2024 Shining Stars Gala

  • A celebration provided by the GISD Education Foundation

    The Gainesville ISD Education Foundation honored the GHS Class of 2024 Top 10% at the Shining Stars Gala on May 6, 2024. Each Shining Star Student selected one teacher from their time at GISD to be honored as their Distinguished Educator at this special event.

    The students each prepared a letter of gratitude addressed to their selected teacher, which was included in the program and read by the students at the gala. In return, each educator prepared a short video showing their appreciation for the student.

    In addition to providing the meal for all attendees as well as music by our GHS Jazz Band, the Foundation gifted each scholar a cash gift of $200 as a reward for their outstanding academic achievements.

    Top 10% students and their educators who were honored:

    Carl Little & Robin Perkins

    Daniel Quevedo & Nicole Rich

    Cadence Hubbard & Jodie Henderson

    Carlos Ponce & Bruce Davis

    Melanie Moreno & Mike Hill

    April Mendez & Nancy Castorena

    Mary Gomulak & Randy Freeman

    Johany Marin & Russ Rutherford

    Erick Flores & Elena Hernandez

    Emily Martinez & Dre Pringle

    Ava Blaskovich & Morgan Sims

    Leslie Maldonado-Salas & Windy Fulmer

    George Salmeron Ramirez & Emma Ramirez

    Rivers Shutt & Kyla Nault

    Fabiola Ramirez & Kyle Searcy

    Justin Peters & Jana Stoffels

    Abigail Puente & Hunter Turbeville

    Joey Stephens & Chris Glover





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