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Ragsdale, Semien named top graduates at WO-S High School


Last updated 5/31/2012 at Noon

The 2012 West Orange - Stark High School Graduation is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at the Dan R. Hooks Stadium.

The 2012 WO-S High School Valedictorian is Sarah Ragsdale, the daughter of Paula and Randy Ragsdale. She will attend San Jacinto Junior College where she will play college softball and major in psychology. As a senior, Sarah has served as Class President and Captain of the Cheerleaders. She is four year member and officer of the WO-S Student Council, as well as, a four year member of the Key Club, WO-S varsity softball team and the Orange Crush Gold Select Team. She has also been a member of the Drill Team, Track Team, National Honor Society, Yearbook Staff, and Press Club. Sarah has been honored as a Southeast Texas Youth Leadership

Participant and Mentor, Orange Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month, an Interpretive Reading school finalist and winner in the Miriam Lutcher Stark Reading Contest, a National Cheerleading Association All – American Cheerleader, and as the Football Sweetheart. She has also been a member of the All “A” honor roll and earned numerous academic awards. This year, she was selected as the “Outstanding Senior Girl” by the faculty and staff of West Orange – Stark High School.

2012 WO-S High School Salutatorian is Jada Renee Semien.

She is the daughter of Janice and John Semien and will be attending Lamar University for a major in Speech Communications & Disorders.

Semien has been a four year member of both the volleyball team, for which she served as co-captain, and the cheer leading squad.

She has also played on the tennis and softball teams.

She currently serves as the student body Vice-President, and the Secretary for National Honor Society.

The WOS Senior Class of 2012

Semien has also participated in Key Club, and Foreign Language Club.

She has won second place at the campus Stark Reading Contest finals twice.

Semien attended St. Mary’s Catholic School of Orange before entering West Orange-Stark as a freshman.

She will graduate will 21 college credit hours, which she earned from Lamar State College-Orange while maintaining a 4.0 college GPA.


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