“Pomp and Circumstance” was played by the Mighty Eagle Band as 30 members of the Eldorado High School Class of 2019 entered Larry Mitchel Stadium on Friday, May 31st, for commencement ceremonies.

Neighbors, friends and family filled the home stands to watch and cheer on the graduates as they collectively closed the book on their school days in Eldorado and prepared for their individual futures. Some of the graduates plan to immediately join the workforce while others plan for a military career.

Many of the graduates, however, will be heading to colleges, universities and trade schools across the state.

Payton Whitten offered the invocation as the program got underway.

Following a salutatory address by Christine Lindsey and a valedictory address by Jack Griffin, members of the class made their way forward, one by one, to receive their diplomas.

EHS Principal Perry Graves then announced the graduates’ names as they crossed in front of the podium.

SCISD board president Kriss Griffin handed out the diplomas while EHS Superintendent Robert Gibson moved each graduate’s tassel to signify the beginning of a new chapter of their lives.

Following the presentation of diplomas, singing of the school song “Hail Eldorado” and Benediction offered by Dacey Roubison, the graduates gathered at the center of the football field and celebrated by tossing their caps high into the air. Family members and friends then moved in to greet the graduates.

Ushers for the evening were Benjamin McGee, Emmie Mynatt, Patrick Self and Kathryn Shipman, all of them members of the EHS Class of 2020.

The graduates were announced during the ceremony along with scholarships they received. They were as follows:

Regina Alexandra Alvizo ($800 Howard College Scholarship), Alexandria Faith Aranda ($2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship), Colton Garett Arendt, Albert Joe Arispe, Esperanza Noelia Barajas ($500 Eagle Band Booster Scholarship), Ramiro Daniel Barajas, Antonio Contreras, Laura Isela Coronado ($2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship), Heather Michele Cuenca, and Anna Marisol De Luna ($500 Jorge Medrano Scholarship);

Also, Cristina Araseli Estrada ($2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship), Micaela Diane Forlano ($2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $500 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship), Edmundo Garcia ($500 San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship), Jack Ryan Griffin ($2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $4,400 Howard College Scholarship, $500 Lions Club Scholarship, $1,000 Mias Amigas Scholarship, $10,000 San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, $3,200 NHS National Finalist Scholarship, $500 UIL Scholarship, Thomas Riley Jones, Christine Elizabeth Huix Lindsey ($2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $1,000 Eldorado Woman’s Club Scholarship, $1,200 Howard College Scholarship, $500 Lions Club Scholarship, $500 Masonic Lodge Scholarship, $1,000 Mias Amigas Scholarship, $500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship, $500 Paul & Lucy Page Scholarship, $12,000 San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, $500 UIL Scholarship), Jacquelynn Marie Lozano ($500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $2,000 San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship), Evalyn Guzman Mejia ($1,500 Christy Arendt Memorial Scholarship, $500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500 West Central Wireless Scholarship), Jose Maria Moya Huete ($1,000 Jorge Medrano Scholarship, $250 Booster Club Scholarship), Julio Cesar Narvaez ($500 Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $800 Howard College Scholarship, $500 Lions Club Scholarship, $1,000 Masonic Lodge Scholarship, $500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $2,000 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship, $500 Schleicher Co. Rodeo Scholarship);

Also, Dacey Maye Roubison ($1,500 Christy Arendt Memorial Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $800 Howard College Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship), Erika Joselin Sanchez ($2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $1,000 Jorge Medrano Scholarship), Alyssa Reney Sandate ($500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship), Destinny Shyann Sandate ($1,000 Eldorado Woman’s Club Scholarship, $500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship), Shawn Michael Solis, Layton Greg Spinks ($1,500 San Angelo Area Foundation Scholarship, $500 UIL Scholarship), Jessi Dawn Taylor, Lisa Jay Vargas ($500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship), Yasmine Vasquez ($500 Sherry Lux Scholarship), and Payton Paige Whitten ($500 Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship, $2,000 Eldorado Game Association Scholarship, $1,000 Eldorado Woman’s Club Scholarship, $1,000 Howard College Scholarship, $500 Lions Club Scholarship, $1,000 Masonic Lodge Scholarship, $500 Ministerial Alliance Scholarship, $1,000 Mitzi Sessom Scholarship, $500 Niblett’s Oilfield Service Scholarship, $250 Booster Club Scholarship, and $500 Schleicher Co. Rodeo Scholarship).