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Grads - continued from page 8 performance this fall. Westlund says she chose TCU because of their excellent reputation in fine arts and welcoming environment. Cassie says, “I can’t imagine going to school without being on stage, so it is a perfect major to develop my skills and continue stage performance.”Westlund commends her mom’s belief in her and encouragement to improve as her greatest support. Cassie advises classmatesto live in the moment – focus on memories being made more than measuring success through rankings and roles. Westlund’s most cherished memories are from the bonds and friendships made with others who share passion for music and theatre. We congratulate Cassie’s remarkable achievements and wish her all the best at TCU!NOW ENROLLING FOR 2022-2023CHRISTIAN-BASED EDUCATION• Accredited Prek-3 Through 8th Grade • Small Class Sizes• Exceptional & Challenging Curriculum • Creative Learning EnvironmentEnrichment Classes & Fine Arts• Experienced & Compassionate Educators • Family-Oriented50% OFFENROLLMENTFEEwith exclusive code:COMMUNITYFIRST(savings of $250),More than 20 yearsof fostering mental, spiritual, and physicalgrowth, equipping students with the tools they need for a successful and impactful life.SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY! | 975 Mission Springs, San Antonio, TX 78258 | 210.721.4700Congratulations GraduateErin BarreraABy Melinda Mattsons a former high jumper in track, it’s fitting Erin Barrera has leapt to great heights in other areastoo. Barrera’s accolades include serving as Vice President of Reagan’s Thespian Troupe 6151, being named Best Director for Caves and Creatures, graduating Summa Cum Laude and being awarded Outstanding Crew Member twice. As a finalist at Texas State Thespians for stage management, Erin will compete at the international level this month.Erin will attend the University of Houston and is the recipient of the Bernadino “Barney” Memorial Scholarship. She is excited to be a part of their outstanding BFA Stage Management program that culminates in an internship. Barrera said she was drawn to U of H because they pride themselves on sending a majority of their students into equity jobs by junior year.Barrera states “I want to thank my family, my neighbors, and my friends who have all supported me so much. When someonesupports you in your endeavors, it really makes you feel like you can do anything.”She went on to encourage all the technicians who are often unseen. “You are incredible, you are talented and keep on keeping on! The show couldn’t go on without us!”Congratulations, Erin! We can’t wait to watch you reach new peaks.We’re Keeping itCLEAN!Disinfect with a professional clean.Let’s make your life easier and let our PROs handle the cleaning!Try MaidPro today and sweep up this exclusive offer: $125 $25 OFF YOUR 2ND, 4THIt’s true! You can get spring cleaning done and put your feet up all at the same time!OFFAND 6TH CLEANINGReference Stone Oak Highlights and also receive a FREE Fridge or oven clean $50 value.Offer valid for weekly or biweekly services.Use Code: SOHLT105Kim Folden,OwnerCall 210-664-4884 or visit Melinda MattsonNex RichardCongratulations GraduateBReading through Nex Richard’s high school accomplishments requires a deep breath or better yet, a shot of espresso! Richard served as President of Reagan’s Thespian Troupe 6151, earned three All Star Cast awards in the UIL One Act Play competition, was named National Hispanic Merit recipient and is a member of the National Honor Society. Nex has also been a member of the varsity choir and an acapella show choir and will graduate Summa Cum Laude.Richard’s childhood dream of a theatre career was the fuel to propel these outstanding accomplishments and secure a Fine Arts Theatre Scholarship and Institutional Presidential Scholarship at Texas A & M Corpus Christi. Nex made this choice “for their remarkable theatre program, passionate and qualified professors, and of course, their cat alley.”Nex attributes their success to a rock- solid support system of friends and family “who have provided encouragement and love throughout my journey. Despite rough patches encountered, their belief in myJune 2022success has been my biggest comfort.” Richard counsels their peers to “Realize it doesn’t matter what others think, just do what makes you happy. I worried too long about what others thought of every little thing I did, but when I finally let that go, I felthappier truly expressing myself.” Congratulations, Nex and cheers todreams coming true!Grads - continued on page 9

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