Seniors walk into world this week

Jonathan Englett

EAST HARRIS COUNTY — The culmination of 13 years of schooling will come to close this weekend as seniors from Crosby, Highlands and Huffman walk across the stage and receive their high school diplomas.

Crosby will hold its commencement ceremony on Thursday at the M.O. Campbell Center, 1865 Aldine Bender Rd. in Houston, beginning at 7 p.m.

The class of 229 students will be led by Valedictorian Jonathan Englett. Claire Ward is the Class of 2005 salutatorian.

Rounding out the class’ Top 10 students are: third, Jason Petitt; fourth, Heather Schexnayder; fifth, Matthew King; sixth, Ryan Alan Martinez; seventh, Andrew LeJeune; eighth, Emily Williams; ninth Melanie Fischer and tenth, Randy Johnson.

Highlands’ students will have to wait until Saturday to take that final walk.

Their ceremony will be held at Stallworth Stadium, at the corner of Archer and Sjolander Roads at 8 p.m.

Delivering the valedictorial address will be Kristen Alexander. Byoung Kang is the class salutatorian.

Also ranking in the top 10 are: Marissa Jensen, third; Tony Castilleja, fourth; Blake Johnson, fifth; Magali Hernandez, sixth; Rachel Shaver, seventh; Richard Thomson III, eighth; Linda Aguilar, ninth; and Rajiv Jaini, tenth.

Like their neighbors to the south, the Hargrave Class of 2005 will hold commencement at the Campbell Center.

Their ceremonies will be Sunday at 7 p.m.
Hargrave’s top 10 are: Joel Burgess II, valedictorian; Jenna Rose Ascheri, salutatorian; Amy Katherine, third; Christina Beth Kidd, fourth; Tayrn Nash, fifth; Andrew Stein, sixth; Nina McGraw, seventh; Jarrod Burt, eighth; Carli Martin, ninth and Samantha Peacock, tenth.