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May 23, 2013

Benavides, Prestwood tapped 2013 Elite Rams

By LIBBY CLUETT

At the 20th Mineral Wells High School’s Hall of Honor induction ceremony, the Ram choir almost stole the show before the substance of the program began.

Led by director Mac Chestnut, a smaller group of singers opened the ceremony with the National Anthem, which the full choir followed with Ola Gjeilo’s choral piece “Northern Lights.”

In fact, after she was introduced by senior Courtney Havens, and prior to the induction, speaker Kayla Peak said, “I’d like to give a shout out to your choral assembly, today, they are just outstanding, what a brilliant performance you all gave.”

With music in their ears, the audience heard Peak’s message [see Friday’s Index] and got to the essence of the program – the induction of Coach Jackie Harvey as the distinguished honorary alumnus and two seniors as Elite Rams.

2013 Elite Rams

Looking at the 2013 Elite Ram finalists MWHS Principal Doug Rice told the audience, “These young men and women are models of outstanding character. They are leaders, scholars, athletes and good citizens.”

The finalists included five girls – Bethany Sailer, Niya Benavides, Mollie Wilson, Chandler Ortiz and Lexis Nix – and three boys – Kristian Santibanez, Kevin Gregory and Jacoby Prestwood.

Rice announced athletes Niya Benavides and Prestwood as the Class of 2013 members of the Elite Ram Society.

Once she graduates, Benavides plans to attend Western Texas College, in Snyder, where she will play basketball. Prestwood plans to attend Tyler College, in Tyler, Texas, where he will play football.

However, both seniors were singled out and called up to the MWHS auditorium podium to receive their plaques because they also excel in academics and school and community involvement and best exemplify “loyal” Rams.

Before announcing Benavides and Prestwood, Rice told all the nominees, “You are all deserving. You will go out, you will do great things, and of that I am very confident.”

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