National Honor Society member Connor Jackson, pictured at Howe High School graduation, received numerous scholarships to attend Texas A&M University’s Engineering program this fall in College Station. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


After Valedictorian Torrey Stubblefield’s speech, there were not many dry eyes in the building. Stubblefield will be going to Tarlton to play softball this fall. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


After Valedictorian Torrey Stubblefield’s speech, there were not many dry eyes in the building. Stubblefield will be going to Tarlton to play softball this fall. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


These boys call their group of friends “The Funky Bunch.” They have grown up together and have now graduated together. L-R: Gage Underwood, Ryan Carney, Chase Harvey, Andrew Griffin, Evan Walters, Ty Harvey, Peyton Reagan, Jeron Taylor and Chase Clayton (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


These boys call their group of friends “The Funky Bunch.” They have grown up together and have now graduated together. L-R: Gage Underwood, Ryan Carney, Chase Harvey, Andrew Griffin, Evan Walters, Ty Harvey, Peyton Reagan, Jeron Taylor and Chase Clayton (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


The Howe Class of 2018 have officially graduated. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Tyler Hawkins was one of many students from Howe’s Class of 2018 that has attended Howe ISD for all thirteen years. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


National Honor Society member Connor Jackson, pictured at Howe High School graduation, received numerous scholarships to attend Texas A&M University’s Engineering program this fall in College Station. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Howe Class of 2018 Salutatorian Alli Morgan will be going to Texas Tech this fall to study Agriculture Law. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Howe graduate Evan Walters flashes two thumbs up at the Howe High School graduation on Saturday, May 26. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Howe’s Class of 2018 at Saturday’s graduation ceremony. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


A few of Howe’s National Honor Society members for the Howe High School Class of 2018. (L-R) Addy Pecina, Natalie Honore, Erin Blackburn, Peyton Streetman and Dylan Moreau. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Howe Class of 2018 Salutatorian Alli Morgan will be going to Texas Tech this fall to study Agriculture Law. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Howe graduate Lydia Hagan looks for her family as she walks down to her seat. Hagan will be attending University of Texas-Tyler for a degree in nursing. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Emotions were high for many in the crowd of Saturday, including graduate Kaylon Cline. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Howe graduate Erin Ansley will be staying close to home this fall and going to Grayson College in Denison. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


Howe graduate Erin Blackburn is all smiles for the camera on graduation day. Blackburn will be playing softball for NCTC in Gainsville this fall. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)


The Howe Class of 2018 have officially graduated. (Michelle Carney / for the Van Alstyne Leader)