This Weeks Senior Spotlights

posted Apr 11, 2016, 1:13 PM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 1:21 PM ]







Lauren Rentch

I have been a student at Knippa for six years; I started here in seventh grade. I have been involved in cross-country, track, basketball, tennis, and FFA.  Some of my accomplishments include advancing to state for cross-country and tennis, making it to playoffs to basketball, and competing in regionals for track.

My greatest memory that will stay with me forever is cross-country during senior year.  The whole team grew together like a family.  Everyone, even Coach Esquivel, was so supportive and encouraging.  This got us to state competition, and I will never forget this season or my teammates.

I liked how for the most part, no one was a stranger, and we were all friends.  I will miss faculty, friends, and sports when I graduate from Knippa.

I plan to attend either Schreiner University or Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi to pursue a degree and career in nursing.

My advice to younger students is to enjoy your classes.  Grades are important, and do every extracurricular activity you can.  Your time here will be gone before you know it.

Rules and work may be a pain, but in the end, it’s worth it, and I feel more prepared and further ahead than seniors from other campuses, especially since I will be graduating with my Associate of Arts degree this year.







Victor Ortiz


I have been going to school at Knippa since I was in pre-k.

I have been in basketball, tennis, UIL, One Act Play, and golf.  Some of my accomplishments include making playoffs in basketball, going to state in team tennis, and graduating with not only my high school diploma but also with my Associate of Arts degree.

What I loved most about my time in Knippa is the amazing friends, family, and teachers that I have created such as strong bond with throughout all these years and how welcoming Knippa is to anybody.  My fondest memory was our eighth grade graduation.  It was a really special milestone for myself and the rest of my class.

I will miss my friends.  We have been through so much these past years, and we have always been there for each other. 

My advice for younger students is enjoy every single second with the people you care about.  Grades and college are important, so if you get everything done and get accepted to the college you plan on attending, the more relaxed you’ll be for the rest of senior year.    

I will attend Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  I want to graduate with a graduate degree in kinesiology and business management.  This would not only allow me to become an athletic trainer, but I can also give my mother and siblings the live have always deserved, and I can repay my wonderful parents for everything they have done for me.