On 2/24/2015, Principle of Magnolia West High School (MWHS), Brad Schnautz, presented the four Rotary Students of Excellence for this quarter.  Pictured from left to right are MWHS Principal Brad Schnautz, Brianna Hill, Austin Cote, Cameron Wilde, Reagan Trent, and Magnolia Rotary President Dan Lowe.
MWHS Principal Brad Schnautz presented the 4 "Students of Excellence" for this quarter. Starting first with the girls, Principal Schnautz spoke about each of the following students:r
1. Brianna Hill
Brianna is the daughter of Monica Hill and is ranked 6th in her class of 2015. She will be attending Texas A&M University and will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering where she plans to design prosthetics or hearing aids for the millions of patients she might benefit. Brianna played volleyball her Freshman year, is a member of NHS, a member of STUCO (student council), and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Brianna has over 90 hours of community service hours helping Abandoned Animal Rescue and Joy Ride (a therapeutic riding center for special needs children). Brianna also maintains an Honor Roll Status even though in her Freshman year, she had to take care of her siblings while her Mom was in a critical care unit. Brianna also has been recognized for outstanding achievement in Chemistry, Photo Journalism, and Principals of Health Science.
Brianna enjoys spending time with her family especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas and watching action movies like "Remember the Titans". She moved to Magnolia in the 6th grade from Klein ISD and has publicly stated that "this is the best school district that I have even been in".
Brianna told the group that she considered the award from the Magnolia Rotary Club to be a great honor but wanted everyone to know that being one of the best not only brings rewards but also a great deal of stress trying to fit everything she is involved with into a very tight schedule.
2. Reagan Trent
Reagan is the daughter of Brad & Jonise Trent and is ranked 10th in her class of 2015. She will be attending Concordia University in Austin to play softball where she has received an academic scholarship. She is currently in FCCLA, a member of NHS, a member of the MWHS Softball Program (all 4 years) where she received Honorable Mention - All District, honored twice as an NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete, and participated in Track & Field in. her Junior year. Reagan has approximately 40 hours of community service with the YMCA of Tomball/Magnolia and the Malcolm Purvis Library. She is majoring in Kinesiology and aspires to be a Physical Therapist. Reagan is also thought of as a great leader on and off the field.
Reagan enjoys softball, hanging out with friends, and going to the river with family and friends. She also has an older sister.
Reagan told everyone that she thought highly of the teachers and staff at MWHS but also gives most of the credit for who she is to her mom.
3. Austin Cote
Austin is the son of Chris & Beverly Cote and is ranked 15th in his class of 2015. He will be attending the Texas A&M University where he will major in Oceanic Engineering. Austin is a current member of NHS, DECCA, and has been a member of the MWHS basketball program all 4 years (2nd Team All District in his Sophomore and Junior years). Austin has logged 40 hours of community service with the MISD Camp Invention, Tomball Animal Shelter, and the Houston Food Bank. He is what Principal Schnautz calls a "Lifer" since he has been in the MISD school system all through grades K-12. He has been on the Honor Roll all through high school.
Austin enjoys playing basketball, playing water sports, riding four wheelers, attending Aggie sports events, hanging out at the family lake house on Lake Limestone, and hanging out with friends. He also has 3 older brothers.
Austin told everyone that he simply loves the Magnolia area and wanted to thank the awesome teachers and staff at MISD for where he is today.
4. Cameron Wilde
Cameron Wilde is the son of Greg and Kelly Wilde and is ranked 1st in his class of 2015. He will be attending the University of Texas where he will study Computer Science. He hopes to study Cyber Security, Software Development, and Artificial Intelligence. He has been in Interact all four years (as Treasurer in his Sophomore year and President in his Senior year), a member of NHS, a member of the Student Council, a member of the Band Program all four years, and part of the MWHS Debate Team where he served as its captain in his Junior year. He has accumulated 125 hours of community service with KMCB, the Magnolia Historic Society, and the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a high school board member of KMCB during his Freshman and Sophomore years.
Cameron really likes to play the drums and is considered to be really good (he can also stand on his head while playing the drums), plays in a local band (that played at halftime at a MWHS Basketball game), and hanging out with his friends. He also likes to volunteer in local community organizations. He has one younger sister.
Cameron told everyone that he really appreciated the local community support for the MISD students. He also thanked the teachers and staff at MWHS for helping him achieve his current status.