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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press * March 9, 2011 Kyle son in JROTC San Marcos Academy studerit Richard Smith, a junior from Kyle, received two awards at the school's Parent Day JROTC Promotions Ceremony Feb. 19. Cadet PFC Smith was recognized as Cadet of the Quarter for the Bear Batteiion and also received the Physical Fitness Award. He is receiving his medals from Cadet Lt. Col. Zack Middleton, a senior from Wimberley. Smith is the son of Christie Smith and Roger Smith of Kyle. Driftwood man completes USAF basic Iraining Air Force airman Morgan A. Flenniken of Driftwood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an eight-week program that in- cluded training in military dis- cipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is the son of William Flenniken of Driftwood. Flenniken graduated from a home school program in 2003, and received an associate degree in 2005 from Virginia College in Austin. A&M minis seven Seven local students were among the 3,500 who graduat- ed from Texas A&M University during fall commencement ceremonies. Locals completing graduate degrees include : Matthew ]. Hinkle of Drip- ping Springs, who received a master's of science degree in poultry science and Ross H. Kelin of Driftwood, master's of science in rangeland ecology and management. Locals completing under- graduate degrees include James A. Barnhouse of Buda, who received a bachelor's of science degree in engineering technology; Kristin A. Board- man of Dripping Springs, bachelor's of science in interdisciplinary studies; Julie A. Gandre of Mountain City, bachelor's of business admin- istration in accounting; Ian A. Herman of Buda, bachelor's of science in agronomy; and Katie J. Kelsey of Buda, bach- elor's of science in interdisci- plinary studies. honored at A&M Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding aca- demic performance. The Dean s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours dur- NEWS FROM ABROAD ing the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale. A second designation, Distinguished Student, recognizes those who earned a 3.5 to 3.74 GPR while taking at least 15 hours for the fall semester. Local students who made Deans Honor Roll include Maximo Acosta of Buda, a mechanical engineering senior; Jessica A. Difucci of Kyle, a biology freshman; Catherin R. Hensley of Drip- ping Springs, a psychology sophomore; Grayson C. Miller of Buda, a psychology sopho- more; Allison K. Troetschel of Buda, a horticulture senior; and Ailyson S. Wright of Drip- ping Springs, an interdisci- plinary studies senior. Locals who made the Distinguished Student list include Johanna Aivarado, an international studies senior; Jonathon M. Brazeal of Buda, a business administration freshman; Lauren C. Greaves, an agriculture communica- tions and journalism senior; Sarah E. Payne of Dripping Springs, a biomedical scienc- es sophomore; and Abbie M, Thames of Buda, a business administration freshman. Kyle resident makes Olivet dean's list ]acqueline Rose of Kyle was named to the dean's list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed fall 2010 semester. Fulltime Olivet students must have a semester grade point average of higher than 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. is an ac- credited Christian, liberal arts university offering over 120 areas of study. Two graduate from I plan Samantha Knight of Buda and Dawn Burns of Kyle re- cently graduated from Kaplan University. Knight earned an associ- ate's of applied science degree in business administration. Bums earned a bachelor's de- gree in professional studies. The Miami-based online university caters to adult stu- dents who want to continue their education. Buda resident named to honor roll Eric Wills of Buda has earned a place on the Dean's Honor Roll for the fall semes- ter at Texas State Technical College in Waco. Wills, who studies electrical power control, is among those recognized with a scholastic achievement of a 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average for the semester. SFA honors Buda naUve Brown Alex Matthew Brown, forestry major from Buda, has been named to the President's HonOr Roll at Stephen E Aus- tin State University for the fall semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be en- rolled in 12 or more semester hours and maintain a grade point average of 4.0. Residents well rop on Texas State's Dean's Met Texas State Uni~ersity has announced the names of students named to the Dean's List for the fall 2010 semester. Students must earn a mini- mum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.9 scale while taking at least 12 semester hours. Students from Buda who were honored include Sean C. Arnold, Dustin Ray Becket, Tiffany G. Becker, Emily D. Brooks, Julia R. Burich, Emily D. Bums, Shelby R. Caiabrese, Godfrey S. Cambel, Joshua T. Carroll, Myriah D. Cerda, Alissa J. Christian, Jillian L. Crooks, Dawn M. Doyle, Amanda M. Duran, Heather Duran, Ribel Fares, Megan E. Fowler, Angelina M. Garcia, Emesto Gonzalez, MichaelA. Graham, Daniel L Herrin, Cody P Her- ring, Robert D. Hesselbrock, Kristin M Hill, Tammie IC Hill and Alexander IC Horton,. Also from Buda, Michael E. Hurst, Stephanie P. Jones, OOUm-r.SY I~0T0 Robert L. Koch, Ashlie R. Maresch, Alison K. Martinez, Sarah Elise Marton, Ken J. Munnell, Adeline R. Najvar, Jennifer L. Nowland, Kelsey L. Ostrander, Kayla Eileen Pendergraft, Kara A. Peters, Gregory S. Pontejos, Diana L. Rayo, Crystal M. Reeves, Justin Lee Steadiaam, Debbie S. Supernaw, Kelly R. Swart, Kristen M. Ueeck, William C. Warrick, LeRoy E Waterman, Helen E Whitehead, Jason W. Wright and Katie L. Younts. Students from Kyle who were honored include Monica P. Armstrong, Austin Arzaga, Jen- nifer E. Barkdull, Francine M. Boyter, MandyA. Brown, Trista G. Bullock, Christopher M. Caputo, StaceyA. Christopher, Cortney Michelle Cliff, Joshua H. Collins, Christopher G. Contreras, Cynthia A. Crowell, Samantha E. Crowell, Joel M. Davis, Robert Davis, Rosalyn C. Dietz, Anthony E. Duncan, Melinda Dianne Earp, Michael J. Ebbinghaus, Shonda L. Elizalde, Leon M~ Evans, Adron S. Eyhom, Adam H. Ferguson, Amanda D. Garraway and Samantha IC C-erbine. Also from Kyle, Matthew R. Green, Matthew R. Greene, Shana Nicole Grimes, Robyn L Grona, Jacob M. Gwin, Jordan James Hanks, Aaron J. Harper, Ahilya Heerah- Birbalsingh, Lauren Ashley HeffTon, Angelina J. Heman- dez, Russell J. Hudson, Corey S. Jackson, Amy C. Johnson, Lance B. Jones, Theodore C. Kash, Brittany Erin Kelly, Thomas G. Madden, Tawny C. Marfinez, John S. McCune, Karlyn B. McCutchan, Janeth L. Medina-Obregon, Kimberly R. Mitchell, Dustin M. Mlenar, Max C, Montgomery, Damon A. Oman, Ashley Nicole Ortiz; GabriellaV. Ortuno, Grayson M. Paynter, Brian E Pettit, John M. Quiroga, Nancy Ramirez, Stephanie M Rickey, Amanda Carolyn Rodriguez, Christine M. Santelli, Daniel Soto, Clay B. Stevens, Staci A. Tinajero, Emily G. Tomlin, Kristina Vera, Thomas L. Welch and Sara Elizabeth'Arflliams. Other local students include (from Manchaca) Samantha K. Campbell, Corissa A. Craddick, Gerry D. Kammer, Ion J. Law- son, Jeremy S. Logan, Monica C. Lopez, Marriah N. Mickan, Veronica J. Raney, Jessica A. Rodriguez, (from Maxwell) Sarah B. Trombley, Jaclyn R. Archer, Marissa A. Lopez and Dorothy J. McDonald. STAFF REPORT An estimated 75 exhibi- tors are expected at the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Green Living Showcase later this month, an exhibition of environmentally conscious products and services. The showcase will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the City of San Marcos Conference Center in the Embassy Suites, 1001 East McCarty Lane. "We believe that the showcase will not only pro- vide an excellent market- ing and networking oppor- tunity for those members who wish to be exposed to a larger audience and are looking for ways to incor- porate sustainability into their lifestyles, but it will also demonstrate San Mar- cos' commitment to quality of life enhancements that will attract new residents and businesses looking at the 1-35 corridor," said Clay DeStefano, the chamber's Natural Resources commit- tee chair. The event includes work- shops and demonstrations scheduled throughout the day disseminating tools and resources in .~reen build- ing, energy emciency, wa- ter conservation, recycling, commuting solutions, al- ternative energy ideas and earth-friendly products. The Green Living Show- case will open with a mu- sicai performance by the First and Second Step pre- Met of "~w.ce~(ul O~anlc Gardening" by event head- liner, author and founder of Garden-Ville, Malcolm Beck =Zero-Energy Homes" by 2003 "National Green Advocate of the Year," Pater Pfeiffor, FAIA "Solar, Wind, & Geo- thermal Technologlee to Eliminate Your Electric Bill" by JP Novak of Hill Country Ecopower "Honey Bees and Our Food Supply" by Bob & Denise Benson of the SMA Bee Wranglers "Energy & Water Effiofen- cy TIps for Your Home" by City of San Marcos Gooser- vation Coordinator Jan Klein "//ear the Sun: A Look at Solar Drying" by the Silver awerd-winning Texas State McCoy College Net Impact =Recycling Mattersl" by Maia Corbitt of the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Who Central Texas Green Economy" by Jose Beceiro, Director of Clean Energy with the Austin Chamber WVater Conservation: Rein- water collection, grey-water reuse & irrigation" by Chris MaxweiI-Gainas, owner of Innovative Water Solutions schools, say more speakers will be Malcolm Beck, founder of added in coming week~. Gardenville, will once again Media sponsors for the serve as a headline speaker event include the Hays Free at the event. There will also Press, the San Marcos Met- be a recycled art activity for kids to participate in. Other confirmed speak- ers include representatives from the SMA Bee Wran- glers, Hill Country Ecopow- er and McCoy College Net cury, 98.9 FM and greentv- The event is free tO the public. For sponsorship and reg- istration information call (512) 393-5900 or visit the Impact, the second-place Green Living Showcase winner in the International website at www.glshowcase. Force for Change Awards corn or find the event's page competition. Organizers on Facebook. Kyle Animal Hospi 1 00 Ha[[ Professional Center 268-5003 www.KyleVet.corn NEWI VACCINE CLINIC - SATURDAYS (Cart or visit website for dates 8 detaits) J FARMER Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT * HEALTH 251 N. 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