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2012-06-07 / School

Superintendent’s Corner

Frances M. McArthur, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools Lexington Independent School District

This past Saturday evening, our Lexington High School Eagles-Class of 2012 walked across Eagle stadium for the last time as students. It was a proud moment for our students, their families, and all of the LISD family. In addition to almost a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships, this year’s graduating class had a record number of students earn a Distinguished Achievement Diploma. Kaylie Ann Clare-Sherman, Will Holcomb, Lauren Johnston, Miranda Jones, Vaughn Kassner, Zane Kleinschmidt, Christina Komandosky, Zachary Rother, and Landon Walch all chose to graduate with the most difficult high school plan the state of Texas offers. In order to graduate on the Distinguished Plan, these students took the most challenging courses possible, such as Advanced Placement or dual credit courses, successfully completing those classes with a high grade and successfully completed three foreign language credits in the same language.

I am proud of our students’ hard work and their sheer determination to succeed in rigorous classes, and thankful for our secondary counselor, Mrs. Brittney Brockenbush, for inspiring our students to set high goals for themselves as they worked to complete their graduation plan. The hard work will pay off as these students set off to fulfill their college dreams.

I am so very proud of Lexington High School sophomore Cody Church. Cody, placed third in persuasive extemporaneous speaking at the State Level Academic UIL Meet. Cody was coached by LHS Theatre Arts teacher, Liam Boyer.

Thank you, community of Lexington, for a great school year in a time that has been most challenging. Next year will continue to be a challenging year as we operate with budget reductions in place. The challenges are there and we know what they are, but I am confident we will meet these challenges and continue to be the destination district in the area because of the qualityof our staff and the support of our parents and community members.

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