Spring Hill ISD
District Newsletter - Graduation Issue
A Message To The Class Of 2021
Congratulations to the Spring Hill ISD Class of 2021! We are so very proud of your many accomplishments during your uniquely challenging junior and senior years. Through many unexpected twists and turns, you stayed the course and showed resilience, grit, and determination to complete a successful high school career.
As you go out into the world and begin life's next chapter as a Panther graduate, please know that Spring Hill ISD is a place you may always call home. We wish you many blessings and much happiness in your very bright future.
Spring Hill Valedictorian - Kennedy Croom
Kennedy Croom, daughter of Matthew and Kristin Croom, has been involved in athletics, band, TMSCA, UIL, and multiple student organizations at Spring Hill High School. Kennedy competed athletically as a four-year member of the Spring Hill Tennis Team, with three years as a varsity team member. She was a four-year member of the Blue Brigade, and served as the Clarinet Section Leader on the Student Leadership Team her senior year. Kennedy was a
four-year member of the TMSCA Math/Science Team, was chosen to serve as a team Officer, and has competed at the TMSCA State Competition twice. Kennedy is the President of Z-Club, Vice President of Student Council, Vice President for the Class of 2021, and Treasurer in the National Honor Society. She previously served as Secretary of the Student Council and Treasurer of Z-Club as a junior, also holding membership positions in all mentioned activities since her freshman year. She also joined the Yearbook Staff and served as the Business Manager her senior year. Kennedy competed in multiple UIL Academic Events including Math, Science, Current Events, and Copy Editing. Her senior year, Kennedy has advanced to the Regional Competition for Copy Editing. In addition to her school service activities, Kennedy was selected to represent Spring Hill High School for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award in 2020, and the Texas Bank and Trust Student Bank Board for 2020-2021. Kennedy was honored to be chosen by her classmates as a member of both the Homecoming Court and as a Miss Spring Hill nominee. After graduation, Kennedy will attend the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business where she was accepted to the Canfield Business Honors Program and the Jefferson Scholars Program. In addition to her business studies, Kennedy intends to pursue a double major in International Relations with a minor in Spanish. Following her undergraduate degree, Kennedy plans to attend law school to become an attorney and practice International Law.
Spring Hill Salutatorian - Marshall Bodenheimer
Marshall Bodenheimer, son of Steve and Nicole Bodenheimer, has participated in cross country, track, golf, and UIL Math/Science throughout high school. He is a three-time state qualifier in cross country, and qualified for the state UIL Math/Science meet his sophomore year. Marshall is also a two-time regional track qualifier in the 1600m and 3200m. He and his team have also qualified for the regional golf tournament this year. He is a member of the Spring Hill National Honors Society, the Texas Bank and Trust Student Board, and attends the First United Methodist Church of Longview. Marshall plans to attend Texas A&M University next year to study engineering.
Military Service On The Horizon For Some Spring Hill Seniors
Spring Hill seniors are planning for their futures, and some of those plans include serving in the military.
Senior Kevin Rivera is joining the Army. When Rivera was younger, joining the military wasn’t one of his goals. “I started gaining interest in military history. I always talked about it with my dad and he took notice. He started envisioning me serving in the military,” Rivera said. “After Christmas break ended, it became an actual goal.”
Rivera will report to Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for Army basic training in June. He plans to study Auto Mechanics after basic training to become a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic at Fort Lee in Virginia.
Senior Brian Vaca received an Army ROTC scholarship from Tarleton State University. After completing his degree and the ROTC program he will enlist in the Army as an Officer. “My inspiration is my uncle who is currently overseas in the military. I’ve also prayed a lot about it and feel like God is calling me to serve my country,” said Vaca. “The Army is suited for me because I enjoy exercising, traveling, meeting new people, and new challenges.”
Vaca plans to major in Mechanical Engineering Technology and use those skills in his Army career.
On Friday, May 14, Spring Hill Primary had an outdoor Kindergarten Graduation at Panther Stadium for the first time. 141 Kindergarten students walked across the red carpet to get their diplomas.
"There are two milestones in a student's education - Kindergarten Graduation and Senior
Graduation," said Primary Principal Deanna Turner. "I am so proud of all of their hard work this year. Our Kindergarten students are off to first grade next year to accomplish great things!"
Congratulations Kindergarten Class of 2021!
Blessed to be a Spring Hill Panther: Proud Past...Promising Future
- TEA "A" Rated district
- K-12 Education
- Premier school district in East Texas
- College and Career Readiness best in the area
- Low teacher / student class ratio
- Honors, dual-credit, gifted & talented, Career & Technical Education, and numerous local courses offered
- UIL Academics, robotics, theatre/drama, band, drill team, cheerleading, athletics and bass club activities offered
- State award winning band
- Education Foundation
- Boys and Girls Club
- District enrollment at an all time high
- Designated as a District of Innovation by the Texas Education Agency
- Outstanding parent and community support
Spring Hill ISD Partnerships
- Classroom technology
- Fine arts exposure and experience
- Support athletic programs
- Innovative classes for sports marketing and game day production
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