George West Class of 2019 celebrates graduation

Members of the George West High School graduating Class of 2019 joing together to sing the school song one last time before moving on to the next chapter of their lives during commencement ceremonies on May 31.

GEORGE WEST – A celebration of the George West High School Class of 2019 took place on Friday, May 31, at GWISD Stadium, as graduates received their diplomas and prepared for their future.

The top two graduates were Valedictorian Dakota Wallek and Salutatorian Colton Moore.

Both Wallek and Moore plan to attend Texas A&M University this fall.

“...We are competitive and want to succeed as individuals, but we also understand that our fellow man matters as well,” said Valedictorian Dakota Wallek. “There is enough room in our world for each of us to succeed on our own paths. You can be competitive and be compassionate all at the same time. You can be driven while serving others. You can strive for excellence while understanding defeat builds character. You can desire victory while earning it with integrity.”

“No matter how much money you make, no matter how nice of a car you’re driving, no matter how much that diamond necklace may cost, it’s not going with you,” Moore said. “I encourage you to love one another, be there for one another and prioritize God in your life.”

This graduation ceremony was the last for Ty Sparks as superintendent, and the first for new Superintendent Jim Rosebrock.

Sparks had served GWISD for 20 years. 

Rosebrock a GWHS graduate, had most recently served as chief academic officer for Corpus Christi ISD. He had previously worked for Belton ISD.