The sign in front or Red River High said it all, “The Tassel Was Worth the Hassle!!!” Here is a report on last Friday’s commencement exercises by reporter Hayley Loe:
The 2020 seniors weren’t sure if or when they would get their graduation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 back in March of this year. However, this past Friday the graduates got to graduate while safely social distancing from their friends in the new stadium. The students sat in the new bleachers of the football field spaced 6 feet apart. Many of them wore masks with their cap and gown.
This school year 4 of the Red River Bulldogs were awarded athletic scholarships including Markell Washington to East Texas Baptist University, Ma’kaila Lewis, Jaylon McDonald, and Morgan Payne to BPCC.
Other students received academic scholarships including Madison Castello, Mallory Coleman, and Seth Wimberly to NSU. Mallory Coleman and Landon Allen to LSUS, and Key’Aira Lewis to ULM.
The class of 2020 also had numerous students receive the TOPS scholarship, including Landon Allen, Tyriq Beavers , Marcus Bonner, Ta’Chandra Brown, Danielle Burton, Madison Castello, Savanna Campbell, Jamarion Calhoon, Shanterrica Calhoon, Mar’Quira Coleman , Dakota Collins , Kaylee Creighton, Jason Davis , Skye Davis , Sydney Davis, Isiash Demease, Jacob Durr, Austin Grigg, Jaylon Guye, Aaliyah Henderson, Chrystal Jackson, Camryn Layfeild, Key’Aira Lewis, Qylil Mosely, Schelby Narvaez , Keifer Nealey , Morgan Payne , Britney Perkins, Hannah Pickett, Elisa Ramirez , Jaden Scott , Ashton Smith, Alexsus Taylor, Markell Washington, Taylor Williams , and Keyanna Winn .
Other scholarships that were given to the students were, Taylor Williams received the Louisiana Sheriffs Scholarship, Madison Castello for Boys and Girls state, and Tyriq Beavers for the Linda K Memorial Scholarship,
Three awards were also given out to Jacob Durr and Skye Davis for American Legion and the second award was to Camryn Layfeild for Lifeshare Blood Donation.