Last month, Wimberley High seniors Jillian Garcia and Evan Mayhew earned the 2018-19 Principal’s Award.
Every year, WHS Principal Jason Valentine chooses two students for the Principal’s Award. Students who are selected for the honor finish in the top quarter of the senior class and have outstanding high school careers.
“I look at resumes, transcripts and extracurricular participation as qualifiers for this award. The recipients are usually students who have enjoyed many successes and represent Wimberley High with great pride,” Valentine said. “Jillian and Evan are both great students and it has been a distinct honor to work with them as seniors in the Class of 2019. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with both of them these last four years.”
Garcia has a fall semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.4 and participated in a challenging course load of Pre-AP and AP courses. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Leo Club, Rotary Youth Leadership Award and National Hispanic Recognition Program. Garcia also is a member of the Texan Stars Dance Team, Yearbook and earned championships in journalism during her Wimberley High School career. She plans to attend University of North Texas in the fall.
Mayhew, who has a fall GPA of 4.431, also has taken Pre-AP, AP and Dual Credit courses throughout his WHS career. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Junior Statesmen of America, Model United Nations, Leo Club and earned the rank of Scouts of America Eagle Scout. Mayhew also is a four-year letterman of the WHS Tennis Team and a four-year letterman and has competed in the Boys 1-meter diving competition at the UIL state swim meet all four years. He will be attending Baylor University in the fall.