Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local News

May 21, 2008

Martinez, Bumpus named Elite Rams

By Libby Cluett

lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

Both students admitted they were nervous before hearing their names called; in fact, they each said they expected to hear other names, but Leticia Martinez and Marshall Bumpus soon discovered Tuesday morning that they were the two seniors dubbed 2008 Elite Rams.

“I felt surprised and honored,” said Martinez. “There is a great happiness to know you are chosen and respected among the whole faculty,” she added.

“To be voted by your faculty is really something. It means they believe in me,” said Bumpus.

Both echoed similar thoughts simultaneously and said they wanted to say “thanks” to their teachers and families for supporting them.

Martinez said she looks forward to attending Angelo State University to eventually become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Bumpus said he plans to major in finance at Baylor.

Martinez and Bumpus join pairs of students who were selected to “best exemplify ‘loyal’ Rams … because they represent Mineral Wells High School’s standard of excellence,” according to the Elite Ram program flyer.

Eight students comprised the list of Elite Ram Society finalists. These also included Carsyn Crawford, Amanda Eller, Hillary Gibson, Mark Jones, Kyle Kelly and Lacreshia Small.

Students are also seen as “models of outstanding character” as well as “leaders, scholars, athletes and good citizens.”

After hearing class of 1962’s Dr. Jessie Teddlie as the guest speaker, participants heard from the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Dr. Patricia Waddy of Washington, D.C.

Waddy remembered her teachers and camaraderie with students from her MWHS class of 1959 – a few of whom were present at Tuesday’s ceremony. She graduated as valedictorian of her class.

From there, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, master’s degree from Tulane and doctorate from New York University. She studied two years in Rome and continues to study there as an architectural historian.

Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read