January Female Student of the Month
Jacie Oltjendiers is the 17-year-old daughter of Julie and Jeffrey Oltjendiers. She is ranked 8th in her class with a 103 average.
Jacie is very involved in FHS serving as the trumpet section leader and head librarian for the Mighty Tiger Band, performing in the One-Act Play and Theatre Troupe, serving as Parliamentarian of the National Honor Society, the president of the Hope Committee, and officer-at- large of the Class of 2020. She is a member of the Link Crew and her church ACTS group as well as the Sunnyside 4-H and 4-H Shotgun team.
Jacie is in advanced courses including dual credit and Honors and has received the Palo Alto Part-Time Honors Award and been on the All-A Honor Roll. She has placed with her rabbits at the Wilson County Stock Show and won Grand Champion Pie in the baked food show.
When not busy with school, Jacie volunteers at Vacation Bible School, does 4-H service projects and works at ACTS retreats. Additionally, she has assisted with the Volunteer Fire Department dinners.
She also works part-time at Picosa Creek Realty as a secretary.
Jacie plans to attend Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she plans to double major in Business and Theatre. Her top strengths are strategic, Futuristic, Adaptability, Belief and Restorative.
January Male Student of the Month
Garrett Nunnelly is the 18-year-old son of Tonie and Cary Nunnelly. He is in the top quartile of his class with an overall average of 98.8.
Garrett is very involved in the FHS AF-JROTC in which he has served as Flight Commander, Drill Commander, and Ops Commander; he currently serves as Command Chief. He is also the president of the Business Professionals of America and a member of Link Crew, National Honor Society, and FCCLA. Through ROTC, Garrett has received three national awards and has attended the Cadet Leadership Course. Additionally, Garrett attended Texas Boys’ State where he was elected sheriff.
When Garrett is not at school, he volunteers his time assisting underclassmen in ROTC as well as students needing help in Culinary. He has volunteered to work every Peanut Festival during his high school years, and he assisted in installing a water pump for a well for a local business. He has a part-time job at HEB where he has been promoted from customer-service assistant to cashier.
Garrett has been accepted to Texas A&M University – College Station where he intends to study Marketing and Economics. His top strengths are Achiever, Futuristic, Adaptability, Strategic and Leaner.