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David, Drake top RHS ‘12 grads

Olympic swimmer to speak on Friday


David David Patrick David is valedictorian and Victoria Drake salutatorian of the 124-candidate Rockdale High School graduating class of 2012.

Commencement exercises, w ith featured speaker, Olympic swimmer Josh Davis, begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Field, according to RHS Principal Joey Geletka. In the event of bad weather the ceremony will be moved indoors to the RHS gym.

David compiled a 4.3773 grade-point average during his four-year RHS career, according to Geletka.

The valedictorian is the son of Dwayne and Kelly David.

Geletka said grades are based on a 4-point system and grades higher than 4.0 are possible due to “weighted” honors courses.

Drake’s average was 4.2565. She is the daughter of Tom and Sandra Drake.

SPEAKER— Commence- ment speaker for the Class of 2012 will be Olympic swimmer, turned motivational speaker.


Drake Drake Davis, who swam for the University of Texas in college, won five Olympic medals in 1996 and 2000.

In the 1996 Atlanta games he was the only male athlete from any nation in any sport to win three gold medals. He went on to capture two silver medals in the 2000 Sydney games.

Davis and his wife, Shauntel, have five children.

TOP GRADS—Geletka announced honor graduates with 90-and-above averages as follows:

• Douglas Mauldin 4.2250, son of Buzz Juarez and Lorena Mauldin.

• Cody Skubal, 4.1717 son of Paul and Chloe Skubal.

• Virginia Flores, 4.0886 daughter of Robert and Lisa Flores.

• Kirk Williams, 3.9891, son of John and Stacey Williams.

• Mackenzie Hirt, 3.9833, daughter of Troy and Kim Hirt.

• Anna Gay, 3.9636, daughter of Michael and Judy Gay.


Davis Davis • Haley Leopold, 3.8958, daughter of Paul and Regina Leopold.

• Cirilo Castillo Jr., 3.8500, son of Cirilo Castillo and Esperanza Castillo.

• Reginald Hamilton, 3.8390, son of Sharon Crawford and Reginald Hamilton.

• Carlynn Hill, 3.7918, daughter of Rhona and Charlie Weyler.

• Zachary Garza, 3.7783, son of Carlos Garza and Mary Woodward.

• Kandace Wilson, 3.6021, daughter of Rick and Jennifer Wilson.

• Matthew Reline, 3.6000, son of Dale Miller and Lori Reline.

• Jill Young, 3.5708, daughter of Tammie Young and Larry Young.

• Miguel Alonzo, 3.5600, son of Carmen Gonzales and Herby Alonzo.

• Miranda Urban, 3.5477, daughter of Scott and Cindy Urban.

• Amanda Coumont, 3.5476, daughter of Ronda Coumont.

• Erin Daniels, 3.4978, daughter of Dr. Steve and Mickie Daniels.

• Nicholas Aaron Montelongo, 3.4848, son of Albert and Beverly Montelongo.

• Heather Atchley, 3.3700, daughter of Buddy and Trish Atchley.

• Caleb Tarver, 3.3700, son of Buck and Emily Tarver.

• Mara McAdams, 3.3694, daughter of Miranda and Larry McAdams.

• The 25th-high ranking student declined to have name or GPA published.

• Ty Kirk, 3.3568, son of Joe and Nikki Kirk.

• Arlene Ramos, 3.3537, daugh- ter of Manuel and Sylvia Ramos.

• Martha Bocanegra, 3.3320, daughter of Cecilio and Martha Bocanegra.

• Lukas Schweitzer, 3.3163, son of Matt and Monette Schweitzer.

• Duke Schneider, 3.2886, son of Patti and Myron Schneider.

• Koltyn Woolverton, 3.2565, son of Ruby and Russell Woolverton.

• Abbigal Matthews, 3.1860, daughter of Eric and Lachelle Matthews.

• Francisco Romo, 3.1688, son of Francisco and Catalina Romo.

• Corey McDonald, 3.1479, daughter of Tresla Davis.

• Victoria Garza, 3.1386, daughter of Hope Garza and Gene Garza.

• Britni Newlin, 3.1192, daughter of J. D. and Jessica Newlin.

• Traci Fisher, 3.0761, daughter of Wayne and Wanda Fisher.

• Cinda Baggerly, 3.0689, daughter of Jackie Baggerly-Lacy and Tim Burns.

• Nicholas Baggerly, 3.0652, son of Lori and Roger Baggerly.

• Keyanna Russell, 3.0267, daughter of Lynetta Russell.

• Jessica Schmidt, 3.0192, daughter of Gladys Schmidt.

• Daniel Brooks, 3.0043, son of Tony and Sharon Brooks.


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