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Garrett Cooper Croley



Garrett is the son Dr. Tom and Misty Croley. Garrett plans to attend Baylor University. He is has been accepted in Business Fellows and is majoring in Anthropology and Business. He received the President’s Gold,  Carr P. Collins, Invitation to Excellence and is a Baylor Distinguished Scholar Recipient.

Student Honors/Activities: ·  

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2017
  • AP Scholar Award 2017
  • Boys Junior Varsity Singles Tennis District Champion 2015
  • Boys Varsity Singles District Champion 2017, 2018            
  • Hudson Tennis Captain’s Award 2017
  • W. E. Newell Award for Excellence in Math 2017
  • 4-H Rifle Team District Champions and State Qualifier 2017
  • Vocal Solo and Ensemble Regional Gold Medalist Class 1 2016
  • Vocal Solo and Ensemble State Silver Medalist 2016
  • UIL Academic Regional Qualifier 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • National Honor Society President 2017-2018
  • Student Council Vice-President 2016-2017
  • 4-H Livestock Club Council Representative 2016-2017
  • 4-H Livestock Club President 2017-2018
  • Varsity Tennis Team Captain 2017-2018
  • National Merit Commended 2018
  • Hudson Highlights Honor Guard 2016- 2018
  •  Drug-Free Allstars 2018

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Sarah Handley



​​Sarah is the daughter of  Dr. David and Dr. Melissa Handley. She has two older brothers, John and Eric Handley both graduates of Hudson High School. Sarah will be attending The University of Texas at Austin. She is a Communication major.

​​Student Honors / Activities:

  • Hudson Highlights Drill Team  2014-2018
  • Senior Sergeant 2017-2018
  • NHS Vice-President of  Community Service
  • Academy of Gymnastics and Dance Elite Traveling Squad
  • Key Club International
  • Student Council
  • NHS Exemplary Service Award (2017)
  • NHS Academic Excellence (2017, 2018)

Distinguished Hornets Academic Awards Banquet

Ethan McRoberts

The Distinguished Hornets Academic Awards Banquet to congratulate the top 10% of senior graduates was held on Monday, April 30th at 6:00 pm. Nineteen students were honored based on their academic accomplishments, leadership ability, service to others, and seventh-semester grade point average. Each student has chosen an educator to recognize as their Teacher of Influence, a person who has made a remarkable difference in their life. The students then told a few words about why they chose their educator to the audience.

The students and teachers to be honored are, in alphabetical order:

  • Nolan Craft--- Cheryl Lamon
  • Garrett Croley--Patrick Largent
  • Isaac Dove--Paul Olszewski
  • Travis Duvall--Kathleen Hughes
  • Julia Glass--Emily Ingram
  • Sylvie Gowin-- Terry Mize
  • Sarah Handley--Karen Rosser
  • Haley Henry-- Katelyn McWilliams
  • Hannah Hillier--Martha Robbins
  • Megan Hudson--Alicia Howatt
  • Sarah Grace Johnson--Mary Craft
  • Emila Lopez--Leigh Ann Hughes
  • Jorge Lopez-- Tina Lowe
  • Thien Nguyen--P.T. Walters
  • Mary Beth Ratcliff--Meredith Stanford
  • Jared Rudd--Kristin Adams
  • Hannah Turner--Lori Gowin
  • Presli Weiblinger--Emily Meisel
  • Reagan Wren--Paula West

Special thanks to Dessa Glass, Misty Croley, and Melissa Handley for chairing this event, and to April Lopez, for providing the information in this article!





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Hudson ISD: Hudson High School
6735 Ted Trout Dr.
Lufkin, Texas 75904

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Phone: 936-875-9244
Fax: 936-875-9209