End of Year Awards – High School

Faith West announces its High School End of Year Awards.  Highlights are listed below, but the full awards list can be viewed with the following link.

High School End of Year Awards – 2017

Valedictorian
  • Claire McCutcheon.  Claire is also receiving the Texas Education Agency Honor Graduate Certificate for the highest ranking graduate in the senior class of 2017.
Salutatorian
  • Alice Wang
TAPPS 5A Academic Recognition Ribbons and Medals
  • Grace Lopez – Fifth Place Spanish
Academic All Star Awards
  • Football:  Colton Elkins
  • Volleyball:  Jasmine Ezzell
  • Girls Basketball:  Savannah Webster
  • Boys Basketball:  Prince Godwin, Dominque Williams
  • Girls Soccer:  Hannah Hirst, Osa Egbon
  • Boys Soccer:  Joseph Echevarria
  • Swimming:  Sam Bulkley, Chase Lamendola, Eden Spigener, Madison Telschow, Rain Wang, Audrey Watts, Morgan Willoughby, Mackenzie Winkel
  • Track and Field:  Osa Egbon, Caleb Mendoza
Athletic Booster Club Scholarship Winners ($2000.00 Scholarship)]

Joey Echavarria and Madison Telschow

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center “Blood Donor Cords”

Giving blood represents the sacrifice someone has made to save three lives and it paints a picture of Christ-like character. It upholds the principles of Reverence toward God and Responsibility to the community. These students have donated blood at least twice this year.

Tori Couet, Scott Currier, Michelle Guerra, Claire McCutcheon, Eleni Mote, Brady Smith, Daniel Stewart, Madison Telschow, Twila Wales

The Golden Eagle Award cord

The golden eagle award is being presented for community service. It is reserved for one graduating senior who has exhibited the highest commitment to community service and citizenship during their four years at Faith West Academy. This exclusive award is selected by the administration.

Mackenzie Winkel

The Stephen V. Harnisch Community Service Scholarship ($500)

This $750.00 scholarship is being presented to the senior student that has accumulated the most volunteer/service hours over the course of their four years of high school. It is donated by the Harnisch family in memory of their nephew who passed away in 2015.

Mackenzie Winkel

PAL cords

PAL stands for Peer Assistance and Leadership.  These students are nominated, apply, and are then interviewed. PAL students offer mentorship to elementary and junior high students on a weekly basis.

Lane Murphy, Cristina Rivera, Zolanny Salas, Madison Telschow, Alexis Temple, Twila Wales, Morgan Willoughby, Mackenzie Winkel

Mu Alpha Theta cords

Mu Alpha Theta is an organization dedicated to promoting scholarship in mathematics and establishing math as an integral part of high school and junior college education.

Jay Cao, Cameron Hartzler, Claire McCutcheon, Peter Nguyen, Cristina Rivera, Zolanny Salas, Paul Sun, Bailey Temple, Ryan Wang, Rain Wang

International Thespian Society Medallions

In November 2015, Faith West Academy petitioned the International Thespian Society for the privilege of chartering a Thespian troupe.  The theater arts program of FWA was determined to meet these standards and our application was accepted.  Troupe 8225 was created. Each of the following seniors have met the criteria to be inducted into the Troupe and they have demonstrated high academic success in overall coursework to earn the distinction of a scholar medallion.

Thespian Medallion:  Beck Hargrove and Daniel Stewart

Thespian Scholar Medallion:  Savannah Garland and Caleb Mendoza

Vice President’s List Scholar Medallion:  Eden Spigener

President’s List Scholar Medallion:  Cameron Hartzler, Madison Telschow, and Alice Wang

Vice President’s List Scholar Medallion, President of International Thespian Society Troupe 8225 and Honor Thespian:  Eleni Mote

Science Honor Society cords

Science National Honor Society motto is a Latin phrase meaning “fortunate is one who understands the causes of things”.  The objective of SNHS is to: encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought; to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science; to encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all of mankind

Savannah Garland, Cameron Hartzler, Claire McCutcheon, Eleni Mote, Caylie Riggs, Ethan Settle, Paul Sun, Alexis Temple, Bailey Temple, Madison Telschow, Alice Wang, Jessica Wang, Rain Wang, Audrey Watts, Dominique Williams, Esther Yoo

FFA Honor Cords

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. As the blue field of our nation’s flag and the golden fields of ripened corn, unify our country, the FFA colors of the national blue and corn gold give unity to the organization. The national FFA emblem, consisting of five symbols, is representative of the history, goals and future of the organization. As a whole, the emblem covers the broad spectrum of FFA and agriculture. The graduation cord is intertwined with the National Blue and Corn Gold colors of the FFA to represent the unity of the program, with a charm of the FFA emblem at the bottom to symbolize FFA and agriculture.

Logan Downey, Colton Elkins, Jakob Humphrey, Joseph Mickhail, Jacob Peyton, Brady Smith

National Honor Society cords and stoles

Cameron Hartzler, Hannah Hirst, Claire McCutcheon, Eleni Mote, Ethan Settle, Madison Telschow, Alice Wang, Jessica Wang, Ryan Wang, Audrey Watts, Mackenzie Winkel, Esther Yoo

Honor Student gold cords (cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above for four years)

Jay Cao, Chailynn Chase, Scott Currier, Colton Elkins, Savannah Garland, Cameron Hartzler, Hannah Hirst, Jakob Humphrey, Claire McCutcheon, Caleb Mendoza, Eleni Mote, Erik Nguyen, Nhu Pham, Caylie Riggs, Cristina Rivera, Zolanny Salas, Ethan Settle, Eden Spigener, Paul Sun, Madison Telschow, Alexis Temple, Bailey Temple, Okwura Uche-Okorocha, Alice Wang, Rain Wang, Ryan Wang, Jessica Wang, Audrey Watts, Madison Wilcox, Dominique Williams, Morgan Willoughby, Mackenzie Winkel