Rutherford, Linnard top BHS grads for 2007

Brady High School will send 76 graduating seniors out into the world Friday night with a commencement ceremony scheduled for 8 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. Lindsey Renae Rutherford, class valedictorian for the 2007 graduating senior class at Brady High School, is the daughter of Jo Kelly and Rodney Rutherford. She ends her high school career with a 4.41 grade point average and plans to attend Baylor University and major in international studies, enrolling in many studying-abroad programs while continuing her education. Her dream is to become a successful interpreter or translator and travel all over the world, breaking down the language barrier between countries in conflict. While a student at Brady High, she was active in FCA, Youth Alive Bible Club, Student Council, SPOOKS, basketball, tennis, Interact, cross country, UIL spelling, Honors Band, prom committee, Flag Corp, FTA, Career Club and the Spanish Club. She was a member of the homecoming court, Flag Corp captain, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars and the National Honor Roll. Also, she attended the LCRA Leadership Conference, the Lions Honor Banquet, the Ol’ Houn’ Dawgs Annual Sports Banquet and the John Ben Sheppard Leadership Conference. She was selected ‘Top Girl,’ received the ‘Top Biology AP Student Award,’ the ‘Outstanding Flag Corp Award’ and was selected ‘Most Ambitious’ by her peers. In addition, she was listed in ‘Who’s Who Among American High School Students, was voted ‘Class Favorite’ and ‘Most Likely to Succeed.’ Jason Linnard, the son of Deborah Linnard, is the 2007 class salutatorian for BHS and completes his high school education with a 4.24 GPA. While at Brady High, he was active in Academic Challenge, the Famed Brady Bulldog Band drum line, One-Act Play and the Technology Club. He was very active in UIL, competing in computer science, mathematics, number sense, science, accounting and Academy of Freedom. He was a state qualifier in UIL mathematics and a regional qualifier in computer science, number sense, accounting and mathematics. His future plans are to attend Texas Tech University and major in computer science and attain a Master’s in software engineering. He hopes to become a lead software developer for a major software corporation. Completing the “Top Ten” percent at Brady High are Holly Watson, Lee Moreno, Whitney Neal, Amanda Vandine and Amberly Stephens.

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