Harrison Fite was announced as the valedictorian and Hanna Reyes as the salutatorian of Sulphur Bluff High School Senior Class of 2019.
This marks the second time the SBHS seniors have earned the honors. Fite was also first in their class and Reyes second in eighth grade as well.
Fite, son of Jerry and Cara Duncan, earns top honors with a 4.96724 grade point average.He has been very involved in academic
He has been very involved in academic UIL and extracurricular activities throughout high school.
Fite was a district and regional competitor in calculator and mathematics events.
He was active in FFA all four years of high school, serving as student advisor during the 2016-17 year, vice president 2017-18 and president his senior year. He earned his Star Greenhand in 2016, Star Chapter Farmer in 2017 and was a Lone Star Degree recipient in 2018. He was also awarded a $500 FFA scholarship.
Fite also was involved in FCCLA all four years of high school, serving as chapter vice president of projects from 2016-2018 and president during the 2018-19 school year. He was named outstanding member in 2017. He won first place honors in Recycle and Redesign senior at Nationals. He also was awarded a $250 FCCLA scholarship.
He was a member of Beta Club all four years, serving as secretary during the 2016-17 school year, vice president during the 2017-18 school year and president during the 2018-19 school year.
Fite says he’s enjoyed showing cattle, and in is spare time enjoys spending time with his friends and going shopping.
He plans to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he’s been admitted to the Honors College, which comes with a scholarship estimated at about $72,000. At TAMU-C, Fite plans to major in kinesiology, with a goal of becoming a physical therapist.
Hanna Reyes, daughter of Kim and Jr. Reyes, earned salutatorian honors with a 4.89193 grade point average.
She has been active in UIL, extracurricular and community activities as well.
Reyes was a district and regional qualifier in math, calculator and number sense UIL competitions.
She was a member of FCCLA, serving as secretary/treasurer for two years. She placed third in fashion construction at the regional FCCLA competition.
At school, Reyes was a member of Beta. She also was selected to participate in Hopkins County Leadership and Junior Advisory Board.
She includes among her honors being named Hunt/Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference Student of the Year in 2017.
In her spare time, Reyes says she likes drawing, painting, reading and photography.
She plans to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she will major in social work.