“Stay focussed on your school work and grades, but also enjoy but don’t take it forgranted,” was Endres’ advice to future, aspiring valedictorians.

Endres, the daughter of Monte and Jacque Endres, said her favorite part of high school was “just being a part of everything.”

She was class president her senior year. Her memberships include National Honor Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and several sports.

She held offices as the secretary, treasurer and president of the honor society.

Outside of the hallways of MHS, she served on the board of Keep Muenster Beautiful, and led many beautification projects.

She also attended the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership seminar.

In sports, she was involved in basketball, cross-country, tennis and track.

She is an active participant in the Sacred Heart Parish religious education program and served as a counselor at several youth retreats. She is a member of the youth group with the church.

In UIL academic activities, she participated in Computer science, Lincoln-Douglas debate, , One-act play and ready writing.

Endres was recently accepted to University of Texas at Austin, and she is considering law or nursing as probable career paths.

As far as summer plans, she said she may take some classes at North Central Texas College, “but other than that I’m just relaxing.”

Vinson, the daughter of Dr. Stephen and Deborah Vinson, plans to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford, where she obtained an out-of-state tuition waiver, according to information from the school. She plans to study pharmacy and complete the doctorate program at SWOSU in six years.

Vinson could not be reached for comment by press time.

She was involved in Student Council all four years and was vice president of the National Honor Society chapter at MHS and FCCLA. She served on the MHS academic advisory committee and the student health advisory committee.

She participated in many UIL academic events, including Computer applications, Literary criticism and Spelling. She served on the board of Keep Muenster Beautiful and completed many projects.

She also played clarinet in the MHS band and was in the North Texas Honor Band for two years.

Vinson was also active in National Society of High School Scholars, National Youth Leadership Conference, Congressional Student Leadership Conference and National Youth Leadership Forum on Technology.

She became a People to People Ambassador and also volunteered with an American Heart Association women’s heart health program.

On top of all that, Vinson was named “most likely to succeed” in a student body election.

Outside school, she is a member of the First Baptist Church of Decatur but participates in many First Baptist Church of Gainesville activities.

During the summers, Vinson is employed by Flying V Ranch.

Reporter Andy Hogue may be contacted at andyhoguegdr@ntin.net

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