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FHS Class of 2023 5-19-23

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FHS Commencement crowd sees

Class of 2023 graduate on May 19

A large crowd of parents and other relatives and friends watched as 52 members of the Frankston High School Class of 2023 received their diplomas in the Commencement Ceremony Friday night, May 19 at the Robert Loper Coliseum.

During the ceremony the Valedictorian Henry Suggs and Salutatorian Isaac Yates gave their customary addresses to the graduates and the audience.

TOP AWARDS — Two mem-bers of the Frankston High School Class of 2003 received top honors at Commencement Friday night, May 19. They are Caleb Ramsey, who received the 84th annual Jeff Austin Award and Lynsie Bizzell, who received the W.E. (Hoke) Moore award.

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A highlight of the ceremony was the awarding of the W.E. (Hoke) Moore award to Lynsie Bizzell as the Outstanding Girl in the graduating class, and the 84th annual Jeff Austin Award to Caleb Ramsey as the Best All-Around Senior Boy Athlete.

Chelsey Vinzant, FHS/MHS College and Career Counselor, presented the awards.

Also recognized with parts on the program were Honor Graduates Ava Reed,  who gave the Invocation, Amber Foscue, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, Katie Hadash, who gave the Welcome and Lynsie Bizzell, who gave the Benediction.

Other Honor Graduates recognized were Christopher Hale, Savannah Lindsey, Caleb Ramsey and Ramiro Hernandez.

Dr. Jason Morrison, president of Trinity Valley Community College, noted the achievements of Frankston seniors and others who had participated the the FISD Dual Credit program with TVCC and recognized seven FHS grads who had completed requirements for Associate Degrees.

Mrs. Vinzant pinned Lynsie Bizzell, Katie Hadash, Christopher Hale, Savannah Lindsey, Ava Reed, Henry Suggs and Isaac Yates, recipients of the degrees.

After the Welcome by Katie Hadash, honor graduate, Isaac Yates gave the Salutatory Address.

The Salutatorian advised the graduates and audience to not waste their “energy chasing the illusion of happiness instead of enjoying the happiness that comes with being your true self.” He said also that “loving those around you is just as important” and concluded by advising his fellow graduates that “you all have an important purpose in life. Please make sure you find it.”

According to his biography, the Salutatorian was born to Jeff and Kristie Yates. Isaac has one brother in Fort Worth and a sister in Tyler. Isaac has a passion for anatomy and loves to read. He has participated in many UIL competitions, most notably as “Marme” in this year’s Area winning One Act Play. 

He graduates with his Associate Degree, and certificates as a Clinical Medical Assistant and a Phlebotomy Technician. He was accepted into UT Tyler and will be pursuing his medical degree there at their new medical school.

After the Awards presentation by Mrs. Vinzant, Valedictorian Henry Suggs delivered the Valedictory.    (See Complete Article, Pictures HERE )


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