Liberty Hill graduates 231

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Skylar Larkin (left) and Samantha Junkin were among the 220 Liberty Hill High School seniors who graduated June 5 at a standing-room-only Panther Stadium. (Claire Wilkison Photo)

Skylar Larkin (left) and Samantha Junkin were among the 220 Liberty Hill High School seniors who graduated June 5 at a standing-room-only Panther Stadium. (Claire Wilkison Photo)

Liberty Hill High School said farewell to its 2015 graduates June 5 before a standing-room-only crowd at Panther Stadium.

Following speeches by Valedictorian Logan Hageman and Salutatorian Aubrey Covington, 231 students accepted their diplomas from Superintendent Rob Hart and were congratulated by Principal Bobby Mabry and school trustees.

On June 3, the senior class received more than $3 million in scholarships from local donors as well as institutions of higher education and various branches of the military.

Graduates receiving scholarships include the following:

– Natasha Arney: UT Dallas Academic Achievement, $24,000. – Baylie Bevers: Kenneth Vickers Memorial, $500; Liberty Hill Lions Club, $1,000. – Collin Bedford: Southwestern University Academic Award, $60,000. – Marshall Brown: Western Texas College Athletic Baseball, $20,800. – Brianna Burdett: Career Colleges & Schools of Texas, $1,000. – Shane Burnett: US Navy GI Bill, $180,000. – Chelsea Cole: Levi Jones Memorial, $500. – Kaitlyn Conner: Auburn University Presidential, $64,000. – Aubrey Covington: St. John’s University Presidential, $151,480; Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000. – Jacob Covington: US Military Academy at West Point Football, $435,000. – Robert Dalphonse: Texas A&M University Regents, $20,000. – Addison Dobias: Liberty Hill PTO, $500; LH Masonic Lodge #432, $1,000. – Samantha Dowell: LH Lions Club Ray Anderson Memorial, $1,000; LH Band Boosters Diane Pogue Memorial, $1,000. – Blake Elliott: Richard Wear Memorial, $1,000. – Morgan Ferrell: Gary Haberer Memorial Liberty Hill Belle, $1,500; Austin Area Chevy Dealers Scholar Athlete, $500; Texas Tech University Presidential, $14,000. – Loren Finley: Abilene Christian University Merit, $44,000. – Kallen Floyd: Texas State University Athletic Softball, $52,184; Leola W. & Charles H. Hugg Trust, $500. – Heather Frazier: University of Mary Hardin Baylor Crusader, $48,500; Dustin Gattis Memorial, $1,950; Tina’s Cottage Homecoming Mum, $500. – Thomas Graves: US Marine Corps GI Bill, $150,000. – Jill Green: Southwestern Oklahoma State Volleyball, $49,920; Leola W. U Charles H. Hugg Trust, $1,500. – Colton Hall: University of Mary Hardin Baylor Founders, $33,288; University of Mary Hardin Baylor Crusader, $23,112; University of Mary Hardin Baylor Leadership, $10,000; National Football Foundation Noble Doss Achievement, $1,200. – Paige Harrison: US Air Force Academy, $400,000. – Ammon Hoffman: First Texas Bank, $500. – Logan Hageman: UT Cockrell School of Engineering Presidential, $40,000; UT Engineering Honors Program, $10,000; Fay T. Barnes, $14,000; Terry Foundation, $44,000; A+ Federal Credit Union, $2,000. – Samantha Junkin: Blinn Junior College Athletic Softball, $12,616; Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000. – William Keene: Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences, $1,000; Texas Tech Alumni Association, $1,000; Dustin Gattis Memorial, $1,950; Liberty Hill Garden Club, $1,000; Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000. – Seth Kercheville: Dustin Gattis Memorial, $1,950. – Skylar Larkin: Concordia University Leadership, $58,000. – Cordell Leffelman: US Marine Corps GI Bill, $150,000. – Hunter Lindsay: US Marine Corps Reservists GI Bill, $25,000. – Kelley McKinzey: Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000. – Alvin McLenna: Dustin Gattis Memorial, $1,950. – Lindsey Mitchell: Angelina College Athletic Softball, $31,852; Liberty Hill Lions Club Essay, $250. – Callen Mikulencak: Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000; Palm Valley Lutheran Church, $500. – Golnessa Nourian: Richard Wear Memorial, $1,000. – Maria Paredes: Southwestern University Ruter Scholar Award, $64,000. – Sarah Philpott: Friends University Athletic Volleyball, $94,000. – Alyssa Pierce: Richard Wear Memorial, $1,000. – Jaycee Pluenneke: Paris Junior College Athletic Volleyball, $12,196. – Sam Polser: University of Texas at Tyler Patriot, $12,000. – Francis Prewitt: Baylor University Academic, $20,000. – Peyton Redmond: East Tennessee State University Sidney Gilbreath Academic, $48,000; Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000. – Jason Reeves: Liberty Hill All SPorts Booster Club, $1,000. – Colby Rhea: US Marine Corps Reservists GI Bill, $25,000. – Lucas Rizzotto: University of Mary Hardin Baylor Crusader, $33,976. – Cassandra Rodriguez: Career Colleges & Schools of Texas, $1,000. – Jennifer Rosas: US Marine Corps GI Bill, $150,000. – Marsela Rosas: Angelo State University Carr, $1,500. – Carly Satterwhite: Leola W. & Charles H. Hugg Trust, $1,650. – Ann Sikes: Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences, $4,000; The Liberty Hill Independent Band Scholarship, $750; Liberty Hill ATPE, $1,000. – Sarah Steffen: Texas Lutheran University Presidential, $45,000. – Gabrielle Stephens: St. Andrews University Presidential, $38,000; St. Andrews Equestrian Performance, $14,000; St. Andrews Therapeutic Horsemanship, $2,000. – Hallie Supak: Dustin Gattis Memorial, $1,950; Leander Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post 10427, $1,000; Liberty Hill Garden Club, $1,000; Kenneth Vickers Memorial, $500; Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000. – Samantha Sullivan: Prosperity Bank, $500; Blinn College Instrumental Music, $800. – Danielle Tatro: Southern Methodist University Cornerstone Scholar, $44,000; Southern Methodist University Discovery, $36,000. – Taiylor Tedford: Dustin Gattis Memorial, $1,950. – Evan Tulp: US Marine Corps GI Bill, $150,000. – Isabella Turek: Liberty Hill Rodeo, $500; Liberty Hill ATPE, $1,000; Liberty Hill All Sports Booster Club, $1,000. – Payton Walker: Paris Junior College Athletic Softball & Volleyball, $12,196. – Tayler Walter: LH Lions Club, $1,000. – Joseph Whitney: US Marine Corps Reservists GI Bill, $25,000. – Katie Wilkison: Troy C. Joseph Memorial, $1,000; Levi Jones Memorial, $500. – Leslie Wofford: Southwestern College Academic, $36,000; Southwestern Band, $5,000; United Methodist Dollars for Scholars Program Award, $2,000. – Amanda Woodbury: Utah Valley University Academic, $39,284. – Alexis Zamarrippa: David Smets Memorial, $500.

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