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SAN ANGELO – At San Angelo ISD’s first of two spring commencement graduation ceremonies, Central High School followed later by Lake View High School's, CHS Principal, Bill Waters, after his opening remarks, closed with a dedicatory speech to the Class of 2018 that he put to rhyme. 

“10 years of graduation speeches, oh how time does fly, over 20,000 students with me there has been at old Central High.”

Mr. Waters, who was visibly moved at the conclusion of his 10th time to address graduating seniors, stated that it would be the last time he and his wife would have a son, Wyatt, graduate from CHS.

“Graduates, this morning a life chapter closes with a great achievement you did reach . . .”

The 10 a.m. graduation held at the Junell Center/ Stephens Arena had 613 CHS seniors walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.

Across town at Lakeview High School’s 4 p.m. graduation ceremonies held at Foster Communications Coliseum, Principal, Monte Althaus, introduced first, Salutatorian, Andrea Hernandez, who addressed the SAISD administration, her fellow graduates, family and friends.

“To the Class of 2018 my message to you is to push past others’ expectations, you are who you make yourself out to be.” “Yes, life is about hard work, but it is also about the memories we make along the way.” Hernandez eloquently closed by stating that the LVHS Class of 2018 was not just a body of students, but a family.

“None of us would have been able to come this far if it weren’t for the support of our parents, siblings, teachers, friends and countless others.” “Thank you for all of the sacrifices that you have made to help us become the outstanding individuals we are today,” said Lake View High School Valedictorian, Collin Allen, in his brief remarks when his turn came to speak.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Top 10 Graduates from Central and Lake View High School.

Below is the top 10 honor graduates from both schools.

Central High School:

1. Skylar Sonnevelt-Bixler

2. Chloe Bannerman

3. Sierra Delgado

4. Griffin Kent

5. Genesis Gadberry

6. Coltyn Wagnon

7. Julia Shell

8. Olivia Dabbert

9. Karleigh Rivas

10. Dwarkesh Patel

Lake View High School:

1. Colin Allen

2. Andrea Hernandez

3. Roselani Martinez

4. Leslie Fernandez

5. Hannah Hinojos

6. Eliazib Munoz Soto

7. Tristan Spencer

8. Veronica Diaz

9. Izzah Cuyno

10. Faith Moore

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