2015 GRADUATES of Rosehill Christian School
Homecoming dances have come to an end and the girls have pushed prom dresses to the back of their closets. They have walked their final steps through the halls of Rosehill Christian School, they have played their last games on our courts, worn their last school uniform and walked across that stage. For almost every one of our graduates, college plans are the only thoughts dancing in their heads.
They have each left a legacy behind along with many friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Our prayer is they continue their walk with the Lord and allow Him to guide them into the future He has planned for them. We wish you all the best of luck, abundant blessings and a joyous journey.
MICHAEL BULLOCK, Valedictorian
Outspoken. Honest. Fun. Outgoing. Hardworking. These are words that definitely describe Michael Bullock. He joined our Rosehill family in the midst of his high school career as a shy, reserved, quiet individual...but that soon changed. As Michael explained in his valedictorian speech at graduation, Rosehill did something to bring him out his shell. It may have been those homecoming dance moves he mentioned, or maybe just the holy spirit running through him causing him to become the great young man God created him to be. Whatever it was, we are all better to have known him and will miss having him with us next year.
Michael is a 3-year member of the National Honor Society, was in the Computer Science Club at his previous school freshman year, and senior class president this year. His love of music inspired him to play the keyboard for the Christ Family Church worship team and he even played bass guitar for the RCS worship team. Michael has a true servant's heart. He is involved in the Christ Family Church Children's Ministry and Habitat for Humanity. He organized a fundraiser for Kahla Middle School (A Title 1 School) and volunteered with Cypress Assistance Ministries and the Montgomery County Food Bank. He even spent a summer at an internship with Christ Family Church.
In addition to all of the dedication to his studies and the time spent in community service, Michael managed to find time to be the videographer for the Rosehill varsity football team. He also earned several awards worth mentioning during his high school career including 9th Grade Outstanding Student of the Year in Geometry, English & Foreign Language, 10th Grade Outstanding Student of the Year in English & Math, and 11th Grade Outstanding Student of the Year in English & Foreign Language.
Michael says his best high school memory is playing soccer at Pinnacle and what he will miss most about high school is "being able to yell in class without getting in trouble". He is very passionate about learning! Now that graduation has come and gone, Michael is looking forward to playing music with new people and being able to help people after he earns his degree. He has aspirations of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon someday. Michael will attend Texas A&M University majoring in Chemical Engineering before continuing on to medical school.
We are so proud to have had Michael at Rosehill and cannot wait to see what all God holds ahead in his future.
Favorite Bible Verse: For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:12
STERLING DRAKE, Salutatorian
This one could take a while, folks. When you think of a senior who definitely left footprints in our sands, you will think of Sterling Drake. Sterling has had quite a high school career and has made many memories to take with him into the next chapter of his life. He was Sophomore Class Secretary, Junior Class President and National Honor Society Chaplain. Sterling is a strong student who earned a 4.4 GPA and 18 hours in dual credit, which named him Salutatorian of the graduating class this year. He was even inducted recently into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Lone Star College.
Sterling was in the tech crew with the award winning One Act Play (State Champs in 2013 & District Champs in 2014) and recipient of two TAPPS State Art Awards; 3rd in Communication Design & 4th in Senior Portfolio. Just announced today (5/20/15), Sterling received the coveted award of TAPPS Male Fine Arts Student of the Year! This is a huge honor being that one male student is chosen from all 58 of the TAPPS 2A schools in Texas.
Sterling is not only studious and creative, he is also an amazing athlete. He spent time as the manager of the girls Varsity Volleyball Team and was a key player on the Varsity Football Team. He also won several awards as a member of the varsity Track & Field team including making it to Regionals in the 200 meter and he placed 4th in the 400 meter relay at the state competition.
Just when you think we know most all there is to know about Sterling, we have to mention his time in community service. Sterling spent much of his time working in soup kitchens, food banks, assisting with community assistance projects and traveling on several mission trips. With all of this under his belt, Sterling says his greatest high school accomplishments include being inducted into the National Honor Society, being Salutatorian of his class, the State Championship for the One Act Play and owning the most tank tops per capita (yes, he also has a wonderful sense of humor). Sterling says his best high school memories, besides the One Act Championship, have to be creating trebuchets and the school dances. He will very much miss Art class & Dennis Krantz, but what Sterling is looking most forward to after graduation is pie, the freshman 15 & west Texas sunsets. Sterling is on his way to Texas Tech University with plans of "becoming an Imagineer, designing roller coasters, pyrothechnics, game animations & Punkin' Chunkers" (sense of humor never absent with Sterling).
God has a path for Sterling and we are confident he will follow it well. We cannot wait to hear about all of your success, Sterling.
Favorite Bible Verse: ...and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10
Ben Abernathy transferred to Rosehill late in his high school career, but we are all better to have gotten the chance to know him. He held nothing back as a new student and is was one of those people who, once you meet him, you will never forget him. He has a tremendous love of the Lord and is not at all ashamed to show it. Ben joined the high school worship team the moment he stepped on our campus and has been proudly bringing the rest of the students even closer to Christ through his love of ministry. He said his best memory from Rosehill would have to be the Living Water mission trip to El Salvador last year.
Ben has also been an active high school athlete. He spent a year on our football field and two years as a member of the varsity baseball team where he is still enjoying their time in the playoffs. Ben says he will miss playing sports as well as all of his friends once the school year comes to an end.
After graduation, Ben will continue to be the worship leader at Northside Christian Church and maintain his position on their student leadership team until he leaves for Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee this fall.
We cannot wait to see what all God holds in your future, Ben!
Favorite Bible Verse: He who calls you is faithfull; He will surely do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Ben Barnhart has is another one of those children from a very involved Rosehill family. His sister, Kate graduated from Rosehill as valedictorian of our 2013 class, his younger sister Georgia is a member of our Freshman class, his father, Don is a member of our board and his mother, Jill has been very involved with our preschool program. Ben has proven himself to be an exceptional student and will graduate with 30 hours of dual credit and a 4.0 GPA. He considers his highest high school accomplishment to be graduating and he should with all of those dual credit hours and being a member of the National Honor Society.
Ben is also an exceptional athlete who has received countless recognitions on various teams. He has played on the varsity football team, varsity basketball team and been a member of the varsity track & field team. Ben says what he will miss most about high school is playing on all of those team sports, but his best memory from high school will always be when Rosehill beat Calvert 94-86 his freshman year of football.
Ben spent much of his community service time on mission trips during his high school years. He joined the Living Water mission trip to El Salvador as well as trips to Dulce, New Mexico and the Apache Indian Reservation. He also volunteered with the can food drive and RCS lock-ins. What Ben is looking most forward to after graduation is their much anticipated senior trip to Gulf Shores and taking the summer off before he moves on to College Station. He is looking forward to earning a business degree from Texas A&M University.
Favorite Bible Verse: Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Landen Barns is one of those students with a bright smile and a confident spirit. He has a way of making sure everyone in the room is comfortable in his presence and sometimes likes to be the jokester in the crowd. He is loved by everyone who meets him and can even be seen high-fiving the elementary students in the hallways, which brings much delight to our younger students.
Landen will graduate with 12 dual credit hours this year which will help get him well on his way to a college education at East Texas University where he will be moving this fall. Landen has been selected to play on their college baseball team while he is studying hard to earn his degree. During his high school years at Rosehill, Landen has spent all four years on the varsity baseball team where he was named District MVP, 1st Team All District and 1st Team All State. He also enjoyed three years on the field playing with the varsity football team. Landen also proved to be very handy while taking care of the tech needs for weekly chapel services and the One Act Play.
After graduation, Landen is most looking forward to fulfilling the first part of this dream, which is playing on a college baseball team, but he will miss hanging out with all of his friend and playing Friday night football games.
We are so excited for all your future holds, Landen!
Favorite Bible Verse: I can do all through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Clayton Boyce joined our Rosehill family in the fall of 2010 as an 8th grader. He joined his sister, Jordan who graduation from RCS in 2013. The Boyce family jumped right in and have all been very hands-on during their years with us. They will be very missed after Clayton graduates this month. Clayton will leave us with 18 hours of dual credit which will have him very prepared when he moves on to the University of North Texas to study computer engineering.
In addition to participating in student government, Clayton has been a highly recognized athlete as a member of the varsity baseball team. As Coach Cooper recently mentioned during senior recognition, Clayton is a utility player on the team as their catcher who can also pitch and play any other position he needs to cover. Together this team won district more than once and this season they have already captured the area championship and will play in the regional championship game tomorrow. He has had the unique opportunity to play under his dad, Scott Boyce who helps coach the team each year. This definitely puts some added pressure and higher expectations on a player, but Clayton says the greatest memories he holds from high school will be all of the time he has spent with his dad and his team on that field.
Clayton spent most of his community service hours working with the children at Boys & Girls Country but he also enjoyed volunteering with the Special Needs Prom. Clayton will miss all the friends he has made in high school, but he is really looking forward to beginning this new chapter of his life and pursuing his degree in Computer Engineering.
We cannot wait to see what all lies in the road ahead for you, Clayton.
Favorite Bible Verse: Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
Patrick Buckhoff is one of those high achievers and all around go-getters when it comes to reaching for his goals. He is not a stranger to joining organizations, teams or causes which has led him to have a very busy high school career. In addition to high school commitments, he volunteered with Grace Church, the Houston Children's Festival, Lighthouse Learning Center and Living Waters ministry.
Patrick was class secretary, a football player, received his MMA training in boxing, muay, Brazilian ju jitsu, and submission wrestling. Though he is an avid athlete who spends much of his spare time in the weight room, Patrick says his greatest high school accomplishment is completing his dual credit English class.
His best high school memory is his going to his first prom with Reya Ybarra and the time he spent on the Living Water mission trip. Patrick says he is going to miss all of his friends after graduation, but he has a wonderful future ahead of him. He plans to attend The Citadel Military Academy and then contracting in the military to become a Special Forces Officer. Just last week, Patrick received a substantial Army ROTC scholarship in excess of $93,000! Very well deserved, Patrick.
Favorite Bible Verse: For I know the plans I have for you, ...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Kyle Croft came to Rosehill as a senior this year, but he quickly fit into the family as if he had been here all along. We are hoping he will take many wonderful memories of his last year of high school as he leaves us this week. Kyle spent much of his high school career as an athlete playing baseball and golf, running track and powerlifting. He even played on the RCS varsity football team last fall, and they were very lucky to have him.
In addition to being an avid athlete, Kyle spent some community service time volunteering with the Brown House in Waller, an assisted living facility. Kyle said, "The biggest thing I am going to miss about high school is hanging out with my friends every day", but he is looking forward to working on his life goals and hopes to be very successful someday.
Kyle considers graduation itself to be his best high school accomplishment. After graduation, Kyle will be joining the military to begin his new adventures in life. He is certainly setting himself up on the right road towards that success he is reaching for.
We wish all of the best in your future endeavors, Kyle.
Favorite Bible Verse: For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake, he is the one who will save it. Luke 9:24
Meagan Dobbs has definitely left her footprints at Rosehill. She will graduate with 12 dual credit hours and over 800 community service hours. She has thoroughly enjoyed many heartfelt mission trips to Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, Nicaragua and even El Salvador. Meagan is one of those delightful souls with a servants heart who enjoys volunteering at the Houston Food Bank and spending time on the leadership team for Pineywoods Girls Camp.
Meagan has been on the varsity volleyball team all four years of high school where she received the 2nd Team All District Award. She says her best high school memory is when her volleyball team defeated The Woodlands. Meagan is also the proud recipient of the Principal's Award during 9th & 10th grades and the Service Award for 10th & 11th grades.
"I grew up in a Christian home. My dad has been my pastor my entire life. I became a Christian when I was seven. I felt called to missions when I was in fifth grade. Since then, I have been on five mission trips...This summer I am going to Kenya, Africa to work at an orphanage. I know God has called me to teaching. I have a huge heart for kids. I am so excited to see how God is going to use me to spread His word around the world."
Meagan will be at Blinn College in the fall with plans to transfer to Texas A&M to get her degree in Elementary Education so she can teach English or math. She still plans to go on multiple mission trips each year, but admits she will miss Miss Briner's humor and watching all of the football and basketball games in high school. We know God has big plans for you, Meagan!
Favorite Bible Verse: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28: 19-20
Andrew Evans will graduate from Rosehill with a 4.0 GPA and definitely leaves us with high recognitions as a high school student. Andrew is a member of the National Honor Society and has served as a Student Ambassador as well. He has a servants heart and has been on mission trips to Nicaragua, Jicarilla Apache Reservation in Dulce, NM, and the Living Water trip to El Salvador.
In addition to being an excellent student and leader among his peers, Andrew has been a active athlete throughout his high school career. He has been a member of the varsity football team as well as the varsity baseball team, which is what he says he will miss most about high school, "being part of the team, participating, playing, traveling, winning". His best high school memory is winning the Dallas tournament his junior year and that entire weekend he spent with his team.
While Andrew will miss the baseball diamond, he is really looking forward to the entire experience college has to offer and just being out on his own and becoming independent. Andrew will be joining many of his classmates as well as his older sister in College Station this fall as part of the Blinn team. He plans to transfer to Texas A&M to major in mechanical engineering. We will still see Andrew from time to time as his mom, Pam Evans, is our school nurse and he is leaving behind a younger brother here at Rosehill, Aaron, who is in 3rd grade.
We are all excited to see what God has planned for you, Andrew!
Favorite Bible Verse: But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. Hebrews 10:39
Emma Henderson has made many friends and left quite an impression since joining Rosehill as a high school junior. Before coming to RCS, Emma volunteered for her local Park & Recreation organization in Idaho by coaching a soccer team full of first and second graders (they were even undefeated one year!). She has spent a lot of time working on various projects with her church and has been working for Vacation Bible School for the past two years. Emma also had the opportunity to go on mission trips to Guatemala and New Orleans.
Much of her high school career has been spent on the court. She has spent all of her high school years playing volleyball where she received a few awards. During her freshman year, Emma was voted Most Improved Player and her sophomore year she was voted Most Inspirational Player. This year, as a senior and captain of the varsity volleyball team, Emma was named First Team All District.
After graduation, Emma plans to play volleyball at Evangel University where she will be studying towards her degree in Exercise Science then continue her quest to become a physical therapist. She plans to be involved in many missions that will eventually lead to medical missions once she is a physical therapist. She has SO many memories of high school, especially since she has attended different schools, but one of her greatest memories will always be when the volleyball team defeated The Woodlands on her own birthday. Emma will miss all of the teachers and friends who left an imprint in her life and admits she will miss living at home, but she is really "looking forward to what God haws in store for me and where He will lead me".
We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Emma!
Favorite Bible Verses:
The human mind may devise many plans but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established. Proverbs 19:21
...even as the son of man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28
Jon Hendrix is one of those students new to Rosehill and was like the piece we did not know was missing. He fit in so well with this senior class and quickly became friends with everyone and found his rightful place in the locker room before school even began. Jon was the quarterback for our varsity team this year and was a highly regarded player among his teammates. He even spent his community service hours coaching a junior high football team. He represents himself well as a leader on and off the field. Jon considers his greatest high school accomplishment to be awarded All District in Football, as well he should.
Though he is known as an athlete, Jon is also a diligent student. He has earned 30 dual credit hours and will leave Rosehill with a 3.9 GPA. After graduation, Jon is most looking forward to living with his brother and pursuing his college degree. His hope is to become a physical therapist or coach, which he is definitely well suited for.
Whether he finds himself in the clinic or on the field, we know God has bright plans for Jon's future. Best of luck to you in whatever lies ahead, Jon.
Favorite Bible Verse: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Ryan Henry will graduate from Rosehill with a 3.3 GPA and 18 hours of dual credit. He has been very involved with school activities throughout his high school career. In addition to earning his dual credit hours to prepare for college, Ryan has spent much of his time as an athlete. He spent one year on the varsity football team and three unforgettable years playing on the varsity baseball team. He says his best high school memories are playing baseball with his teammates and especially their recent trip playing baseball at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disneyworld. Many more of his unforgettable memories were made during their trips each year to Pinnacle and the trip to Washington, D.C.
Ryan was very involved in community service as well. He spent many "Serve Saturdays" working with Community of Faith church projects in the surrounding areas of Houston. He has also spent many hours volunteering at Boys & Girls Country and with RCS whenever help was needed. Ryan has a very friendly personality and has made many friends here at Rosehill, many of those friends he has had since elementary school.
Ryan admits he will miss all of his friends and the close atmosphere offered at Rosehill, but he is looking forward to starting college and moving forward with his life. He will continue his hours at Lone Star College before transferring to Texas A&M next fall, where he will again meet up with many of his high school classmates.
God has great plans for you, Ryan!
Favorite Bible Verse: I can do all through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Mackenzie James is one of those strong, confident young ladies who has a way of demanding attention. She is a friend to everyone and seems to love being a leader as she took on her role as the stage manager for the drama department. She has been ever present in speech competitions as a persuasive speaker where she placed 6th at the state level and duet acting just this year. She has also spent time singing in the choir where she received two gold medals in music for solo and small ensemble. Mackenzie was a huge part of the success of the One Act Play for the past two years. She says her best high school memories will always be the TAPPS competitions and she was involved in many! Mackenzie was also named TAPPS Fine Arts Female Student of the Year during her senior year, which is quite an accomplishment!
In addition to all of the extracurricular activities she has even involved in, Mackenzie has found time to put in many community service hours. She worked during the school lock-ins, has been a Children's Ministry Worship Leader and participated in Kids Running for Kids in The Woodlands, where she was the Assistant Director for Outreach.
Mackenzie will graduate this year with a 3.3 GPA and she is looking forward to attending Savannah College of Art & Design where she plans to obtain a degree that might eventually lead to her dream. Mackenzie wants someday be a CEO of a fashion company and we believe she is well suited for that role as well. While she is looking forward to learning all she can while working for other companies, she really wants to start her own company some day.
We are looking forward to see what God holds in your future, Mackenzie!
Favorite Bible Verse: Do not pray like those of other religions, for they babble on and on, nearly ask God for what you want, for He already knows your request. Matthew 6:7
Mario Milain has kept quite busy during his short time at Rosehill. He did not begin his high school years with us, but he has made many friends and definitely left an impression with his class. Mario will graduate this year with 9 hours of dual credit and before he came here, he received a first place award at the Cleveland State Science Fair with his Physics project. He was also recognized as an Honor Roll student at Hudson High School.
In order to fulfill his hours of community service, Mario dove right in. He managed to accumulate more than 25 hours volunteering at the Houston Food Bank and even worked with the Tomball Assembly of God cleaning a cemetery.
Mario has enjoyed his position on the Rosehill Christian Eagles varsity baseball team this year and plans to attend a college where he can play baseball to continue his love of the game. He made memories with his team during our spring break by traveling with them and his family to Orlando where he was able to play in the Wide World of Sports tournament at Walt Disneyworld. Mario says his best memories of his time at Rosehill involve baseball and he is looking forward to following through with the commitment he has made to play in college. After graduation, he wants to get a degree in Business Administration and is looking forward to starting the next chapter in his life.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Mario!
Favorite Bible Verse: And he said to me "it is done!" I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty, I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. Revelations 21:6
Danielle Musella is a sweet spirit who will be greatly missed in the halls of Rosehill after graduation. She plans to graduate with a 3.6 GPA and 21 dual credit hours. She has been very involved in community service activities during her high school years. In addition to other organizations, Danielle works with children at a local apartment complex during the summers helping with crafts and playing games. She travelled with RCS high school students to El Salvador this past summer for the Living Water International Mission Trip, which she will always remember.
Danielle has many accomplishments including being a member of the National Honor Society, manager of the Varsity Volleyball team and being named editor of the yearbook. She is an athlete who enjoyed many years on the track team where she placed 6th in discus and 11th in shot put at her sophomore district meet. Her junior year on the track team brought her 3rd place in discus and she placed 7th in discus for regionals.
After graduation, Danielle is looking forward to spending the summer with her friends and family before heading to Letourneau University in the fall where she will study to become an engineer. Danielle says her best high school memory is hanging out with Kathleen, Ashley, Kendal and Reya during track practice of freshman year. She will miss spending the entire day with the friends she has made in high school and will also "miss some really neat teachers", but she is looking forward to college and the new memories and friends to be made. She cannot wait to set out on the new adventure God has planned for her.
Congratulations, Danielle. We wish you all the best in your future!
Favorite Bible Verse: For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for our salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
Luke Pickrell has been an active student during his high school career at Rosehill. He currently carries a 3.4 GPA and will graduate with 29.5 college hours thanks to the dual credit classes he has taken. This means Luke will enter college as a sophomore in the fall!
Luke spent two years on the Cross Country team but most of his time as a high school athlete was spent on the field. He has been on the varsity baseball team for 4 years and the passion he has for the sport has paid off: He recently committed to East Texas Baptist University where he will be a pitcher for their collegiate team. Luke will be busy in college pursuing his degree as a chemistry major and he plans to earn his masters degree during his fourth year of college.
Luke has acquired 145 community service hours thus far working with the Children's Festival and the Farm League Baseball Camps as well as service to his church and school. He says what he will miss most about high school is the time he has spent with the baseball team and all of the trips they have taken together, but he will not miss wearing uniforms.
Congratulations, Luke. We wish you all the best in your endeavors!
Favorite Bible Verse: The sovereign Lord is my strength, he makes my feel like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3:19
Jacob Pletcher came to Rosehill as a junior in high school. Though his time here has been fairly short, he will be missed by his fellow classmates as well as his younger brothers after graduation this May. In the time Jacob has been here, he has spent 2 years on the praise team after spending the prior two years playing saxophone in the Jazz Band and Concert Band with his previous school, the American School of Doha which was in Qatar. He also was an active athlete on the Rosehill Varsity football for the past two years.
Jacob has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years and has managed to pick up quite a few volunteer hours working toward his community service goals. He has cleared the trails at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, which is very near to our school and assisted with Vacation Bible School at Tomball Bible Church working with children in the summers. Another volunteer opportunity that Jacob was part of was packing lunches for low income children in Mankato, Kansas.
Jacob says his best high school memory is the time he spent on a mission trip to Jordan in 2013 where he was with a group that ministered to Syrian refugee children. He is really looking forward to attending Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado where he will begin studying engineering. We are excited to see what opportunities lie ahead in God's plan for Jacob and look forward to his visits when he comes back to support his younger brothers in their activities here at Rosehill.
Favorite Bible Verse: But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23
Ethan Stagg is one of those people who is entertaining without seeming to realize it. His effortless humor has earned him many friends during his time here and Rosehill and he will be greatly missed in our halls after graduation this year. He will graduate from high school with a 3.5 GPA and 18 hours of dual credit.
In addition to the dual credit courses, Ethan has spent some time doing community service with the Sisters of Charity where he worked every summer. Ethan takes with him many memories as an athlete, having spent all four years on the varsity basketball team where he was Honorable Mention All District. In addition to playing football his senior year, he is a self-proclaimed "Successful Powderpuff Football Coach". He said what he will miss most about high school are all of the "awesome field trips" taken over the years, but he will never forget his best memory of high school which is infamously known as the "chocolate milk incident". You will have to ask him for the messy details.
After graduation, Ethan is looking forward to the senior trip to Florida. He claims he will then be backpacking the Ural Mountains living off of goat blood. (As aforementioned, Ethan has a sense of humor). Whatever God has in store for Ethan, we know he will have a great time reaching his goals and so will whomever else is along for the ride.
We wish you all the best in your future, Ethan!
Favorite Bible Verse: I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
Halle Staib has enjoyed many years making friends and life-long memories at Rosehill. She will graduate this year with a 3.6 GPA and 17 hours of dual credit classes. Halle is one of those students who dives into any organization that suits her interests. She is Vice President of the National Honor Society and has maintained A/B Honor Roll. She was class treasurer her junior year, a member of the track team, spent one year on the varsity softball team and played on the varsity volleyball team. Halle was also a key player on the varsity basketball team where she was awarded First Team All District, Academic All State and All State Honorable Mention.
Somehow Halle found the time to be involved in community service throughout her high school years. She participated in several church volunteer opportunities, worked at the Houston Food Bank and went on life-changing mission trips to Africa as well as Nicaragua.
After graduation, Halle is looking forward to living with her friends and building a new life at Texas A&M University. She will miss her Rosehill class of 2015 and says her best high school memory was when their varsity volleyball team beat The Woodlands this past season.
We wish you all the best in your future, Halle!
Favorite Bible Verse: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Will Swain was recently featured in our Weekly News as the recipient of the 1Timothy Award which is presented to a high school student each semester by the Rosehill Christian School Board. As a prominent member of the 2015 graduating class, Will plans to graduate with a 4.26 GPA and 24 dual credit hours. In addition to the aforementioned award, Will received the principal's Godly Character Award, he is a student ambassador and President of the National Honor Society. He has collected many community service hours working with High Point Village, a facility providing activities to adults with special needs and he also traveled to El Salvador with Living Waters International.
Will has also had quite a high school athletic career. He spent time on the varsity basketball team (All District), varsity baseball team and varsity football teams. He was announced Eagle Strong Player of the Year his sophomore and senior years and honorable mention for offense and defense for football. His best high school memory is scoring his first lay-up his freshman year of basketball.
Will plans to go to engineering school at Baylor or Texas A&M and to graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also hopes to attend seminary and obtain a Masters Degree of Divinity with plans to go into ministry. Will says he is looking forward to college and discovering what God had for his life, but he will miss his high school friends and playing sports. He will also miss the environment at Rosehill where he has been able to learn about God every day. Will definitely is heading in the right direction and we are excited to see what his future holds.
Favorite Bible Verse: I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. Isaiah 49: 15-16
Josh Trevino will graduate from Rosehill with a 3.8 GPA and 30 hours of dual credit. He is one of those smiling faces who be greatly missed after graduation this weekend. Josh spent some time as an athlete during his high school career playing soccer his freshman year and football his senior year.
In addition to the many dual credit hours that Josh has earned over the years (which he considers he best high school accomplishment) he found time for community service. Josh turned in over 122 hours after volunteering in organizations such as the Tomball Pregnancy Center, the Houston Children's Festival and the Tomball Assembly of God church.
His best high school memory is going to the regional playoffs with the soccer team his freshman year and spending time with his friends. What he will miss most about high school is that quality times with all of his friends here at Rosehill. Josh is looking forward to moving on to college and starting his new life as a student at Texas A&M in Galveston, where he plans to earn a degree in biomedical engineering.
We are all excited to see what God holds in your future, Josh.
Favorite Bible Verses:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Mandy Weidenheft has one of those smiles we will not soon forget. She has a very sweet disposition and her fun-loving personality is simply contagious. Mandy will graduate this year with 24 dual credit hours and a 3.4 GPA. In addition to all of the dual credit hours Mandy has earned, she has had an active high school cheer career. Mandy spent all four years as a varsity cheerleader and was co-captain of the squad this year. She also spent time as a Student Ambassador and was Class Treasurer her junior & senior year.
Mandy has many high school accomplishments including being a member of the National Honor Society for three years and she was NHS Parliamentarian her senior year. She was recently a silver medalist in Original Oratory and Prose Interpretation at the TAPPS Speech competition. Mandy is also no stranger to the stage. She was a cast member of the 2013 One Act Play State Champions and the 2015 One Act Play District Champions. For those who saw the play, Mandy played the role of MaLynn in the Rosehill production of Steel Magnolias.
Mandy has a servant's heart that called her to help lead the Pine Island Baptist Church vacation Bible school as well as spend many hours volunteering at Rosehill when needed. Mandy has also volunteered at the Houston Food Bank and joined a Pine Island Church mission trip to Dulce, New Mexico. She says her best high school memory is "The senior shaving cream fight at Pinnacle" and she will sincerely miss senior girls Bible study and cheering for those Friday night football games. Mandy will leave high school with many memories, but she is looking forward to rooming with Reya Ybarra in College Station with plans to graduate from Texas A&M with a psychology degree. She loves the idea of being able to study a topic she is thoroughly interested in.
Congratulations, Mandy. We are excited to see what God holds in your future!
Favorite Bible Verse: Let all you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
Nicole Wischnewsky is another one of those bright lights we have gracing our halls. She is a friend to everyone and has a pleasing personality. She will graduate this year with 22 hours of dual credit and a 3.6 GPA preparing her path to college. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has even served as their historian.
In addition to working toward all of those dual credit hours, Nicole has spent many hours as an athlete. She was a junior varsity volleyball player for one year and on the varsity volleyball team for three years. She was even named All District Volleyball Player her sophomore year. Nicole won't soon forget the time she spent cheering; 2 years as a varsity cheerleader and co-captain of the squad this year sharing those Friday night lights with her friends.
Nicole has great plans for her future and while she admits she will miss playing high school sports and the time spent at Pinnacle, her best high school memory is going to the playoffs with the volleyball team her senior year.
Like many of her classmates, Nicole is heading to College Station this fall to attend Blinn College with plans to transfer to Texas A&M where she will pursue a business degree. What Nicole is really looking forward to after graduation is living with her best friend in college and says she will definitely not miss wearing uniforms!
We know your future will be blessed with many more memories, Nicole!
Favorite Bible Verse: Be strong and courageous. Do not be in fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Jaycee Wright is definitely a light in the halls of Rosehill. Her pleasant personality and contagious spirit will be very missed. She will graduate from Rosehill with a 3.75 GPA and 12 hours of dual credit, and was a recipient of the History award in 2014. Jaycee has been a competitive cheerleader for many years, a varsity cheerleader for RCS during all 4 years of high school and spent her senior year as co-captain. She is a NCA All American Cheerleader and an exceptional leader to the girls on the cheer squad.
While much of her time is dedicated to cheer, Jaycee finds much more time to work where God has intended her to be; working with special needs children, which is her passion. She has accumulated over 1,528 hours of community service during her high school career and most of that time has been spent at Camp Blessing, a camp for special needs children. She has also been on several mission trips including three with Living Water; Nicaraqua, El Salvador & Guatemala. She said her best high school memories are the times she spent in El Salvador with her classmates and all of the Friday Night Lights cheering for the football team.
Jaycee is also looking forward to college. She received a Leadership Scholarship from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and hopes to be cheering for them in the fall. Jaycee is excited about the opportunity to meet new people and work toward her degree in nursing so she can go on medical mission trips, but she admits she will miss Mrs. Briner's senior girls Bible class, Mr. Cooper and being able to go to school everyday with her sister, Jessica.
God has great plans for you, Jaycee!
Favorite Bible Verse: My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
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