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Phillips/Henning Named Top GHS Grads
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Tasha Bryanna Phillips
Tasha Bryanna Phillips
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Beth Marie Henning
Beth Marie Henning
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Tasha Bryanna Phillips and Beth Marie Henning are the top 2% of the class of 2012 graduating Summa Cum Laude. Graduating Magna Cum Laude are the next 3% of the class. Receiving this honor are Elizabeth Dorantes, Jake Henson and Kelsey Gruetzmacher. Jonathan Wood, Frank DeLuna, Samantha Martin, Hunter Hale and Tiffany Zillig are graduating Cum Laude as the next 5% of the class.

Tasha Phillips is the daughter of Robert and Leah Phillips and the sister of Chelsea Phillips. She has been a part of Goliad ISD for 13 years. She will soon be ending this chapter of her life to continue here education at Texas Lutheran University in the fall of 2012. Tasha has always been incredibly involved with her school and with one week left until graduation, continues to help out when she can. She has been Class Parliamentarian in Student Council her freshman and sophomore years and her junior year, she was elected Executive Historian on the Student Council Board. Although she was outran for Executive Secretary her senior year, she decided to pick up two more organizations to fill the void: TAFE and FFA. Also during her junior year, Tasha was inducted into the National Honor Society and was elected Parliamentarian here senior year. She is currently vice president of FCCLA and has been a part of this of this club since here freshman year. Tasha has also been involved with athletics since beginning high school. While the sports she participated in thinned out through the years, so she could focus more on her academics, she has always pursued her interest in tennis, gaining the MVP Award her junior year. Her senior year, Tasha was presented the with the O. G. Copeland Award. This award goes to the highest ranked senior girl and boy involved in athletics. She also received the All District Academics Award all four years involved in athletics. Another organization, Tasha had dedicated many years to is the Goliad Tiger Band. Since first joining the Band in sixth grade, she has been with the band for a total of seven years. Tasha was a representative for her class here freshman, sophomore and junior years. In her senior year, she is currently holding the vice president position on the Band Council.

Tasha was also elected Color Guard Captain her junior and senior years and received the first place award for Best Color Guard USSBA Pre-Contest both years. Since freshman year, Tasha has made it her goal to graduate as high in her class in her abilities and hard work would allow her to. With this goal accomplished and behind her, she has set her sights on a similar goal for her college career. Tasha is a firm believer in the saying, “Anything of value is worth the hard work.” This mentality, along with her pursuing attitude toward her grades is how she believes she succeeded in her high school career.

Beth Marie Henning is the daughter of Debbie and James Henning, the younger sister of Joshua and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylan Franke and Mrs. Tassie Henning. She has been a Goliad Fighting Tiger fan for 13 years. At GHS, she has held the office of class president of the sophomore and junior class; vice president of GGA and president of the National Honor Society. Beth has experienced with all of the sports that Goliad has to offer but chose to play here two favorites in order to stay at the top percentage of her class. This year, Beth was a member of the District Champion basketball and softball teams, receiving second team district honors on both. She as honored with the All-State Academic Softball and Basketball Team Award and also received the Ruben Heil Hustle Award, an award that is given to a boy and girl who are most active throughout their four years in athletics. Outside of school, Beth is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Goliad County Youth Board. Another organization Beth is active in is 4-H. She has been a member of the Stampede 4-H Club for 10 years where she has shown animals at the fair, participated in photography, livestock judging and many other activities She currently is the District 11 4-H Chairman and is on the State 4-H Council with 32 other students who represent Texas 4-H. Her family, friends and the Goliad community have raised Beth to become an organized, fun-spirited and determined individual who is ready for what life has in store for her. She will graduate on Jun1st with a total of 18 dual credit hours and will be attending Texas A&M in College Station in the fall.

Those seniors graduating Magna Cum Laude (top 3% of Class) are Elizabeth Dorantes, Jake Henson and Kelsey Gruetzmacher. Graduating Cum Laude as the next 5% of the class are Jonathan Wood, Frank DeLuna, Samantha Martin, Hunter Hale and Tiffany Zillig. Other members of the GHS Class of 2012 (** indicates 3 year graduate and * denotes member of National Honor Society) are Delfino Aguilar, Jack Anthony Arcos, Erin Baca, **Clay Baker, Briana Barfield, Andres Barrera, Norma Barrientos, Lauren Bedolla, Ryan Berger, *Kaitlyn Bleier, **Lindy Blevins, **Dustin Boniface, Felicia Borgfeld, Calvert Camacho, Jr., Kevin Camacho, Sarah Cano, Justin Cantwell, Jose Carabajal, Arnnie Cardona, John Cardosa, Chelsea Castilla, *Reynaldo Castro, Christopher Coleman, Brione Daniels, Clayton DeBord, Jennifer Delgado, * Frank DeLuna, * Elizabeth Dorantes and Kelby Duque. Others include **Lahana Espindola, Allen Ferguson, Santos Flores, III, Tyler Flores, James Fly III, Meghan Foil, Taylor Franke, **Jesse Fransisco, Kaitlynd Fromme-May, Efren Garcia, Lindsey Garcia, Mercedes Garcia, April Garza, Norma Gobellan, Eleni Gonzales, Lanna Gonzales, Belleza Gonzalez, Aaron Groll, *Kelsey Gruetzmacher, Nathan Gruetzmacher, Estevan Guerr3ro, Tori Gutierrez, * Hunter Hale, Robert Haynes, Jacob Heinold, *Beth Henning, Colby Hensel, *Jake Henson, Fredrick Hernandez, Kimberly Higdon, Mariah Humphrey, Lacey Jacob, Tyler Janca, Jessiah Johnson, Meagan Johnson, Thomas King, Kyle Kirk, *Troy Langlinais, Paula Maldonado, Samantha A. Martin, *Samantha L. Martin, Krystal Martinez, Keli Miller, Allison Moron, *Brandon Nelson, Amanda Noland, Sara O’Neill, Nicholas Perez, Micah Perry, *Tasha Phillips, Emily Podschelne, David Pruett and Carlos Quintanna. The final members of the class are Connor Ressman, David Reyes, Jacob Rodriguez, Roy Queen, Justin Salas, Isaiah Saldana, Rudy San Miguel, Derik Satsky, Blaine Shelton, Colton Shelton, Nathan Smith, Ananissa Soto, Joshua Stubbs, Richard Thomas, Wesley Tramel, Alexandra Trevino, Juan Trevino III, *Stephanie Valderrama, Michael Vela, Abril Villarreal, *Kayla Webel, Jessica Westall, Ke’Von White, **Shanna Whitfield, Tommy Williams Jr., **Kaleigh Williamson, *Jonathan Wood, Jonathan Wyatt and *Tiffany Zillig.
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