TOP GRADUATE -- Jadyn Martinez receives a plaque from EHS Principal Perry Graves denoting her status as the 2021 class valedictorian. She graduated with a 101.5849 grade point average and is planning to attend The University of Texas at Austin. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS
TOP GRADUATE -- Jadyn Martinez receives a plaque from EHS Principal Perry Graves denoting her status as the 2021 class valedictorian. She graduated with a 101.5849 grade point average and is planning to attend The University of Texas at Austin. -- KATHY MANKIN | THE ELDORADO SUCCESS

Thirty-nine Eldorado High School graduates received their diplomas Friday evening, May 21st at Larry Mitchel Stadium. They also collected a total $541,630 in scholarships. The outdoor ceremony followed the traditional EHS graduation format. That became possible after Governor Abbott dropped many of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions and the SCISD board of trustees followed suit.

The graduates filed into the stadium at 8 p.m. as the Mighty Eagle Band played “Pomp and Circumstance.” EHS Principal Perry Graves was joined on the stage by SCISD Superintendent Robert Gibson, Sr. and former SCISD Board President Kriss Griffin.

Following introductions, and the graduates’ procession into the stadium, Tanner Capps delivered the invocation as the program got underway.

Logan Moore then delivered the salutatory address to her classmates followed by Jadyn Martinez who delivered the valedictory address.

EHS Principal Perry Graves next called forward each member of the class to receive their diploma. SCISD Superintendent Robert Gibson, Sr. then moved the tassel on each graduate’s cap to signify the completion of their secondary education.

Everyone in the stadium then stood for the singing of “Hail Eldorado” and the benedictory prayer delivered by Braedon McCants.

Following the ceremony, the graduates gathered in the center of the football field where they tossed their hats in the air in celebration.

Ushers for the evening were members of the EHS Class of 2022, including Natalie Fuentes, Jonathan McGee, Yatzari Narvaez and Cooper Meador.

The graduates and the scholarships they received include:

• Eric Alanis; Perla Aracely Aranda - $500 Lion’s Club Scholarship; David Nathaniel Barajas; Angel Marie Barker; Tanner Isaac Capps - $20,000 Texas Tech University Presidential Merit Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship; $750 Masonic Lodge Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship; Luis Gerardo Castro; Tyner Reed Cheek - $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $500 Schleicher County Rodeo Association Scholarship, $500 Eldorado Booster Club Scholarship; Jazmin Diane Clifton - $12,000 Carr Scholarship, San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $1,500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship, $1,000 Eldorado Woman’s Club Scholarship, $500 Band Booster Scholarship;

• Also, Eduardo Contreras; Aidan Daniel Dennis - $80,000 Baylor Academic Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $500 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship; Mason Conner Doan; Marshall Christian Faull - $24,000 Texas State University Achievement Scholarship, $16,000 Texas State University Merit Scholarship; Reese Nathaniel Faull - $500 Eldorado Ministerial Alliance Scholarship; Carlos Manuel Garcia; Philip Gabriel Garcia; Mario Hernandez - $24,000 Texas Tech University Presidential Merit Scholarship, $500 Lions Club Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship;

• Also, Nuvea Faith Hernandez - $14,000 Carr Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship; Esmeralda Bernabe Hill; Mason Elby Hutto $20,000 San Antonio Stock Show Scholarship, $16,000 South Plains Rodeo Scholarship, $12,500 San Angelo Livestock Show Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship; Leonela Leija - $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship; Josafine Mae (Jozee) Lloyd $6,500 Cottey College TCCSF Scholarship, $500 Eldorado Ministerial Alliance Scholarship; Abigail Alexis Lopez - $500 Band Booster Scholarship, $500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship; Jadyn Juli-anne Martinez - $64,500 University of Texas Scholarship, $1,000 Mias Amigas Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship; $500 San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, $250 Eldorado Booster Club Scholarship; Braedon Kent McCants - $146,280 Rice University Grants, $1,000 College Opportunity Board Scholarship, $500 Lions Club Scholarship;

• Also, Logan Blair Moore - $10,000 4-H Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $1,000 Christy Arendt Scholarship; $1,000 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship, $1,000 Woman’s Club Scholarship, $750 Masonic Lodge Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship, $500 San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, $500 Schleicher Co. Rodeo Association Scholarship, $500 Texas High School Rodeo Scholarship; Juan de Dios Nava - $8,000 Carr Scholarship, $500 Band Booster Scholarship; Victoria Eliza Pina - $4,000 Carr Scholarship, $2,000 Christy Arendt Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $1,000 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship; Ashlyn Renee Porter - $500 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship; Jennifer Sabel Rodriguez; Kayden Eddie Xavier Rodriguez - $500 Eldorado Ministerial Alliance Scholarship; Cristian Angel Romo - $500 Eldorado Ministerial Alliance Scholarship; Jennifer Sanchez;
Also, Raul Daniel Sanchez - $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $2000 Jorge Medrano Scholarship, $250 Eldorado Booster Club Scholarship; Gregorio Sierra-Hernandez; Kelsey Page Stanford - $6,000 Texas A&M University Tuition Support Award, $1,000 Christy Arendt Scholarship, $1,000 Woman’s Club Scholarship, $500 Eldorado Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship; Levi Chipman Sullivan - $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $1,000 Mias Amigas Scholarship, $1000 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship, $500 Eldorado Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500 Lions Club Scholarship; Dominic Ray Torres; Julie Adamaris Treviño - $500 Eldorado Ministerial Alliance Scholarship; and Jose Isaias (Isa) Vasquez.