One of Silsbee High School’s beloved students, Ryet Whitstine, is graduating with the Class of 2018.
The young man enjoys life and cares about others. Mona Harrell-Bodle of SHS says Ryet does not like to see people sad and he loves to laugh and smile.
He is happy to stay in Silsbee and looking forward to his new job at the Silsbee ISD Administration building along with his mother. Some of his job duties will include handling mail, filing, and shredding.
Ryet’s mother is proud of his accomplishments and says, “Ryet is the best gift I've ever been given. His pure heart motivates me every day to be the best person that I can so that I am worthy to be his mom. He is my hero. His goal after high school is to be independent, get a job, and buy an old blue truck and learn to drive. I can't wait to help him see those goals achieved. “
He enjoyed his time at SHS and has many fond memories. One of his favorite days was the Senior Field Day when he spent most of the time staying cool on the inflatable water slide.
Ryet looked forward to getting hand-shakes from Hardin County Deputy Ben Hawthorne whenever he was on campus.
Although he will miss his friends at SHS, he hopes to see them out and about in Silsbee.
Ryet would advise incoming freshmen not to be afraid, have fun, and there is help there if you need it.