By Charlie Carmichael
Graduation and Scholarships
There were 18 graduates: Jaimie Bare, Layton Belcher, Brittany Bennett, Cassandra Brook, Lindsey Burkett, Matt Carpenter, Andy Carter, TJ Cathey, Justin Da, Gricelda Estrada, Bryce Hayes, Michael Mapp, Clarissa Martinez, Bryce Peterson, Maria Ponce, Chris Ralston, Michael Sebring and Westen Stroup.
Scholarships received were: Jaimie Bare, RCEC, RCRTC, Friends of Eastern Starter, Eastern New Mexico University ACT, DHS National Honor Society, $9,154; Layton Belcher, NMSU Opportunity, $6,400; Brittany Bennett, NMSU Opportunity, ENMU Friends of Eastern Starter, ENMU Greyhound Competitive, ENMU ACT, ENMU Intercollegiate Rodeo Assn., National High School Rodeo Queen Contest, RCEC, Wells Fargo Bank, DHS National Honor Society, $17,054; Cassandra Brooks, DH “Tiny” Reed/Napoleon Bonaparte “Boney Fields” PN Bank, RCEC, DHS national Honor Society, $8,154; Lindsey Burkett, ENMU Friends of Eastern Starter, ENMU (NMSIG) Leap, Harding Univ., Johnson and Walen University, Business Professionals of America, Presidential Leadership, Marriott Foundation Scholarship, University Award, L.C. University, RCEC, RCRTC, DHS Honor Society, $45,304; Matthew Carpenter, Wayne and Marjorie Stratton Endowed, ENMU Friends of Eastern Starter, ENMU Greyhound Competitive, DHS National Honor Society, $9,554; T.J. Cathey, Pathway Scholarship, RCEC, and DHS Honor Society, $3,714; Bryce Hays, Foundation for Rural Services, LCU Honor Program, LCU Academic Scholarship, RCEC, RCRTC, DHS National Honor Society, NMJDE Scholar for 02-03, $23,750; Michael Mapp, Masonic Lodge Scholarship, $300; Bryce Peterson, ENMU Friends of Eastern Starter, $7,104; Maria Ponce, ENMU Swearingen Foundation Freshman Award, ENMU Friends of Eastern Starter, RCEC, RCRTC, and Garrett Massey Memorial, $9,804; Chris Ralston, NMSU Opportunity, ENMU Friends of Eastern Starter, ENMU Greyhound Competitive and DHS Honor Society, $15,754; Michael Sebring, NMSU Opportunity, ENMU Friends of Eastern, $13, 504; Weston Stroup, ENMU Friends of Eastern Starter Scholarships, $7,104.
The Clinton Clark Scholarship was presented to T.J. Cathey.
The class song was presented by Cassie Brooks. Salutatorian was Cassandra Brooks. Co-valedictorians were Bryce Hays and Matthew Carpenter.
Charlie Carmichael can be reached at 356-9104.