2018 Plano Senior High School Graduation

2018 Plano Senior High School Graduation

November 8, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


From the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco this is graduation 2018 for Plano Senior High School. (piano playing) Now please welcome the faculty and staff
of Plano Senior High School and our feeder schools. (piano playing) Good evening and welcome to the class of
2018 graduation ceremony. Please remain standing and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands one nation, under God with liberty and justice for all. Thank you. You may now be seated. Now if you could all give a warm
welcome to the Student Congress President Neil Srivastava for opening remarks. (applause) My fellow classmates and soon-to-be
graduates, I can’t say this. Sorry guys think I need to speak from
the heart. (paper ripping) (applause) Unfortunately I can’t think of anything
so I brought a backup speech it’s right here. All jokes aside I want to welcome
all family and friends who have come today. Most importantly welcome class of 2018. (applause) For those of you who don’t know me and
wondering who this random brown dude is and what he’s talking about my name is
Neil and I’ve been one of your fellow students for the past two years. I’m not
gonna lie to you guys I was under a lot of pressure to make this speech really
funny so I turned to the age-old knock-knock joke. All right so I’m gonna
need you guys to help me out with this. Knock-knock. Who’s there? Gladys. Gladys who?
Aren’t you Gladys it’s finally graduation? (cheers) Thank you. Thank you. All right
so maybe I missed the mark on being funny but maybe we can get a little bit serious. I’ve learned a lot from Plano Senior. I’ve learned how to mess
up. I learned how to make mistakes. I learned how easy it is to be wrong.
Kind of sensing a pattern but most of all I learned how much I don’t know. Did
you know that until we turn 36 you have been an adult for less than half your
life? We are supposed to graduate college in four years, have a career in five, our
life planned out in ten and our paths set for the next 15 years but there are
people who don’t go to college at all but they find what they love. There are
people who go to college and then they end up hating what they do. Everyone has
their own clock so don’t be influenced to follow the normal path. In fact Pam
from the office she didn’t get her break until she was 31. Professor Snape he
didn’t even begin his acting career until he was 46 and even Betty White
didn’t become famous until she was 51 years old. I urge you not to believe
you’re ahead or behind of all your friends in life as you move on. Everyone
has their own journey to take. Although we have all gone to the same school for
the past two years Plano Senior High School if you’re here
from east or west I think you’re a little bit late but we’ve all taken our
own journeys some parts are almost the same we all saw and smelled the same pond. We all walked through the same buildings
and we all scrambled for the best parking in A lot, but some
parts were very different. There were the various clubs and sports we played or
the various in clubs and sports we didn’t play or take part in. There were
the difference classes and teachers that made today possible and all the memories
we made. No matter what path you took we all have something in common and we
always will. After today we will all be graduates of Plano Senior High School. Thank you. (applause) Now give a huge round of applause for
our next speaker the Plano Senior High Valedictorian, Karen Chen. (applause) So when I was writing this speech I got a lot of different advice ranging from be funny to talk about something inspirational to the extremely helpful just don’t suck. All of this amounted to a lot of pressure and I resorted to the time-honored tradition of all high school students procrastination but really I just couldn’t figure out what to say. How could I capture not only the two years spent at Plano Senior High School but also the entire educational journey of each of the one thousand three hundred plus students in our graduating class. We have each had our own unique narratives that are impossible for me alone to express. That being said we have also shared many remarkable experiences from the passionate energy of football games to the set of deco cookies wafting through the hallways on Thursdays to dissatisfying mid-morning trips to Cats Corner. We have all found joy in various ways some of us through making music, others through the thrill of the stage, and still others through building robots, volunteering for our community or competing for victory in various sports and activities. We have each made regrettable mistakes thought we learn from them and then proceeded to make them again and finally we are all sitting here today about to graduate at last. This is one of the most anticipated milestones in our lives. We have struggled through numerous challenges on the road here but nothing worth attaining comes easily. I myself learned at a young age that the path to achieving your goals can be difficult and to prove it let me tell you the story of the time I almost lost an eye. When I was in first grade my sister and I used to share a room our beds were separated by a chasm that seemed as vast as the Grand Canyon but in reality was probably only a few feet at most. At that time, for reasons I cannot explain today, it was my greatest dream to successfully jump over that gap from one bed to the other. I worked up my courage for many days leading up to the great leap until finally I decided to overcome my fears of perilous doom and just do it. To be honest, I don’t remember much of what was going through my head as I soared through the air for a few wondrous seconds. What I do remember is crashing back down under the cruel pull of gravity in the process smacking my head against the metal bed frame. That night I ended up in the ER with 15 stitches in my eyebrow and an incredibly embarrassing story that I have for some reason chosen to share with you all today. More importantly I learned that even the smallest of dream come with risks that however should not stop us from reaching for them anyway. As we continue onwards into the great unknown beyond the safety and routine of Plano Senior we all have far bigger and brighter dreams to pursue. Perhaps to be a doctor, an engineer, a teacher, an artist or a businessman to start to join the army, start a family or create a better life for you and your loved ones. However with these dreams come new hardships and new difficulties to overcome for every one of us there will come a time when we have to take a leap of faith and risk it all as we reach for our dreams although hopefully your leap of faith doesn’t land you in the ER like mine did. So far I’ve mentioned many things we should remember our wonderful memories at Plano Senior, the challenges we will overcome and our dreams for the future. As my time here draws to a close I would like us to remember one more thing that we did not make it here alone we made it here thanks to our parents who love us unconditionally and more importantly who picked us up after school in those dreadful years before we could drive we made it here thanks to our siblings especially my older sister Elaine who wouldn’t stop bothering me until I gave her a shout-out. We made it here thanks to our teachers who helped us discover our passions and made learning interesting and our friends who brought us coffee when they knew we pulled an all-nighter and stayed up late to support us when things got hard and finally we made it here thanks to our administrators who allowed us those glorious nine absences that resulted in a record low attendance in the last week of school
not to mention let us graduate before they cut our summer short by a month. In the end we have many people to be thankful for and our entire lives to look forward to that we all may have challenges to face and leaps to make I know that we will also have our memories of Plano Senior to look back on as we follow our dreams. Has been an immense honor to represent you here today and I cannot wait to see what you all accomplished and last but not least Class of 2018 we did it! (applause) If everyone could please welcome our next speaker, Sef Scott. (applause) Unexpected. That is what I want you to remember. Unexpected. First and foremost, I would imagine that it is entirely I would imagine that to the seniors that know who I am that it is entirely
unexpected that I would be standing here giving a speech. For the friends and
family in attendance here tonight allow me to briefly explain this unexpected
choice of speaker. My name is Sef Scott and I am a student with learning
differences. To be more specific, I have Autism and a social communication
disorder while I have the ability while I have a vocabulary that you do and I
have the ability to physically produce spoken words it is not a normal thing
for me to electively speak. Just by my being here speaking to all of you, me,
that alone is unexpected. I imagine you are wondering how that it could possibly be that I am standing here giving a speech. (applause) My brother Sem, is a 9-year old brain tumor survivor who has given dozens of speeches to raise money for various children’s charities since 2009. So with his help and that of my mother we work sentence by sentence to make my voice heard. Knowing that I want to be heard, I imagine that is unexpected. In front of me I see athletes, musicians and scholars along with shy loners and class clowns. Many of you fit into more than one of those categories. At the same time, all of us have plenty about us that makes us all unique. What a wonderful mix! We all share one thing in common for sure. We all made it! And how do I know that? Well it’s kind of obvious. You’re all right here with me at a graduation ceremony wearing those caps and gowns. Yes, I have Autism but I am also a smart aleck, unexpected right.
(laughter) (applause) In your lives, going forward after high school,
the unexpected from you can be a blessing to those around you. Standing in
a long line, waiting for a table at a restaurant, when your name is called let
the people behind you go first instead. That simple gesture could brighten what
might have been a gloomy day. Unexpected. Bought two tickets to a concert months
in advance then something comes up preventing you from going. Why not donate your tickets to an organization like Hope Kiss so a family with a sick child
can go instead. Unexpected. Say thank you for doing a great job to the special
needs individual who bagged up your groceries in a checkout line at Kroger.
Unexpected. You can sprinkle unexpected moments throughout your everyday life
that can benefit those around you with very little effort on your part. Now
moving on to the biggest kind of unexpected. Some of you may have your
outline for life already written in pen. You have known since you learned to walk
where it is you want to go in life. Some of you can imagine having plans worked
out any further then breakfast tomorrow and instead choose to live in a moment. I
think though that the majority of us live in a big pie wedge between those
two. Personally, I don’t think there is anything wrong with any of those
possibilities. Are your next steps beyond tonight yours or are they what you
believe those around you expect you to take? Actually ask yourselves are your next
steps where you want to go? If they aren’t then step off of that path! Will that be unexpected? It probably will be if you are not sharing your hopes and dreams with your loved ones. Don’t follow someone else’s dreams. Don’t waste
time on something you never wanted. Do the unexpected! It is your life that you
are living not anyone else’s so do what fulfills you. Don’t fear the future.
Don’t fear the unknown. Will it be unexpected? Yes. Yes it will but that does
not make it wrong. Remember, if you are following in someone else’s footsteps
you will only get where they want to go. Be the unexpected like me. Do the
unexpected for the benefit of others. Live the unexpected for your own
happiness. Congratulations to the Plano Senior High
School graduating class of 2018! Best wishes to you all! (applause) (cheering) That was wonderful. Now, please welcome our next speaker of the night, Jackson Calvert. (applause) There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people to see if if they could become something more. See if they could work together when you needed them to. To fight the battles that we never could. Nick Fury. Now I’m sure there are many of you that have heard this quote before and for those of you who haven’t, what rock have you been living underneath? Even Dwayne The Rock Johnson like superheroes and is in fact being cast as Black Adam in an upcoming DC movie. Nick Fury’s words however comes from Marvel’s The Avengers, one of the most iconic superhero franchises to date. These superheroes have become a staple of American culture, since their
reception and eventual rise to popularity in the 1940s. Kids everywhere
have seen and know the staple superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman,
Iron Man and Black Panther and the list just goes on. People look up to these heroes
for their protection in the event of a crisis or hardship to help them through it safely. They have a powerful desire to help people and better the world in which they live. I think really that superheroes draw a parallel to us all, especially now as we’re about to move on to this next stage of our lives. And we should really keep this in mind today as we look towards our own heroes journeys. Today is the ultimate superhero crossover. Avengers Infinity War does not hold a candle to the 1,400 heroes I see sitting before me. However you may now be wondering what exactly does it mean to be hero or what exactly does it take? Well a hero is someone who is willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice to help and serve other people. Essentially they make lip service into a reality; but all for what? A shower of applause? Some medals? Most heroes do what they do because a hero embodies the ideals of truth, justice and peace. No hero however got to where they are today without adversity. They all have a story of how they got to the glorified people that we know today. Each and every one of us has a story too. Some sad, some are filled with joy, others with stress or adversity but we all start somewhere. Where did you start? Think way back to when you were a kid. You grew up making in the kindergarten and eventually grade school. It all seemed to go by in the snap of a finger. You started to make friends along the way until you got into middle school, where everybody became a hormonal disaster. Despite all the terrible jokes, the acne, and the oh so strange smells, we persevered making into high school. Now we were older; we started noticing the world and the people around us more. People’s lives started to unfold before you. Some of us were spiraling downwards into an abyss and only you could help them out of it. You stayed with them. You talked with them. You gave them a reason to live, a reason to be happy, a reason to smile. You saved them. You became their hero. So now when you’re at college stressing over the tests to study for or you’re worrying about a job interview you should stop for a moment and smile and think back to how far you’ve come. It’s no easy feat making it as far as we all have. Your entire life has been leading up to this point and what you now get to decide, Who am I. My time here at Plano Senior High has been quite enjoyable and I savored every second of it. It seemed to go by so fast, but I formed lasting friendships and made so many memories. I took several AP classes. I was an active member of the band. A part of the debate team in my junior year and involved in other clubs and activities. Adding a job to the mix my senior year left me plenty busy. Now I know I’m no valedictorian or salutatorian but I am me, Jackson Calvert. Knowing that and what I’ve accomplished and not always comparing myself to others constantly was an important part of my hero’s journey. What will your moment be? When will it come? What do you want to accomplish and how do you plan to achieve it? My advice to you is know who you are and stick to it. Yet even then, there is no perfect hero. They falter and take missteps in their lives, just like we do. Whether you’re a human, a Kryptonian or an Asgardian you’re going to make mistakes. Dealing with this versity is what causes us to grow into well-developed characters. With no problems, what would the plot for your story be? What then would be your purpose, if you
had everything. Sticking true to yourself and your ideals is what will keep you on
track towards your goals and ambitions. It’s important to realize that everybody
has a kryptonite and it’s impossible to be perfect. You can spend 12 whole years
practicing and studying the English language and still make grammatical
errors on a paper for a very, very, very important speech. Now it’s time for all
of us to move on to the next chapter of our lives.
You have your skills, your talents and your friends and family to support you
and they are your superpowers. All that’s left is maybe a cool superhero name and
the costume. That’s for you to decide however. I think it’s time we took some
responsibility for the power we have over our future and the world that we will all impact. To summarize as Uncle Ben says it best, “with great power comes great responsibility” Whose hero will you be? Congratulations
class of 2018! (applause) So please welcome back your senior class
president Hana Lone. (applause) Faculty, alumni, friends and family thank you so much for joining us on this very special night. Well everyone, we did it! Today is the day that we have all anticipated for as long as we can remember. As kids, all we ever wanted to do was grow up but being here with you all today makes me want to slow things down a bit. Looking back at our time at Plano Senior, it’s easy to overlook our blessings and at times we may not have appreciated all the things around us but we have been extremely fortunate to be part of such an incredible school and community. The diversity of our student body our experiences and our pride is what makes us Plano Wildcats. Over the past few years, we have grown not only individually but together as well. And I believe we have formed one of the most successful graduating classes that Plano Senior has ever seen. However, high school is high school. All of us have struggled with something at one point or another and that’s okay. I believe that tough situations build strong people. Challenges we’ll continue to be a part of our lives but don’t be afraid. Always have the courage to continue and in the process you’ll learn who you truly are. No matter what obstacles you face strive to be the best version of yourself possible. Be great by your own definition, live by your virtues and push yourself to achieve your dreams because you only have one life to live so live it. Senior year was full of new discoveries like SparkNotes and Lit Charts and Shmoop. We have also made new friends, gone on new adventures and
created new memories that will last us a lifetime. Caught up in the moment we
never realized that these memories would be part of the lasts we would experience.
The last musical. The last football game. The last band trip. The last time we
would ever walk through the halls of Plano Senior; but nothing can last
forever. We have always been taught to reach for the stars, to never give up and
that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. Now it’s our time to do
just that. It’s time to be great. to inspire and to grow. Be kind, be compassionate and stand up for others as you would want them to do for you. Encourage those around you and respect everyone but most of all find your purpose. If you find purpose and meaning in one part of your life it will grow in every area of your life and no matter what you end up doing in the future make sure it’s something you’re proud of. Good luck and congratulations class of 2018! (applause) (cheers) Oh now everyone please welcome up the
Plano Senior High Principal Ms. Sarah Watkins. (applause) Ladies and gentlemen the student
seated before you have met all course requirements to participate in
graduation. The presentation of certificates to the graduates will be
made by Superintendent of Schools Sara Bonser and the Superintendent’s Cabinet
Dr. Katrina Hasley, Susan Modisette, Dr. Kary Cooper, Karla Oliver and Dan Armstrong. They will join board members Missy Bender,
David Stolle, Nancy Humphrey, Jerri Chambers, Angela Powell and Dr. Yoram
Solomon. In addition Clark High School principal Janice Williams, Vines High
School principal Shana Sanchez and SPC principal Sonja Pegram are here to
congratulate the students. Plano Senior High School teachers Jason Lewis, Michael Hernandez, Steph Canberra and Cheryl Potts will introduce the seniors. Those
students who have maintained an academic average of 90 or above for their high
school years will be announced as honor graduates. In addition to being broadcast
digitally through WFAA.com the ceremony is being taped for later broadcast
through the PISD website. At this time will the seniors please come forward to
be recognized for your achievement. (applause Hibah Abbas Alexandra Aguilar, Hamza Abdulrahman, Ammar Raad Abdulfattah, Tony Acebal Dip, Fatuma Abdulkadir, Abdul Adnan, Ruth G. Abebe, Pedro Aguirre, Kanishk Adarkar, Renee Akins, Donya Afshar, Rusol Adel Al Lami, Montserrat Gabriela Aguirre honor graduate, Ahmed Al-Taie, Connor Huijun Ahn honor graduate, Shachar Albalancy honor graduate, Bo Akrouf, Michelle Alcocer, Walid Mohammed Al-Baki honor graduate,Nicholas Mulaw Alemayehu, Gabrielle McKinley Albers, Muhammad Ali, Nahom Mulaw Alemayehu, Nathan Riley Allen, Jerry Gustavo Alfaro, Michelle Garcia Almazan, Mir Hussam Ali honor graduate Nicole Etta Altice, April Angela Allen honor graduate, Emerald Alvarado, Luis Almazan, Hunain Amin, Nayef Ramzi Alsahawneh, Jose Luiz Anariba Cruz, Tristan Aerial Alvarado, Henry William Anderson honor graduate, John Scott Ammon, Mya Kreshel Anderson, Caleb Dayton Anderson honor graduate, Radha Coretha-Lee Andrews, Julia Marie Anderson honor graduate, Tatiana Angustia, Leonardo Thomas Andrade, Cameron Legare Ansel, Rodney Jermaine Andrews, Chauncia (inaudible), Wendy Yosany Anguiano Vaquera, Elian Albert Arias, Wajih Anwar honor graduate, Jared Emmanuel Arroniz, Haleigh Drew Arnold, Trenecia Patrice Ann Artis, Michael Christian G Arpon, Abigail Grace Austin honor graduate, Humberto Arroyo, Janee’ Elizabeth Bailey, Jared Hardy Atkins, Andrew Joseph Baird, Nima Ayagh, Abigail Lynn Bancroft honor graduate, Jasmine Maribel Azcarate, Mira Banerji honor graduate, Alexandra Nicole Bailey, Jesus David Barco, Burzin Poras Balsara honor graduate, Alison Irene Barnett honor graduate, Thalia Jay Bain, Jaxon Allen Baron, Aria Bakhtiari honor graduate, Zoe Gabrielle Barth honor graduate, Sri Vardhan Reddy Bandakunta, Victoria Jeannette Beard, Gilberto Angel Barco, Colin Beaton honor graduate, Jake Thomas Barden honor graduate, Ethan Becker honor graduate, Jack Richard Barnett, Emma Lee Bender honor graduate, Jason Barrientos, Swetha Berana honor graduate, Kalese Mildred Bates, Miranda Helena Bestwina, Alexis Nichole Bawcom honor graduate, Aaron James Bevil, Dylan Tyler Beasley, Tristian Cameron Biddle, Makenna Marie Beauchamp honor graduate, McKenzie Elizabeth Bishop honor graduate, Jason Donald Beckman, Andrew Blake Bissell, Elizabeth Renee Bell honor graduate, Ashleigh Nicole Bjelland, Royal Deshaun Bell, Kristiana Leann Black, Megan Elyse Benoit, Kennedy Blair Blackmon, David Aaron Berman, Caroline Virginia Blanton honor graduate, Daria Anne Beveridge honor graduate, Kiana Blount, Sapna Bhakta honor graduate, Taylor Ashley Boleman, Allison Michelle Bireley honor graduate, Emmanuel David Borrego Martin, Tabitha Noel Bishop honor graduate, Joseph Thomas Boudreaux honor graduate, Christian Isaac Black, Ona Samantha Boyd, Phoenix Cheaux Black-Pittman, Kentavious Kendall Bradley, Martina Renee Blakley honor graduate, Christopher Michael Brock, Victoria Leann Blood honor graduate, Joshua McBride Brown honor graduate, Delaney Monique Boisseranc honor graduate, Terionne Brown, Chance Wood Bolter honor graduate, Vincent Edward Buccini honor graduate, William Thomas Boone, Ethan Joshua Burkett, Gianni Borrome-Canelon, Nadia Butler honor graduate, Abriana Jasmine Bourne-Nelson, Yadhira Sussy Caceres honor graduate, Matthew Aaron Britten, Andrew Pickens Calhoun honor graduate, Ashley Lynn Brockette, Jackson Alan Calvert honor graduate, Christacie Kenikki Brown, Sophia Marie Camizzi, Na’kylah Tajahnea Brown, Brayan Cano, Nathaniel Louis Browne, Maggie Katherine Carey, Kyra Buchanan, Luis Antonio Carlos, Garrett Scott Buckmeier, Rebecca Danielle Carper, Timothy David Buhler honor graduate, Macy Nicole Carrillo Collin Michael Burns, Makayla Rae Casillas, Kathleen Elizabeth Burton, Jennifer Castillo, Rachel Rose Butler honor graduate, Dean Pettit Castleberry, Jenifer Haley Cahill, Morgan Elizabeth Castleberry honor graduate, Ryan Brent Calabaza, Isaac Castro, Leonel Camacho, Zachary Nelson Cava, Giovanni Canela, Brianna Nicole Cervantes honor graduate, Victoria Isabel-Perri Canto, Brenden Alexander Cesario, Sheridan Anne Carey honor graduate, Preston Walker Chaddick, Daniel Carlos Felipe, Jason Patrick Champion honor graduate, Oluwapelumi Carrena, Cassie Jahyee Chan honor graduate Margaret Allison Cartwright honor graduate, Ecclesia Lovell Chang-Dupree, Jessie Dwain Castillo honor graduate, Priya R. Chaudhari honor graduate, Christian Castro, Karen Ziwei Chen honor graduate, Roberto Carlos Castro, Sarah Huailin Chen honor graduate, Juan Alejandro Cervantes, Lydia Chiang honor graduate, Yajaira Lisbet Chacon-Vaquera, Perpetua Mandy Chikanza, Austin Landfair Chambers honor graduate, Yoonha Aaron Choi honor graduate, Benson Chan honor graduate, Samantha Marie Chow honor graduate, Yong-gi Chan honor graduate, Andrew Jacob Christian honor graduate, Allison Lee Chang honor graduate, Travis Riley Chudej honor graduate, William Edward Chang honor graduate, Chandlor Emerson Claiborne, Anthony Chau, Nicolas Ryon Clark honor graduate, Jia Yi Chen honor graduate, Joshua Gordon Clines, Melissa Chen honor graduate, Carson Scott Coburn, Warren H. Chen honor graduate, Trent Walker Collins honor graduate, Thomas Alexander Childers, Jose Miguel Colmenarez, Joey Chou honor graduate, Austin Connon, Timon John Chow honor graduate, Timothy James Contoveros honor graduate, Kiona Gabrielle Chua, Caitlin Elizabeth Cooper honor graduate Camryn Clemons, Justin Frank Copeland honor graduate, Jenna Courtney Clopp, Stephanie Monique Cormier, Brandt James Coffey honor graduate, Grayson Wayne Costlow, Natalie Palmer Collyar honor graduate, Robert Wendell Coutu, Michelle Betzabel Concha honor graduate, Jacob Frederick Crance honor graduate, Caitlin Rose Consolver honor graduate, Miguel Angel Cruz, Sydney Kayla Coon, Evan Schawe Cure honor graduate, Libby Nichelle Cooper honor graduate, Latoya Elizabeth Curtis, Jackson Miles Matthew Cordell, Kamden Joseph Dacy, Lauren Elise Costello, Jason Khari Daley, Samantha Jayne Couch, Sebastian Lee Dana, Kennedy Jayne Cox honor graduate, Tyler Dwain Darland, Brian Thomas Craven, Lolo Davenport, Connor Richard Crist, Alma Celeste Davila-Loredo, Jessica Ray Cross, Victor Joseph Rapa Dayrit honor graduate, Kevin Michael Cruz, Brendan Alex Deal, Denisse Alexandra Cuellar, Camryn Nicole Dean, Hanwen Cui honor graduate, Alex Russell DeFrank, Lauren Ashleigh Curfman, Casey Christian Delay, Rhea Marie D’Silva honor graduate, Kade Riley Dennard honor graduate, Megan Lynne Daleo honor graduate, Tamanna Dhamani, Sarah Christine Daly honor graduate, Matthew Dalton Diaz, Shawn Dargali honor graduate, Megan Lynn Diewald honor graduate, Evan Emerson Dault, Marlei Ashlyn Dismuke honor graduate, Daniel Preston Davidson honor graduate, Kathleen Marie Dobrott honor graduate, Sameia Renae Davis, Luis Alexis Dolores Carro, Vanessa Anabela De Leon Gramajo, Alexander Joe Doncell honor graduate, Lindsey Taylor Deal, Aashish Khanna Doobraj, Jarred Paul DeFrain, Jamari Troy Dorsey, Melanie Delgado, Jayden Jarell Douglas, Andrew Anyu Deng honor graduate, Jake Michael Doyle honor graduate, Ethan Blake Denton, Brandon William Drake, Alia Soleil Diamond, Paul Allen Dubberley honor graduate, Marvin Alexis Diaz Vela, Payton Joyce Dugan honor graduate, Ma’Nya Tanesea Dismuke, Jason Nguyen-Sa Duong honor graduate, Anissa Cheryl Dittmar honor graduate, Rebecca Anne Duty honor graduate, Claire Renee Doles honor graduate, Tyler Alexis Edmonson, Layla Myranda Dominguez honor graduate, Nathaniel Heidner Elcan honor graduate, Ethan Michael Donaldson, Payal Reddy Elete honor graduate, Siphosami Dongozi, Erin Frances Ellison honor graduate, Meg Olivia Dorsett honor graduate, Lindsey Marie Eppler honor graduate, Dhemani Dominique Douglas, Sebastian Estrada Arboleda, Tyriel Lashawn Dove, William Pitts Eversull, Mikhail Manly Dragolich, Malak Mohamed Ezzat, Mitchell Dylan Dreger, Chloe Gabriele Fackler honor graduate, Jacob Garry Duffy honor graduate, Umar Zubair Faiz honor graduate, David Presley Duke, Sofia Osman Farah honor graduate, Zayleion Wayton Duncan, Katie Elizabeth Ferrell, Jessica Lee Duty honor graduate, Mia Francesca Fimiani, Mary Patricia Dyer, Elyahu Fink, Lindsay Michelle Edwards honor graduate, Sophia Marie Fleites, Keyana Elder, Ulises Flores, Dylan Ean Ellerd, Kayla Renee Floyd honor graduate, Tiana Monique Elmore, Mackenzie Katharine Foor, Marlan Jamil Evans, Keltan Travis Forrest honor graduate, Trevor Anguzu Ezaga, Nicole Elizabeth Forret, Samuel Logan Fabricant honor graduate, Matthew Dodge Foster, Illeanna Nicole Fahrner, Semaj Anthony Francis, Zhiyuan Fan honor graduate, Neo James Franklin, Joseph Jamison Farrer honor graduate, Zachary Sean Friedman honor graduate, Regan Mya Ferguson, Jason Alexander Fruscella honor graduate, Kothan Arnulfo Fernandez, Leslie Fernanda Fuentes, Kristina Nicole Ferreira, Ires Roxana Gabino, Mason Patrick Fields honor graduate, Joshua Blake Gable, Jacob Ryan Finfrock, Raquel Deanna Gaines, Karyss Nicole Finke, Stephen Sean Gallagher, Juan Carlos Flores Alvarez, Maria Suzanne Galles honor graduate, Mallory Althea Fontanilla honor graduate, Ethan Charles Ganey, Gavin Allen Forrester, Andrew Joseph Garza, Lindsey Grace Fortner honor graduate, Elizabeth Margaret Geisheimer, Brianna Fraley honor graduate, Jessica Ustina George, Dylan Christopher Franklin, Nicholas D’Shayn Gilmore, Kira Rae Franklin, Lauren Girgis honor graduate, Jami Rachel Friedman honor graduate, Deepshikha Goel honor graduate,Logan Raby Fritz, Lakota Gwen Gomez honor graduate, Belen Daniela Fuentes, Juan Pablo Gonzalez-Ramirez, Victoria Ann Fullagar honor graduate, Payton Rose Gore, Jonathan Wade Gable honor graduate, John Garrett Goyen, Sarah Nell Gable, Gennessis Devine Graciano honor graduate, Vincent Edgar Saniel Galicha honor graduate, Taylor Montana Grant, Sinai Kamila Gallegos, Hunter William Green, Ronnie Gene Gamboa, Brittany Deanna Greenwald, James Emmanuel William David Garcia, Joseph Dee Gregory, Mikayla Ruth Garmon, Emma Grace Griffith honor graduate, Christian Michael Naval Gasmen, Ben Colby Grob, Peter Ngigi Gatimu, Nathan Rodley Guaves, Jessica George honor graduate, Hermon Abraham Habtemariam, Joseph Matthew Gietzen, Rawand Muhannad Haji, Rachel Julia Gingrich, Emma Christine Halverson honor graduate, Jennifer Anne Gleibs, Cecelia Marie Hambleton honor graduate, Daniel Leigh Gohmert, Cadel Aeden Hammond, Rachel Michelle Gomez, Alexis Lynn Harper, Marcelo Alonzo Gonzalez, Simeon Damone Harris, Edgar Anthony Gonzalez Guzman, Victoria Yvonne Harris honor graduate, Kimberly Gonzalez-Valdez, Caleb Ryan Hartman, Kyle Timothy Gould honor graduate, Chris Ann Hatley, Britany Faith Grant honor graduate, William Dennis Hays honor graduate, Justin Michael Gray, Evan Jahmal Headroe honor graduate, Jordin Green, Jammel Matthew Henderson, Robert Houston Greer, Alan Michael Hennings, Ryan Joseph Greig, Ariana Estefania Hermoza, Caitlin Nicole Gunn, Joel Isaac Hernandez, Verania Hernandez honor graduate, Angel L’Nee Grimes, Juan Sebastian Hernandez Valencia honor graduate, Azariah Denay-Nicole Groves, Josephine Herrarte honor graduate, Hannah Rosaline Guynn, Xavier Lee Herrera, Alysandra Josephine Hagler, Oscar Philip Herzog, Jackson Jay Hall, Joseph Mathew Hetherington, Kennedi Marie Haltom, Abigail Rose Higgins honor graduate, Ruben Hambardzumyan honor graduate, Stacie Nicole Hill, Tiffany Denise Hamilton, Jack Thomas Holiman, Haskell Grayson Harper, Evan Lee Honeycutt honor graduate, Stefan Michael Harris, Brianna Lynn Cherie Hood, Connor Wilson Hart honor graduate, Aura Noor Hoque, Deovyionne Dominique Hatcher, Tyler Austin Hovis, Blake George Hayes, Jacob Ryan Hughes, Patrick David Hayes honor graduate, Abigail Anne Hosterman honor graduate, Jingfei He, Tetsuya Ronnie Hung honor graduate, Haley Brooke Hemenway honor graduate, Nicholas Wayne Hunter, Samuel James Hendricks honor graduate, Tatyana Nicole Hurse, Jonathan Heo honor graduate, Peyton Alexander Hurta honor graduate, Alexandria Marie Hernandez, Austin James Landry, Julio Cesar Hernandez, Emily Blake Iker honor graduate, Michael Alexander 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Ladies and gentlemen concluding the
class of 2018 Alexander Jesus Zurita. (applause) (cheers) Congratulations graduates one more big
round of applause for everybody. (applause) Now everyone please welcome the 2018
salutatorian Jonathan Yang for closing remarks. (applause) In my life of academics that led me to where I stand today there was one instance that changed everything. It was
at Haggard Middle School and in the seventh grade when I tried out for the
basketball team. That’s right the one time I could have changed my future was
during the carefree times of middle school. When we were still determining
that running fast made you popular and when we thought Silly Bandz would allow us to reach a new plane of existence. After that first day of basketball tryouts, I went home and had an asthma attack. Eventually my fear of the physical ramifications after tryouts led me to drop out. You will have moments in
life where you come face-to-face with overwhelming circumstances but as Paul
Coelho once said, “going after a dream has a price but however costly it may be, it is
never as high as the price paid by people who didn’t live”. On that day, despite the fact I couldn’t breathe, I felt amazing. There are few instances in life where we get close to or actually achieve what we desire but when
we do that brief feeling is what motivates us to continue past the pain,
the stress and the worries of the journey ahead of us. That feeling was
surreal. Like the first time you went to a Plano football game and you
experienced the buzz of the crowd and the anticipation before every play. Like
that sense of union at pep rallies while holding pinkies with people you’ve never
seen before but you knew they shared the same feelings of pride and happiness.
Like when that spot prone to flooding near the gym was
finally renovated and you could save the bottom of your of your pants and your shoes from the
mud. That feeling makes us want to reach that pinnacle again as quickly as possible but when we do we cannot forget to appreciate life itself.
All of us yearned for high school to be over because of the tedious amount of
work and the general consensus that there was major pain but not enough
game but as we came upon senior year, we realized that graduation is not a moment
meant to be rushed. We pleaded with time to slow down so that we could spend those moments in class with friends that we never wanted to end. For the parents
above, your feelings of being free of one more burden became replaced with the
realization that it would be lonely at home without that vibrant personality.
But as Dr. Seuss once said, “don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened”. Graduation is not only a ceremony but
also a time for reflection of who we have become. Recall the memories and the
feelings as you sat with friends laughing until you believed you finally
achieved the perfect six-pack. Recall the times you sheepishly smiled as you saw
your parents cheering you on from the sidelines. Recall those brief moments a
mutual understanding you had with your teachers as you realize that they might
actually be pretty cool; I know you’re out there Mrs. Day, Mrs. Bourgeois and
Mrs. Holsinger. But while you embark on your journe make sure to not lose sight of those supporting you from behind. Like my mother and father who have faced immeasurable hardships and injustice to protect my sister and I. Like my mentors Dr. Cobb, Dr. Kawa and Mrs. Tam who have shown me a new perspective on the world of science. Like my sister who’s currently on her medical journey as a student to save those around the world.
And like my grandparents who always make sure I leave their house 20 pounds
heavier. This day is not only a trophy of your accomplishments and hard work
but it’s also a promise for what you will do in the future. A promise for the
memories you will shape, the dreams you will support and the lives you will save.
Congratulations class of 2018 and for one last time… Go Wildcats! (cheers) (applause) Following the school song the senior
class of 2018 will begin its recessional. We would ask
that the audience remain seated for the duration of the recessional then family
members may meet your student out front in the Tostitos Championship Plaza.
Finally please welcome Jennifer Lee and Leah Tomotaki as they lead the school
song one last time. (applause) Please stand and join us in singing the Plano Senior alma mater. (drum roll) (music)
Dear Plano High School Hats off to you. Ever you’ll find us
Loyal and true, true, true, true. Firm and undaunted always we will be.
Hail to dear Plano Senior High School we love thee. (cheers) (piano plays) (music)