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June 10, 2014
STARS Graduation  
STARS Accelerated High School held fall graduation exercises on the evening of June 5, 2014, at Acton Baptist Church. Fifteen students received high school diplomas during the ceremony.
Principal Edwin Young presented the diplomas to the graduates. Granbury ISD superintendent Dr. James Largent congratulated each student, whose tassel was transferred by school board president Mark Jackson. Following the awarding of diplomas, the students presented roses to family members, friends, and others that helped them finish their high school education.
The graduates receiving their high school diplomas were Emily Ann Blethen, Cole Andrew Brown, Brianna Lee Carlisle, Dusti Shae Day, Thomas Austin Gay, Cameo Shanel Gonzales, Cameron Lamar Hawkins, Ashley Nichole Howard, Zachery Ty McKain, Caitlyn Elayne Padilla, Shannon Dewayne Scott, Damion Michael Solomon, Cammie Cheyenne Starnes, Justin Todd Starnes, and Shauna Jae Wood.
A reception following the ceremony was hosted by the church’s Agape Sunday School class.
An alternative academic high school that is part of GISD, STARS provides an optional setting with flexibility and personalized self-paced courses for high school students whose needs are not met in the traditional school. The acronym stands for Self-Motivated Teens Achieving Responsibility and Success. Over 950 students have graduated from STARS since its founding in 1994.
Pictured above are (left to right): back – Damion Solomon, Cameron Hawkins, Cole Brown, Shannon Scott, Justin Starnes, Austin Gay, Ty McKain; front – Cammie Starnes, Cameo Gonzales, Dusti Day, Brianna Carlisle, Shauna Wood, Emily Blethen, Ashley Howard. Not pictured is Caitlyn Padilla.

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