Singer Ruthie Foster speaks at eighth grade graduation
Gause eighth grade graduation was held May 27 at the school gym. Members of this year’s class were Lauren Bell, Connelly Cooper, Tamron Day, Hunter Farr, Cristen Gongora, Kendra Johnson-Gentry, Alyssa Kornegay, Jordan Millar, Hunter Morehead, Amber O’gilvie, Brandon Pierite, Isaiah Scott, Kevin Summerlin Jr. and Emily Winstead.
The eighth grade processional was led by seventh graders Lindsey Grenwelge and Beronica Hernandez. Flag bearers were Myka Morehead and Derek Walton.
Tamron Day gave the opening prayer and Gause ISD superintendent Perry Bell gave the welcome and introduced music recording artist Ruthie Foster. After her inspiring speech to the class of 2010, she performed one of her songs.
Jordan Millar gave his salutatorian speech, followed by Connelly Cooper giving his valedictorian speech. Debra Salcido presented plaques to the National Junior Honor Society members, followed by Mr. Bell and the GISD school board members presenting the diplomas.
The benediction was given by Hunter Morehead and the program concluded with a class video presented by Kelly Lee-Cooper. Refreshments were served following the program. KBTX-TV was there and highlights were featured on their newscast that night.
Pat and Junior Cass of Cabot, Arkansas spent the weekend in Gause with Eugene and Elaine Baumann and family. Other family members stopped by on Saturday for visiting and food.
Wanda and Alfred Coats and Mildred Ely Bowling spent Saturday afternoon at Lake Limestone with relatives including Alfred’s brother and family, Jim and Nell Coats, Mark and Cathy Coats from Odessa and niece Kerri and son Preston of Fort Worth.
Kim Lee, Kristian and Kendall spent Memorial Day weekend in Temple with relatives and enjoyed time on Lake Belton.
Jim and Mary Lee of Houston spent the weekend here with our family. On Monday, they visited in Milano with Sandra and Edward Dworaczyk and Martha Newman, Carol and Mark Newman and their granddaughter Abigail.
Kristi Lee and Jaxon spent the holiday weekend with Jaxon’s paternal grandparents David and Kathy Hayles and other relatives at their home on Lake Conroe.