Junior-high promotes 116 in ceremony on Wednesday
Speeches by valedictor ian Emily Ibarra and salutatorian Travis Morgan highlighted the first-ever Wednesday promot ion exercise s for Rockd a le Junior-High School’s Class of 2012, at 10:30 a.m. May 23, in the junior-high gymnasium, according to Principal April Eschberger.
Ibarra posted a 4.2197 gradepoint average in her three-year RJH academic career. She is the daughter of Sergio and Rocio Ibarra.
Morgan’s average was 4.1229. He is the son of Scott and Torin Morgan.
Eschberger said averages of more than 4.0 are possible due to “weighted” honors courses. There were 116 eighth-graders being promoted, including 36 honor students.
Certificates were presented by Eschberger, assisted by Allen Sanders, assistant principal, and Angela White, counselor.
The processional, national anthem, RJH school song and recessional were presented by the Rockdale Junior-High Big Gold Band, under the direction of Lance Walker.
Carlos Sanchez opened the ceremony and Phong Vo led the pledge to the American and Texas flags.
Dustin Strelsky closed the ceremony.
HONOR STUDENTS—Ashton Betchan, Bradley Breithaupt, Zachary Brooks, Joli Carpenter, Chlo’e Contreras, Rodrigo Costilla, Geritt Davenport.
Shay Davenport, James Debault, Preston Dorman, Dakota Eubanks, Nathaniel Graham, Fredrick Henderson, Emily Ibarra, Arely Marquez.
Kylee Miller, Jose Montelongo, Ryann Morgan, Travis Morgan, Kathryn Nelson, William Payne, Allison Pelzel, Lindsey Penny, A ndrew Perez, Jasia Rubin, Carlos Sanchez.
Marco Sanchez, T’keyah Sandlers, Madison Sieber, Dustin Strelsky, Katelyn Tarver, Patricia Thrasher, Sabrina Vargas, Phong Vo, Kacey Waxler, Peyton Yarbrough.
PROMOTIONS—Jacob Aguir re, Ny tasha A llen, Mig uel Alonso, Adrian Ashworth-Zapata, Briana Bailey, Rebecca Balderas, Nicholas Beason, James Bedwell.
Sadie Boyd, Ashley Bresee, Jonathan Bright, Christian Carrasco, Brandon Cartwright, David Castillo, Hannah Clark, Latasna Clark, Jaevera Crawford, Janae Crawford, Allison Davis.
De’Jhoria Davis, John Erman, Alondra Garcia, Haylie Garcia, Marion Garcia, Dylan Gereszek, LaQuawn Glover, Vanessa Gonzalez, Dmitriuna Green, Katelynn Hammond.
Mar y Hartley, Feasia Henderson, Mitchell Henson, Mercy Hernandez, Heather Hill, Zykayra Hurd, Jasmine Janes, Kelsey Jenkins, Dakota Jones, Julianna Juarez.
Ethan Krumnow, Gage Krzywosinski, Jake Land, Cristian Lara, Keterra Larkin, Simon Llanas, Brittany Lopez, Angel Luna, Monica Million, Catera Nelson, Mason Nusbaum.
Darius O’Bryant, Kevin Parker, Jaycee Pa rsley, Miredda Payne, Haley Perez, Chase Pickett, Garrett Pounders, Makayla Ramirez, Joe Rubio, Katy Salazar.
Rosa Sanches, Marisela Sanchez , Jade Solomon, Trav is Sorenson, Justin Starr, Lanie Tannahill, Ray Trevino, Michael Turman, Shawn Waldrep.
Jarred Walker, Bailey Wallace, Zanaja Washington, James Webb, Wyatt Weber, Brandon Weller, Darian Whitehead, Breanna Zamora, Henr y Zamo - ra, Jennifer Zelaya, Zachar y Zoeller.