September Senior Spotlights

Keely Ward – “KeKe”

Keely Ward

Extra-Curricular Activities:

NHS – Junior and Senior Years

HOSA – Junior and Senior Years

Student Council – Junior and Senior Years

Chamber Choir – Sophomore, Junior and Senior Years

Varsity Volleyball – Freshman Year

Track – Freshman Year

UIL Academics

RYLA Leadership Camp

Works part time job at Cinemark

Community Service Activities:

Volunteering at SPCA

Childcare during Gunter Park build

Volunteering at Special Olympics

Volunteering at Gunter Elementary Fun Day

Helping to paint school offices during summer months

High School Awards Received:

Academic All-District Volleyball

All-Region Choir

All-Area Choir

Section leader Choir

Departmental awards in PAP Biology, Select Choir, and PAP English 2

Perfect Attendance 2018-19

Academic achievement award – Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years

Keely is a one of a kind, incredible person, not only academically, but also has a profound sense of self and a willingness to go above and beyond in all that she does. She is a natural leader and takes on every challenge with passion and integrity. She has excelled academically and is currently ranked in the top 3 in her class! She participates in multiple organizations and works part-time at a theatre to save money for college.

She sings like an angel and has won multiple awards since elementary school for her singing! She never hesitates to help others, and that includes her little brother, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on her 16th birthday. So instead of celebrating her birthday, she spent that evening in the ICU trying to make him smile! She is known to many as the girl with the ‘big red hair’ and she has a personality to match, as well as a witty sense of humor. Her future plans are to attend college to study medicine. Keely has a bright future ahead of her!


Tim and Janelle Ward


Tristan Cochran – “T”

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Extra-Curricular Activities:

Football – All 4 years of High School

Band – Freshman and Sophomore years

National Honor Society – Junior and Senior years

NHS Vice President – Senior year

Robotics – Junior Year

Tiger Tech Team – Junior and Senior years

Community Service Activities:

National Honor Society

Gunter Chamber of Commerce (has assisted with events since Middle school)

High School Awards Received:

Principal’s Honor Roll – Every year attending Gunter ISD in 2nd grade

Superintendent’s Honor Roll

Departmental Award for Programming

Departmental Award for Engineering

Departmental Award for Band (Outstanding Percussionist)

Academic All-District

Tristan is an outstanding student with strong academic, extracurricular and leadership skills. He is well liked by Gunter ISD teachers, staff and students. He was one of only four students chosen to be a part of the newly formed Tiger Tech Teach his Junior year and continues to be a part of the team as a Senior. The Tiger Tech Team joined the Gunter ISD faculty as students providing tech support to all three GISD campuses. Tristan is one of only three students in Gunter to receive a perfect score of 5 on his AP Language test administered through the College Board.


Brandy & Mike Cochran

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