Center High School hosts Awards Night

Students recognized for community service, perfect attendance, honors and more

Scarlett Shires and Brisa Guevara were named top honor graduates of Center High School for 2019 at an awards night ceremony held April 30 at the school.

Shires, with a grade point average of 100.9148, was named valedictorian while Guevara, with a GPA of 99.2807, was named salutatorian for the CHS graduating class of 2019.

Valedictorian Shires has been on the A Honor Roll four years, in the National Honor Society two years and served as vice president her senior year. She has also been in the Anime Club where she served as historian her sophomore year and as president her junior and senior years.

Shires has been active in the Cultural Exploration Club; participated in UIL Academic competition where she was UIL Science Regional Individual Qualifier her junior and senior years; UIL Computer Science Regional Team and Individual Qualifier her senior year; in varsity band all four years of high school and was a Solo and Ensemble Medalist the 10th and 11th grade years; Scarlett was voted Most Likely to Succeed by her peers her senior year and will graduate with 42 hours of college credit.

She is the daughter of Sarah and Stephen Shires and has plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin where she plans to major in computer science.

Brisa J. Guevara, as salutatorian, has been in varsity band all four years of high school; earned the Teacher's Outstanding Student Award in the 9th through 12th grades; and has been on the A Honor Roll throughout her high school career.

Guevara has been in the Anime Club and served as vice president the past two years; she is in National Honor Society this year and was in UIL Academics her senior year. Brisa will graduate with 32 hours of college credit.

She is the daughter of Cristina Olade and Jose Guevara and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin to major in foreign language with a concentration in Japaneses and Spanish. Her career plnas include working as an interpreter/translator.

Center High School Principal Matthew Gregory introduced honor graduates at the ceremony.

Others receiving high honors as the school’s 2019 top graduates were: Valerie Ramierz, Blane Agnew, Zoie Eberenz, Esther Mergerson, Olivia Johnson, Jalee Campbell, Edwin Morin, Keaton Watlington, Samuel McSwain, Victoria Byrnes and Katherine Nehring.

In addition to honor graduates being recognized, other awards were presented in a variety of categories, ranging from community service, UIL Scholars and perfect attendance to Roughrider Excellence Awards.

At an induction ceremony for the Center High School National Honor Society held prior to the CHS Awards night, more than 50 students were welcomed into the society. Included were class of 2018 neophyte inductees, or those inducted during their senior year, including Gracie Clifton, Brisa Guevara, Jessica Gonzalez, Samaria Mendoza, Jada Gregg and Keaton Watlington.

Please click below for photos from CHS Awards Night

Center High School Awards Night Scenes