Crockett Early College High School celebrated 268 members of the graduating Class of 2019 at the Frank Erwin Center this morning.
Superintendent Paul Cruz congratulated the graduates, and recognized some of the class's many achievements.
- The girls basketball team celebrated a highly successful season, and recognition was given to Jordyn Carter who made the All State Girls Basketball Team and scored 2,000 career points.
- Matt Gutierrez was awarded cum laude in the academic pentathlon.
- Crockett theatre students made it to state in the UIL one-act play competition.
- Noah Messer was recognized for winning the 2019 National Playwright Discovery Program Award, which gave him the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C to have his play workshopped as well as a $5,000 scholarship.
Salutatorian Alan Gregory, who will be studying mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University in the fall, expressed gratitude for his classmates, his teachers and his time at Crockett.
"Look at who supported you, who pushed you, who you know you would do the same thing for if they needed you," he said. "Remember this moment and know that you will never be alone."
Principal Kori Crawford, whose daughter Amara was among the graduating seniors, congratulated the class on their character and achievements.
"As you leave Crockett, you will be fighting your very own political, social and ethical battles" Crawford said. "I have no doubt that you will be making this world a better place."