Davis Shackelford and Jaqlyn Evans are Mr. and Miss Glen Rose High School for the 2019-20 school year.
The honor, decided by a vote of the high school teachers and administration, was announced on May 15. Only members of the senior class are eligible for the title, which is given out at the end of each school year. Other GRHS honors such as king and queen for homecoming and prom are decided by vote of the students.
“I was so excited,” said Evans, daughter of James and Jill Evans. “I love this town so much, and this makes me happy. It’s such a loving community.”
Evans has been a member of the GRHS Student Council all four years of high school, and a National Honor Society member the past two years. As a senior, Evans was student body vice president, class treasurer, and homecoming queen. She was the GRHS freshman class president, and sophomore class secretary.
She was a regional qualifier (second in district) in UIL Prose competition as a junior.
Also during her senior year, Evans was voted: Most Spirited; Best Sense of Humor; Most Eccentric; and Most Likely to be in Movies.
Evans said she will be attending Oklahoma State University starting this fall, majoring in business and possibly focusing on marketing. She said she will be heading to Stillwater to begin school there in August.
Her father, James Evans, is the head varsity baseball coach of the Tigers. Her mother, Jill Evans, is a GRHS teacher.
Shackelford said that he felt “very honored,” particularly considering he has only lived in Glen Rose for four years.
“It meant a lot,” said Shackelford, a former all-state football player who served as the GRHS senior class president. “I was pretty surprised. I was just really happy to get selected.”
He is a son of Kelly and Margaret Shackelford of Glen Rose. Kelly has been the GRHS principal since June 2016.
Following his junior season when he was playing football for head coach Cliff Watkins, Shackelford was voted as an all-state tight end by the Texas Sports Writers Association. He opted not to play football his senior year, focusing on baseball year-round including extensive play in the summer with a select league travel team.
Between football and baseball, Shackelford set a total of eight GRHS records.
He has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Weatherford College, and is already starting to prepare for the collegiate level with an informal summer practice team.
Shackelford stated previously he will major in anatomy and physiology, and be involved in Weatherford College’s radiology program.
Shackelford earned first-team all-district honors for his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons playing baseball for coach Evans’ Tigers. As a sophomore, he was voted by the district’s baseball coaches as the Pitcher of the Year. He was voted as the district’s Newcomer of the Year as a freshman in 2017.
The 2020 baseball season had gotten underway, but was cut short because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic school shutdowns. As a result, all-district voting was not conducted this year for baseball.