STARS ACCELERATED HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS SPRING GRADUATION
Accelerated High School held spring graduation exercises on the evening of May 30,
2017, at Acton Baptist Church. Twenty-two
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 president Nancy Alana. Following
the awarding of diplomas, the students presented roses to family members,
friends, and others that helped them finish their high school education.
Elle Tripp received a scholarship from Hood County
Children’s Charities. Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 7835 recognized Kody Ellerman for placing in the post’s Voice
of Democracy contest, while the VFW Ladies Auxiliary honored Rush Nabours for
his entry in a patriotic art competition.
In addition, Marks honored the church’s Agape Sunday School class with
the GISD Superfan Award on behalf of the school district’s Customer Care Team.
The graduates receiving their high school diplomas
were: Lucille Alexandra Anderson, Breanna
RayLynn Bearden, Dagon Robert Brewster, Dallas Donavaon Collins, Kody Lee
Ellerman, Trey James Freeman, Aliyah Lynn Gonzales, Ashlin Renee Holdridge, Jackson
Pierce Jefferson, Tristyn Morgan Jones, Mya Anmarie Kern, Amanda Jane Lane, Mallory
Dawn Martin, Taelor Danielle Meek, Millacent Kate Miller, Rush Allen Nabours,
Lacie Richelle Pool, Jessica Lynn Reznicek, Jonathan Dolin Rook, Elle Suzanne
Tripp, Makayla Marie Turner, Jewel Inez Weaver.
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
one thousand students have graduated from STARS since its founding in 1994.