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  • Former Cedar Hill Basketball Star Finds New Path

    Former Cedar Hill Basketball Star Finds New Path

    Cedar Hill High School Class of 2008 Graduate Skylar Collins was part of the 2011 NCAA Division I National Championship Team during her junior season at Texas A&M.

    Collins learned a great deal about the sport, returning to the National Championship Game six years later as a member of the Mississippi State staff.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Is An Executive Leader With GM Financial

    Cedar Hill Graduate Is An Executive Leader With GM Financial

    Doug Johnson, a 1984 Cedar Hill High School Graduate, is an Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for GM Financial – one of the largest employers in Tarrant County.

    While his work is based in downtown Fort Worth and he lives in suburban Tarrant County, Johnson has fond memories of his time as a Cedar Hill Longhorn.

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  • Hunt Shines As A Lighting Specialist

    Hunt Shines As A Lighting Specialist

    Elizabeth Hunt’s Cedar Hill ISD roots run deep. She still proudly sings the song of Bray Elementary where she started in the mid 1980s.

    “Bray, B-R-A-Y, Take a look and see,” Hunt sings with glee.

    Hunt, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 1997, is the Regional Vice President of Sales for Axis Lighting, a Montreal-based international lighting company.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Enjoys Coaching Football Overseas

    Cedar Hill Graduate Enjoys Coaching Football Overseas

    Marcus Herford played a key role in building the foundation for the success of the Cedar Hill High School Football Program.
    Now, he’s leading athletes in the capital city (Berlin) of one of football’s emerging markets (Germany).
    “The reason I coach is to give back to these young men and help them,” said Herford, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2004 Graduate. “You get to see the world while you’re what you love.”

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  • Victoria Jackson Is On The Path to Becoming A Doctor

    Victoria Jackson Is On The Path to Becoming A Doctor

    Cedar Hill High School Class of 2016 Graduate Victoria Jackson recently graduated from the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio and is now ready to work toward her goal of becoming a medical doctor.

    “I knew from around the age of 10 that I wanted to be a doctor,” Jackson said, “Being a doctor is my calling.”

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  • Former Longhorn Graduated from Georgetown, Excels in Poetry

    Former Longhorn Graduated from Georgetown, Excels in Poetry

    Glen Waters has lost count of how many poems he’s composed since the age of 10.
    There are books full of poetry, from cover to cover. Then, there’s the plethora of poetry in Notes App on his iPhone.
    Sometimes, it takes a month to write a poem. Other times, it will be completed in five minutes.

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  • Hickmans Have Impacted Cedar Hill for Generations

    Hickmans Have Impacted Cedar Hill for Generations

    Traphene Parramore Hickman has some advice for the 518 members of the Cedar Hill High School Class of 2021 seventy-one years after she and 14 classmates accepted their diplomas from the district.
    “The future’s just out there,” Hickman said. “Take every opportunity. Take every step. Go forward, even if you’re afraid. Live for tomorrow and never look backward.”

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  • Longhorn Love Endures for Fogles

    Longhorn Love Endures for Fogles

    Dr. Whitney and Nick Fogle met in the mid 1980s at a pre-school in Cedar Hill, and they were Kindergarten classmates at Bray Elementary School in 1986.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Named Mr. Texas Southern University

    Cedar Hill Graduate Named Mr. Texas Southern University

    Montgomery Morris, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2018 Graduate, had his heart set on playing NCAA Division I College Basketball at Texas Southern University (TSU) while studying Business at the Houston-based university.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduates Lead Trinity Valley Women's Basketball to NJCAA Silver Medal

    Cedar Hill Graduates Lead Trinity Valley Women's Basketball to NJCAA Silver Medal

    Two Cedar Hill High School Graduates led the most consistently successful junior college women’s basketball program to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championship Game last month.
    Trinity Valley Community College Women’s Basketball head coach Precious Ivy, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2006 Graduate, is 39-3 as head coach of TVCC, which is located in Athens – 90 miles southeast of Cedar Hill.

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  • Frazier’s “Longhorn Homecoming” Sweetened By Teacher of the Year Honor

    Frazier’s “Longhorn Homecoming” Sweetened By Teacher of the Year Honor

    Tiara Frazier remembers when she arrived at Waterford Oaks Elementary in August 2018.

    “When I came here, I was like ‘wow, everyone is so nice, is it because I’m new?” Frazier said. “No, they’re just as genuine as they were during my first year here. We have a great administration here, and my colleagues are like a family. We can always call each other – whether it’s about school or something else.”

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Returns as Teacher, Coach

    Cedar Hill Graduate Returns as Teacher, Coach

    Not long ago, Brice Musgrove was defending America as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy.

    While serving on active duty, he worked as an assistant coach to rebuild a struggling high school football team in coastal Virginia.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Named Plummer Teacher of the Year

    Cedar Hill Graduate Named Plummer Teacher of the Year

    When Megan Rios, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2007 Graduate, thought about becoming a teacher, she had positive memories of her CHISD educators at the forefront of her mind.

    “I had some amazing teachers throughout the years, but the ones that made the biggest impact on me were the ones I had in elementary and intermediate school – Mrs. Ruiz, Mrs. Lichtenwalter, Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Franklin,” Rios said. “I always knew I wanted a career helping kids, but I didn’t realize I wanted to be a teacher until I did student teaching. As soon as I stepped in a classroom, I knew it was where I was meant to be."

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  • Garret McGuire’s Coaching Journey Starts With the Carolina Panthers

    Garret McGuire’s Coaching Journey Starts With the Carolina Panthers

    When Garret McGuire was in fourth grade, his mother, Debbie, picked him up early for school. It was a special occasion because McGuire was about to meet one of his football heroes.

    McGuire, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2017 Graduate and the son of longtime former Cedar Hill High School head football coach Joey McGuire, was immersed in football at a young age. And by second grade, he’d watched his father lead Cedar Hill to the 2006 State Championship, the first in program history.

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  • Former Cedar Hill Volleyball Standout Focuses on Coaching and Counseling

    Former Cedar Hill Volleyball Standout Focuses on Coaching and Counseling

    In December 2017, Briana Holman had one of the largest college graduation parties in the United States.

    Holman, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2013 Graduate, was a senior middle blocker for the University of Nebraska Volleyball Team when the Huskers were scheduled to play Florida in the NCAA Division I Championship Game on December 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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  • Triche Continues Success at Sam Houston State

    Triche Continues Success at Sam Houston State

    There’s only one person who has the distinction of going undefeated in the Battle of Belt Line Football Series between 2016 and 2018.

    Daryon Triche helped lead the Cedar Hill High School Football Team to a district championship in 2018 including a 32-17 victory over DeSoto.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Is Enjoying Exceptional Coaching Journey

    Cedar Hill Graduate Is Enjoying Exceptional Coaching Journey

    Ashlaa Zuniga won a state championship as an assistant coach and nearly went to the NCAA Final Four as a player, but there was nothing quite like the morning of November 16, 2019 when she faced her alma mater as an opposing head coach for the first time.

    Zuniga, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2005 Graduate, became the head girls basketball coach at Waxahachie in 2019.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Is Now A Tech CEO For A Stock Trading App

    Cedar Hill Graduate Is Now A Tech CEO For A Stock Trading App

    Two Thousand and Fifteen was a pivotal year for Algopear Chief Executive Officer Ronnie Green, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2011 Graduates.

    “I spent the entire year learning how to take real money live and grow it,” said Green, who lives in Cedar Hill. “I read books and did online research. It completely changed my life and made me look at finances differently.”

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Reflects on Integrating Cedar Hill ISD

    Cedar Hill Graduate Reflects on Integrating Cedar Hill ISD

    Kimberly Lacy Patman remembers when the scariest day of her life received a glimmer of hope that remains bright to this day.
    Patman was 6 years old in 1972. She was the youngest member of the Lacy Family, the first Black family to enroll in Cedar Hill Independent School District the previous year. Prior to 1971, few Black families lived in Cedar Hill.

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  • CTE Programs Motivated Cedar Hill Graduate To Pursue Business at the University of Texas

    CTE Programs Motivated Cedar Hill Graduate To Pursue Business at the University of Texas

    Cedar Hill High School Class of 2017 Graduate Kathy Tra was one of the first scholars to participate in the newly created CTE (Career & Technical Education) Programs offered in the district. Tra was a junior when she joined both DECA and Business Professionals of America, not knowing the impact it would have on her future.

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  • Jordan Takes Leadership Skills to Ouachita Baptist University

    Jordan Takes Leadership Skills to Ouachita Baptist University

    Ebon Jordan remembers his freshman year at Cedar Hill High School in 2016-2017.

    He was the lone freshman on the Longhorns’ Boys Varsity Soccer Team that included 16 seniors. With that much experience, finding leadership wasn’t an issue.

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  • Cedar Hill Graduates Launch Successful Healthcare Company

    Cedar Hill Graduates Launch Successful Healthcare Company

    Tolu Opeloye and Dr. Charles Johnson met one another during Chemistry Class at Permenter Middle School in the fall of 1998.
    They became best friends, partly due to their love for science and inquiry.
    Little did the Cedar Hill High School Class of 2004 Graduates know that they would become business partners in Amazon Health Services (no relation to the e-commerce company, Amazon) in Houston.

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  • Goodwyn Celebrates Two Decades In Sales Profession

    Goodwyn Celebrates Two Decades In Sales Profession

    Cedar Hill High School Class of 2001 Graduate Danell Goodwyn knows that sales isn’t for everyone, but he encourages scholars to consider it as a career.

    “It’s not for the faint of heart, and it’s not super easy,” Goodwyn said. “At the same time, your personality and characteristics that are unique to you can help determine if a career in sales is a good fit. You have to pick up on verbal and non-verbal cues, and have some confidence in what you’re selling.”

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  • Cedar Hill Graduate Becomes Successful Entrepreneur

    Cedar Hill Graduate Becomes Successful Entrepreneur

    Kia-Shun Voltz, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 2007 Graduate, always expected to be a Chief Executive Officer of a company.
    “I never thought I’d run my own company or create a product that is being shipped all around the world,” Voltz said.

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  • Houston Zoo Curator Is Proud of His Cedar Hill Roots

    Houston Zoo Curator Is Proud of His Cedar Hill Roots

    Kevin Hodge, a 1993 Cedar Hill High School Graduate, fondly remembers growing up in the High Pointe neighborhood in the mid 1980s.

    Hodge and his friends from Bray Elementary decided to climb a tree in the High Pointe woods. He planned it out and even brought some free weights.

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