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Palo Pinto Countys

Graduating Class Of
2017

Community Christian Graford Gordon Lipan Millsap


Mineral Wells Perrin Santo Strawn
A supplement of the Mineral Wells Index
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INDEX: DAVID MAY
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MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 4

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CLASS OF 2017

Benjamin Bolt Elizabeth Brazeal Josiah Brazeal Trevor Buck Dani Diviney

Kaylee Fleenor Macie Gaston Levi Knowles Tommy Lewis William Max Whaley

GRAFORD CLASS OF 2017

Vicky Abbott Gabe Allen Dalton Altum Esmeralda Balvantin Leo Balvantin
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 5

GRAFORD CLASS OF 2017

Eric Burleson Skyler Carver Kacey Christopher Nick Coker Megan Coston

Lexy Gee Gabby Hernandez Christian Ishmael Shelby Lindley Rebekah Long

Heaven Lopez Gabby Padilla Megan Ramsey Rachel Ray Chad Rhoades

Tyson Slay Devan Turner Riley Woodruff


MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 6

GORDON CLASS OF 2017

Lindsey Crudgington Kolton Erwin Humberto Estrada Tim Flores Bronc Foreman

Jade Fraga Hunter Fuller Aaron Hedrick Perla Hernandez Collin Holmes

Kenzie Jacobs Tanner Jump Dylan Kelley Jessica Martinez Stefaney Matthews

Traci Moody Chelsea Mowles Hope Rouse Jordan Swift Kila Winn
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 7
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 8

LIPAN CLASS OF 2017

Ashley Baker Chris Baldree Paden Bray Sarah Callaway Cliffton Campbell

Ryan Campbell Derrick Cook David Harmon Jarrett Kuhn Hunter Lewallen

Jonathan Mangan Linda Mapula Brenda Martinez Maddie McGee Eric Miller

Mya Nunez Logan Pach Tate Phillips Nichole Reid Hayden Richardson
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 9

LIPAN CLASS OF 2017

Ally Rogoski

MILLSAP CLASS OF 2017

Luiz Almeida Morgan Ballesteros Jacob Bates Cort Beynon Danniel Boyd

Mackinze Breeze Chase Buchanan Tyler Burchette Casey Butler Logan Clarkson
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 10

MILLSAP CLASS OF 2017

Kolton Davis Jacob English Jodi Erwin Dawson Fairrel Alora Fields

Jonathan Garcia Daran Gonzalez Garrett Gonzalves Ryan Gray Joanne Grimes

Warren Grozier Hannah Hicks Tyler Hicks Tyler Hogan Lane Houston

Shyanne Hubble Cody Humphrey Cesar Ibarra Katlyn Knutson Buster Lee
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 11

MILLSAP CLASS OF 2017

Dalton Lee Paige Lionberger Natalee Lohmann Abigail Lowry Spencer Mitchell

Brazos Moore Tyler Morales Jeffery Morlen Isaac Nelms Kylie Nelms

Jaime Padron Jose Perez Lydia Poer Randy Powell William Riley

Katy Rueter Angel Sandlin Carley Scott Madison Smith Kirsten St Cin
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 12

MILLSAP CLASS OF 2017

Jerry Stephens Nicholas Sullivan Miguel Tapialuna Eric Thomas Taylor Thompson

Cole Tipton Jacob Tremaine

Kody Wages Taylor Younger


MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 13
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 14

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Taci Abbott Travis Acuff Caleb Alsip Siobhan Anderson America Andrade

Dwight Baker Ruben Banda Janie Barnes Megan Bell Tameika Berkins

Amber Blackwood Matthew Blakeslee Alexandria Blissette Alicyn Blissette Gabriel Bonifacio

Sarah Brandes Thomas Braun Damian Brown Lee Bryson Kylie Burke
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 15

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Donovan Burkhalter Krista Burns Carina Campos Lexi Canada Patirck Carraway

Aeris Carter-Smith Sarai Castillo Ruben Castroena Christopher Cervantez Samantha Cienega

Jamie Clayton Zachary Collins Dante Conner Kyondric Cotton Mark Cotton

Lane Crawford Margaret Cronin Marie Cronin Kaylee Anne Curtin Taylor Dinsmore
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 16

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Alejandra Dominguez-Ramirez Daniella Dominguez Lisa Dominguez Jordan Duckett Hailey Dupsky

Allysia Duran Jayme Elliott Sydney Fewell Guylan Fitzhugh-Crouch Jade Flegle

Sandy Foreman Monica Garcia-Ibarra Andy Garcia Angel Garcia Christian Garcia

Savannah Garner Jordan Garst Talley Goldston Jose Gonzalez Airaca Graham
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 17

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Jacey Grimes Trent Guinn Gabrielle Gutierrez Ty Hall Megan Hamric

Brianna Harrison Jennifer Harrison Thaddeus Harrison Justin Hearn Jarrett Heddins

Delia Hernandez-Vargas Samanth Hickey Harmonii Hicks Thalyia Hinjosa Miranda Holloway

Paul Hopkins Jr. David Howeth Jr. Daniel Hughs Meribel Huizar Samantha Huizar
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 18

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Jasmine Ibarra Andrea Ruiz Infante Cesar Valdez Infante Crystal Jimenez Jerome Johnson Jr.

Gavin Jones Melody Jordan Erik Silva Juarez Derek King Destiny Kirkpatrick

Hannah Laigle Trinity Larue Ethan Lee Aaron Lentz Skye Levan

Rigoberto Leyva Dale Logan Nancy Lopez-Carreon Valerie Lord Brooklyn Lovern
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 19

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Riley Loya Jesse Lynch Douglas Lyon Peyton Malone Jamie Maness

William Maples Ashli Marsh Kathryne Marsh Stormie Mayo Jocob McAliley

Monica McCaskill Morgan McCommas Destinee McCormick James McDonald Gaige McDougal

Valeree McFarland Ethan McKenna Yesenia Mejia Erika Mendez Michaela Mendoza
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 20

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Jarred Moore Johnny Morales Kassidy Morgan Christopher Neal Trevor Newby

Elazar Norris Amber Obrian Savanah Olsovsky Christopher Ortiz Mackenzie Pechacek

Xavier Pena Jose Martinez Perez Jesus Perez Matthew Perez Tristan Perry

Brandon Pilkington Darik Prescott Esidora Ramos Dane Rasmussen Michael Riggins
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 21

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Kristian Rivera Maria Salazar Rodriguez Maribele Rodriguez Adrianna Rousseau Brenda Rubio

Tahya Ruelas Charles Russell IV Jesse Salas Alan Tamez Salazar Flor Salinas

Veronica Sanchez Estafon Sandoval Shelby Self James Sharp Molly Simonton

LaNisa Small Ethan Smith Gaston Spangler Lauren Stanley Madison Stiff
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 22

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Hailey Sulkowski Joseph Sutton Aspen Tafolla Angel Terrazas Trenton Thibault

Anniston Thomas Ashley Thompson Oscar Trevino Frida Trujillo Esmeralda Turcios

TyShannon Suiters-Turner Dakota Veach Ryan Vela Fabian Velazquez Adali Vera

Leopoldo Morales Villalpando Niklas Villarreal James Wallace Jacob Walsh Haley Warner
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 23

MINERAL WELLS CLASS OF 2017

Christian Weise Cameron Weiss Balea Wells Ryan West Dylan Wheaton

Dezaraine Wilson Jadyn Woodard Carolina Zambrano

PERRIN CLASS OF 2017

Jacie Angelly Joey Anderson Tristen Barbare Shantel Bennett-Zuber Eilisa Cantero
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 24

PERRIN CLASS OF 2017

Hunter Francis Nathan Frye Stephanie Gonzalez Chelsea Gregg Cole Hall

Dathan Hill Lara Jones Zachrey McQueary Mariah Ortiz Hayden Parker

Christina Peugh Logan Ramsey Lucas Ramsey Joseph Richardson Kaleb Sambrano

Adain Sims Michigan Snyder Alvaro Sosa Zachary Tucker Damian Vela
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 25

PERRIN CLASS OF 2017

Samanth Vick

SANTO CLASS OF 2017

William Barron Charly Barton Alexa Bortner Nathan Briley Austin Cason

Kaleb Chalker Coy Clower Austin Coker Chase Elliott Cooper Elliott
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 26

SANTO CLASS OF 2017

Caitlyn Finley Shannon Fisher

Sadie Gann Brayden Hamilton

Jace Hollingsworth Hailey Holt

James Ivy Sarah Leonard


MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 27

SANTO CLASS OF 2017

Anderson McKennon Autumn McKennon Lillian Motley Mason Myall Cody Lane Myers

Ana Olivas Oscar Ortiz Megan Reed Christian Schkade Sage Sparks

Makaylee Steiner Colton Taylor Mark Taylor Joshua Walker Andrea Watkins

Davis Wells Ramsey Wells Saxann Wheeler Katherine Yelle


MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 28

STRAWN CLASS OF 2017

Riley Fesser Dakota Gardner Landon Haney Kallie Hodgkins Sanjuana Lopez

Railey Mallory Joshua Moore Jose Ortiz Tyler Ross Nathanael Sager

Harrison Scott Rebecca Short Ryen Sparks


MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 29

Practical gifts
for recent graduates
of home. Upgrade dorm furniture with accent pillows or a more comfortable
What graduate doesnt wish to find a new car with a big bow on top in the mattress. Put together a luxury gift basket with a high-quality robe, electric razor,
driveway? While it would be nice to begin a new phase in life with a fresh set of
spa shampoo, and other toiletries.
wheels, many gift-givers tend to lean toward more practical items when buying
gifts for recent graduates.
Travel tickets: Treat graduates to a trip away from home. Travelers often gain
new perspectives and inspiration when visiting a city, state or country for the first
Though they might not prove as flashy as a new car, the following gifts can still
time. Travel is good for future entrepreneurs and may help a person stand out in
excite and help students who are going off to work or continuing their educations.
a long list of job applicants. According to Forbes.com, travel can help cultivate
relationships outside of ones existing network and provide ideas from others
Rsum service: In this competitive job market, individuals need to take
outside of graduates existing personal and professional circles.
advantage of every opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Rsum rules have
changed, and graduates will be best served by companies that know the ins and
New wardrobe: Gift cards to retailers that specialize in business attire often
outs of writing effective rsums. Employers often use digital scanning software
make welcome gifts for new grads. Some students may need to update their
to sift through applicants, so knowing which keywords and tags to use can ensure
wardrobes so they can look more professional on interviews or at school
a rsum gets noticed. Costs can range from $100 to $200, depending on the
networking functions.
services desired.
Luggage: A new suitcase or travel bag is quite handy for students studying
Electronics: Technology changes on a dime, and it benefits graduates to be
abroad. Choose durable luggage that can handle the rigors of travel so cash-
equipped with the latest gadgets. A new tablet, laptop or desktop computer may
strapped new grads have something they can rely on for years to come.
make a great gift. If the price tag is a little high, consider pooling resources with
other family members or friends and give electronics as a joint gift.
Money: Money remains a one-size-fits-all gift that can be put to many uses.
Invest in a graduates future by buying stock in a stable company, contribute to
Noise-cancelling headphones: A set of durable headphones to block out ambient
a college savings account or help grads begin paying back their student loans.
noise may be helpful for graduates going on to college or post-graduate work.
Grads entering the workforce can enjoy silence or music as they commute to
Practicality can come in handy when buying graduation gifts. The best gifts are
their offices. These headphones also work well on flights, making them ideal
often those that graduates can put to good use.
gifts for new grads whose first jobs require a lot of travel.

Home luxuries: Outfit soon-to-be college freshmen with some of the niceties
MINERAL WELLS INDEX GRADUATION EDITION 30

How college students


can cut living expenses
The cost of college tuition is a concern for many college-bound students and their Become a resident advisor. Resident advisors, often referred to as R.A.s,
families. The cost of a college education continues to rise, but its not just tuition typically receive free or reduced room and board in exchange for living in the
and room and board that students and their families must account for. dorms and monitoring the floors they live on. Competition to be an R.A. can be
competitive, but students who become R.A.s can save thousands of dollars on
College students may underestimate cost-of-living expenses when planning their room and board costs over the course of their time at school.
school-year budgets. But such expenses can be substantial, catching even the
most well-prepared students off guard. Fortunately, there are several ways for Make your own meals. Meal plans may be ideal for college students during
college students to save money on living expenses and still make the most of their freshmen years, when students may still be adjusting to campus life. But
their time on campus. older college students can skip the meal plan in favor of preparing their own
meals. Doing so can save students substantial amounts of money, and some
Venture off campus. Towns that rely heavily on colleges or universities to students may even prefer the variety available at the local grocery store over the
support their economies typically offer great deals to students willing to venture more limited offerings available at dining halls or other campus eateries.
off campus. Local businesses, including bars, restaurants and entertainment
venues like mini golf facilities or bowling alleys, may offer student discounts Move off campus. Some schools do not permit freshmen and sophomores
to entice kids to leave campus. Students can take advantage of these offerings to to live off-campus, but older students may find that private housing is more
save on food and entertainment, which tend to be among the more pricey cost-of- affordable than on-campus apartments or dormitories. Students eligible to live
living expenses college students contend with. in off-campus housing can contact local real estate agents to get a feel for the
off-campus housing market before making a final decision.
Buy secondhand furnishings. College students living in their own apartments
or dorm rooms may not have the financial resources to purchase new furniture. Cost-of-living expenses at colleges and universities can be considerable, but
Rather than purchasing brand new items they are likely to discard after moving savvy students can find various ways to save money.
out or graduating, college students can purchase secondhand items from local
thrift stores or used furniture retailers that offer sturdy furnishings at low prices.