Odalys Adame: is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), University Interscholastic League (UIL), Future Farmers of America (FFA), and the student council. She participated in honors film project on suffrage last summer.
Daphne Bogenschutz is a 2021 graduate of White Oak High School, and a pitcher on NTCC’s softball team. At White Oak, she was a member of NHS, the student council, and the debate team. In high school, besides softball, she competed in varsity volleyball and power lifting.
Michelle Calderon is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She was a member of the tennis team, the student council, and the Texas Public Service Teacher’s Association. She received an academic blanket for her work in law enforcement, competed in UIL, and volunteered for Titus County Cares. Last summer she performed film research in Houston, and played the role of Eleanor Brackenridge, the pioneer female banker who became a key backer of the Texas suffragettes. She will report on her experiences at the WPWS meeting in Nacogdoches.
Adril Gutierrez is a graduate of Pittsburg High School. She was a member of the cross-country team and the band. She served as the Athletics girl student manager.
Skylar Hodson: was homeschooled in the Chapel Hill area. Last summer she assumed the star role of the Honors film, playing the part of Minnie Fisher Cunningham. In September she was the only contestant in the history of Northeast Texas poetry reading to win with both a poem and an image besides Evan Sears in 2021.
Danielle Ison is a 2022 graduate of Harmony High School. She was a member of the NHS, the volleyball team, and the Academic All-Star Texas Association.
Raul Leija won a STAR scholarship of the Texas district of Phi Theta Kappa last summer. He acted and served as a cinematographer in both NTCC films, on Carroll Hall Shelby, and Minnie Fisher Cunningham. He presented his work on the “Sickness of the Sickness, Pandemics in Dallas 1918 and 2020, at the WPWS at the University of Texas at Austin in March of 2022. Leija is the first member of Honors Northeast who is simultaneously a member of NTCC’s Nursing Program.
Haley Lewis is a graduate of Daingerfield High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society, varsity cheer, and the varsity softball team.
Victoria Matiz is a graduate of Pittsburg High School. She was a member of the band, served in student council, and competed in UIL. Matiz participated in several facets of the honors film last summer and will report about her experiences in Nacogdoches at the WPWS this October. In September, she placed second in the Northeast Texas Poetry Contest for her work, “Nuestro Paisaje,” and won $300.
Alyssa Ochoa: was a 2021 graduate of the high school in Bastrop, which is thirty miles southeast of Austin. She was a member of the NHS, and team captain of the soccer team. She came to NTCC last year to play soccer, and also joined the Bio-Chemistry Club. In the spring of 2022, she was a premiere winner of a Brenda Godoy Award for her scholarship on the role of the horse in the establishment of great American leaders before 1865.
Amy Lopez is a 2021 graduate of Mount Vernon High School where she was a member of NHS, the Book Club, Interact, and the Spanish Club. She won a Rotary Scholarship. She will present her work on Tejano leadership in South Texas at the meeting of the NCHC this November in Dallas.
Luiz Olvera: is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. He was a member of the NHS, FBLA, and the UIL social sciences team. He served as a cinematographer and actor in last summer’s film on the Texas suffragettes.
Neida Perez: is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She was a member of the NHS, the National Technical Honor Society, and the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE). She served as vice president of HOSA, a society for future health professionals, and as clarinet section leader in the band. She became a state, regional, and area qualifier competing in several band competitions. She will present her film experiences last summer this October at the WPWS in Nacogdoches.
Sam Pollan is a graduate of Daingerfield High School. He was a member of the NHS, and the student council. He served four years as trumpet section leader. Last August, Pollan gave an organ recital at the First Methodist Church in Pittsburg that was one of the best attended organ concerts in Northeast Texas in recent years. He is working currently as the producer of the 2022 film on Minnie Fisher Cunningham, and will present the trailer in Nacogdoches at the WPWS.
Maddy Smith is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She was a member of the NHS, and FFA. Her artwork placed first at the Titus County Fair in 2021. Last September she won $100, coming in fourth in the Northeast Texas Poetry contest for her work, “The Nights of Days.”
Daisy Quinones is a 2021 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School where she participated in AP with WE, a special service learning program that connected high-performance Spanish language skills, with school improvement
Monse Rivero is a graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, and also the 2022-23 Dr. Jerry Wesson Scholar of Honors Northeast. In her senior year, she completed a 200-hour stint with a community-service project and was cheered on the stage of the plenary meeting of the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP). An active member and competitor in TAFE, she became the president of the association’s area six, and then, TAFE Student of the Year. This past summer she served as assistant director of the honors film on Minnie Fisher Cunningham.
Keren Valencia is a graduate of New Diana High School. An immigrant to the United States, she served as film scholar last summer, researching the life of the main character in the honors film about suffrage in Texas, Minnie Fisher Cunningham. In September her peers elected her secretary of the Honors Student Council. In October, she will present on Minnie Fisher Cunningham at the meeting of the WPWS.