PACE Graduates

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On May 29, fourteen Mary E. Smithey PACE Learning Center students were recognized for their academic achievements, receiving their high school diplomas in front of their families, friends, and teachers. Congratulations, graduates! You can read about each one of the newest Duncanville ISD’s alumni below.

Joseph Demmer came to PACE this past November and obtained his final 10 full credits to reach graduate status.  On May 31 he joined the DHS class of 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center, participating in the Duncanville High School commencement exercises.  Joseph is looking forward to enrolling at the University of North Texas and pursuing his interest in music production.

Eric Hernandez began attending PACE this past March and earned his final 9.5 credits. Eric also participated in the Duncanville High School commencement on May 31. Eric plans to pursue his interests in electrical engineering.

Mark Hernandez began attending PACE this past March and earned his final 8.5 credits.  He also graduated on May 31 with the DHS class of 2012.  Mark plans to pursue his interests in becoming a doctor or a pilot.

Jayle Lee began attending PACE this past August and earned her final 8 full credits to reach graduate status.  She’s looking forward to enrolling at Tyler Junior College and pursuing her interests in surveying and topography.

Gabby Martinez began attending PACE this past August and worked hard to earn her final 12.5 credits.  She also joined the DHS class of 2012 for the Dallas Convention Center commencement ceremony.  Gabby is looking forward to enrolling in college and majoring in business administration.

Antinay Moultrie began attending PACE in August 2010, and earned 23 full credits to reach graduate status.  She also participated in the Duncanville HS commencement exercises on May 31.  Antinay plans to enroll in college and looks forward to pursuing several interests, including music, engineering, and business.

Stephanie Ortiz came to PACE in August and worked hard to earn her final 8.5 credits. On May 31, she joined the DHS class of 2012 commencement ceremony. Stephanie is looking forward to attending college and pursuing a teaching career.

Eneida Santana began attending PACE this past August and earned her final 12 full credits to reach graduate status.  She also distinguished herself on the TAKS test by receiving Commended Performance on both the English Language Arts and the mathematics portions of the test.  She also joined the DHS class of 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center and participated in the Duncanville High School commencement exercise.  Eneida plans to enroll at Mountain View College and pursue her interests in the field of speech pathology.

Brandon Taylor began attending PACE in April 2011 to earn his final 14.5 credits. He also joined the DHS class of 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center on May 31. Brandon is looking forward to enrolling at the University of Texas at Arlington and pursuing his interests in architecture and civil engineering.

Tushambi Tisdale began attending PACE in August of this school year, and earned his final 7.5 credits to reach graduate status.  He’s looking forward to continuing his education at a local community college.

Michelle Tobias began attending PACE in March 2011, and has earned her final 16 credits.  On May 31 she participated in commencement exercises with the DHS class of 2012. Michelle is looking forward pursuing her interests in cosmetology.

Amanda Uland began attending PACE in January and earned her final 8.5 credits to reach graduate status.  She distinguished herself on the TAKS test by receiving Commended Performance in both English Language Arts and mathematics.  Amanda is looking forward to enrolling at East Texas Baptist University and majoring in journalism.

Jasmine Vanegas enrolled at PACE in October 2010 and has earned her final 14 credits.  She’s looking forward to pursuing her interest in becoming a dental hygienist.

Saul Zapata began attending PACE this past March and earned his final 6 full credits to reach graduate status.  Saul is still undecided about his plans for the future.