On Sunday, May 26, 501 graduates from Friendswood High School class of 2019 walked the stage of the Don Coleman Community Coliseum in Spring Branch ISD.
The graduating seniors selected the class motto, “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
The class colors are navy blue and silver with the blue iris as the class flower. “High Hopes” by Panic at the Disco was chosen as the class song.
The graduating class Valedictorian is Thomas Hamre with Salutatorian Emily Epperson. Class officers include President Ben McAndrews, Vice President Rory Sims, Secretary Mae Mcaninch and Treasurer Garrett Turner.
Sallianne Roher and Garrett Turner received the American Legion Girl/Boy administrative awards for possessing high qualities of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. Faith Brothers and Manny Elizondo received girl and boy outstanding athlete.
Michelle Cherian, William Clyburn, Mae McAninch and Rory Sims received the I Dare You Award: I Dare You To Be A Leader: Think Tall, Stand Tall, Smile Tall and Live Tall. Friendswood High School Representatives were Zachary Zamora, TASSP Teens Serving Texas, and Emily Epperson, TASSP All-State Academic and Scholastic Excellence.
Nine students from this senior class will be joining the military next year. Joining the United States Air Force is Ashton Anderson, Justin Marcus, Mario Perez and Kyle Speck. Rachel Myers will be joining the United States Coast Guard, Alec Medina will be joining the United States Marines and Jeniffer Padilla Amador will be joining the United States National Guard. Joining the United States Navy is Parker Mendivil and Justin Phelps.
This senior class was offered more than $3.3 million dollars in scholarship funds. Additionally, Newsweek and US News ranked Friendswood High School in the Top 1% of higher performing schools nationwide based on SAT/ACT scores and state standardized testing results.
This year, seniors have chosen not only Texas schools but also the University of Oklahoma, Syracuse University, Louisiana State University and the University of Notre Dame, to name a few.