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2021 TCS Graduates

Alex Michael Cobb, Co-Valedictorian … Samantha Josephine Foster, Co-Valedictorian … Sonya Mutoke, Salutatorian … Jeremy Wade Bohn … Samantha Jo Chandler … Judah Zackary Franklin … Michael Brett King … Karleigh Renee McCraw … Hunter Lawrence Phillips … Jasmine Reese Pruitt … William Teagan Reaves … Faith Gwendolynn Stearns

Local Bands, Local Brews, Local Bites

TEXAR presented Local Bands, Local Brews, Local Bites on Thursday, June 24 in front of the Historic Perot Theatre. This was a free concert featuring The Moss Brothers with food and drinks available from Pecan Point Brewing and Red Bone Brewery tents.

7th Annual Clay's Golf and Guitars Golf Tournament

… Gail & Dr. Ed Eichler started the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund in 2015. Each year, the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund raises money through an annual event known as “Clay’s Golf and Guitars” with all profits benefitting worthy local organizations needing financial assistance. The recipients of the funds raised by this event are chosen by their board on a rotating basis. … The 7th annual Clay's Golf and Guitars Golf Tournament was held on May 22, 2021, at Northridge Country Club.

2021 Debutante Announcement Tea

Debutante Cotillion Club of Texarkana honored the 2021 Debutantes at the annual Announcement Tea on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Texarkana Country Club. This year's debutantes are Hollan Borowitz, Chloe Carpenter, Georgia Cobb, Cara Anne Court, Kathryn Davis, Meredith Green, Rachel Hemphill, Anna Grace Jones, Caroline Joyce, Olivia Lower, Gracie McDougal, Phoebe Robertson, Olivia Rochelle, Gracyn Upton, Jenna Williamson.

Nicholas Watson, Valedictorian … Madison Jo Atchley, Salutatorian … … Riley Bennett … Kayla Bradford … Karli Bruce … Jaelyn Bunch … Evin Burton … Brayden Bushman … Vanarith K.

I’ve said many times before, “I am ‘just Nick.’” I’ve never been someone who went along with the crowd or looked for validation from people. I was given rules and expectations from my parents, and I was never given an option to not follow those rules or meet those expectations. It was just understood. I know that is difficult for some my age because peer pressure is real, and everyone wants to feel like they belong. My brain just wasn’t wired to care about fitting in, and I’m glad.

2021 TISD Top Ten Graduates

Kate Elizabeth Woodard … Jenna Alyse Woodard … Damon Rhett Young … Nathaniel Joseph Morriss … Jane Elizabeth Rounds … Nicolai Khalel Ang … Catherine Joanne Rounds … Evelyn Grace Patterson … Mary Grace Elizabeth McAfee … Charlotte Norma Jeanne Hueter

The exciting days of our senior year have consumed our minds since we first learned the meaning of ‘seniority’ very early in our first days of high school. We were encouraged to listen to and do what the upper classmen were doing and to follow in their footsteps. We anticipated experiencing all those “last times” and being the “big kids” on campus. However, we never expected our last homecoming to be experienced in our junior year. We never thought we would have to wear a mask during our drill team competitions or that not getting to dance at away football games would ever be a possibility.

2021 PGISD Top Ten Graduates

Simren Pokhrel … Emma Kate Sanderson … Delia Ruth Tuttlebee … Tucker Thomas Anderson … Jared Cason Head … Katherine Ann Ferguson … Carson Douglas Rhodes … Jaden Travis Parker … Connor Anderson Damron … Lucas Dale Edwards

2021 PGHS Senior Perspective

photo by Jake Driggers
As I walked the halls of Pleasant Grove High School for the last time on May 21, 2021, I thought about a quote from Dr. Seuss. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” If one thing will teach you this bittersweet lesson, it is the accumulation of four years of high school all wrapped into those last steps toward the parking lot. It all passed in the blink of an eye. … Freshman year. It was terrifying, nerve-racking, and exciting. To go from being top dog on one campus (middle school) to being at the bottom of the food chain was a jarring experience.

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