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MEET OUR 2017 GRADUATES

Our halls seem empty now that these students have left us to embark on the next chapter of their lives. As young adults, they are more than equipped to stand proud as believers and as future leaders of our communities. Some already have such amazing plans for the future, while others are anxious to see where God leads them. Because their parents chose to place them in Rosehill, we are confident they will travel in faith knowing God is with them through every step of their journey.

Meet our class of 2017.

ASHLEY ALEXANDER, Valedictorian

There are students with intentions to set themselves apart from others; individuals desiring to set the stage and define a standard for those who will follow in their footsteps. Ashley Alexander is not one of those people. It is not in her character to be above others or to demand attention for being an overachiever. She simply does. Though her accolades definitely do set her apart, she just strives to be the best she can be in order to represent herself, her family and her Lord with dignity. Ashley is a beautiful spirit who has no need to hold the attention of a room, but her grace, kindness and compassion for others definitely sets a standard that we should all feel compelled to live up to.

Ashley is a versatile student who obviously keeps her academic responsibilities as top priority. She graduated with a 4.37 GPA and has earned 33 hours of dual credit. She is President of the National Honor Society who also spent two years as Class Secretary. She is involved in student leadership at her church and obtained many community service hours through Paul Stege Ministries.  Her servant's heart earned her over 180 community service hours and she also went on three mission trips to Ecuador. Ashley's confidence afforded her three trips to the TAPPS State Speech & Academic competitions and she was also a recipient of the 1 Timothy 4:12 Award that is given out by our own school board. This award was very special to Ashley because it represents her favorite Bible verse. In addition to the academic accolades and volunteering, Ashely put in some time with the athletes of Rosehill. She was a member of the varsity Track & Field Team and was honored to have qualified to run in the TAPPS State Track & Field Competition more than once. 

With her high school days over, Ashley says her best memories will have to be the times she spent competing and cheering on her fellow teammates in the TAPPS Speech & Academic competitions. She admits she is going to miss "the relationships I have developed with such incredible teachers who have guided, strengthened, and loved me in Christ and God's word". Ashley will be attending Texas A&M University this fall where she will major in Business Management and minor in Marketing. She will also be utilizing her love of photography during her time in college. Ashley is very much looking forward to "using the opportunities to take all God has taught me through friendships, teachers, family, and church and use it outside Rosehill and my home for His glory and my growth". 

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
 

SION FIREW, Salutatorian

Sion Firew earned her spot as Salutatorian of the class of 2017 and she offered an amazing speech at the ceremony. She graduated from Rosehill with a 4.3 GPA. As a member of the National Honor Society, Sion maintained her focus on her grades throughout her high school career. One of her favorite memories and a high school accomplishment that she is very proud of is her Black History Month exhibit. While Sion is looking forward to leaving for college, she will says she will miss Mr. & Mrs. Tumlinson and Mr. Cooper.

 

We are very excited to see what God has planned for you, Sion!

Favorite Bible Verse: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12 1-2

 

 

 

 

YAMI ARZOLA

Prior to attending Rosehill, Yaminel ("Yami") attended high school in Anchorage, Alaska where she participated in Cross Country Skiing and was highly recognized in Air Force JROTC with numerous commendations including receiving the Enlisted Sergeant Award in the JROTC. After the summer of her sophomore year, Yami spent 6 weeks on a mission trip to Nepal.  This was just after the major earthquake that caused devastation throughout the country. While in Nepal she lived in the Mendies Haven orphanage where she helped provide relief to the orphans as well as the local citizens devastated by the earthquake. Yami spent the summer helping those, while truly roughing it; her and her peers slept in tents outside the orphanage, showered in buckets, and focused on helping those who lost so much.   
After the Nepal trip Yaminel came back with a new perspective on life, as well as, a new found and strengthened faith. This trip opened her eyes to those less fortunate in life and solidified her desire to help those in need.  Hence, Yaminel has decided to attend Pensacola Christian College where she will study Nursing, with a hope to focus on Pediatrics (especially given her experience with the Orphanage, as well as, with being a great role model for her little brother and sister).  She also hopes to be able to participate in the Missionary Nursing program where she can again truly make a difference.

During her senior year, Yami had the opportunity to participate in the Eagle Pride Dance Team where she has met some great friends. In fact, she said what she will miss most about high school is "getting to dance around a great group of girls and I will miss Ms. Rochelle very much".  One of her favorite accomplishments during her high school career was participating in the TAPPS State Dance Compeition where the team placed 3rd in State. Yami says her best high school memory will always be "going to the beach with Molly Fay over Spring Break". Yami graduated with a 3.4 GPA and will be more than ready for her future at Pensabola Christian College. Congratulations, Yami! We cannot wait to see what God holds in your future. 


RACHEL BUCKHOFF

This sweet soul walked through the halls of Rosehill with an ever present smile and such an endearing nature. Rachel Buckhoff graduated from Rosehill with a 4.1 GPA. She was Class President all 4 years of high school, a member of the award-winning One Act Pmany and participated on the Speech Team. Her favorite high school memory was sneaking to Whataburger during the One Act trip. 

Rachel spent time earning community service hours on 3 mission trips to Haiti, traveling with Living Water and volunteeting with her church. She is looking forward summer and attending UT Business School now that she has her diploma. Rachel is set to reach for the stars and excited to see what her future holds.

Favorite Bible Verse: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2

 

 

 

CHLOE CHRISTMAS

A friendly soul with a promising future ahead, Chloe Christmas is very much a credit to this graduating class. Chloe received 24 dual credit hours during her high school years, thus making her more than prepared for her trip to Louisiana State University (LSU). Chloe plans to earn a degree in Agricultural Business, with a minor in Animal Science. The years she spent with the Rosehill 4-H Club have really prepared her for her future plans. 
Chloe was not only involved in 4-H for more than 4 years, she spent her high school days on the volleyball court and track. She was an active athlete and well loved by her teammates. In addition to her athletic abilities, Chloe earned more than 115 hours of dual credit working at the Children's Festival and volunteering with Boys & Girls Country. She also joined the mission trip to El Salvador with Living Water. 
We wish Chloe the best of luck this fall at LSU!

Favorite Bible Verse: We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. James 3: 2-3


 

 

 

CHAD COLBORN

Chad Colborn definitely made his mark as a high school athlete. As a member of the varsity football team, Chad says his "best high school memory is making it to the playoffs in football". He was also on the Track & Field team and participated in GCA soccer. What he is going to miss most about high school is the friends he made and being involved in athletics. 

With a 3.5 GPA and 12 hours of dual credit, Chad is academically prepared to begin his path to becoming a vet. He plans to earn a degree in Biology/Animal Bioscience. While enjoy his high school experience, Chad earned over 245 hours of community service volunteering with his church and the Houston Children's Festival. Chad is really looking forward to the different experiences he has ahead now that he has graduated. 

We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Chad!


Favorite Bible Verse: Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else... Galatians 6:4

 

 

 

MEGHAN DAUTERIVE

This young lady has come along way since her days of pigtails on the t-ball fields. Meghan Dauterive attended Rosehill from the 3rd-6th grade until her family left for Singapore. She attended the Singapore American School from 7th-10th grade and returned to RCS as a junior in high school. While in Singapore, Meghan was no stranger to receiving awards. In 9th grade, she received the Excellence Award in Algebra II and Distinguished Service Award for her service with Caring for Cambodia.  Meghan traveled to Cambodia to help repair a school for local school children. In the 10th grade, she was awarded Academic Honor Status. Meghan traveled to Barcelona, Spain for a week of Spanish Immersion and she was inducted into the Nu Delta Alpha chapter of the National Dance Honors Society. She was a member of the JV Dance Team and also traveled to Bangkok, Thailand for the annual Dance Exchange. She was busy! 
Upon returning to RCS as a junior, Meghan was inducted into the National Honor Society, received the award for Outstanding Math Student, participated in the TAPPS Math Competition in Waco. During this time, she also was on the Woodlands Elite competitive cheer team and earned the right to travel to the World's Cheer Competition at the ESPN complex in Orlando, Florida. Finally, as a senior, Meghan received the Outstanding Leadership Award as Co-Captain of the Rosehill Varsity Cheer Squad. Not only did the squad win the title of TAPPS Cheer State Champions, Meghan was named 1st Team All State. She remained on the Woodlands Elite competitive team as well and was treasurer of the National Honor Society. 

 

While we aren't sure how she found the time, Meghan earned many community service hours with her servant's heart. She volunteered with many organizations in addition to Caring for Cambodia. Meghan worked as a volunteer with the North Cypress Medical Center, Cy-Hope, Ryan's Rainbows and Meals on Wheels. While she will miss cheering under those Friday night lights, she admits "most of all, I will miss all of my high school friends. My favorite high school memory was winning state with some of my best friends... I looking foward to going to Texas Tech and "pursuing my dream career". Meghan will major in nursing and has plans to become a neonatal nurse. With her 3.94 GPA and 22 hours of dual credit, we have no doubt she is prepared to reach her goals. Congratulations, Meghan. We are truly going to miss that smile!

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

 

 

MOLLY FAY

Molly Fay was definitely a shining light in the halls of RCS. A member of the National Honor Society with a 3.8 GPA and 30 hours of dual credit, Molly is ready to take on the university chapter in her life. Molly was a very active student as Senior Class Secretary, an actress in the One Act Play and an avid athlete. Molly played basketball all four years of high school, where she won several awards; 1st Team All State, 1st Team All District, Academic All State and an All Tournament Award. Molly was a member of the varsity volleyball team, where she made 2nd Team All District and Academic All State. Molly's athletics did not end with indoor sports. She was also a member of the cross country team, where she placed 20th in the State Competition.
In addition to all of this, Molly was Vice President of the FCS, an area finalist in Cy-Fair Art, a member of the Make-A-Wish club, and worked Camp Eagle during the summer. A truly selfless person, Molly earned more than 500 hours of community service by volunteering with the Food Bank, Texas Children's Hospital, Boys & Girls Country, Impact Church of Christ, Abandoned Animal Rescue and area nursing homes. 
Mollly has plans to attend the University of Arkansas and pursue a double major: Psychology and Business, with a minor in ASL/Forensic Science. Molly would like to join the FBI and enter the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Most of all she wants to "BE A MOM AND HAVE LOTS OF KIDS! I love kids with all my heart and want to adopt as many as I can becuase I want people to know there is love in the world and I want to be the one to show them". 

Favorite Bible Verse: She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25


AMANDA FIGUERORA

Amanda Figuerora definitely left her mark in the athletic department at Rosehill and proved to be a versatile student with a promising future. This young lady is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She was very involved with the One Act Play and spent much of her spare time earning community service hours. Amanda volunteered with the Sadie Roberts Live Original Tour and also worked with her church and Boys & Girls Country. 

In addition to this, Amanda was an active athlete. She was a member of the varsity volleyball team where she was named 2nd Team All District. Being involved with the varsity basketball team proved to be a wonderful decision for Amanda. Not only does she recognize the State Basketball Tournament when Halle Staib did our makeup" as one of her best high school memories, playing the game directed her future. After receiving 1st Team All District in basketball, Amanda was offered a chance to play at the collegiate level. She will be attending Alfred University in the fall where she plans to begin pursuing her degree in Biomechanical Engineering. She says her time at Rosehill definitely helped her "gain a better understanding of who I am in Christ" and she will miss the full 8 hours of sleep afforded to her, but she is looking forward to playing basketball in college.  

Favorite Bible Verse: The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” Psalm 110:1

 

 

MARIA FUSSELL

It is difficult to find the perfect words to describe such a sweet soul as Maria Fussell. We will miss her beautiful voice leading our worship team next year. Maria spent many years in the Rosehill choir and was a member of our worship team all four years of high school. She says being on the worship team is what she will miss most about high school because it was where she made her most cherished memories. Not only does she have the voice of angel, Maria was an excellent student who graduated with a 3.92 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. 

Maria spent many years as a Rosehill cheerleader and was a cheer captain her junior year. In addition to the work she put in academically and with extracurricular activities, Maria made time to volunteer with her church and in retirement homes throughout the area. She also spent time working with Camp Blessing and helped with the Houston Children's Festival. 
Maria's next chapter in life will take her to Nashville where she will work toward her degree at Belmont University. Her passion is music so Maria plans to major in Worship Leadership, Ministry and Songwriting. Maria is looking forward to "living in Nashville and seeing what God has in store for me". We are sure He has great plans for you!

Favorite Bible Verse: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

KATIE HEBERT

This sweet young lady will be moving to Oklahoma this fall! Katie Hebert has signed with Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) where she will dance into her future! As a member of the Eagle Pride Dance Team, Katie was Social President her sophomore year, Officer her junior year and made Captain as a senior. All that time spent learning 8-counts proved to be well worth it for Katie. She will be on the OBU Bison Pom Team and she is ready! Not only was she awarded Best Bible Student, she had several accomplishments in high school; TAPPS 4th Place Dance Team, TAPPS 3rd Place Dance Team, Crowd Pleasers, Team Lyrical Best in Class Team Pom and Outstanding Performance Quality. In addition to these team recognitions, Katie was named First Team All State Dance as a senior. "I am so excited to move to Oklahoma because I know it is the college God wants me to be at and I will love dancing in college and getting out of my comfort zone"
Katie says her favorite high school memory is her freshman year at Pinnacle. She is going to miss her dance team, having such close friends and her amazing director, Rochelle Lauve; "I will miss our inside jokes and all the time I've spent on the field"
Beyond keeping up her 3.4 GPA and earning 26 hours of dual credit, Katie found time to put her servant's heart to work. She volunteered in nursing homes, track meets and the WS Fall Festival. She also worked with Family Feeding Families, McDonald's Children's Festival, and Team Never Quit. Congratulations, Katie - you will be missed!

Favorite Bible Verse: For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:  I love you, Lord, my strength. Psalm 18:1

MADISON HEBERT

This young lady has a truly sweet soul and is an excellent role model to others. Madison Hebert graduated with a 3.7 GPA and earned 27 hours of dual credit during her high school career. As an active member of the Eagle Pride Dance Team, she was Captain her sophomore and junior years. In addition to her time with the Eagle Pride Dancer, Madison danced outside of school for more than 12 years. She was named 2nd Team All State in Dance and received the Star Performer Dance Team Award, but her talents do not end at dance. Madison is an excellent student and was afforded a 4-year Academic Scholarship to McNeese State University. She will use her time there studying business finance and interior design with plans to become an interior designer someday.
Madison used her heart of gold to earn service hours with the Houston Children's Festival where she made some wonderful memories. She also volunteered with Abandoned Animal Rescue (she has a soft spot for animals) and she volunteered in her church nursery. Madison said she will really miss "being with friends, Coach Cooper's study hall class, and being in a caring Christian based environment that Rosehill has provided", but she is looking forward to attending college and pursuing her dreams.

Favorite Bible Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3: 5-6

 

 

HALEY JOHNSON

Haley Johnson has her mind set on her future. She is looking forward to leaving her high school days behind her to pursue her dreams. She will be attending the University of Mary Hardin Baylor (UMHB) with hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner someday. She graduated with a 3.5 GPA and says her best high school memory would have to be meeting her life long best friend, Amanda. 
What Haley will miss most about high school is being able to talk to Mrs. Hauser everyday and her British Literature class. Haley enjoyed time as an Lady Eagle when she played on the varsity basketball team where she was named 1st Team All District. She volunteered with the school moving into building H and enjoyed helping with the Black History Month project. Haley is all set to leave high school and forge ahead toward God's plan for her future. We wish you all the best, Haley!

Favorite Bible Verse: I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

 

 

 

 

 

MADDIE MASTERS

Maddie Masters is no stranger to Rosehill Fine Arts and she has left her mark. Before she graduated, Maddie was an avid member of the Rosehill Choir and she says her most memorable high school accomplishment was when her solo received a 1 this year. She volunteered with several organizations earning her over 115 hours of dual credit and enjoyed her time on the dance team and cheer squads.
Maddie will "miss seeing my friends everyday", but she is looking forward to making new friends and "experiencing all of the things God has in store". She will be moving to Nashville this fall where she will attend Trevecca Nazarene University with plans to major in Business. Maddie hopes to secure an internship with a record label. She will fondly remember her freshman and sophomore year at Pinnacle, but she is ready to face her future. Congratulations, Maddie!

Favorite Bible Verse: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Rombans 1:16

 

 

 

ZACH SPEARS

Zach Spears has attended Rosehill since Kindergarten, a true Eagle through and through! Zach is a friend to all who know him and will take away some amazing memories from his life at RCS. 
Zach was a fighting Eagle for many, many years at Rosehill. He played on the varstiy basketball team until his junior year where he was named Varsity Boys Basketball Defensive MVP as well as Academic All State. Zach's talents do not end on the court. He spends most of his free time biking and creating his own bike track in Brenham. He competes in several races throughout the year and in 2015, Zach won 5th Place in State Overall. He was awarded 2nd Place in Mellow Johnny's Classic, 1st Place in Tyler Speedwaves and 1st Place at Big Cedar Mountain Park. In 2016, Zach placed 1st in the Dallas Biking Marathon and 2nd in the men's 15-18 age group. Zach is currently sponsored by the Deity Bike Team.
In addition to all of this biking, Zach has attended West Camp in California for the past two summers. He was named Camper of the Week with the Gatorade Award and placed 1st in the Woodward Skatepark Contest.  
Zach stayed very busy as Class Treasurer all four years, 9th through 12th grades. He also volunteered at the First Baptist Church of Magnolia working for Vacation Bible School for the last 4 years. We cannot wait to see what God holds ahead for you, Zach. Embrace your future!

 

 

 

BLAKE WILLIAMS

Blake Williams was the one who did not make it to graduation. He is a member of the mighty eagles varsity baseball team who played in the TAPPS State Championship Game the same day as graduation. He had a choice to make and he stuck by his team. Blake was there as the boys rang in their second straight victory keeping their title as State Champions. He received his diploma in Austin on the diamond after the dust settled. 

Though he was absent from the ceremony, Blake still graduated from RCS with a 3.21 GPA and 27 hours of dual credit. He is a conscientous student who was named Rotary Club Student of the Month. Not only a baseball treasure, Blake is also admired under those Friday night lights. He was named Sophomore of the Year and Defensive Back of the Year his senior year. He says the trips he took with football, baseball and One Act will always be his best high school memories. 

Blake will be leaving us for college this fall to attend Colorado School of Mines where he has plans to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Blake says he will miss seeing his friends everyday, but is looking foward to "seeing what is in store for me at college"

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

JESSICA WRIGHT

Jessica Wright is a sweet soul who makes friends everywhere she goes. This member of the National Honor Society graduated with 22 dual credit hours and is more than ready to conquer her college career at Penn State where she will major is Special Eduacation. Jessica has a love of children, which can be seen by the many hours she spent volunteering with Camp Blessing. She also attended several medical mission trips to Africa and with Living Water. 
Jessica says her favorite high school memory was having Jason Williams as a cheer coach. Not only did Jessica cheer for Rosehill, she was a member of the Woodlands Elite Competition Team. 

Favorite Bible VerseThe Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.  Psalm 9: 9-10

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