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June 8, 2016
STARS Accelerated High School held spring graduation exercises on the evening of June 3, 2016, at Acton Middle School.  Twenty-six students received high school diplomas during the ceremony.
Principal Ginna Marks presented the diplomas to the graduates.  Granbury ISD superintendent Dr. James Largent congratulated each student, whose tassel was transferred by school board vice president Nancy Alan.  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:  Steven Tyler Baker, Haley Michelle Blanton, Gavin James Bramlett, Samantha Jo Cummings, Amber Nicole Deroiser, Bailey Lynn Elliott, Madelaine Sue Gilbert, Brandi Dawn Gray, Beranna Nicole Hays, Zachery Glenn Henson, Justin Wyatt Solomon Herring, Anna Beth Isabel Lewis, Kayla Hope Lopez, Erika Nicole Mercado-Callahan, Carter Roy Moughon, Mary Lauren Mullican, Sydney Ginean Nedbalek, Kalyn Kourtney O’Connor, Guy Lee Olthoff, Connor Lyn Pitts, Caroline Elizabeth Pollard, Zachary Alexander Ruiz, Ethan Bryce Snow, Cheyanne Raquel Tuggle, Emannuel Zavier Vazquez, and Morgan Rylie West.
A reception following the ceremony was hosted by the Agape Sunday School class from Acton Baptist Church.
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 one thousand students have graduated from STARS since its founding in 1994.

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