American Graduate Champion: Tom Ray

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.


Today’s champion is Tom Ray! Tom Ray is the AP Government teacher and senior representative at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas. He knows how to relate to his students. “He makes a hard class easy for his students by trying to engage his students in activities and make it relatable to the knowledge that we currently know,” his nomination form said. “He nurtures us and he tries to make the effort to see his students succeed.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.