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Lancaster High School Class of 2018’s Commencement Ceremony Featured 400+ Graduates

Lancaster, TX/Lancaster ISD – More than 400 seniors from Lancaster High School walked across the stage on May 30 at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center as part of the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.

So far, the graduating class has earned a total of $15 million in scholarships which is an increase from last year’s class.

The ceremony featured student speeches from Student Body President Xavien Johns who closed with advice for his fellow classmates, “…be phenomenal or be forgotten,” as well special words from the Valedictorian Jada Murray and Salutatorian Tatiana Dawson.

This fall, Murray plans to attend Texas A&M University at College Station and major in English while minoring in international studies.

Dawson plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in government.

 

The following are the seniors who rounded out the Top Ten:

 

Kennedy Mathews

Prairie View A&M University

Intended Major: Animal Science

 

Leslie Garcia

Texas A&M University at College Station

Intended Major: Forensic Science

 

Rachel Compean

University of Texas at Austin

Intended Major: Education

 

Kiera Allison

University of Texas at Austin

Intended Major: Biochemistry

 

Jaydin Bonilla

University of Texas at Austin

Intended Major: Neuroscience

 

Charles Goolsby

Texas A&M University at College Station

Intended Major: Meteorology

 

Thomas Randle

Howard University

Intended Major: Biology

 

Ardre’ian Ervin

Prairie View A&M University

Intended Major: Architecture

 

In addition to noting the top student scholars, Principal Eleanor Webb also recognized Roderick Spears-Mathis for outstanding citizenship and selflessness in demonstrating the Tiger Way after he purchased shoes for some special needs students and school custodians. His gesture went viral on social media and garnered the attention of the shoe manufacturer who then donated additional shoes for Mathis to distribute.

 

Watch the Lancaster High School Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony again on our YouTube Channel