Valedictorian of the class is Oscar Eduardo Ramirez, who graduates with a GPA of 3.22.
He is the son of Gerardo Ramirez and Martina Marado.
Oscar plans to attend Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Marshall, working toward a degree in Architecture.
He is a member of the National Honor Society and First National Bank Junior Board.
Awards he has received include Outstanding Student, Academic Excellence Award, Academic Star Scholar Award TAKS, and Academic Scholar Award A/B Honor roll.
Also, Academic Excellence Award for Business, Academic Excellence Award for U.S. History, English 3, Top Student Physics, and Mr. Congenialty Award.
He also was a member of the Community Soccer Team 2010-2013.
He has completed 12 college credits.
Community Service activities include Pancake Breakfast for Senior Citizens, Handicap Rodeo, Coat Drive, Glove Drive, Christmas for a Needy Family, Bullying Guiding Lessons, and Birthday Cards for Students at Union Hill.
Marcus Alan Lawton is the 2012 – 2013 Salutatorian, having a GPA 3.03. Marcus is the son of Steve Lawton, and grandson of Marie Lawton Taylor, born in Stephenville Texas, and has attended Union Hill since 5th grade. Marcus has been accepted to East Texas Baptist University (ETBU) Marshall.
Activities and honors include National Honor Society, Student Council Vice-President, Senior Class Vice President, and Spanish Club and FFA.
Academic and Community Accomplishments include: Usher at Bethlehem Baptist Church since the 5th grade,
Dual credits class English 1301 and 1302; Dual credits class Government and Economics; Certified in OPAC Alpha Filing; Certified in OPAC Bank Deposits; Certified in OPAC Bank Reconciliation; Certified in OPAC Excel 2010; Certified in OPAC Numeric Filing; Everfi Financial Literacy Certification 2013.
Also, National Society of High School Scholar. A/B honor roll, ETREYS leadership camp at ETBU; Scholarship from ETREYS leadership camp; Mock Trial; UIL 4years
Athletic activities include cross country, football, basketball, track, baseball, and track.
Photographs of the valedictorian and salutatorian and a list of other members of the class will appear on the Graduation Page to be published in the June 5 issue of The Gilmer Mirror.