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FHS Class of 2022

Frankston High School Class of 2022

— FISD Courtesy Photo

Class of 2022 Commencement set

May 20; Honor Grads recognized 

The 45 graduating seniors of the Class of 2022 of Frankston High School will be holding Commencement on Friday, May 20 at the FHS gymnasium. The slide show will begin at 6 p.m. and the ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Following is the order of the ceremony as reported by Frankston ISD:

The Class will enter the gymnasium to the sound of the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and the ceremony will begin with the invocation led by honor graduate Bayne Bacon.

The Class and attendees will be led in the Pledge of Allegiance by honor graduate Maggie Caveness.

Honor graduate Grace Roark will extend the “Welcome” to all attending.

Salutatorian Haidyn Hokit will deliver the Salutatory Address.

Chelsey Vinzant, FHS/FMS College and Career Counselor, will present awards.

Valedictorian Riley Selman will deliver the Valedictory Address.

High School Principal Edgar Rodriguez will deliver the Certification of Graduation followed by Presentation of the Class for the receiving of diplomas.

FISD School Board President Junior Mascorro will present diplomas to graduates.

Following the singing of the school song, “Hail to the Blue and White”, the ceremony will end with the Benediction led by honor graduate Kaitlyn Matthews and the Class will leave the gymnasium to the sound of the Recessional.

Prior to the Commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. a Scholarship Recognition event will be held in the gymnasium.

Elementary school and middle school ceremonies are scheduled during the week.

Middle School Awards will be presented in a ceremony on Thursday, May 19 at 8 a.m. in the school auditorium.

Then at 10 a.m. the same day, Kindergarten Graduation will be held in the auditorium.

On Friday, May 20 at 9:15 a.m., Frankston Elementary School will hold the Awards Ceremony in the auditorium.     (Class of 2022 Roll and Honor Graduates HERE )

Loper Coliseum

FHS GYM NAMED FOR LOPER — The Frankston High School gymnasium will be the Robert Loper Coliseum after it was announced that the Frankston School Trustees had voted the change in their April meeting and formally announced it at the Wall of Honor Ceremony Sunday, May 15. Loper was also one of two 2022 inductees to the Frankston ISD Wall of Honor recognized at the ceremony. (See another picture HERE — Citizen Photo

 FISD Wall of Honor inductees

praised; gym named for Loper

Four individuals were recognized Sunday, May 15 as newest recipients of places on the Frankston Independent School District Wall of Honor in a ceremony in the lobby of  the FHS gymnasium, now to be known as the Robert Loper Coliseum.

Coach Loper was inducted in the ceremony as one of the two 2022 inductees on the Wall of Honor and received the added honor of having the school gymnasium named for him as a result of action by the FISD Board of Trustees on April 18 but only announced formally at the Wall of Honor Ceremony.

The other 2022 inductee, honored posthumously, was Carl House, a former FISD trustee and person active in a number of youth, church and community organizations and service to individuals.

Plaques for the 2022 inductees were added to those of prior honorees in the  gymnasium lobby and cafeteria.

Selected in 2021 posthumously and honored at the May 15 ceremony were T. L. Beard and Mrs. Ruth Tindel whose plaques had already been added but were ceremoniously re-added during the event. Because of precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the FISD decided to further recognize them in the public ceremony along with the 2022 honorees this year.

Several speakers spoke in behalf of the four honorees: Missye Smith Ward for Mr. Beard; Joe Tindel for his wife, Ruth, also praising the other honorees; Bob Whitehurst, Jerry Beard and Todd House for Carl House; and Kyle Dezern and Vance Dallas for Loper. The veteran Frankston basketball coach also spoke of his time at FHS and gave credit to coaches and players who had contributed to his teams through the years.

Started in 2015, the Wall of Honor recognizes members of the community for their exceptional achievements in their chosen field, exceptional community service or outstanding contribution to the Frankston Independent School District.

A summary of the achievements of the Wall of Honor inductees were outlined in previous accounts of their achievements as well as during the ceremony.

Coach Loper served as FISD teacher, athletic director and coach from 1988-2016 and was noted for his continually competitive basketball teams, one of which was a state finalist. He also coached Cross Country and assisted in other sports. He also was inducted into the Texas Assn. of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Hall of Fame in 2019.

Mr. House, a 1979 graduate of Frankston High School, not only served as school trustee but also was active in his church. A scholarship benefit program for deserving dual credit students bears his name, the Carl House Dual Credit Scholarship. He was also actively involved in other community service and sensitive to the needs of individuals.

Further information on the service and contributions of Coach Loper and Mr. House is provided in articles HERE .

On announcement of the honorees in 2021 and during the May 15 ceremony, Mr. Beard’s and Mrs. Tindel’s contributions were noted.

Mr. Beard, a Frankston native and 1941 FHS graduate, was selected for his love for education, his service to the country in World War II, his successful career  which provided jobs for many Frankston residents, his work on behalf of Frankston as Anderson County Commissioner of Precinct 3 and his overall devotion to his hometown.

Mrs. Tindel was selected for her more than 20 years of service to FISD employees and patrons as tax assessor-collector and her work on PEIMS, payroll and employee insurance, as well as assisting the superintendent and business manager in budget preparations. Her community service included work with the Frankston Medical Assn. in helping obtain a doctor, and later at the Austin Clinic, along with her inspiration and help for her husband with management and operation of  The Frankston Citizen newspaper from 1973-2005.

Further information on the service and contributions of Mr. Beard and Mrs. Tindel is provided in articles HERE .

Prior inductees to the Wall of Honor whose plaques are displayed in the gymnasium lobby and cafeteria and are listed in an article HERE .

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