Superintendent’s Message – June 2019

Our 2018-19 school year is ending, and that means it’s again time to bid a fond farewell to our graduating seniors. In 2019, 253 Springs seniors will graduate, up from 229 last year.

Many of our graduates will be going on to college, and others will be joining the workforce. Ninety-four of our graduating seniors have been placed in internships, which have led to paying jobs. Shawnnae Gresham, for example, was offered a job at the Wheelhouse after interning there for a month. Thomas Hawk interned at Cagliero Ranch Nursery, Lauren Marquez at ATX Web Designs, and Colby Carter at The Grove Community Church, and each were offered jobs.

Many of our graduates have done an outstanding job academically. Fifty-three of our graduates have earned Golden State Seal Merit Diplomas, up from 30 last year.

Particularly notable graduates include Serena Sepersky, who earned a 4.26 GPA. Serena is one of our Homeschool students who is a gifted golfer and pianist, and earned a full scholarship to UNLV. Also notable is Jaydan Driskill, whom we profiled in the May 2019 eNewsletter, who earned a 4.0 GPA over the past semester. Jaydan received a full academic and women’s wrestling scholarship from Central Methodist University in Missouri.

Additionally, it is my pleasure to report that the Summit Springs Educational Foundation has awarded six of our graduating seniors with a scholarship of $1,000. The recipients included Janet Freeman, Noah Harrel, Sara Leonard, Lauren Marquez, Krista McClean, and Aithy Nguyen.

Congratulations to each of our graduating seniors. Please stay in touch with us and let us know how you’re doing. And, for our returning students and families, I wish you a very enjoyable summer, and we’ll look forward to having you back with us this fall!


Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer


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