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Summas 2024

Summa Cum Laude Graduates

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East Central's Summa Cum Laude graduates have attained the highest academic honor by achieving an exceptional grade average of 100 or higher. This remarkable accomplishment reflects their dedication, hard work, and outstanding academic performance throughout their studies.

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Shelby Hofmann, a dedicated and accomplished student, will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Throughout her high school years, she excelled academically, participated in various extracurricular activities, and received numerous awards for her achievements in academics and the arts.

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Gabriella Pacheco, the second highest-ranking student at East Central High School, will be studying Film at the University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication, having received multiple scholarships and awards for her academic and extracurricular achievements. Gabby has excelled academically, served in leadership roles in various clubs, and produced award-winning films and documentaries, demonstrating her determination, perseverance, and artistic talent.

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During high school, Hope Luensmann excelled in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities, receiving numerous awards and accolades. She will be attending the nursing school at The University of Texas at Austin with plans to become a nurse practitioner and engage in missionary work in the future.

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Gavin Kennemore excelled academically and participated in various extracurricular activities during his time at East Central, including track, piano, and FBLA. He is grateful for the support of his parents, teachers, sponsors, and the East Central staff as he looks forward to the next chapter in his life.

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Breanna 'Bre' Jimenez has shown exceptional commitment to her community through advocacy and leadership roles, including winning the title of State Champion in Soil Stewardship Prepared Public Speaking and serving as both Junior and Senior Class President. She plans to attend American University in Washington, D.C., to pursue a degree in Political Science, driven by her passion for advocacy and making a positive impact.

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Mariana Medrano Sanchez is a high-achieving student-athlete who has excelled in academics and soccer throughout her high school career. She has been accepted to Our Lady of the Lake University for the Fall of 2024, where she plans to pursue a major in biology and continue her passion for soccer as a collegiate student-athlete.

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Javier Sosa, a student at East Central since 3rd grade, has excelled in athletics, maintaining a perfect attendance record since kindergarten. Alongside his academic achievements, he actively contributes to the community by organizing and participating in various events.

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Katelyn Gay, also known as Kat, expresses gratitude to the impactful people she has met throughout her school career in the East Central Independent School district and shares her passion for caring for animals. She extends a special thank you to those who have supported her, including Kristen Gonzalez, her parents, and grandparents, while hoping to have brought smiles to many people every day.

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Robert Robinson is a dedicated student with a passion for diesel technology and a strong commitment to academic excellence and community service. His exceptional academic record and love for diesel technology position him for success in college and beyond.

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Analia Lopez is a dedicated and accomplished student who excelled academically and was actively involved in extracurricular activities throughout her high school years. She is grateful for the opportunities she has been given and is looking forward to pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at Our Lady of the Lake University.

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Aiden Sosa

Aiden Sosa is a dedicated student known for his integrity and selflessness. He plans to pursue majors in animation and graphic design in college, aiming to channel his creativity and passion into a successful career.

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Marisa Rose Martinez Mejia is a dedicated high school student who has excelled academically while pursuing a successful music career. She has achieved numerous accolades in music and academics, and she plans to attend The University of the Incarnate Word to major in Music Industry Studies.

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Jazlyn has excelled in high school, taking challenging courses, participating in art-related activities, and earning various awards and recognitions for her artistic achievements. She will attend the University of Texas at San Antonio to major in Digital Communications, grateful for the support of her family, friends, and teachers who have helped shape her into the person she is today.

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Garrett Vaughan, a dedicated student at East Central, excelled in academics, sports, and culinary competitions. He plans to pursue a major in culinary arts and a minor in food science at Johnson & Wales University, expressing gratitude to his family, friends, and teachers for their unwavering support.

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Emma Pieniazek is a high-achieving student at East Central High School who will be pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Texas A&M University. She has been heavily involved in extracurricular activities, including dance, church events, and student teaching, and is grateful for the support of her family, friends, teachers, and coaches throughout her academic journey.

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Samiah Jackson

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Throughout his time at East Central High School, he dedicated himself to academic excellence and pursued his passion for engineering through various STEM-related activities and leadership roles. Now, as he prepares to attend the University of Texas at Austin, he is confident in his ability to make a meaningful impact in the field of engineering.

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Payton James is a dedicated and accomplished student who has been actively involved in her school and community, excelling in academics and leadership roles. She will be attending The University of the Incarnate Word as a first-generation college student, majoring in nursing, thanks to her hard work and support from her family, friends, and teachers.

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Lugo Davila

Natalie Lugo Davila excelled in high school, taking Advanced Placement courses and participating in various clubs and competitions. She attributes her success to the support of her family, friends, and teachers, expressing deep gratitude for their influence on her academic and personal growth.

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Bradley Ahr has shown exceptional dedication to academics, art, and leadership throughout his journey in the East Central Independent School District. He has excelled academically, contributed significantly to the art community, and garnered impressive scholarship offers, ultimately choosing to continue his education at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

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