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A Premier High School – CTE Center of Edinburg student’s graduation cap.

At ResponsiveEd, our mission is to provide hope for students through innovative, character-based, personalized learning environments. Throughout the school year, teachers and staff have nominated the students who go above and beyond to be featured in the ResponsiveEd Reflections Student Spotlight and on social media.


This page will be updated as students are featured, so please check back regularly as we recognize our amazing students.

Carl Scarborough Jr. – Premier High School – Abilene

Premier High School – Abilene graduate, Carl Scarborough Jr., gave an exemplary valedictorian speech this past weekend. “This is what I want to tell you. Live out your dreams. Quickly. Because we don’t know how much longer we have left. Live out your dreams so that one day if I meet you all again, you’ll have some good stories to tell.” Thank you, Carl, and best of luck! Read his full speech here.


Emmie Carroll – Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy

Emmie Carroll

Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy senior, Emmie Carroll, says she’ll miss the “opportunity to interact and lead the younger grades, such as the cheer clinic I led for grades K-5. ” Emmie will be attending John Brown University (JBU) and plans to major in Nursing, with an emphasis in pediatrics and looks forward to being on the JBU cheer team. We are so proud of Emmie and her accomplishments!


05Jackson Gardner – Premier High School – Abilene

Jackson Gardner

Congrats to Jackson Gardner for being selected for the Associated General Contractors of Texas Vocational Scholarship!





Ian Morris – Premier High School – Dayton

Ian Morris

Ian Morris, was the 2014-2015 Valedictorian and is currently a pharmacy technician. He will be attending the University of Houston this fall to study geophysics and geology. Congratulations, Ian!




Billy Mendoza – Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy

Billy Mendoza

Billy Mendoza has been at Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy since its founding. He’s participated in the National Honor Society and the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy. Due to his extraordinary leadership qualities, he’s one of 300 students receiving the prestigious Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. This fall, Billy is attending the University of Arkansas and is interested in “exploring the theories that challenge the current staples of modern science.” Congratulations, Billy!

Jorge Martinez – Premier High School – Brownsville Alumni

Jorge Martinez

Jorge Martinez graduated from Premier High School – Brownsville in 2017. He is currently employed as a general manager of several restaurants for a national restaurant chain. “Some of the traits that are required in my line of work are organization, time management, customer service, communication and team building skills. I attribute Premier High School of Brownsville with equipping me with the business knowledge and skills through their career preparation program,” said Jorge.

Jawad Watkins and Jasmine Watkins – Premier High School – Little Rock

Jawad and Jasmine receive their awards from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson.

On Saturday, April 28th, two Premier High School – Little Rock seniors, Jawad Watkins and Jasmine Watkins were recognized at the annual Arkansas Governor’s Scholastic Honors Day. This event recognizes Arkansas’ best and brightest students from public and private schools who best represent academic achievement in the senior class.

Bethany Perez and Caden Sanborn – iSchool High of the Woodlands

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Caden Sanborn and Bethany Perez have earned their associates of arts before their high school diploma. Both attend iSchool High of The Woodlands, which has a partnership with Lone Star College-Montgomery where students can receive college credit for free with all tuition and fees waived. Read more here.


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