FORNEY, Texas — Several North Forney High School students were recognized at an Academics Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, for their achievements in several different areas, including academics, leadership, community service, citizenship, and volunteerism.
“Most of the students recognized participate in numerous extra-curricular activities and service organizations all while maintaining outstanding grades,” stated North Forney High School Counselor Norma Rain.
“Each year North Forney High School faculty and administration are asked to nominate those students that they feel best demonstrate leadership, good citizenship, outstanding academic performance, and community service,” stated Rain. “Several awards were given based on these nominations.”
Myra Castillo was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders awarded Catherine Hall with an Award of Excellence for outstanding academic performance, leadership potential and dedication to serving humanity through science, technology, engineering or math.
Ashlynn Lewis and Jennifer Winters were recognized as the highest scoring students at North Forney High School to take the ACT in 2014-2015 and A.J. Hampton was the highest scoring student to take the SAT.
Heath King, Austin Hampton, Harold Medrano, Cecille Ranario, and Emma Sumrow qualified for the AP Scholar Award by earning a 3 or higher on three or more AP exams in addition to eight tother members of the Class of 2015.
An AP Scholar with Honor Award was granted to Allen Porterie and Erica Rivas Sandavol and three other students in the Class of 2015 for receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of the AP exams.
An AP Scholar with Distinction Award was granted to Nikki Jackson, and three other Class of 2015 students, for receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on a 5.0 scale on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of the AP exams.
Students ranked in the Top Ten Percent were honored with blankets, patches, and letter jackets.
Based on the rankings through the 2014-2015, the top ten percent of the sophomore class of 2018 were Michael Aldridge, Chase Baird, Devin Beamon, Mark Bean, Savanna Branton, Madison Briley, Delaney Bruhn, Camille Buster, Haley Cwiakala, Zinal Desai, Edgar Dondoyano, Kali Dorsey, Laura Estrada Rangel, Madison Gentry, Naomi Greenig, Kerbee Heydenreich, Connor Hogan, Bra’Nesha James, Cadyn LaBounty, Kara Langford, Bailey Lenamond, T’meya Maupin, Kaitlyn Palmer, Austin Patricia, Jesus Pena, Jorge Ramirez, Jobey Rusk, Vanessa Sanchez, Tristan Sharpe, Sydney Trumper, Michaela Tucker, Asa Tuten, Amanda Villarreal, Allison Wilkins, and Lauren Williams.
Members of the junior class in the top ten percent who earned an academic blanket in the last two years were awarded a patch this year to acknowledge that accomplishment. Those students earning this honor for the first time were recognized with an academic blanket. Those students of the Class of 2017 honored were Holden Bailey, Natalie Bates , Emily Bracken, Cali Brockway, Michael Burer, Sydney Carlisle, Andreanna Cruz, Haley Erjavac, Alyssia Folker, Damon Harper, Austin Herron, Madeliene Hipp, Scott McPherson, Gareth Meredith, Jesse Morgan, Jada Mosley, Adelayo Oyewo, Kevin Pedersen, Natalia Perez, Alexander Peters, Alyson Poindexter, April Polanco, Alanis Ramos Berrios, Brandon Rogers, Robin Sahota, Raina Schleifer, Jenna Sloan, Dylan Stevens, Nicole Stief, Charles Thompson, Anesh Turk, Hannah Wheeler, and Haizhu Yang.
Members of the senior class in the top ten percent who earned an academic blanket in the last two years were awarded a patch this year to acknowledge that accomplishment. Those students earning this honor for the first time were recognized with an academic blanket. Those students of the Class of 2015 recognized were Sydnei Crouch, Nathalia Delgadillo, Nathaniel Depappe, Amanda Dollgener, Mara Dondoyano, Austin Hampton, Tylor Hawkins, Hung Huynh, Mary Jackson, Heath King, Kaden Kinnart, Ashlynn Lewis, Savanna Morgan, Crystal Orisakwe, Allen Porterie, Jr , Melissa Ramirez, Cecille Ranario, Alexandra Reyna, Erica Rivas Sandoval, Yulitza Rosado Alvarez, Josiah Saucedo, Paiten Seago, Emma Sumrow, Marissa Trujillo, Armia Williams, Jennifer Winters, Joshua Ybarra, and Brittanie Yerks.
Seniors who earned a top ten percent rank for the last three years earned an academic letter jacket. Those students who previously earned a letter jacket in another activity were awarded a patch. Recipients of academic letter jackets/academic patches were Nathalia Delgadillo, Nathaniel Depappe, Amanda Dollenger, Mara Dondoyano, Austin Hampton, Tylor Hawkins, Hung Huynh, Mary Jackson, Heath King, Kaden Kinnart, Savanna Morgan, Crystal Orisakwe, Allen Porterie, Jr , Melissa Ramirez, Cecille Ranario, Alexandra Reyna, Erica Rivas Sandoval, Paiten Seago, Emma Sumrow, Marissa Trujillo, Joshua Ybarra, and Brittanie Yerks.
Student leaders Catherine Hall, Tylor Hawkins, and Jessica Calderon were selected to attend Trinity Valley Community College Leaders of Tomorrow Conference.
“A special recognition certificate was awarded to the Forney Education Leadership Foundation for purchasing the academic blankets,” stated Rain. “North Forney High School appreciates their generous support of academic excellence.”
Photos taken during the ceremony are available for free at www.rjhphotos.com in the digital download section at the top of the page.