As the Tassel Turns...2012 Post Graduation
Paulina Hernandez remembered
Published June 6, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m.
The Antelope Arena was the sight of the Post Independent School District’s commencement ceremony on Friday, June 1.
Forty-six high school seniors completed thirteen years of public school education by receiving their high school diploma and as is displayed on the evenings program they are now "ready to make tracks".
Post High School Principal John Berry welcomed the students and quests, approximately 1000, that filled the arena.
In addition to the well composed and presented words of reflection and encouragement from Valedictorian Kari Lanae Dunn and Salutatorian Kambry Pearl Mason, class Historian Shirley Marie Araiza delivered a comprehensive and humorous review of the class members' time together. All three young ladies are honor students and members of the National Honor Society.
Other honor grads include Madison Nicole Cash, Dakota Joe McDonald, Macie De’Sanne Merritt, Nicole Ramirez and Denisse Guadalupe Rodriguez.
During the evening special attention was directed toward remembering Paulina Hernandez who suddenly passed away May 25, 2011 at the age of 17. She was a member of the 2012 class.
This year’s Post ISD Memorial Scholarship was given to Amanda Duran in Paulina's memory by Superintendent Mike Comeaux.
The 2012 class received 80 scholarships from longtime supporters and some new scholastic contributors. (See complete list following the story.)
After being in business for less than a year, The Garza Post (garzapost.com), gave its first award to Fabian Torres who strives to be a graphic artist. TGP Partner Cody Collier had the honor of presenting the $500 gift to Torres.
Post Sports Radio owner Jim Plummer presented the businesses’ first scholarship to Parker Loftus who plans on attending a junior college before transferring to a four year institution and is considering becoming a dentist.
Principal John Berry announced the names of the graduates one by one and as they crossed the stage school board President Mike Holly handed them their diploma.
Skylar Jones opened the event with the invocation and Dakota McDonald gave the benediction prior to the tossing of the graduation caps which ended the groups final gathering together.
|Association of TX Professional Educators (2)
|Dakota McDonald and Skylar Jones
|Community Recovery Center
|The Garza Post
|Management & Training Corporation (2)
|Skylar Jones and Fabian Torres
|PHS Class of 1951
|Giles and Louise McCrary
|Post Student Council
|Post ISD Memorial
|Post Masonic Lodge
|Post Rotary Club (4)
|Shirley Araiza, Dakota McDonald,
|Fabian Torres and Ferman Rivera
|Post Sports Enterprises (Post Sports Radio)
|Post Stampede Rodeo Association (3)
|Kari Dunn, Skylar Jones and Dakota McDonald
|Arnold and Patsy Sanderson Memorial
|Maxine Durett Earl Charitable Trust Foundation (2)
|Nicole Ramirez and Denisse Rodriguez
|Tom Butler Memorial Bronc Riding (3)
|Kari Dunn, Skylar Jones and Dakota McDonald
|Post Volunteer Firemen (5)
|Jordan Aguilar, Amanda Duran, Nicole
|Ramirez, D. Rodriguez and Samantha Ortiz
|Jimmie Redman Memorial (4)
|Fabian Torres, Rebecca Fannon,
|Shirley Araiza and Fermin Rivera
|Post Athletic Booster Club
|Jordan Aguilar, Shirley Araiza, Madison
|Cash, Kari Dunn, Skylar Jones, Parker
|Loftus and Corbin McDonald
|Close City Community Memorial (3)
|Kari Dunn, Nicole Ramirez & Jessica Rodriguez
|Women's Division of the Chamber
|Jim & Helen Cornish Memorial Library
|GCJLA - Big Country Electric Cooperative
|GCJLA - Derrick Dunn Memorial
|Amity Study Club (3)
|Shirley Araiza, Kambry Mason & D. McDonald
|Danny Foster Memorial
|J.E. and Mayme Durrett Memorial
|Kraft General Foods
|Kenneth Montgomery Foundation (2)
|Corbin McDonald and Cody Pickett
|Larry King Haynes II Memorial
|Panhandle Plains Higher Education Authority
|Post FFA (5)
|Kyle Copeland, Kari Dunn & Dakota McDonald
|Fermin Rivera and Cody Pickett
|Syd Conner Memorial (2)
|Skylar Jones and Dakota McDonald
|Outstanding Student-Lion's Club Winners (3)
|S. Araiza, Madison Cash and Samantha Ortiz
|Ray A. Kroc
|South Plains College Salutatorian
|South Plains College Valedictorian
|Texas County Agricultural Agents Association
|Carr Academic - San Angelo State
|United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
|Hardin Simmons University Dean's
|LCU Academic Success
|LCU Academic Success & Ambassador
|McMurry Academic (3)
|Corbin McDonald, Sky. Jones & Chelsea Nolen
|San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Foundation
|Texas Tech University Top 10%
|West Texas A&M University Discovery Academic
|State of Texas Highest Ranking Graduate