2023 Salutatorian Alaina Griffin
Updated: Mar 8
Salutatorian: Alaina Griffin
Parents: Chad and Amy Griffin
Alaina started at HCA in kindergarten, and over the years we have watched her grow in the talents God has given her. She has been recognized for her many accomplishments in athletics and academics. Alaina’s volleyball coach, Jaclyn Hill, has had a lasting impact on Alaina’s life both on and off the volleyball court. Alaina says Coach Hill has helped her fall in love with volleyball again and made her senior season one that she will never forget. Alaina had fun, but also felt pushed to be better. Alaina’s life verse is John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Distinguished Honors Diploma with 4.0 GPA
Multiple Class Academic Awards
Academic Excellence Award (9th - 11th)
Honors Academic Team-Destination Imagination: 1st at state (9th); Spirit of DI Award, 1st at state (10th); DaVinci Award, 6th and 2nd place at Globals, 2nd at state in TX Extreme (11th); 1st at regionals and state qualifier (12th)
National Honor Society Vice President
ACSI Distinguished Christian Student Award
Volleyball (9th – 12th); Area Champions (11th); Co- Captain (12th)
TAPPS Volleyball All District 2nd Team (12th)
Worship Team (9th -12th)
Newspaper Layout Manager (11th – 12th)
Track (9th - 12th)
Shield Leader – Shield of Wisdom
Student Council (9th – 12th)
Alaina’s favorite memory is last year’s junior senior retreat and making HCA history when the volleyball team became the Area Champions during Alaina’s junior year.
Alaina plans on attending the University of North Texas and majoring in communication design with a focus in graphic design.