Local schools announce top graduates— correction for Loraine

May 19, 2021


School days are coming to a close this week for the Colorado High School Class of 2021 and plans for the graduation ceremony are set. Commencement exercises will be held at Wolf Stadium on Friday, May 21st at 8 p.m. to allow plenty of space for visiting friends and family members. There will be no limitations for those who can attend at the stadium.

In case of inclement weather, graduation will take place in The Pit at Colorado Middle School. In that case, each graduate has been given eight tickets for family and friends due to seating limitations.

Two young ladies took the top spots, graduating #1 and #2 in their class. Brooklea Stone, daughter of Bryne and Amanda Stone, earned valedictorian honors, and she will present the valedictorian address during graduation. She has attended CISD for eight years.

Brooklea will attend Texas Tech University and plans to become a nurse.

Salutatorian honors went to Morgan Muñoz this year, and she will deliver the salutatorian address during the graduation ceremony. Muñoz is the daughter of Robert and Lauren Muñoz, and she has attended Colorado ISD for 13 years. Muñoz plans to attend Tarleton State University to study animal science.


CORRECTION: Graduation ceremonies are actually scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Football Stadium. The Record regrets any inconvenience.

The 2021 Loraine Class of seniors will cross the stage for the last time as high school students on Friday, May 21. Graduation will be held in the LISD Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. that evening.

Saeja Barlow will deliver the valedictorian address during the ceremony, as she has earned the top spot in the 2021 graduating class. She is the daughter of Casey and Laura Roberts. After graduation, Crystal will attend Howard College to get her Associate’s Degree in nursing and then transfer to Texas Tech to become an RN.

The salutatorian speech will be presented by Chasity Diaz this year, as she earned the #2 spot in her class. Chasity wants to further her education by attending Howard College. She would like to eventually become a phlebotomist as well as an EMT. She is the daughter of Mark and Shelly Diaz.


Commencement exercises for the graduating class of Westbrook High School were held last Friday, May 14 in the Westbrook ISD Auditorium. Seniors took their last steps as high school students as they crossed the stage to become graduates.

Valedictorian honors were earned by Zoe Matlock this year, and she delivered the valedictorian address during the graduation ceremony. She is the daughter of Homer and Tia Matlock and has been attending school in Westbrook for 10 years.

Zoe plans to further her education at Texas Tech University and become a nurse.

Bailey Connell, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Connell, earned the second top spot in the graduating class. She presented the salutatorian speech on Friday as well.

Bailey has attended WISD for 14 years. She plans to pursue a mechanical engineering degree at Angelo State University.

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