leading up to auditions and seeing all that payoff was amazing. It also gave me the privilege of helping lead the band this year to do amazing things and advancing to the area finals. Future plans: I plan to go on to Angelo State after high school and earn a bachelor’s degree in biology before going on to medical school to be a surgeon specialized in neurology. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to see my self finishing up my residency as a neurosurgeon and beginning a successful career in the medical field.

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Parents: Kathleen and Roy Brown. Grandparents: Kay and William Miller. Activities: Band, choir, theater. Hobbies: Listening to music, playing video games, socializing. Most Influenced by: Band Director Janet Wilson. Most memorable moment: Getting accepted into the School of Music at University of North Texas. Future plans: Plan on getting a degree in instrumental performance and pursuing an education in Pharmacy. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to see myself working a good job as a pharmacist and starting a family.

track and field. Hobbies: I love spending time with my family and just being there and supporting the people I love. Most influenced by: My loving father and my mother, also my brothers Dominick, Pete and Danny. I can’t forget about my favorite sister Nia. Future plans: To further my career in the medical field as an RN while attending Howard College. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? As a certified nurse and maybe even helping with the pediatricians in the hospital. Shooting Sports, UIL Academics. Hobbies: I like working on and restoring cars with my grandfather Ray Anderson, shooting for 4-H and passing those skills down to my younger brother Charles. Most influenced by: I’m most influenced by my grandfather who not only taught me basic work skills, but taught me to be a responsible and hardworking individual. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when I was named the drum major of the band at the end of my junior year. I worked very hard towards that leading up to auditions and seeing all that payoff was amazing. It also gave me the privilege of helping lead the band this year to do amazing things and advancing to the area finals. Future plans: I plan to go on to Angelo State after high school and earn a bachelor’s degree in biology before going on to medical school to be a surgeon specialized in neurology. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to see my self finishing up my residency as a neurosurgeon and beginning a successful career in the medical field.

Nezlie Angel Selena Nieto Parents: Helen Ann James Nieto and Pete C. Nieto, Sr. Grandparents: william Lewis James Sr. and Annabel James. Activities: Basketball,

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Xavier Nunez Parents: Mike and Nora Nunez. Grandparents: Elisa Nunez, Simon and Herlinda Martinez. Activities: Football, basketball, Cross Country, track and field, baseball, FCA, Student Council and National Honor Society. Hobbies: Playing golf. Most influenced by: My Dad. Most memorable moment: Dying my hair blonde in first grade and going to stay in Lubbock for a week with the football team. Future plans: Attend Texas Tech University and major in sports management and business. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Running my own sports training business as well as coaching.

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates RJ Odom

Caleb Ornelaz

Richard Parra

Parents: Live with grandmother Grandparents: Cindy Barrow Activities: Was involved with track and Cross Country… also working at Lowake Steak House. Hobbies: Finding different things to do and or traveling when I get the chance to / hanging out with girlfriend/ friends Most influenced by: My aunt and my grandmother are the most influential figures in my life right now because of how I was raised by them and what they are successful in. Most memorable moment: Finally getting my license and being able to drive by myself. Future plans: Attending Howard Community College and getting my basics done before transferring to Angelo State University. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself either in San Antonio or Houston attending an Optometry school and working to get into the career I hope to pursue.

Parents: My parents are Richard and Rachel Ornelaz and my stepdad is Elzid Lopez Grandparents: Anastacia Esquivel and Reynaldo Ramos, Terri Galicia and Daniel Sandoval and Richard Ornelaz Sr. Activities: My school activities consist of football, baseball, basketball, track, and powerlifting. Hobbies: My hobbies consist of fishing, golfing, spending time with family and friends, and getting “dubs” in Fortnite. Most influenced by: My parents have influenced me tremendously in many ways and have pushed me to do my best in everything I do. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment would be beating Wall at home in baseball my Sophomore year and celebrating by spraying bottles of ginger ale in the air out in left field. Future plans: My plans are to attend Howard College and Angelo State University to pursue my dreams in becoming a pediatric nurse. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself living near San Antonio, relaxing in my pool, and barbecuing with my future family and current dog, Peyton, on the weekends and saving lives at work on the weekdays.

Parents: Rochelle and Terry Coleman. Activities: I’ve only been involved with a few things in high school. Here are some of them : UIL Concert Band, UIL Marching Band, UIL Cross Country, UIL Track, UIL One Act Play Fall Production, UIL Science, UIL Number Sense, UIL Social Studies, Junior Chamber, Student Council, Yearbook. Hobbies: I enjoy practicing the art of photography. Most influenced by: I am most influenced by Lana Del Rey. She started off as a small town singer singing at open mic and karaoke nights. She pushed and put everything into her music and it payed off. She is now an international music phenomenon. Her hard work and determination has shown me that if you set your mind to something you can accomplish anything. I’m not wanting to be a singer. She’s just inspirational. Most memorable moment: Making it to regionals in Cross Country with the help from one of the best coaches in all of Texas, Coach Kelly Lipsey. Without her guidance and training we wouldn’t have made it there. Future plans: I plan on attend Tarleton State University in the fall to major in biology. I plan on using that degree to go into the medical field. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: I see myself established in my career and being able to support myself financially.

Maddie Oliver Name: Maddie Oliver Parents: Robert and Jackie Oliver. Grandparents: Irene Siegel. Activities: Band, Color Guard, and Yearbook. Hobbies: Raising calves and snow skiing. Most influenced by: My family and friends. Most memorable moment: Going to Area in Amarillo with my band family. Future plans: I hope to go to college next year at Howard Community College in San Angelo or Odessa College. From there I hope to go into Hendricks Medical Program and get a job as a radiology technologist. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I hope that I am at the point in my life that I will have a steady job and possibly a family.

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Chance Parker Parents: Jennifer Nash Activities: Play basketball, and hang with friends. Hobbies:Basketball, hunting, and fishing Most influenced by: My mom, she’s been there for me through everything. Most memorable moment: Winning All-West Texas MVP -Basketball. Future plans: To attend Tennessee Tech and become a nurse. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being a nurse for a hospital, also becoming a part time coach for basketball.

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Bryla Perkins Parents: Tiffany and Jonathan Perkins Grandparents: Sherry and Benny Juarez Activities: Varsity Basketball, Varsity Softball, Varsity Track, Band Most influenced by: I am most influenced by my mother. She is a very hardworking woman and has taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to. She is my best friend, I love you mom! Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when Brenda Martinez was dribbling down the court. She tossed me the ball, and I jumped

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into the air and tipped the ball from the bottom block to Lauren Landers who was at the three point line. It was all just perfect timing and Lauren hit one of the prettiest three’s right before half time! Future plans: I am going to attend Howard College in San Angelo in the fall of 2018. I want to pursue a career in nursing, and Howard is a great place to start. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I can see myself settling down, and hopefully starting a small family.

Justin Ramon Parents: Roger and Hilda Ramon. Hobbies: Hang with friends, ride around and listen to music. Most influenced by: By my dad, he’s always been there for me and has taught me to be a good respectful young man. Most memorable moment: Sophomore year when we went to San Angelo late at night and coming back home at 6 in the morning almost every

weekend when we stayed at my friend Sabastion’s house. Future plans: Go study at Howard College in San Angelo to be a Pediatric Nurse. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living in my own place somewhere in Texas and hopefully being a pediatric nurse.

Chase Roberts Parents: Cynthia Roberts, Rudy Rubio. Grandparents: Gene and Carolyn Roberts Hobbies: Hunting and fishing. Most influenced by: My grandparents and my mother.

Stephanie Jade Reyna Parents: David Roman and Christina Roman. Grandparents: Rodolfo (Rudy) and Silvia Jalomo Activities: FCCLA, Art Club and Book Club. Hobbies: I enjoy reading, writing and hanging out with family and friends. Most influenced by: My mother. Future plans: I plan on being a neonatal nurse. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Pursuing my career as a neonatal nurse, and Lord willing being married and having a family.

Future plans: Be successful. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Be a certified welder.

McKenzey Sanchez Parents: Krystle Sanchez and Edward Escobar. Grandparents: Susie Sanchez and Oscar Sanchez. Activities: Cross country, basketball, track, softball. Hobbies: I enjoy playing travel softball during the summer and I also enjoy running. Most influenced by: I am most influenced by my mom, she has inspired me to do great things. She is a amazing, and a strong dependable women. She has always taught me many things in life, most of all to never give up and to keep on striving to do my best. I always learned from you that life wasn’t too difficult to find something to hold onto. Thank you for everything mom, I love you. Most memorable moment: Winning my first golf glove Future plans: I plan on attending Cisco Junior College, and becoming a social worker. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I plan to have the job I dreamed of, settling down and having a family, while having a great life.

Avery Schniers Parents: Howard and Shelly Schniers. Grandparents: Ronnie Smith; Johnny Allen and Jeri Smith and Wilfred and Lorene Schniers. Activities: FFA, track, cross country, basketball and golf. Hobbies: Sleeping, eating, running, hunting and fishing. Most influenced by: My sister, Kaleigh, because she’s always been extremely headstrong and

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2018 Ballinger High School Graduates never let anything hold her back. She teaches me to go with the flow and make the best of life no matter where it takes me. Most memorable moment: Receiving 10th place award for Agricultural Advocacy at State FFA . Future plans: I plan to get a degree in agribusiness at Angelo State University and hopefully find a job within that career path. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself graduating from college and starting my career. Hopefully beginning a family and having children. I plan to have my career path figured out and be comfortable with my life.

Leticia Segura Parents: My mom’s name is Shelia Allbright and my dad’s name is Karl Allbright. Grandparents: My grandparent name is Sue Hutchinson Activities: I’m in DECA and I used to be in FFA my freshman year. Hobbies: I like to take photos of nature. Most influenced by: I’m most influenced by my mom. My mom is my hero. Future plans: I’m going to join the Navy, and become a search and rescue. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself being a Navy Seal.

Ty Sensabaugh Parents: Amy and Eric Sensabaugh Activities: Tennis, basketball, football, track, and golf. Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and playing tennis. Most influenced by: Coach Anene, because he has coached me in basketball the past two years and he has helped me realize how good of an athlete I could be just by putting in the work. He has showed me how to respect others and be able to grow as a man. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is when I was playing basketball junior year and it was the first round of playoffs and we ended up winning and just seeing all the seniors faces after winning will stay with me forever. Future plans: I plan on going to Howard College in San Angelo and pursuing a career in ranch management. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself either helping run a ranch or running a ranch of my own.

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Justin Sehon Parents: Justin Sehon Sr. and Antionette Sehon Grandparents: Debra and Dennis Shannon, Patricia and John Grusendorf. Activities: FFA and the Yearbook. Hobbies: Drawing, playing and studying Most influenced by: My parents because they have taught me lessons that nobody else can teach and showed me that anything is possible with a little hard work. Most memorable moment: When I was elected historian for Ballinger FFA Future plans: Go to ASU to take pre-vet classes and then transfer to A&M for Vet school Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself owning my own vet clinic helping any

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animal coming through my doors.

Parents: Kenneth Gray and Alica Gray. Activities: Football, track. Hobbies: Working out. Most influenced by: My Dad. Future plans: Go to college and be a diesel mechanic. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Working in a diesel mechanic shop.

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Riley West

Parents: Alisa and Steve Plumley Grandparents: Garland and Lana Richards; Pete and Carolyn Parker. Activities: Golf, hunting, and fishing. Hobbies: Hunting and fishing. Most influenced by: My Pawpaw. Future plans: I plan to attend college at TSTC in Waco to become a electrician. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Working as a electrician or Starting my own electrician business.

Eyon Power

Yvette Reyna

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Olfen ISD Class of 2018 Graduates Ashley Apperson

Amelya DeWal

Parents: Kathleen and Ed Apperson. Grandparents: Terah Collins. Hobbies: Netflix, nature walks. Most influenced by: My dad. He has always taken care of me in the worst and best times. Most memorable moment: Celebrating our new FFA chapter. Future plans: Graduating college with a degree in cosmetology. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Married or engaged, business owner.

Parents: Kathleen Apperson and Edward Apperson. Grandparents: Terah Collins and Danold Collins. Activities: Band, sports, FFA, UIL and Yearbook. Hobbies: Take pictures. Build with wood and metal, play sports, play instruments and enjoy family time. Most Influenced by: My agriculture teacher. Most memorable moment: Becoming an official chapter for FFA. Future plans: Go to college, get my degree, start my dream job and enjoy the rest of life. Where I see myself in 10 years: Successful in my career and my children are happy.

Rachel Lee Thomas Parents: Jennifer Quisenberry and Bobby Quisenberry (Stepfather). Grandparents: Rebecca Boatright. Activities: These past two years I have had a job working at the movie theater in San Angelo. So I have not had the time to do much of anything outside of school. I attend and am a member of the FFA and also helped get us to be a chapter. I am so in the National Honor Society. Hobbies: I tend to hang around the house and watch movies, TV, and YouTube ALOT. Most influenced by: Mother and brother, Justin Quisenberry. Most memorable moment: This year I have had many moments that were great. But I actually believe that my first period teacher Mrs. A has made it to where I love coming to class. Future plans: To attend college out of high school and to become a nurse. And may or may not join the military. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I don’t really see that far into the future. I tend to focus on the now so that I won’t miss much of anything growing up. I want be able to look back whenever I’m older and say every detail I saw.

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2018 Miles High School Graduates RJ Aguilar

Taylen Book

Parents: Kelli Taylor. Grandparents: Robert and Susan Johnson. Activities: Baseball, basketball and track. Hobbies: Working. Most influenced by:

Mother. Most memorable moment: Getting my truck. Future plans: Joining the Marines. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still in the Marines and traveling the world

Taylor Allen Parents: Dusti and Rodney Allen. Grandparents: Jeff and Diane Webster. Activities: Showing livestock, FFA, yearbook, BPA. Hobbies: Hunting, fishing. Most influenced by: My parents. Most memorable moment: Competing at Nationals for BPA, placing second at San Antonio Stock Show. Future plans: Pursue an agriculture degree. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being 28 and living life.

Tanner Beyer Parents: John, Cecilia Beyer. Grandparents: Hortincio Salinas, Margaret Beyer. Activities: Riding four wheelers, back roads.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing. Most influenced by: My Parents. Most memorable moment: My first gun and track. Future plans: Pursue my degree in college. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Graduated with a job I can move up in.

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Parents: Bill and Eyrin Book Grandparents: Art and Rhonda Mavrode, Terry Penkert, Tommy and Jan Book. Activities: National Honor Society president, volleyball, softball, academic UIL, Business Professionals of America, senior class officer. Hobbies: Enjoy playing cards, spending time with my dog, watching Netflix. Most influenced by: My parents. Most memorable moment: Going to the beach with my family. Future plans: Attend ASU and become a teacher. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being a teacher and starting my family.

Maddie Bryand Parents: Sherman and Jessica Bryand. Grandparents: Mike and Jackie Smith, Carol Stone and Paul Bryand. Activities: Business Professions of America, yearbook staff, National Honor Society, softball. Hobbies: Spending time with friends, watching Netflix, coloring. Most influenced by: My mother. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when I advanced to state in BPA. Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University and pursue a degree in Applied Science. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to become an orthodontist and have a family of my own.

Most influenced by: My parents. Most memorable moment: Going to Santa Monica Pier in California. Future plans: Going to TSTC for electrical engineering. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Making a living and working at Ethicon.

Li Castaneda Parents: Mona Castaneda, Jo Castaneda Grandparents: Velma, Carlos Castaneda. Activities: Basketball, work.

Hobbies: Meming. Most influenced by: Current media. Future plans: Survive the hardships of life. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Alive trying to find a way to have hope for humanity.

Zackary Joe Cook Parents: Mona Lesa Wheeler, Michael Coy Wheeler. Grandparents: Bridgett Strahos, Rob Straues, Margarette Wheeler Activities: Biking. Hobbies: Gaming, music listening, rocking in rocking chair. Most influenced by: My father. Most memorable moment: Vacation in Belize. Future plans: Nursing program Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In a 2028 Lamborgini Aventador.

Edgar Carbajal

Gary Gabrielli

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Octavio Carbajal. Activities: Playing basketball, making music. Hobbies: Hunting, fixing classic cars.

Parents: Gary Gabrielli, Shelby Glass. Activities: Hanging out with friends and family. Hobbies: Fortnite,

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2018 Miles High School Graduates going to the gym. Most influenced by: My parents. Future plans: Go to college for a business degree, then open my own business. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully married with a good job and two little kids running around.

Jonas Paul Garcia Parents: Becky Torres, Eddie Garcia. Grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Rey Garcia, Paul Torres, Naomi Torres. Activities: National Honor Society, FFA, Ag Mecanics, football, tennis, track. Hobbies: Hunting and watching the Ranch. Most influenced by: My Parents. Most memorable moment: Regional tennis and hog hunting trips. Future plans: Attend Angelo State University. Where you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I see myself starting a family and doing Radiology.

Dayton Halfmann

Parents: Art and Martha Garcia. Grandparents: Gonzalo and Maria Castillo. Activities: BPA, football, FFA, yearbook. Hobbies: Soccer, watching Netflix, spending time with friends and family. Most influenced by: My brother Christian. Most memorable moment: State BPA 2018. Future plans: Attend college at ASU and then get my master at ATM in agribusiness and work for the state. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself possibly having a job for the state of Texas as a lobbyist.

Parents: Carl and Shelley Halfmann. Grandparents: Quintin and Pauline Halfmann, Erwin and Gloria Schwartz. Activities: Tennis, football, basketball, NHS, FFA, Ag Mechanics. Hobbies: Hunting and fishing. Most influenced by: My parents. Most memorable moment: Hog hunting. Future plans: I plan on attending Texas Tech University. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being a wind technician and starting a family.

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Leroy Garcia Parents: Leroy and Marie Garcia. Grandparents: Conception and Richard Sanchez, Maggie and Oscar Martinez. Activities: Football, baseball, powerlifting and Ag Mechanics. Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, traveling. Most influenced by: My family. Most memorable moment: Playing my last football game and lifting in my last powerlifting meet. Future plans: Attending ASU to receive a B.S. in nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Working at Shannon Medical Center as a general nurse practitioner. I will live out in the country with my own family and have a lots of land and dogs.

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Marc Garcia

Parents: Larry and Michele Granzin. Grandparents: Stacy and Lynn Granzin, Catherine Manis. Activities: One Act Play, softball, band. Hobbies: Drawing, reading, photography. Most influenced by: Family and friends. Most memorable moment: Going to state freshman year in One Act Play. Future plans: Degree in photography, travel. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Living in different countries.

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Mychal Marat Hicks Parents: Marci, Bryan Hicks. Grandparents: Wylene and Bennie Williams, Bonnie Hicks Activities: Track, OAP, UIL, FCCLA, working at McDonald’s, youth group organizations, light/sound for Miles OAP, logistics for West Texas best for dogs, independent business. Hobbies: Producing music, songwriting, singing school, working with my grandparents at their ranch. Most influenced by: My mom and Dad. Most memorable moment: When I won an award for best lights at district OAP. Future plans: After high school, I will be going into the Navy. At the same time I would like to produce music and sing and make a career out of music, hopefully big time. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Financially independent by age 19, produce and make music by 19, go on tour with a popular singer by 19-20, win a Grammy by 20, have my own world tour by 21-22, take my family on a luxurious vacation 21-22, purchase my own home by 23-24, set and organize a mission trip to Uganda to help children and build new construction for the less fortunate 23-25.

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Mark Johnson

Parents: Steve Johnson and Gay Johnson. Grandparents: Silvia Preston, Donald Preston, John Johnson, Sue Johnson. Activities: Playing sports, working. Hobbies: Playing video games, working out with my friends. Future plans: To go into the military. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Applying or working a job I got with my degree I earned after four years of military service.

Marial Kalina Parents: Paul and Dawn Kalina. Grandparents: Bennie and Clara Kalina, Edna Hasting and Walter Heinrichs Activities: Business Professionals of America, yearbook editor, senior class vice president, National Honor Society, academic UIL. Hobbies: Spending time with friends, watching Netflix, baking and coloring. Most influenced by: My older brother Michael. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment has been advancing to national in BPA and getting to go to Disney World. Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University and pursue a degree in nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to be a successful Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a large family.

Ross Kalina Parents: Mark and Jodi Kalina. Grandparents: Bennie and Clara Kalina, Timothy and Jackie Frankie. Activities: Baseball, football, basketball, FFA. Hobbies: Hunting and fishing.

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Most influenced by: Parents and grandparents. Most memorable moment: October 15, 2017. Future plans: I plan on completing Vet school and becoming a large animal vet. Where do yo see yourself in 10 years? I see myself starting a bet business as well as a family.

Parents: Brian and Jennifer McGuire. Grandparents: Wayne and Judy McGuire, Everret and Myrle Dodson Activities: One Act Play, marching band. Hobbies: Bass guitar,

Joselin Mata Parents: Claudia Mata and Jose Mata. Grandparents: Modesta Mata, Pedro Mata. Activities: Softball, National Honor society, FCCLA. Hobbies: Reading books, watching Netflix, spending time with my dog Dixie. Most influenced by: My mom and oldest sister, Dulce Salinas. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment would be making a diving catch during softball. Future plans: I plan to attend ASU and major in education to become a teacher. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to be teaching at a nice school and starting a family of my own.

Megan McAda Parents: Rikki Granzin and Mitch McAda. Grandparents: Dorothy and Gary Granzin, Barbara and Mckie McAda, Karen and Wayne Cook. Activities: Softball, basketball, band, National Honor Society. Hobbies: Playing the drums and guitar, watching movies, hanging out with my family. Most influenced by: My grandma, Dorothy (Dodie). Most memorable moment: When I did a drum solo at the high school band concert as only a seventh grader. Future plans: I plan to attend Howard College, but I am undecided in a degree. Where do you see yourself in 10 years: I see myself successful in a career that I love, surrounded by friends and family in my daily life.

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Jared McGuire

collecting. Most influenced by: Older brother. Most memorable moment: State in One Act Play (freshman year), drum major for marching band. Future plans: Degree in history. Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Teaching at a college level.

Kelli Meredith Parents: Debbie and Jim Meredith. Grandparents: Bobby brown, Sally Fluhart, High Meredith, Benney Meredith. Activities: Tennis, UIL, yearbook. Hobbies: Reading, listening to music. Most influenced by: My older sister. Most memorable moment: Making it to state One Act Play. Future plans: Attend Angelo State University, major in Animal Science, attend A&M University College. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself with a college degree and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Also owning my own vet clinic.

Mirella Ornelas Parents: Juan and Annel Ornelas. Grandparents: Juan and Maria Ornela, Florentino and Sabina Puente. Activities: Band and FCCLA. Hobbies: Listening to music, cooking and being with my family. Most influenced by: My family. Most memorable moment: Attending the state

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2018 Miles High School Graduates UIL Marching competition at the AlamoDome. Future plans: I want to pursue a nursing career. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Working as an RN at Shannon Medical Center, living my best life.

Activities: FFA stock showing. Hobbies: Farming, raising animals. Most influenced by: My mom and dad. Most memorable moment: Building in Ag Mechanics. Future plans: Farmer.4 Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Owning more farm land and still farming.

Kaeli Samaniego Parents: Gary and Jennifer Samaniego. Grandparents: Melvin and Diana Missouri, Dorthy Kay Scott Activities: Basketball, softball, FCCLA Hobbies: Crafting, cooking and riding horses. Most influenced by: Family and friends. Most memorable moment: Went to Las Vegas and Met Welvin Harris. Future plans: Going to Amarillo College and becoming a Diagnostic Sonographer. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Already buying a home and starting a family by then.

Elias Sanchez Parents: Jorge and Maria Sanchez. Grandparents: Demitre Sanchez, Maria Sanchez. Activities: Horseback riding. Hobbies: My hobbies are fishing, helping at my church and listen to music. Most influenced by: My parents. Most memorable moment: Getting my first solo win on Fortnite. Future plans: Become a burn unit nurse. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? With a family and a nice home with a a nice living.

Nathan Schraer Parents: Nancy and Wesley Schraer. Grandparents: Marcel and Annie Lois Kalina, Eugene Schraer, Jacie Clint Smith.

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Teresa Schwertner Parents: Paul and Kim Schwertner. Grandparents: Harvey and Linda Schwertner, Doug and Bobbie Conley Activities:

Cheerleading and OAP. Hobbies: Sleeping and working. Most influenced by: My family and friends. Most memorable moment: Friday night football. Future plans: To go to cosmetology school at Howard College. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully pursuing my dreams in cosmetology school.

McKynzie Steward Parents: Jason and Teresa Steward. Grandparents: Tino and Lupe Salinaz, Floyd and Sharon Steward Activities: Volleyball, One Act Play, UIL, FCCLA. Hobbies: Reading, listening to music. Most influenced by: My family. Most memorable moment: Making it to state One Act Play Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University to major in English. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself having a college degree and have set up a stable career for myself.

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Andrew Vega Parents: Mary Vega and Andrew Vega. Grandparents: Velma Castaneda. Activities: Hanging out with friends and family. Hobbies: Basketball, Fortnite. Most influenced by: My parents. Future plans: Get a good job and be successful. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Married with kids.

Trey Wachsmann Parents: Gene Wachsmann and Tiffany Williams. Grandparents: James Wachsmann and Laura Campbell, Jeff Carter and Karen Carter, Steve Scheppele and Susan Scheppele. Activities: National Honor Society, powerlifting, track. Hobbies: Lifting and working out. Most influenced by: My parents. Most memorable moment: Regional powerlifting in Sundown. Future plans: Attend Oklahoma State University. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Flying planes and starting a family.

Dillon Wilson Parents: Angie Wilson. Grandparents: David and Carol Scott. Activities: Playing tennis and basketball. Hobbies: Listening to

music. Most influenced by: Angie Wilson Most memorable moment: Going to regionals in tennis. Future plans: Go to college and get a degree. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully not dead.

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2018 Winters High School Graduates Kiana Cheyenne Aleman Parents: Frances Michelle Aleman and Frank Aleman Grandparents: Roberto Silva and the late Alicia Silva Activities, Honors & Achievements: Band 1-2; Courtesy Corp 1-4; FCCLA 4, Regional Qualifier 4, State Qualifier 4 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my cousin, Kamri Soto, having long talks and endless laughs. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my Mom. She is a strong and independent women. She has taught me to be the young lady I am now. My Mom is the only person who has stayed by my side and who has supported me throughout my life. She is both my Mom and my Dad. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was Kamri and I sitting outside my house talking till 4:00a.m. It was the night we vowed to always be there for one another and since then we’ve been close. Future plans: I plan on joining the U.S. Navy. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years sI see myself in a good household with six kids and married to the love of my life.

Brooklynn Nicole Anderson Parents: Wendall and Brenda Anderson Grandparents: The late Oscar “Butch” and Alice Ummelmann, the late Thurman and Onieta Anderson, the late E.B. “Pee-Wee” and Carrie Hope, and Ronnie & Gloria Poehls. Activities, Honors & Achievements: Pride of West Texas Band 1-4, Drum Major 2-4; National Honors Society 3-4, Blanket Chair 4; Varsity Basketball 3-4, Academic All-District 3-4; Cheerleader 3-4;Fellowship of Christian Athletes 3-4, President 4; Yearbook Staff 3; UIL- News Writing, Feature Writing; Varsity Tennis 4; Student Council 1-4; FFA 1,3-4, State Competitor FFA Entomology Team 1,3-4; First Baptist Church Youth Group 1-4; Varsity Track 1; Varsity Cross Country 1; Voice of Democracy Essay Contest County Winner 3; Senior Class Kindest 4 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy playing the guitar,

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spending time with my friends and family, and playing tennis. Most influenced by & why: I was influenced the most by Mr. Monte Angel. Mr. Angel took on teaching me guitar in 8th grade and has been my biggest supporter through everything that I have encountered since then. He taught me one of the greatest lessons I have learned in my life: plan to be spontaneous. He makes the best of every situation, even those that do not turn out just the way you want them to. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment in high school would be football Friday nights. I soaked up every moment cheering on the sidelines, directing the half time show, or holding pinkies with my closest friends and singing the school song with pure pride in our voices. These moments make you proud to be a Blizzard. Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University in the fall and major in nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I plan on having my own family and working as a labor and delivery nurse

Lisette Monique Carrillo Parents: Jose Carrillo & Dora Carrillo Grandparents: Mary Garcia and the late Benny Garcia; the late Arias Garcia and Carmen Carrillo Activities: WHS Marching Band 1-2; Varsity Cross Country 2-4; Lady Blizzard Varsity Basketball 1-4, All Tournament at Robert Lee Tournament 2, Honorable Mention All-District 2, 2nd Team all-District 3, All Big- Country Class 2A Girls Basketball Team 4, Texas High School Girls Association Class 2A AllState Team 4, Academic All-District 4, District 7-2A Offensive MVP 4; Winters Track 2-4, 3rd District, Area Qualifier 4 Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with friends, working out, playing basketball, motivating family and friends to becoming and doing better. I also love hanging around my very close friend, Chris. Most influenced by & why: Throughout my high school years I have been influenced by my Coach, Val Acree. He has made a huge impact in my life. Of all the trouble I went through, he was always there for me whenever I needed someone to talk to. When I would need a shoulder to cry on, or someone’s opinion, he was there. He has helped me become a better player throughout high school basketball. I do not even think I could have received the honors and accomplishments I did

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during my Senior year in basketball if it was not for him. Most memorable moment: One of my most memorable moments was when my last year in high school the Lady Blizzard’s Basketball Team was Bi-District Champs!!! Future Plans: I plan on playing college basketball and becoming a trainer. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years, I see myself working at a good job owning my own car and house.

Kodee D’sean Crow Parents: Kevin and Margaret Crowe Grandparents: Kenneth and Mary Crowe Activities, Honors & Achievements: Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy going out of town, hanging with friends, hunting, going camping with family, and spending time with my girlfriend. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my father and my mother, because they tell me to do better for myself and to try hard on everything that I do. Future plans: I want to go to college for a welding certification, move away and live my life. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I see myself making a living for me and my family!

Christopher Ray Diaz Parents: Amy Trevino and Steven Diaz Grandparents: Jessica and Calvin Perkins Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Football 1-4, All-State Linebacker 1, First Team All-District Defensive Inside Linebacker 1 & 4, First Team All-District Offensive Fullback 2, Second Team All-District Defensive Cornerback 2, Offensive MVP 4, First Team All-District Punter 4; Basketball 1-4, Third Team All-District 4; Baseball 1, 4; Track 1-4, Area Qualifier 3-4, Regional Qualifier 3; Glacier King 3 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball with my friends, playing video games, spend-

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2018 Winters High School Graduates ing time with my girlfriend, fishing, hunting, and working out. Most influenced by & why: I would have to say my Mom influenced me the most because she was my mom and my dad. She was the one who gave me everything I needed and she was the one that taught me right from wrong. She taught me how to respect others and how you are supposed to treat others. She taught me how to work for something you want in life and to never give up on your dreams. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is when I got a chance to play football with the varsity boys my freshman year. I was the only freshman that played on varsity football and received All-State Linebacker honors. I would never have thought that I would earn something like that in my entire life. Then, I remember meeting a girl, Monique, and I have been with her ever since my 8th grade year. Future plans: I plan on playing college football and making an impact on my family. I would like to earn a degree so I can coach someday. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself with a successful job and a loving family, having a big home with two kids and a wife.

Mason Edward Donica Parents: Lance Donica and Nicia Ruth Grandparents: Beverly Donica and the late Larry Donica; Kevin Sires and Nancy Sires. Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Basketball 1-4; Varsity Tennis 2-4, 3rd place District 4, 2 Gold Medals 3, 5A Tournament 3rd place 3; Varsity Golf 2-4, Regional Qualifier 3-4; Varsity Track 3; UIL Spelling 4, UIL Headline Writing 4, UIL Ready Writing 4; Robotics 3-4, State Team Qualifier 3 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, golf, basketball, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Music is my passion and riding my motorcycle is my free inspiration. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my Dad because he has all the qualities I could ever want in life. Over the years, he has been a great role model to me and I will be perfectly content in life if I grow to be half the man that he is now. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment in high school would have to be at the Regional golf tournament my junior year. I was the

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only one to advance from Winters so it was just me and coach for two days. On the second day, I attempted a Happy Gilmore shot (for those who do not know what that is, a Happy Gilmore shot is when you get a run start at driving the ball from the t-box). The first attempt failed miserably. I lined up for a Happy Gilmore on the next hole, which was a 564-yard par 5. Coach lowered his head because he was slightly embarrassed but I managed to hit an amazing shot that was about 360 yards down the fairway. I finished the hole with a birdie and coach said, “I will never doubt you again.” Those words meant a lot to me and now I never doubt my own capabilities. Future plans: I plan to attend South Plains College, majoring in Commercial Music with a live sound certificate. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself touring with a band, or my own band, across the nation performing for big events and opening for even bigger names in the music industry. I picture myself doing what I love and making a career out of it to support my future family and myself.

Josiah Fernandez Parents: Joe & Dalia Fernandez Grandparents: Yolanda Fernandez & the late Jose Fernandez; Enrique Arredondo & the Late Benina Arredondo Activities: Band 4, Track 4 Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with family and friend, love spending time cruising and going out of town, And spending time walking my dog Most influenced by & why: I look up to my Dad because he has shown me a lot about life and hard work and he has always been there for me. Without him, I wouldn’t know how to do anything about supporting my life and making a living. Most memorable moment: One of the best nights I could remember is hanging out with my friends and going back into town. We put a song on in the car and out of nowhere we all knew the song and we all were singing it having a good time. It was the best because it was a song from Selina Gomez—it was a great night to remember. Future plans: I plan to join the Army for engineering and stay in for at least five years. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself with a happy, healthy family living in a good home. I would like to still be working and making

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good money. Who knows, maybe I will still be in the Army or be working the oil field or becoming an engineer.

Jose Ivan Garcia Parents: Jose and Victoria Garcia Grandparents: Olga and the late Epifanio Reyna; the late Celia Lopez Garcia Activities, Honors & Achievements:Varsity Football 2-4, Second Team All-District Safety 3, Academic All-District 1-4, First Team Academic AllState 4, Team Captain 3-4; Varsity Basketball 3-4; Varsity Track 2-3, Mile Relay Area Qualifier 3; Varsity Baseball 2-3; Pride of West Texas Marching Band 1-3; National Honor Society 3-4, Community Service Chairman 4; FCCLA 4, Treasurer 4, State FCCLA Entrepreneurship Event 4; Student Council 4; Glacier King Candidate 1; Class Officer 3-4; Top Ten % 1-4; Senior Class Best Dressed 4; Homecoming King 4; Prom King 4 Hobbies: In my spare time, I cherish spending quality time with my family, friends, and girlfriend. I enjoy aggravating my mother and sisters, as well as working with my father. I like to cruise, fish, and shoot guns with my friends. I also like playing Xbox and listening to music. I love laughing with my girlfriend about all things that are not funny as well as taking weird selfies with her and going on dates. I enjoy eating and being on my phone, as well as barbecuing and driving. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my parents because they have been there to teach me everything that I need to know in life. My father is my idol. He is the toughest person that I know because of all the challenges he has had to face throughout his life. He has taught me so much growing up in order for me to become a great person. My mother is always giving me life advice and tries to give me the best. My life would be so lost if I did not have my mother there to help me through my tough times. Both my parents are always telling me that they want me to live a better life than they had. This is why I love my parents so much and look up to them. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment in high was during my junior year. It was during the season opener football game. We were playing the San Saba Armadillos. The scoreboard was going back and forth during the game. We were losing in the fourth quarter 12-18, but on the last drive, we decided to play up-tempo offense. We decided to go no huddle. We started at about

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2018 Winters High School Graduates the 30-yard line and marched up to about midfield. Then we went three and out. It was the fourth quarter, fourth down; we only had one more chance if we wanted to win. Then, we get the call and I run a vertical. Our quarterback launches the ball and I outjump the defender. I secured the ball and scored the game winning touchdown. It was the best feeling in the world. Future plans: My plans consist of graduating Boot Camp for the U.S. Army Texas National Guard as well as graduating from Advanced Individual Training. My MOS will be a horizontal construction engineer located in San Angelo. After I graduate, I plan on working as a Pharmacy Technician in San Angelo. Then I will start school again during the 2019 fall semester at Angelo State University. There I will earn a degree in biology. After that, I plan to attend either medical or pharmacy school in order to become a pediatrician or pharmacist. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself living in Dallas, finishing Pharmacy school. I will already have graduated from Angelo State and have extending my military time as well. I will have a beautiful house that I get to share with my significant other. In 10 years, I still plan to be a part of the Texas National Guard, but perhaps with a different MOS. I plan to drive a nice car of my choosing and have a dog as part of my family as well.

Macey Marie Gerhart

Mireya Gomez

Parents: Scott and Melissa Gerhart Grandparents: Marvin and Melvena Gerhart; Roy and Marilyn Mints Activities, Honors & Achievements: Winters FFA 1-4, President 4, First Vice-President 1-3, Livestock Judging State Qualifier 1, Ag Advocacy Area Qualifier 3, Top Preforming Female 3; Winters 4-H 1-4, President 4, First Vice-President 1-3, Runnels County 4-H County Council First Vice-President 4, 4-H Food Show District Champion 3, 4-H Food Show State Qualifier 3, 4-H Livestock Judging Team District Champion 3, 4-H Livestock Judging Team State Qualifier 3, 4-H Outstanding Officer Team 2; Student Council 1-4, President 3-4, Parliamentarian 2; Class Officer 1-4, President 1-4; National Honor Society 3-4, President 4; District UIL 1-4, Regional Qualifier Editorial Writing 3; Varsity Cross-Country 1, Varsity Track and Field 1; Glacier Candidate 1; Homecoming Queen

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Candidate 4; Football Sweetheart Candidate 4; Voted Most Likely To Succeed 4; Top Ten % 4 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy being around family, riding horses, and going to stock shows. Most influenced by & why: My family has influenced me the most. This includes my parents, brother, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and cousins. They have been my foundation ever since I was a little girl and have always been a safety net. They have always made me feel loved and have been my biggest support system. It is because of my family that I am able to push through the disappointments of life, and am able to celebrate the beauty of the good times. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment at Winters High School would be making it to state in FFA Livestock Judging two years in a row. I will always remember traveling across the state of Texas with Ethan Bredemeyer, Sam Woodall, Kara Heathcott, and Scott Lange. Future plans: I plan to attend Texas Tech University and earn a Bachelor degree, majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Ag Communications. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I hope to have graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor and masters degree, be heavily involved with the agriculture industry and working hands on with feeding our world.

Parents: Juanita Cruz and Reynaldo Gomez Grandparents: Maria Ochoa Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and fishing with my little brothers. Most influenced by & why: My brother Reynaldo Gomez, Jr. has influenced me the most because he’s very smart, wise and strong minded. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moments are when my family would come together and we all would play games. Future plans: I plan to attend college to become a prenatal nurse. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I would like to have my life together and be able to help those who helped me.

Abigail Gonzalez Parents: Delilah Rodriguez and Gregory Gonzalez Grandparents: Eloisa Rodriguez and Jimmy Rodriguez, Sr., Leticia and Hector Gonzalez Activities, Honors & Achievements: Basketball 2-4; Band 3-4; FCCLA 2-4. Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy, spending lots of time with my daughter Aniyah and boyfriend Rolando, going shopping and out to eat from time to time. I also love spending time with my mother Delilah. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my mother Delilah. She has taught me so much including being out there in this hard world is not easy while being a single parent to three kids. I know that I will always have my mother to look up to no matter what, because I know that she is there to help guide me through the things that I will not know or understand about being a mother to my first child and living on my own. My mother has helped me get through a lot this past year, and I am very grateful to have such an amazing mother as her. Most memorable moment: would have to be during my sophomore year in basketball. We had a tournament to play in Zephyr; depending on if we had won the game one day, then we had to travel back the next day to play again. We won our games at the tournament and got a plaque for it. It was the first time; I had ever been to a tournament and put in such hard work to earn a plaque to show that I was part of this awesome JV Winters Lady Blizzards basketball team. Future Plans: After I have found a place to settle with my family, I plan to go to college to be a cosmetologist; learn and get my degree for hair, nails, and make-up. I have always been interested in doing this type of thing. When I was young I had my nails painted with different designs every week, I love learning how to fix hair in all different ways, and also how to put make-up on my face so perfect. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself with a good job working in a nail salon, or hair salon, I may even decide to run my own business, since I will know how to do three different types of body care with all my techniques from cosmetology school. I will be making good money to support my family and have extra cash to go have fun memorable moments with my family as well.

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Shelby Pearle Gray

Name: Shelby Pearle Gray Parents: Jason Gray and Jessica Bolyard Grandparents: Roy and Jan Gray; Connie Gray; Carla and Eric Dalton Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Softball 1-3, 1st Team All District 2-3; Junior Varsity Basketball 1-3, FCCLA 3 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy cooking for my family, reading and drawing. Most influenced by & why: The person that has left the biggest influence on me would be my Grandma Connie. Even though I don’t get to see her very often she still showed me that in the end everything will be alright and has taught me some very valuable recipes I could use in life. She has also taught me how to tolerate the things s around me and focus on myself. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment would be in my junior year we won the district golden glove; that game was my most memorable game throughout the season. Future plans: I plan to work for a year out of high school then go to a university online and get my degree in business management. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I see myself working with an insurance firm.

Aimee Michelle Greeen Parents: Wayne & Dawn Green Grandparents: the late Oliver & Ora Green; Elizabeth Ryan & the late Richard Ryan; the late Marvin Traylor Jr. Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Basketball 2-4, Big Country Player of the Week 2-3, First Team All-District 2 & 4, Honorable Mention All-District 3, FCA All-Star Basketball Game 4, All-West Texas Basketball Team 4; Varsity Softball 1-4, Honorable Mention All-District 1, Co-Defensive All-District Player of the Year 3; NHS 3-4; FCA, Vice President 2-4 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy hunting with my Dad and brothers as well. Throughout high school, I have enjoyed being a part of the Lady Blizzard

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Basketball Team. Most influenced by & why: My parents influence me the most because of the role models they have been throughout the years. One thing I will always remember from them is the respect they taught me to show others. I have been taught manners and how to act so my first impression is a lasting impression. I will use this respect throughout college and the rest of my life. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was winning Bi-District Champs my Senior year in basketball. Being the underdog in the match up was a horrible feeling but being handed the gold ball was the best feeling. Future plans: I plan to attend Tarleton State University in the fall and major in Kinesiology. I also intend to be a part of the Honors College while attending Tarleton. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I plan to be out of college as well as Physical Therapy school. I plan to be a successful graduate and helping athletes.

Ashton Hadlock Parents: David and Stephanie Hadlock Grandparents: Nora Martinez, Eddie and Donna Hadlock Activities, Honors & Achievements: Scott Lange Memorial Award 3; Varsity football 2-4; Student Council 1-4; UIL Computer Applications 2-4, UIL Regional Qualifier 2 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my little man Stryke, going fishing with my friends and going to watch movies. Most influenced by & why: I have been most influenced by my Dad because he has shown me what being a good man is and has taught me how to care for others and about being a great Christian man. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was this year when we made playoffs in football. It showed that all the hard work we had put in throughout the years had finally paid off as we finally reached our goal. Future plans: I plan to attend Sam Houston State University to major in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology with the plan of one day making it into the FBI. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I see myself finished with college with a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice and now working on my career in the FBI; accomplishing all the goals I had set out for myself throughout my life.

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Troy Matthew Hernandez

Parents: Joe and Jenny Hernandez Grandparents: Dewey and Kathy Stokes Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Football 2-4, First Team All-District Utility Player 2, Second Team All-District Inside Linebacker 3, First Team All-District Fullback; Varsity Baseball 2-4, Honorable Mention All-District Outfielder 3; Varsity Track 2-3; Homecoming King candidate Hobbies: In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, play my favorite sports, play catch, making people smile, playing video games, running, and listening to music. Most influenced by & why: I was most influence by my Dad, because he was the one to teach me how to stay strong without saying a word. He taught me to always look forward onto the next part of life. I watched how my Dad took care of things; watching very closely on everything. Most memorable moment: My favorite moment was at the end of the first semester, during the exams when I was able to spend time with my classmates; being able to enjoy their presence, while having fun making stupid jokes and laughing throughout the whole day. I enjoyed playing games with them, and being able to be ourselves with each other. It is crazy how much I would do anything for that moment again. I like to say that I am going to cherish those memories, as I get older. Future plans: My future plans are to join the Air Force to help me get through college and pursue my dreams of getting a good job and working hard for what I want. I hope to try to make the best life I can for myself and my family. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In the next ten years, I see myself with a job I would not want to give up, watching myself strive for my dreams that I wanted or what I planned. What I really see is being successful and hardworking just like the man who I grew up watching, as the times got tough.

Dakoda Hollis Parents: Joshuah and Stephanie Hollis Grandparents: Jan Lincoln and the late Billy Hollis; Clarence Taylor and Lillie Reddell Activities, Honors &

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2018 Winters High School Graduates Achievements: FCClA 3 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy video games, watching anime, and spending time with friends. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by friends and family because I enjoy seeing them happy, so I try my best to always be positive. Most memorable moment: The most memorable moment was the second time I moved back to this school. All of my friends where still here and we went right back to hanging out. Future plans: My future plans include attending college and eventually starting my own small business. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I will have a degree in business and have my own small buy and resale shop.

Megan Danielle Jacob Parents: Mark and Susan Jacob Grandparents: the late Herbert and Evelyn Jacob; the late James and Susie Leady

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Activities, Honors & Achievements: National Honor Society 3-4, Vice-President 4; Varsity Tennis 4; Varsity Cheerleading 3-4; FFA 1-4, VicePresident 4, State qualifying Entomology Team 1-3, Area qualifying Agriculture Advocacy Team 3; Student Council 2-4, 2nd Vice-President 4; 4-H Shooting Sports 1-4; UIL 1-4, 6th place Social Studies 3, Regional qualifying Social Studies Team 3; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 3-4; Varsity Basketball 1-3, Academic All-District, 1-2; Top Ten %; Football Sweetheart 4; Salutatorian Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy going to the range and shooting, hunting, hanging out with friends, playing tennis, working on the farm with my Dad, going to IHOP and reading. Most influenced by & why: My father Mark has influenced me the most because of his hard work and determination through the years. It has inspired me to become who I am today. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was the day I started playing tennis on a dare. I would have never guessed it would lead me to the amount of fun, memories, and friends I have gained through the sport. Future plans: I plan to attend Schreiner University on a Shooting scholarship and major in Biochem-

istry. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to be working with seed companies, working with crop genetics. I also hope to have started a small family.

Baily Nicole Knight Parents: Kelvin Knight; Michelle and Andy Smith Grandparents: Caroline and Jeryl Priddy; the late Lavona and Joe Knight Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Basketball 2-4, Honorable Mention All-District, 4; Varsity Track, Area Qualifier 3-4, Regional Qualifier 3-4; Tennis 1,34; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1-4; Future Farmers of America 1-4, Reporter 4, Sentinel 3, Parliamentarian 2, Vet Tech Team 1-3, Ag Advocacy Team 3, Senior Quiz Team 4; Student Council 1-4, Reporter 3-4; Senior Class VicePresident 4; One Act Play, Honorable Mention All-District, Bi-District Champions, Area qualifier; Homecoming Queen candidate 4, Football Sweetheart candidate 4; Senior Class Best Dressed 4 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy riding horses, spending time outside, and working cattle. Most influenced by & why: My parents played the biggest role in me becoming the person that I am. They taught me to be respectful and polite to everyone that I meet and to treat others the way I want to be treated. I’ve learned great work ethic and to be someone that others can rely on. Most memorable moment: It was a nice warm day so of course we got the chance to go outside and play. While I was playing with Macey and Brenna, playing horses like always, my shoes came untied. How on earth was I supposed to gallop like a horse when I’m tripping over my shoes, so I ran up to the teacher and asked if she could help tie my shoes. Brooklynn heard me ask for assistance and she came to my rescue. She showed me an easy way to the tie my shoes. She said “you get two bunny ears and just tie them together.” I was so excited that I finally knew how to tie my shoes and all thanks to Brooklynn. In all honesty I still tie my shoes that same way and I’ve never bothered to tie them another way. Future plans: I plan to further my education and go to college at Angelo State University to earn a degree in nursing. While at college I want to

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2018 Winters High School Graduates grow as a person. I want to be someone that others can look up to and respect. I’ll become a hardworking student that tries her best in classes and puts in as much work as she possibly can, while having a job and earning money for myself. The thrill of working in the ER and not knowing what could come through the door excites me. I’m excited to see what my future has in store for me. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I will have graduated and gotten my nursing degree. I want to be financially stable at a successful job that I love and enjoy. I hope that I’ll be coming home to my newly started family, including a couple of dogs of course.

Brenna Gail Knight Parents: Kelvin Knight, Michelle Smith and Andy Smith Grandparents: Caroline and Jeryl Priddy; the late Lavona and Joe Knight Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Basketball 1-4, Academic All-District 3-4; Varsity Track 1-4, WHS Pole Vault record; Varsity Tennis 3-4; Varsity Softball 1 & 4, Bi-District qualifier; UIL Poetry (1-4), Regional Qualifier 2; FFA 1-4, Vet Tech Team 1-3, Livestock Judging Team 4, Officer 2-4; FCCLA 3-4. Entrepreneurship 4, Child Development 3; One Act Play 1, Honorable Mention All-Star cast 1, Bi-District champion 1, Area qualifier 1; Varsity Cheerleader 1-2; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1-4; Student Council 1-4, Officer 2-4; National Honors Society 3-4, Homeconing Queen candidate 4; Football Sweetheart candidate 4; Prom Queen 4 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy riding horses, jamming out with friends, and spending time with my family and animals. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by those in my community, because they have not only taught me life lessons about working hard for what I earn, but they have also shown me the importance of growing up in my small home-

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town. I will carry these beautiful life lessons with me for the rest of my life and will always bleed blue. Most memorable moment: Well, my favorite memory had to have been when Macey, Baily, and I were playing horses, keep in mind we took this very seriously, and Macey choked on a piece of grass. We stopped eating grass and galloping around like our favorite animal, but our love for horses hasn’t changed a bit. Future plans: My future plans are to attend Tarleton State University to pursue a degree in nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In the next 10 years I want to be one of the first in my family to graduate college, having earned my degree in nursing. I would like to begin pursuing a career as a labor and delivery nurse.

Brandon Joseph L’Abbe Parents: Amy L’Abbe and Scott L’Abbe Grandparents: Glenda Lynch and the late Randy Shields; Rosemary L’Abbe and the late Ronald

L’Abbe Activities, Honors & Achievements: Robotics 2-4, State Qualifier 3; Tennis 1-4; One Act Play 2 & 4, All-Star Cast 4; Basketball 1-4; UIL 1-4, State Medalist 1-4; Football 1-3; National Honor Society 3-4, Treasurer 4; Track and Field 2-3; Student Council 2-4, Historian 3, Treasurer 4; Marching Band & Concert Band 1-4, Area qualifier 2; Class Treasurer 3; Merit “W” Award 2-4; Band Beau 4; Valedictorian Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy tennis, computer programming, video games, and spending time with friends. Most influenced by & why: I was most influenced by my father, Scott L’Abbe, who sparked my inspiration to become a Game Programmer. He surrounded me with resources to learn computer coding and has helped me learn the computer knowledge that I know now. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when I achieved 1st place at the Regional UIL competition during my freshman year. I had confidence in my abilities and my perseverance led me to advance to

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the State competition. Future plans: I plan to attend Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont and pursue a degree in Game Programming Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years I see myself working for a large game company, such as Ubisoft, developing games, while supporting a family living in New England.

Charcyona Alexis Lovelace Parents: April Houston and Charles Lovelace Grandparents: Evelyn Houston; the late Villy Davison; the late Dorothy Tyler; Ramen Lovelace Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Basketball 2-4, Team Captain 4, All-District Honors 1-4, Second Team All-District 4; Varsity Track 1-3; Varsity Tennis 1-4; Cross-Country 1-2; National Honor Society 4; FCCLA 1-4, Secretary 4, State Qualifier 4; Student Council 1-3; Courtesy Corp 1-3; Glacier staff 4; Glacier Queen 3; Class Secretary 1-2; Class Top Ten 1-4; Senior Class Biggest Flirt 4; UIL Prose/ Poetry 1-4; FCA Secretary 4 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball, tennis, and watching Netflix. I love spending quality time with my family and friends, whether it is going to the movies or shopping. I also enjoy being on any of my social media accounts to explore and communicate with my friends. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my grandmother Evelyn. My grandmother is a hard-working Christian individual. No matter the trials and tribulations that are brought her way, she continues to move forward and strive in life. She has taught me to never give up on my ambitions or family. She has contributed to my growth of becoming the strong, independent young lady that I am today. For these reasons, she has had one of the biggest impacts and influences on my life. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment in high school was becoming Area Qualifiers for the Lady Blizzard Basketball team. Our girls’ basketball team had not been to the playoffs for seven years. For us to receive a gold ball or even make it to Area was definitely a memorable moment. Future plans: My future plans in life are graduating in the top ten of my class. Afterwards I plan to

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2018 Winters High School Graduates attend Tarleton State University where I hope to be graduating from the Honors program with a major in Biomedical Science. After completing my first four years of college, I would like to attend medical school in Georgia where I can then become a successful Pediatrician. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I long to be happily married, with a successful job as a Pediatrician in LaGrange, Georgia. I see myself living in a beautified, welcoming neighborhood, with an English bulldog that I can call my best friend. I envision myself working for a clinic then eventually owning or partnering with a family friend who owns a clinic for kids.

Heriberto Nicholas Marin III Parents: Jose and Ann Vega Grandparents: Nato and Elena Vasquez Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity football 2-4, 2nd Team All-District Defensive Lineman 4; Varsity track 2-3 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy being with family and friends, playing with my niece, and playing video games. Most influenced by & why: I’ve been influenced mostly by my older sister Gabby Pena. She has been a role model of mine for many reasons, for example her work ethic. She has had very hard times in her life but continued to work through it. She has a child, a fulltime job, and moved into her own home all while going to college. She has helped me in my hard times to keep me moving forward no matter how badly I wanted to quit. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is when I realized that the football team and I had made it into the playoffs and then getting to play in that playoff game even when I wasn’t supposed to. Future plans: I plan on moving out on my own and going to college and figuring out what I want to do with my life. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself having already graduated college, having a good job, and having my own family.

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Brookalina Marie Martinez Parents: Dudley Rainey and Monica Ellis Grandparents: Juan Martinez and Gloria Ramirez; the late L.V. and Johnnie B. Rainey Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my Dad and our yellow lab, Saibul, my aunt Ruth, cousin Kiesha and her son L.J., as well as our uncle, Uncle Bonez - James. I enjoy almost all things art such as drawing, painting, singing, writing songs, poems, and even plays; and I love to dance, and read. I mow and sometimes I like to go for walks around town. Most influenced by & why: My Dad is definitely the most influential person I know personally. He speaks nothing but wisdom and many, many old sayings to motivate me, to keep pushing even if there seems to be no obstacle in my way. He has helped me during tough times and kept me smiling when all I wanted to do was frown. I thank him for all the time and love and devotion he has invested in me to get me where I am today. Most memorable moment: The most memorable moment would have to be when I sang at Glacier Ceremony my freshmen year. I was terrified, and it took the most effort to open my mouth and start letting loose a melody, but I’m glad I did because my entire class as well as those above me and my Dad showed great support and I can honestly say I’d love nothing more than to relive that moment again and again. It wasn’t just my moment, it was our moment. Everyone who clapped, to those who stood, though I’m almost certain that it was staged, I congratulate you because you helped me. You made it easier to be myself. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, I really do. I wouldn’t have been able to go through with it if I hadn’t saw the shocked looks on many of your faces. Future plans: I plan on going to college to advance my education and start a career I love, which includes interior design and garden design. I want to be creative where I haven’t been creative before and go places I’ve never gone before and having a job in the line of arts will most definitely bring life to my hopes and dreams and turn them into a reality once I put in the hard work. I follow the motto from The Princess and The Frog, “wishing upon a star will only get you so far; you have to get the rest of the way through hard work.” And if my Daddy taught me anything it’s to work hard for

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what you want and appreciate what I’ve got. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself and possibly a husband surrounded by three, four, five, six or ten kids in a modern home just on the outskirts of a large town and small city. I may have been raised a country girl, but I like to live big. The mortgage will be paid off, a decent year modeled car will be paid off, and we’ll have steady income with a bit of spending money for family nights. I’ll have a high position in an architect and landscaping company and work for high rollers who wants to add a little creativity and life to their homes, garden, etc. My family and I will make monthly trips back here to Winters to see my Dad and the rest of the family and friends like Freda Gibbs and her niece Sonya Belk. I can just picture nothing but laughs and sunshine and butterflies and unicorns because time spent with family should always be surreal.

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Parents: Eirma Valencia and Michael Martinez Grandparents: Hope Maldonado and the late Ruben Valencia; Anita Martinez and the late Fernando Martinez Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Softball 1; Marching Band 1; Flag Corps 2; FCCLA 3 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy making my son laugh, taking him to the park or playdates, and spending memory making moments with my family. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my cousin Blanca Denise Albarado she has been a beautiful and motivational person to me my whole life and I have always looked up to her since before I could remember, she is smart and a big inspiration to me. Most memorable moment: All my years of being in school my favorite moment has to be the time I was in junior high and my class went on a field trip to the zoo, We had the chance to have fun all together before we went into high school. I love how we all played at the park and I remember how everyone had a good time. Future plans: I plan on attending Cisco College then transferring to a four-year university to earn a bachelor degree in nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I picture my son and I living in our house, I hope to be a college graduate with a bachelor degree in nursing and waking up to take my son to school in the mornings and living every day as positive as I can.

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2018 Winters High School Graduates Alonso Mendoza Parents: Jaime and Paula Mendoza Grandparents: Angelo Mendoza Lora and Sabina Gonzales Rosales; Juan Acevedo Gonzales and Patricia Beltran Espino Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Football 2-4, Team Captain 2-4, Academic All-District 1-4, Academic All-State 1-4; FCCLA 1-4, Regional Qualifier 1-4, State Qualifier 1-4, Parliamentarian 4; Student Council 1-4; Varsity Basketball 2-4; Varsity Baseball 2-3; UIL Extemporaneous Speaking 2-4; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 3-4, Top Ten Students 1-4; FHS Program Distinguished STEM; Public Services; Arts and Humanities; Homecoming King candidate 4 Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. My friends and I shoot, fish, and hang out almost every day. When we are together, we normally eat at someone’s house and spend time with their families. On nice days out, we go out to the lake or play basketball. Most influenced by & why: My parents have made the biggest impact in my life. Since the day I was born, they have been nothing less than supportive of the decisions that I have made. However, my father is whom I am the most influenced by. Regardless of being raised in a family full of women, my father has truly taught and showed me what a true man is like and what responsibilities this role comes with. He is a hardworking individual with tremendous life values. He has shared much experience and wisdom with me as I have progressed in life. His personality has definitely had an immense impact on who I am and how I live my life to this day. Most memorable moment: My favorite memory is when our Senior FCCLA Entrepreneurship team made it to state. We had just missed state by one place. However, it was a regular Friday morning when Mrs. Richards walked in and asked if I knew where Mariana and Joey (my team members) were. I told her they were in Mrs. Hoppe’s class. Mrs. Richards had a very serious face and I was concerned of what might have happened. We made it to the third floor where she had just pulled Mariana and Joey out from class. When she turned and faced us three, she had the biggest smile on her face and told us that we had made it to state. We all were surprised and filled with joy. It was one of the best memories I had. We traveled to Dallas and participated in our FCCLA event and had a great time at the convention.

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Future plans: After High School, I intend to graduate from boot camp in the U.S. Army Texas National Guard. After I return from the Army, I plan to attend Angelo State University to earn a degree in History. I intend to minor in English and Spanish and obtain my teaching certificate. I would like to pursue a career in teaching and coaching. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I envision myself living in a good house with a dog in the backyard. I am teaching in a small rural town. I wish to be married and my wife also working in the local area as well. Every day I get off work I imagine coming home to a safe neighborhood and greeting our neighbors. I long to have a career of a teacher and having kids and one day teaching them in my U.S. History class as well as coaching them on the field.

Chance Wayne Morton Parents: Travis and Stacie Morton Grandparents: Margie and Don Ladner Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my Dad and building our own tools to finish the job. I also enjoy playing video games with my friends and family and watching the Super Bowl every year with my Dad. Most influenced by & why: My parents have influenced me the most because they always have good advice and they always have my back. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was when my brother and I built our own mudslide out of old swing set parts. Future plans: I plan on getting a good paying job and working towards my goal of buying my dream car. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, hopefully I will be married and living somewhere in the country in a nice two story home, with all of my specially customized vehicles.

Breana Nicole Ochoa Parents: Virginia and Anthony Ochoa Grandparents: Larry and Jinnie Horton, Gloria and Juan Ochoa Activities, Honors &

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Achievements: FCCLA: 1-4 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my mother, grilling, listening to music and going to the lake. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my mother and Coach Acree. My mother, because she is the kindest person I know; I strive to do as great as she does. She has the words that motivate me and can keep me in focus. She has all kinds of faith in me, even when I don’t believe in myself. She is truly my number one fan and I thank God for her. Coach Acree has shown me that it’s okay to be yourself, he shows incredible amounts of support to me and on days when I’m feeling down all I need is one of his hugs and that instantly puts a smile on my face. He gives life lessons that really stick with you and shares amazing stories of his past. I hope he gets to continue to share his advice with anyone in his future, and I pray he will always remain a happy and bright spirited soul. Most memorable moment: Once in the eighth grade we had gone on a field trip to the zoo and afterwards we went to a park and some kids had started arguments with a friend of mine and they had ended up stealing his shoes, and we had to try and get his shoes back before we left. This just lead to a whole lot of kids ganging up on him and playfully hitting him with sticks. Eventually we got his shoes back but definitely not without a fight. Future plans: I plan to possibly pursue either nursing school or cosmetology school. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself somewhere in Africa with my best friend, on an elephant, while exploring the land.

Miranda Kay Patton Parents: Michael Patton and Rosie & Mando Tamez Grandparents: Josie & Bobbie Salazar and the late Paula & Lonnie Patton Activities, Honors & Achievements: FFA 1, Courtesy Corp 1-2, FCCLA 3-4, Glacier Staff 3, Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, and spending time with friends. Most influenced by & why: My Dad has influenced me very much in life. He is the voice in my head, the one who taught me everything I know. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was being stuck at the Ballinger Park, eating pizza, because Hannah’s car broke down. Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University

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2018 Winters High School Graduates and major in Social Work. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself in San Angelo being a Social Worker; living with my best friend Josie.

Mariana Quintero Parents: Mario and Ana Quintero Grandparents: Reyes Guevara, Mario Quintero, the late Narciza Rodriguez Guevara and Maura Chavez Quintero Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Track 1-3; Varsity Softball Manager 2-3; Varsity Basketball Manager 2-4; Student Council 2-4, Parliamentarian 3; FCA 1-4; NHS 3-4, Historian 4; FCCLA 3-4, President of Student Representatives 4, State Qualifier 4; Glacier Queen Candidate 4 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love going out and being adventurous with people that I can have a good time with. On weekends, I sometimes help my Mom when she cooks because I love learning from her. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my parents. They have sacrificed so much for my brother and I. They have taught us to appreciate the things we have in life, and to put effort into the things we do. My Mom has always encouraged us to put God first so through the things we do in life, if it is in His will, all will be well. Most memorable moment: The most memorable moment was the day we moved to Texas. We were finally able to be with our family and contribute with them. Future plans: I plan on attending Angelo State University to major in Biochemistry and Pre-Dental, which will lead me to pursue a career as a Pediatric Dentist. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years from now, I see myself with a great educational background, and working as a Pediatric Dentist.

Francisco Reyna Jr. Name: Francisco Reyna JR. Parents: Crystal Gail Santoya and Francisco Reyna SR. Grandparents: Lydia Torres Castillo and the late Teofilo Santoya Activities, Honors & Achieve-

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ments: Senior Class Friendliest 4 Hobbies: In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends, riding bikes, and playing video games. But I also count helping others as one of my major hobbies. Because I really enjoy helping others mostly because it makes me happy. Most influenced by & why: The most influential person to me is my grandmother Lydia Castillo. Over the years she has taught me to never give up when things are tough, and to always stay strong. She has influenced me, not just by her words, but by her actions as well. Her kindness is too much for me to handle. Also, if I think I need someone’s help or advice I know I can always turn to her first. Because of her I feel that you can never stop being happy in what you love the most. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is when we performed these plays in elementary for our sweet music teacher, Mrs. Kidwell. Because of these plays it really helped my whole class bond together by doing something fun. I’m sure we get along better, showing how each individual as a whole is very important. I will always remember those plays and I will always remember Mrs. Kidwell, as making music class so fun. Also, by making the programs or plays something that I will always remember. Future plans: My future plans may not be college but I do plan on getting a good job to not only support myself, but to also support my family. I always dreamt about being a hardworking person, but why dream it when you can achieve it? So thus, with a good job and a family that is always there for me, I can see my future being really bright. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself being a good father and husband to my wife and kids. I want two kids. I also see me working to be a manager of a corporation or business. It is possible if I work hard for it. A manager position is probable, and suits me.

Rolando Rodriguez Parents: Gladis and Roberto Rodriguez Grandparents: Romanita and Ysaias Rodriguez ; Leobardo Orozco and Rosa Elia Cruz Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Baseball 2-4; Varsity Football 3-4; Band 1-4 Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, fishing, and kayaking. Most influenced by & why: My Dad because he has made me who I am today. My Dad taught me

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many things from fishing to hard labor. I’ve always looked up to my Dad for everything. Since day one he has inspired me to do things that I thought I could; he never gave up on me. I hope I can grow up to be a hardworking, family man like my Dad. Most memorable moment: My freshman year when we went to the playoffs in varsity baseball was my most memorable moment. Ty and I were warming up and I was always scared to catch his throws because they came in like rockets. So the rest of the baseball season he would be harder on me so I wouldn’t be scared anymore. Future plans: I plan to go to work for the wind turbines, then create my own tree and lawn service. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself being successful and owning many things and being a great father and husband to my loving little family.

Zachary Lee Rodriguez Parents: Veronica Gutierrez and the late Dimas Rodriguez Grandparents: Raul Rodriguez and Otelia Gutierrez Activities, Honors & Achievements: Football 1-4, Second Team All-District Tight-End 3, Academic All District 2-4; Pride of West Texas Marching Band 1-4; Basketball 1-4, First Team All-District 2; FCA, 2-4; Baseball 1-4; Student Council 3-4; Track 2; Glacier King Candidate Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing video games and playing sports. Most influenced by & why: My grandfather is who influences me the most. He only has one leg but he worked for 20 twenty years on a ranch and he never once complained about it. He did so many things and he didn’t let his disability keep him from doing anything. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is making the playoffs in football. Growing up as a kid who loves sports, making the playoffs and beyond is the ultimate dream and I was able to accomplish this and experience it to the fullest. Future plans: After high school I will be joining the United States Military. After I complete my training I plan on attending a four-year university to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. I hope to have a career in this area and make my living doing what I love.

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2018 Winters High School Graduates Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I hope to be living in a nice house with a family started while working as a detective for the FBI and enjoying what I do every single day.

Ashley Nicole Rojas Parents: Procopio Junior Rojas and Haidee Perez; Leslie and Fernando Alonzo Grandparents: Procopio and Lindia Rojas; Ramon and Connie Perez Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being with nephew when I can and watching Netflix. Most influenced by & why: I’m most influenced by my Dad because he’s a strong man. He can be struggling through some things and not show any worries about it; he goes on with his day. He’s a hardworking man, he does all he can to makes us happy. He doesn’t give up easily; if he fails he gets

back up and continues until he is successful. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was my 8th birthday. I got to go to California with my Tio and cousins and I was so happy go see the Disney princesses and Disneyland. Also when I was about 12-years-old and went to Seaworld and I rode my first roller coaster with my Dad. Future plans: My plans are to earn a degree as an ultrasound technician. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself working as an ultrasound technician in the medical field.

Tori May-Lynn Sims Parents: the late April Sims and Mike Allbright Activities: Band, Swimming, and Art. Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy painting, swimming, and writing.

Most influenced by & why: My mom, April, influenced me the most because she was the strongest person I’ve ever known. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment was graduating early. Future plans: I plan to pursue acting and modeling school. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself married with kids and a stable family and life.

Skylar Skleton Parents: Amanda Woodfin & John Gliedt Grandparents: Gina & Wes Watley Activities, Honors & Achievements: Varsity Basketball 4, Academic AllDistrict 4, Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my friends and family. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my Papa because he is such a hard worker and selfless when it comes to others. He is always there for you and always tries to “share a smile” with you. He is exactly the kind of person I aspire to be. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moments were being at Winters High School for the Friday Night Lights and the fifth quarters afterwards. Future plans: I plan to attend Angelo State University and pursue a nursing degree specializing in pediatric psychiatric nursing. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In ten years, I see myself graduated from college, working at the Cook Children’s Hospital, specializing on the neurology floor with the epileptic children.

Hannah Danielle Smith Parents: Beulah and Shane Smith Grandparents: Raquela and Juan Reyes, Mickey Smith and Tanya Whittenburg New. Hobbies: When I’m not working, I enjoy going out to the movies and shopping with my boyfriend or just spending time with my family and friends. My

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2018 Winters High School Graduates hobbies are doing my own and my friends’ makeup and hair. Most influenced by and why? I am most influenced by both of my parents because although they have both gone through troubled times, they never failed to take care of my siblings and me. They always put us first and have given us everything we needed. I thank them so much for raising me to be the person I am today. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment would be sitting in the stands watching my best friend out on the football field doing what he loves and getting to be with the people I loved. Future plans: My future plans are to enroll into a cosmetology school and succeed. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself living up to my full potential as a cosmetologist and helping people in ways that they need to make themselves feel better about who they are.

Dorian Adam Joe Tamez Parents: Tiffany and Adam Tamez Grandparents: Teresa Arispe and the late Oscar Hubach; Henrietta Lara and the late Richard Tamez. Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy playing video games and being with my friends and family. Most influenced by & why: I am most influence by my Dad because he is a hard worker and does what he can for his family. Most memorable moment: My family and I went to this cruise night in Abilene, where people would show off their unique cars and cruise around all day. When it was over we cruised around town with my sister and I hanging outside of the window feeling the wind, it was fun and I’ll never forget it. Future plans: I plan on getting a job after high school, earn and save enough money to get my own place, eventually start a family of my own, and grow old with the person I’ve been married to. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself in a nice home with me and my family. I see myself with a good paying job and still hanging out with the same friends I have now.

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Catheryn Jo Thurmond Parents: Cindy and Robert Thurmond and the late Clarence Monroe Thurmond, Jr. Grandparents: the late Clarence Thurmond and Catheryn Thurmond Activities, Honors & Achievements: Class Favorite, Courtesy Corps Flag Runner Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy softball, hanging out with family and friends, listening to music, being with my dogs, riding horses, watching TV and watching movies. I enjoy working, taking care of babies and toddlers.Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my best friend Nezlie Nieto. She is always there for me when I need her. She always makes me laugh and makes me smile. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is taking Algebra 2. It is cool to learn things about equations and numbers. Future plans: My future plans are working, getting married and having children. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself working and making good money for my family and me, as well as helping my aunt and uncle pay the bills.

Sonya Vasquez Parents: Sara Esquivel and late Robert Vasquez Grandparents: Guadalupe Esquivel Activities, Honors & Achievements: Basketball 1-2; Track 1-2; FFA 1-2 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and being able take road trips with them. Most influenced by & why: I am most influenced by my Mom because she overcame all the hard obstacles she has faced. I love her so much; she is my idol and I look up to her as my role model. Future plans: I plan to go to the military to have a future. I plan to be able to support my Mom and brother, so she wouldn’t have to work. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself trying to start a family and maintaining a stable job.

Lucero Elizabeth Vega Grandparent: Carolina Vega Soto Activities, Honors & Achievements: WHS Marching Band, Drum Major 3-4; One Act Play1-2, 4, All-Star Technical Crew 1-2, 4; FCCLA 2-4, State Job Interview 4, State Entrepreneurship 2; FCA 2-3; Cross-Country 1-2, 4; Track 1-4; Basketball 1-3; Band Sweetheart 4 Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy drawing, soccer, and running with my dogs. Your Most Memorable Moment: My most memorable moment was being named Band Sweetheart at my last concert at WHS. Future plans: I plan to pursue a Bachelor degree in IT Business Management then move down to Dalton, Georgia and start working in the AT&T systems. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself living extremely far away from Winters and having my dream job. Jace Kincaid Young Parents: Jason Young and Tammy Young Grandparents: Rick and Linda Dry and Carl and Kathy Young Activities, Honors & Achievements: FFA 1-4, Officer 2-3, Vet Tech Team, Creed Speaking, Radio Team, and Chapter Conducting Team; WHS Marching Band 1-4, First chair tuba 1-4; competed in Hobbies: In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Most influenced by & why: My grandfather is the one who influenced me and the way I live my life, although he might not realize it. I learned that sometimes it’s best not to say anything at all, sometimes it’s not the words you speak but the actions you make that can make the biggest difference. Most memorable moment: My most memorable moment is when we went to Corpus Christi for the FFA State Convention. We got to see Cody Johnson play and got to go to all the local tourist attractions. It was a great experience and we all had a great time. Future plans: Following graduation, I plan to attend TSTC in Sweetwater to earn my associates degree in diesel mechanics. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself with a stable Job in my own house and beginning to start making a life for myself.

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