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Winners Named for Hall of Honor – Ram Elite Society

Winners Named for Hall of Honor – Ram Elite Society
May 01
11:02 2023

Each year two senior students are selected out of eight Ram Elite finalists who best exemplify “loyal” Rams. These young men and women are models of outstanding character. They are leaders, scholars, athletes, and good citizens. They are recognized for their attitude to education, school activities, peer respect, leadership, citizenship, loyalty to school, award recognition, and community involvement.

The Ram Elite Ceremony was held May 1 in the MWHS Auditorium and Mason Wraight and Mason Facteau were chosen from the distinguished list of students.

Mason Facteau and Mason Wraight were named as the 2023 Ram Elites

Mason Wraight

Extra-Curricular Activities:  Cross Country & Track

Clubs & Organizations:  SkillsUSA

Future Plans:

College/University/ Trade School:  University of North Texas

Major/ Field of Study:  Mechanical Engineering

Intended Career Path: Unknown

Parents Hugh and Autumn Wraight with son Mason

Mason Facteau

Extra-Curricular Activities: Football (4 years), Team Captain (2 years), Academic All-State 2nd Team. Basketball (4 years), Academic All-State 2nd Team. Varsity baseball (4 years), Team Captain (3 years).Clubs & Organizations: FFA (4 years), 3 years as an officer (Greenhand, Advisor, and Secretary), STUCO, and Senior Class Vice President, NHS (2 years) and NHS Vice President, and Clark Gardens volunteer. Principal’s Advisory Committee, Fun Day and Lamar Classroom volunteer. Showed animals for four years with FFA, participated in Job interviews, and on Radio Contest team. Salvation Army volunteer over holidays through NHS, and two time blood donor through student council. Attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

Future Plans:College/University/ Trade School: Attend Texas Tech to further my education.

Major/ Field of Study: Construction Management with a minor in engineeringIntended

Career Path: Senior Manager at a company/ firm

Parents Jason and Robin Facteau with son Mason and his brother

Meet All of the 2023 Ram Elite Finalists

By Amy Bearden / Mineral Wells Area News

Class of 2023 Ram Elite Finalists:

Front row ( left to right) Ariel Allen, Abbey Tincher, Jonathan Hammer, and Evan Kuhn
2nd row (left to right) Kate Bradshaw, Mason Facteau, Caeden Barker, and Mason Wraight

Ariel Allen

Extra-Curricular Activities:  Band, Math UIL, and Tennis

Clubs & Organizations:  FCCLA

Future Plans:

College/University/ Trade School:  University of Texas at Arlington

Major/ Field of Study:  Aerospace Engineering

Intended Career Path:  Unknown

Caeden Barker

Extra-Curricular Activities:   Stock showing, FFA officer, Wildlife Judging, Radio Broadcasting team, Livestock Judging, FFA speaking events, MWHS Student Council, MWISD Communications Internship, Floral Certification, Lone Star State FFA Degree, and Part 107 Drone Certification.  

Clubs & Organizations:  FFA and Student Council

Future Plans:

College/University/ Trade School:  West Texas A&M University

Major/ Field of Study:  Agricultural Business & Economics with Minor in Marketing

Intended Career Path: Agricultural Media & Marketing

Jonathan Hammer

Extra-Curricular Activities:  Choir, Band, Football, Track, Tennis, Jazz Band, and Golf (freshman year)

Clubs & Organizations: Choir President, Band Drum Major, and Team Captain of Football team

Future Plans:

College/University/ Trade School:  University of Texas at Arlington

Major/ Field of Study:  Oncology with a minor in Music Performance

Intended Career Path:  Oncologist

Evan Kuhn

Extra-Curricular Activities: Baseball, football, track, powerlifting, basketball, CEV Welding, diary judging, pig and rabbit show.

Clubs & Organizations:  National Honor Society, MWHS Student Council, FFA, Hispanic Heritage Club, Principal’s Advisory Committee, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

Future Plans:

College/University/ Trade School:  Texas A & M University

Major/ Field of Study:  English

Intended Career Path:  Corporate Law

Kate Bradshaw

Extra-Curricular Activities:  Basketball

Clubs & Organizations:  National Honor Society, MWHS Student Council, FFA, and Principal’s Advisory Committee.

Future Plans:

College/University/ Trade School:  Texas Tech University

Major/ Field of Study:  Business Management/ Marketing

Intended Career Path:  Corporate Sales

Abbey Tincher

Extra-Curricular Activities:  Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Softball, Poultry Judging, Quiz team for FFA, Stock Shows, showing rabbits, Poultry Judging (CDE), and Quiz team (LDE).

Clubs & Organizations:  MWHS Student Council President, Class President, FFA Officer, National Honor Society

Future Plans:

College/University/ Trade School:  Tarleton State University

Major/ Field of Study:  Business/ Marketing

Intended Career Path: Advertising

2014 Ram Elite Inductee Cayler Banks was the special guest of honor and spoke to the students and reminded the distinguished group to always have a mentor as they navigate life.

Also each year during the Elite Ram ceremony, a Distinguished Alumnus is named and honored. The 2023 winner was awarded posthumously to long time English Teacher Bonnie Stroman who passed away during this school year. Her brother Jeff was presented with the award by her good friend Marcelinda Williams.