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Aldine ISD names 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

It is an incredible honor to receive top honors throughout a student’s educational journey. The senior with the highest weighted grade point average (GPA) is selected valedictorian and the senior with the second-highest weighted GPA is chosen salutatorian.

Aldine ISD has 18 students in the Class of 2020 who have achieved valedictorian or salutatorian honors. To obtain this recognition, the students had to work exceptionally hard, maintain focus throughout high school.

“We are excited to honor and recognize 18 outstanding senior students in the Class of 2020 as our valedictorians and salutatorians,” Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney said. “I am happy to acknowledge our valedictorians and salutatorians for maintaining an impressive academic record during their educational journey. We applaud you and we are confident that each of you will continue to be successful in everything you choose to do.”

The Aldine ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution to establish updated guidelines to that create local policy guiding class rank and honors during their March 24 board meeting. The action was taken to guide parents and students while the district is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is specific to students who are part of the Class of 2020.

Burial Service held for Sgt. Scholwinski

Funeral service ceremony for Sgt. Scholwinski.

HARRIS COUNTY — A memorial funeral service, and “End of Watch” ceremony were held Thursday, May 14 for Harris County Deputy Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski in Humble. The service was held at First Assembly of God on FM 1960.

Scholwinski, 70, died last week after battling COVID-19.

Dozens of officers from across Texas, as well as family and friends, came to honor Scholwinski, a 39-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.

It was a somber and moving sight as fellow deputies carried his flag-draped casket into the church.

Friends and family described Scholwinski as a humble servant and kind, caring human being who was willing to help anyone.

“That’s who Raymond was: he was pure gold,” said Scholwinski’s captain, Mike Koteras with HCSO District 2.

His adult children said his diagnosis and death from COVID-19 was not in vain.

“The medical staff came to us at the very end and said, ‘We have learned so much about his condition that it went on to help so many other people,'” said his son, Anthony Scholwinski. “Even in that hospital bed, that man wanted to help others.”