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Breckenridge High School holds Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2024’s 89 graduates

Breckenridge High School holds Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2024’s 89 graduates
May 30
10:19 2024

It was standing-room only at the BISD Athletic Center Friday night, May 24, as the community showed up for Breckenridge High School’s Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Eighty-nine graduates dressed in the traditional Buckaroo green caps and gowns were awarded their diplomas as the large crowd looked on, often cheering on the students. All of the seats in the gym were filled, and many guests watched the ceremony from the foyer.

Many of the graduates had their mortarboards decorated, and some wore special collars, sashes (stoles) and/or cords signifying various honors, worn in addition to the white BHS sash. Those included:

    • National Honor Society – White NHS collar
    • Dual Credit – Gold cord
    • SAT/ACT Endorsement – Purple cord
    • Industrial Arts Endorsement – Kelly Green Cord
    • Dual Blood Donor – Red cord
    • FFA – Blue and gold cord
    • FCCLA — Red and white cord
    • Theater Honor Society — Blue and gold cord

BHS 2024 Valedictorian Zaea Ragle gives the valedictory address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Following the invocation by Zaea Ragle, BHS Principal Paul Armstrong handed out several special awards. Then, Salutatorian Violeta Gallegos gave the salutatory address and Valedictorian Zaea Ragle gave the valedictory address.

Interim BISD Superintendent Prairie Freeman made the presentation of the class. Then, Armstrong read each graduate’s name, and BISD School Board President Nic McClymond and others presented the diplomas to the students. The district’s administration and school board members congratulated the graduates as they returned to their seats.

After the diplomas had been awarded, Bryson Herring gave the benediction, and the graduates tossed their caps and confetti into the air. The event wrapped up with the students singing the school song. As everyone exited the building, the celebrations continued outside with families and friends gathering for photos and hugs.

Scholarships and other awards were presented at a ceremony earlier in the month.

The Breckenridge Texan had too many photos for just one photo gallery, so we divided it into two galleries — one set of pictures is of the graduates getting ready for the ceremony, and the second set is of the ceremony and afterwards:


Jose Christian Arellano
Sofia Alexa Arreola
Jayla Lexi Bailey
James Dylan Baker
Isaiah Andres Beltran
Valerie Marie Beltran
Brilee Chance Bernal
Matthew Aaron Bueno
Morgan Alace Burns
Braye Loyd Cantrell
Mia Claire Castillo
Andrew Lee Cortez
Zoey Elizabeth Cotter
Matthew Blake Couger
Ryleigh Rae Cowan
Jackson David Curtis
Kyla Avery Curtis
Zoejane Leona Curtis
Claire Elizabeth David
Thomas Scott Dittmar
Addison Faith Duncan
Morgan Elizabeth Duncan
Seth Hunter Eaton
Preston Scott Elkins
Jacob Tyler Embrey
Camden Ray Escalon
Benny Escobedo
Adara Grace Folsom
Emily Elisebeth Folsom
Alexis Nathan Franco
Dillion Kade Funderburg
Violeta R Gallegos
Antonio Kayden Garcia
Emily Irene Gooch
Victorian Reyn Gotschall
Jonathan Gabriel Guillen
Bryson Gage Herring
Alayna Marie Hogue
Kelly Nicole Hutchison
Krystena Shealynn Largent
Kamryn Paige Larremore
Whitney Grace Lindsey
Caiden Trey Marin
Aston Bailey Martin
Marissa Anjela Martinez
Caius Alexander Matheson
Alessis Ayden Maya
Joe Luca Chavez Medina
Alondra Leanne Mendoza
Haylie Gabriela Mendoza
Kasen Tanner Mercer
Aaron Jace Moore
Marcas Alessandro Morin
Cole Everett Morton
Margarita Munguia-Diaz
Riyaj Neupane
Lamar Newman Jr.
Nathan Gabriel Oxte
Alex Palacios
Lynzi Grace Poindexter
Joshua James Powers
Zaea Tey Ragle
America Victoria Reyes
Ashton Kyler Reyes
Edgardo Isai Reyes II
Sebastian Isiah Reyes
Cora Alexis Marie Roan
Charles Wayne Roberts
Jordan Andrew Robertson
Dustin Teal Robinson
Valeria Robledo
Natalee Jackelin Rodriguez
Taryn Jenelle Russell
Aaliyah Marie Salazar
Charlie Rae Salazar
Stephen Sanchez Munoz
Mario Sanchez II
Jayden Danielle Schkade
Karter Ryan Smalley
Cole Benjamin Smith
Carlee Jane Stewart
Jenna Lynn Stewart
Emrie Faith Tribble
Alexis Elizabeth Vick
Emily Jo Welch
Chloe Kate Whitmire
Emma Zeiler Williams
Brayden Bryant Willis
Jerri Bryce Youngblood

Student Council Officers

President – Zaea Ragle
Vice President – Abbigail Duran
Secretary – Kaysi Wilcox
Treasurer – John Sackett

NHS Officers

President – Zaea Ragle
Vice-President – Charlie Salazar
Secretary – Cora Roan
Treasurer – Marissa Martinez

BHS Salutatorian Violeta Gallegos delivers the salutatory address during Friday night’s graduation ceremony. (Photo by Tony Pilkington / Breckenridge Texan)

Several graduating seniors at Friday night’s ceremony decorated their graduation caps to express their excitement about graduating. (Photo by Tony Pilkington / Breckenridge Texan)

Confetti fills the air at the conclusion of Friday night’s ceremony. To celebrate their graduation students tossed their caps and fired confetti. (Photo by Tony Pilkington / Breckenridge Texan)

Graduates share hugs and say goodbye to their teachers following Friday night’s commencement. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge High School seniors move the tassels on their graduation caps to the left to signify their graduation from high school during a commencement ceremony at BISD Athletic Fine Arts Center on Friday, May 24. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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