"Hail Carter High, cheer for the red and blue" was exactly what hundreds of families and friends did last night in the Ellis Davis Field House. Spirits were high as we witnessed the forty-third annual commencement exercises for 215 David W. Carter High School graduates. Yes, they did it!
Senior class members enjoyed the "pomp and circumstance" of the evening while their decorum and manner showed respect and pride. These Carter Cowboy seniors are impressive.
In their addresses, Valedictorian Lorena Watson and Salutatorian Dora Gbenjen revealed the close bonds and friendships that exist among Carter seniors. Throughout the year they have been united in their efforts to show how proud they are of Carter High School and how much they appreciate the teachers and staff who care so much about them.
Music and vocals from the Carter Band, directed by Christopher Young and Carter Choir, directed by Demetrius Ethley both calmed and moved the audience.
Thanks to senior class president (also Miss Senior) LaShaneika Ephraim, vice president Alexandria Morris and all class officers for your leadership throughout the year.
Speaking with our graduates and sharing their graduation ceremony with parents is one of my favorite parts of being a Dallas ISD trustee. There was much to smile and cheer at this commencement program.
The Carter Motto is -- 'Honor We Uphold; Success Is Our Goal.'
It is with great pleasure that I join parents and community in thanking the teachers, staff and administration, led by principal Gail David Dupree for reaching your goal in helping to produce an outstanding senior class and another successful year for all Carter students.
Congratulations Carter High School Seniors! Remember, You've got to "Keep on Pushing."