The top performing seniors of Tyler ISD and 35 influential Tyler ISD educators were honored recently during the eighth annual Tyler ISD Foundation’s A Night of Shining Stars program at Ornelas Activity Center.
The top 20 students from John Tyler High School and Robert E. Lee High School were recognized as Shining Stars. Each student selected one Tyler ISD educator who they felt made the biggest and most positive impact in their educational careers to be recognized alongside them as a Distinguished Educator.
“It was a night to honor excellence in student achievement and the tireless efforts of our educators,” Tyler ISD Foundation Executive Director Maya Bethany said. “Many of us were fortunate to have a very special teacher in our lives that helped to shape our futures. We may not have had the opportunity to let them know how much they meant to our journey, but these students have that opportunity.”
The 2015 Shining Stars from John Tyler High School are: LaKecia Beasely, La’Randall Carter, Carneisha Daniels, KayDeijah Durham, Karina Fonseca, Gabriela Gaona, Savannah Hudson, Ubaldo Martinez, Thelmy Mijares, Ashton Mobley, Breana Mobley, Gabriella Morales Alvarez, Alecia Nelson, Itaii Osorio, Justin Session, Kensasha Smith, Ariel Taylor, Amia Wickware, Maria Zavala and Lizeth Zavala.
The 2015 Shining Stars from Robert E. Lee High School are: Megan Abrameit, Abbey Adkins, William Arnold, Joshua Bice, Trevor Carr, Kali Dodez, Ethan Elkins, Yadiel Graciano, Shivani Jariwala, Lauren Lewis, Claudia McCown, Huyen Nguyen, Ashley Orr, Brandon Overmeyer, Cristina Sanchez, Joseph Spellman, Joshua Stapp, Emily Starr, John Vincent and Melanie Webb.
Students selected the following Tyler ISD educators as those who have been the most influential in their lives: Amy Clemens, Melinda Tefteller, Peggy Leonard, Sandra Taylor, Allison Rogers, Randy Barnes, Misti Rasure, Frankie Granberry, Jane Neal, Alva Alford, Kathy Haley, MSG Steven Johnson, April Caldwell, Brad Langley, Sabra Godair, Cindy Robinson, Matthew Franks, Pamela Rodriguez, Vivian Walker, Michelle Watson, Cathy Chavez, James Garland, Link Worthen, Charles Sizemore, Louis Stephens, Amy Norris, Leah Burke, Jennifer Perry, Kala Morrow, Aretha Williams, Noni Smith, Keith Showen, Mike Smith, Juanita Maxwell and Ingrid Smith.