Saturday, August 24, 2019
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20190506SHSTop10The top ten seniors of Sharyland High School were honored during the Super Achievers Banquet earlier this month. 

Held at The Club at Cimarron on Monday, May 6, the banquet honored the top ten seniors who excelled in their academic courses and earned the Highest GPA in their class of 393 students.

The students were not only joined by their parents but also by their mentors, Sharyland ISD board of trustees and central administrative staff. SHS and SA3 administration and counselors were all there to celebrate and honor these students.

Principal Lori Ann Garza began the evening by recognizing the students and introducing all the guests.

“At Sharyland High School, we have five core beliefs that we instill in our students, pride, excellence, leadership, respect and responsibility,” Garza said. “Tonight, we take the time to recognize an exemplary group of students who epitomize all five of these core values. It is not by chance that these ten students are here today.”

Garza then introduced Juhu Bae, Valedictorian of the Class of 2019, who led everyone in the invocation of the evening.

After dinner was served, the presentation started. Garza recognized each student and presented them a plaque and a Chromebook. As each student received their award, they took the opportunity to address the audience and thank those who helped them reach their goals.

Bae spoke about being grateful for the people and teachers who supported her throughout her high school education.

“I would like to thank all the teachers who I’ve had for the past four years,” the Valedictorian said. “You all have not only expanded my knowledge and academic curiosity, but also taught me diligence, generosity, kindness, and leadership.”

Salutatorian Fernanda Guerra spoke of her own gratitude for all those who surrounded her.

“I am incredibly lucky to be where I am today,” Fernanda said. “Without the support of my friends, family, teachers, and this school’s administration, I would definitely not be standing here tonight. The incredible group of people who led me through this back-breaking journey we call high school are responsible for more than half of my accomplishments.”

After all the honor students received their award and addressed the audience, Salutatorian Guerra gave the farewell address.

“Let us reflect on our past endeavors and mistakes and choose to follow a path of wisdom and good choices, regardless of what has been or what is to be,” Fernanda said. “May we enjoy the remainder of this night in the presence of love and good company.”

The evening ended with the closing remarks from district Superintendent, Dr. Maria M. Vidaurri who congratulated the students for all their achievements.

The Sharyland High School Class of 2019 graduation ceremony is set for Sunday, June 2, in the State farm Arena at 10 a.m.