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FHS May students of the month

FHS May students of the month
Floresville High School students of the month Mason Ray and Kaitlin Casanova

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May 28, 2014
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The Floresville High School May female student of the month is Kaitlin Casanova, the 17-year-old daughter of Nina and Lupe Casanova.

Kaitlin is a member in good standing with the National Honor Society, FFA, Student Council, and Red Cross Club. She has held the office of class historian for the class of 2014. As a member of Link Crew, she has served as a peer mentor to incoming freshmen to help them make a smooth transition into high school. Kaitlin has been a member of the FHS varsity soccer team for four years and was captain the past two years. For the past two years, Kaitlin has earned recognition as Honorable Mention, Academic All-District. This year she was named second team All-District and Academic All-State.

Kaitlin is also very active in her community and church. She has participated in ACTS retreats and her church’s Youth Group. As a member of Junior Catholic Daughters, Kaitlin has held numerous offices. She was the organization’s president for three years, secretary for two years, and historian for one year. Kaitlin also serves as an Extraordinary Minister and has assisted with Vacation Bible School. Kaitlin has volunteered for two Relay For Life events and nine pro-life marches and rallies. She has assisted with Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign. Kaitlin has spent time visiting and volunteering at the veterans and nursing homes and has assisted with clothing drives.

Despite the demands of academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement, Kaitlin still finds time to serve others. In addition to babysitting, she is a teacher’s aide at FHS.

Upon graduation in June, Kaitlin plans to attend the University of Dallas where she will be a biochemistry pre-med major.

The May male student of the month is Mason Ray, the 18-year-old son of Pam and Tom Ray.

Mason has earned recognition for his efforts in the classroom. He has been named to the All A Honor Roll all four years of high school. He also had perfect attendance as a freshman and sophomore. Mason is a member in good standing with the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Friends of Rachel organization. Last year, Mason held the office of treasurer for the class of 2014.

Mason has also been very successful in FHS athletics as a member of the football, basketball, cross-country, and track teams. He has earned numerous accolades as a member of the basketball team, including district and bi-district championships. Mason has been the basketball team captain for three years. As a sophomore, he was named the Newcomer of the Year and Academic All-District. As a junior and senior, he was named to the first team All-District and Academic All-District. His senior year, Mason was also named to the varsity football Academic All-State team.

Mason is very active in his community as well. He has participated in Food for the Hungry and Loaves and Fishes campaigns. He has participated in mission trips and has served as a camp counselor. Mason is also King Reboog for the Floresville Peanut Festival Court of Broadway Lights. As king, Mason serves as an ambassador for the city of Floresville traveling to festivals across South Texas representing the city.

Despite his busy schedule, Mason spends his summers working at Wiatrek’s Meat Market.

Upon graduation in June, Mason plans to attend Texas A&M University where he will major in supply chain management.

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