Monday, January 22nd, 2018

CHS names top honor graduates

Clarendon High School has announced that its top students for the Class of 2017 are valedictorian Hannah Howard and salutatorian Cire Jauregui.

Both girls will be honored during commencement ceremonies May 26 at the Clarendon College Harned Sisters Fine Arts Center at 8 p.m.

Howard is the daughter of Bruce and Gwynne Howard.  She has a weighted GPA of 5.843. She has been very involved in school activities while attending Clarendon High School.  She has played basketball four years, ran cross country three years, ran track two years, and has been a member of the Bronco Band three years.  Howard has also been very active in UIL academics where she has been a regional qualifier in science for the last three years and placed fifth at the regional contest in Odessa this year.


Howard has served as vice president of her senior class and was chosen Lions Club sweetheart this year.  She has been an A and A/B honor roll student and has received Honor C’s in French 1, 2, and 3.  She also received an Honor C in Pre-AP English 1.  Howard has been named the Top Student in science, English, and family and consumer science.  She is a member of the Clarendon High School chapter of the National Honor Society.  Howard has already received 30 college hours through the dual credit program with Clarendon College.

Howard’s hobbies include singing, playing the guitar and piano, and making crafts.  She also enjoys watching Hogan’s Heroes and Monk, and playing card games with her family.

Howard plans on getting her associate degree at Clarendon College and then transferring to West Texas A & M University where she plans on majoring in elementary education.

Jauregui is the daughter of Nicole and Larry Beames.  She has a weighted GPA of 5.785.


Jauregui’s activities include three years of Bronco Band where she served as section leader her sophomore and junior years.  She has served as a student member of the School Health Advisory Committee for four years, worked on the yearbook one year, served as guest photographer this year, and was an active member in the theater department all four years.  Jauregui enjoyed and was successful in UIL math and number sense going to regional three of her four years.

Jauregui received many Honor C’s during her four years at CHS.  She was named the Top Math Student her junior year and Top Student in math and social studies this year.  Jauregui is an A Honor Roll student and a member of the Clarendon chapter of National Honor Society.  She has served as class secretary this year and has been a member of the Clarendon Student Council for 4 years.  Jauregui has also been a member of the Clarendon Gifted and Talented Program. She was also a Lions Club Sweetheart this year.

Jauregui has been very involved in giving back to our community.  She has packed boxes and delivered boxes for the food bank, has helped raise funds for the MS Foundation, and has helped sponsor a food drive for the Snack Pack 4 Kids Program.  Jauregui has also taken part in the Anti-Drug Fair put on for the Clarendon Elementary by the CHS STUCO.  She has helped distribute flags for Veteran’s and Memorial Days and coordinated and lead the summer reading program at the Burton Memorial Library.

Jauregui’s hobbies include playing with her rescue dogs Star and Bear, cooking with her mom, reading and binge watching Netflix shows.

Jauregui is going to attend the University of North Texas in Denton as a recipient of the Terry Foundation Scholarship.  She will be majoring in mathematics while participating in the Teach North Texas program in hopes she will one day teach math.

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