More than 200 students from across the district gathered for the annual May Board Meeting – held this year on May 9 in the Dekaney High School Star Theater – to be recognized by the Spring ISD Board of Trustees for a range of individual and team accomplishments.
“I think I can speak for the entire Board of Trustees when I say this May Board meeting is the highlight of our year,” said Board President Justine Durant during the opening remarks at the start of the awards ceremony.
Students and teams with high-level achievements on the state or national level received Points of Pride awards, while Spotlight Awards were given out to students celebrating a range of additional accomplishments, including outstanding achievements at the local and regional levels or qualifying for state meets.
“We have outstanding students here in Spring ISD, and it’s truly a pleasure and honor to be able to recognize their hard work and accomplishments in this special setting,” Durant said. “You’ll see scholars, athletes, musicians and others walk this stage tonight. They provide us all with inspiration and motivation to always strive for excellence.”
Spring ISD Superintendent Lupita Hinojosa thanked the families of the student honorees in attendance – not only for being there to celebrate their student’s accomplishments, but for the longstanding support leading up to that moment.
“Our appreciation also goes to those families who are there every step of the way to encourage, support and maintain our students’ focus on finishing their goals and continuing with their education,” Hinojosa said.
Hundreds of parents, family members, and fellow students filled the Star Theater to cheer on the honorees, while student emcees Mariah Simon and Kemarr Taylor – both members of the award-winning Westfield High School Theatre Department – announced each student’s name and recognition as they crossed the stage.
“The future looks bright for all of us,” Simon said. “It is filled with promise and hope. We just need to always remember the driving forces that brought us to this point, and to pay it forward at every opportunity we have available to us.”
For a complete list of student honorees, click here. You may also view and download photos of this year’s student honorees.