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June 1, 2020 

STARS Graduation  

STARS Accelerated High School held spring graduation exercises on May 29, 2020, at Granbury High School’s Pirate Stadium.  Forty-three students received high school diplomas during the ceremony. 

Principal Margaret Rodriquez presented the diplomas to the graduates.  Granbury ISD superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn congratulated each student, whose tassel was transferred by school board president Mark Jackson.  Following the awarding of diplomas, the students presented flowers to family members, friends, and others that helped them finish their high school education. 

The graduates receiving their high school diplomas were:  Christian Philip Albrecht, Cristobal Avelar, Jadon Kade Dewayne Barker, Jacob Matthew Bates, Aaron Edward Evan Bivins, Eric Gabe Bonham, Preston Kyle Bradshaw, Samantha Marie Branum, Robert Lucas Carlisle, Maria Magdalena Castellanos Mota, Nicholas James-Clement Cerimele, Doyle Patrick Lee Collins, Kirstyn Nikolle Cox, Dennis Christian Dela Pena, Damien Nicholas Derosier, Caleb Michael Glass, Tyler Wayne Hardt, Carolina Lynn Hernandez, Samuel Hernandez, Shyla Ann Holland, Lilly Ona Johnson, Ethan Daniel Johnson, Tayraun Aaron Jones, Johnny James Kirk, Grady Cole Mabery, Abraham Martinez, Ciciali Carolina Mireles, Tyler Ray Moreland, Ana Christina Morin, Kolby Tyler Morton, Courtney Michelle Packer, Miguel Angel Perez, Kayleigh Victoria Reynolds, Dakota Wayne Simmons, Cameron Anthony Smith, Joshua Brandon Stansberry, Jaelyn Paige Strickland, Donoven Vincent Tomontong-Johnston, Destiny Rae Trester, Diana Maria Velazquez, Dylan Chance Walton, Laney Dee-Anne Williams, Daetyne Taylor Wilson. 

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.