100% of C-P senior class accepted into institutions of higher learning
By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor
May 11, 2007 - The senior class at Como-Pickton High School this year set a new standard, with all 56 members of the class accepted into an institution of higher education.
�We are so excited and very proud of this year's Como-Pickton senior class," gushed Laurie Bult, counselor. "Every senior, 100 percent of them, have received acceptance letters to either a university, college, community college, technical school, and/or career college. Scholarships are coming in for many of them, as well."�
The counseling department hosted a senior reception Thursday morning to recognize the achievement, a first in Como-Pickton history.
Bult noted that a bit of friendly competition among senior classes helped push the students to apply for and ultimately get accepted into centers of higher education.
"I challenged coach Richey's senior government class and Mrs. Weir's senior economics class to see which class could get the most acceptance letters. A little competition never hurts, and I was pleasantly surprised when every single one of them received a letter," Bult said following the reception Thursday.
Many of the scholarship recipients will also be recognized next Thursday morning during the annual Como-Pickton High School Awards Program. In addition to scholarships, many high school students will also receive awards for their academic accomplishments, and the valedictorian/salutatorian are generally announced during the program, which begins at 8:30 a.m. May 16.
The students responsible for "raising the bar" at CPHS include David Matthews, Pedro Gutierrez, Alberto Gutierrez, Colten Flora, Cody Nixon, Justin Blount, Brent Rutledge, Justin Asbill, Jensen Mabe, Salvador Mejia, Ray Eauclaire, James Hagan, Cheyenne Mays, Javier Aguayo, Chris Steenbeck, Alex Mowat, Reece Caddell, Caesar Salazar, Heith Stubbs, Junior Munoz, Anthone Low, Jose Hernandez, Tony Mercado, Mason Moss, Amanda Mitchell, Samantha Gray, Kristian Davidson, Jacqueline Hoppenreys, Michael Darby, Kenny Turner, John Garrett, Everardo Perez, Olga Tellez, Gayle Spearman, Juana Tovar, Brandy Moore, Lexi Schepp, Rachel Torres, Megan Moss, Felisha Watkins, Pamela Baxley, Andrea France, Courtney Dulude, Carolina Estrada, Karen Preciado, Alyssa Taylor, Shelby Smith, Raven Weems, Karina Perez, Bryant Doebbler, Jason Edwards, Lourdes Morales, Corey Murray, Jamie Pennington, Monica Reyes and Raul Salinas.