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May 31, 2016
Granbury High School held commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 on May 27, 2016, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Principal Jeremy Ross presented the graduates to the Board of Trustees. Diplomas were presented by school board members: president Micky Shearon, vice president Nancy Alana, secretary Dr. Barbara Herrington, Mark Jackson, Chris Tackett, Barbara Townsend, and B.J. Wallace. Each senior was congratulated by Ross and superintendent Dr. James Largent.
As the top two students in the graduating class, valedictorian Sarah Schloeman and salutatorian Kaylee Keating each delivered an address. Senior class president Caleb Carnes also spoke on behalf of the seniors.
The remaining students in the top ten of the class were recognized by Ross:  Craig Knisley, Joshua Smith, Kiersten Mathis, Clay Walters, Lauren Wood, Makenna Martin, Lillian Thornton, and Hannah Robinson.
Other class officers and student council officers participated in the program and were part of the stage party. The others were:  Haley Grissom, student council president; Juliette Hoverson, student council vice president; Sierra Browning, student council secretary; Stephanie Garcia, student council treasurer; Elijah Cordero Valverde, student council senior spirit coordinator; Rebecka Joy, senior class vice president; Anna Beckley, senior class treasurer.  Also participating was Jackie Villafranco from the Spanish National Honor Society.
A quartet of Baylee Davis, Kiersten Mathis, X Sokol, and Zach Zagrocki sang the National Anthem, and all senior choir members performed “My Land.”  The GHS Pirate Band provided music for the processional and recessional as well as the School Song and Fight Song. The school’s Marine Corps JROTC color guard presented the United States and Texas flags.
Other information about graduation is available on the GHS website at

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