KHS Class of 2016 exits with lots of success

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Saturday evening, Kennedale High School held graduation

ceremonies at MacGorman Chapel on the campus of the Southwestern Baptist

Theological Seminary for the 230 member Class of 2016. {{more:[Full Story]}}

Collectively this class earned over $675,000 in scholarships

for their first year alone. But this class has also seen a lot of new things and has known a lot of success just in the final two years of high


lots of first for this class …

Some of the first that this class was a part of over the

last two years:

  • a top five finish in the state 4A marching competition for

    the Wildcat Marching Band;

  • the start of a new AV program with the production of daily

    newcasts and the first entry into a state video contest that finished as one of the top three videos in Texas Class 4A;

  • the start of the first outdoor education program that produces

    top state teams in archery and bass fishing in its first year;

  • a top 4 finish in the first ever state cheerleading

    competition and a #15 finish in national cheerleading competition;

  • the first perfect scores earned by a KHS Choir in UIL contest;
  • first ever undefeated Wildcat football season and repeated

    two years in row with a combined overall record of 24-2 and 10 straight

    district wins;

  • first ever soccer state title, this won by the KHS LadyKats;
  • first ever back to back state titles by any KHS team in UIL athletics

    events, again won by the LadyKats soccer team (Note: in non-UIL competition, the

    KHS men?s power lifting teams won back

    to back state titles in 2007 & 2008).

17 district and 9 area titles …

This graduating class also saw the restart of the Kennedale

Jazz band that placed 4 in the All-Region Band this year; the KHS Band

program earned its 9th and 10th Sweepstakes award; the

KHS Theatre Program advance in one-act competition for the first time in 8

years; the advancement of 19 choir members and 36 band members to state; the winning of 17 district and 9 area athletic titles to

go along with the two state championships; the high school computer science team continuing to challenge the best teams in the area in head to head meets after

finishing second in the state last year; the continued expansion of the CTE program with one of the first progams, health science, successfully placing of a number of students in hospital settings with some earning certification; and, the somewhat controversial change from individual textbooks to laptops and no lockers.

top four finish in Lone Star Cup 4 years in a row …

Throughout all four years for these seniors, Kennedale

remained one of the top four 4A high schools in Texas in the Lone Star Cup competition (a competition that includes results of state academic, band and athletic

contests). This year Kennedale is

set to finish in 3th place after a 4th place finish last

year, a 3rd place two years ago and a 2nd place finish in


The following photos provided by Kennedale High School Yearbook staff does not include all seniors, only those who provided senior photos.
Congratulations and best wishes to the KHS Class of 2016!

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