WO-S names top graduates
The West Orange – Stark High School has named Luke Anthony Domas as the 2011 Valedictorian. Domas is the son of Drew and Annely Domas. Kayleigh K. Thompson was named the 2011 Salutatorian. Thompson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Thompson.
The West Orange-Stark Graduation is set for tonight at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Dan R. Hooks Stadium.
Domas was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, Academic Team and the football, baseball and golf teams. He was named the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for November, was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by the senior class, and was named “Outstanding Senior Boy” by the WO-S High School Faculty. In his senior year he received the AP Government Award, AP Psychology Award, AP English/Dual Credit Award and the Orange Camp Fire Don Domas Youth Award.
Domas was on the All A Honor Roll, a Stark Reading Contest Semifinalist, and named to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Baseball Team (first team). His college application essay, “Wisdom,” was published in the March issue of the Texas High School Coaches Magazine.
As a team member of the Mustang Varsity Football Team, he was named Offensive Line Captain, Mustangs Special Teams Player of the week (twice) and Mustangs Blocker of the Week (twice). He was named to the All-District 21-3A Football First Team Offense. The Mustang Football team was all named Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine Football Team of the Year in Class 3A.
Domas volunteered his time to the following community service projects: Adopt-a-Street Clean up, Toys for Tots, Trick-or-Treat at Sabine House, American Cancer Volunteer, March of Dimes, Red Ribbon Week, Trunk-or-Treat, Christmas Shopping Trip for Underprivileged Children, Food Drives, Family Reading Night volunteer reader. He also worked at a Camp Fire USA Summer Camp Counselor.
His hard work earned him the following college scholarships: Juliet Tyner Memorial Scholarship. Keown Charitable Foundation Scholarship, WOS Baseball Booster Club Scholarship, Kiwanis Q.B. Culpepper Leadership Award Scholarship, Orange Rotary Club Scholarship, Orange County Texas A&M Mother’s Club Dan Domas Memorial Scholarship, Class of 2011 Reggie Garrett Scholarship, Sabine Federal Credit Union CUT$ Club scholarship and the Orange County Sheriff Posse Scholarship.
Domas plans to attend Texas A&M University to major in veterinary medicine.
Salutatorian Kayleigh Thompson was a member of the National Honor Society, Art Club, Foreign Language Club, UIL Academics, and Academic Team. She participated in Varsity Tennis, Debate, Prose and Poetry and the Dual-Enrollment Program at Lamar State College-Orange for two years.
Thompson has been named to the Principal’s and Superintendent Honor Roll every year, named Outstanding Student for 2011, received All District letter for Academics in Tennis, won first place in the Shangri La Art Contest, and placed twice in the WOCCISD Christmas Card Contest.
She has taken dance for 15 years and spent the last 11 years at Studio C. She has volunteered her time at the Studio C when the owner needed assistance.
All of her hard work earned the following scholarships: $10,000 Academic Scholarship from Lamar University and $750 for first place in the LSCO Academic Challenge.
Thompson plans to attend Lamar University, where she was accepted into the honors program, and major graphic design.