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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press April 28, 2010 First in a military tradition PHOTO BY DAVID SIMONEAUX Lehman High School Naval Junior ROTC held its first-ever military ball recently. Elected "royal" cadets Queen Mar- tika Miller and King Alejandro Trujillo got the honors of cutting the NJROTC cake. Hi-tech girl in digital world Hays High School ju- nior Laina Bales displays her award-winning "Our digiTal wodd...Instruc- tional Tech- nology" logo following the announcement that her creation will be the im- age used for the school district's 2010 Technol- ogy Showcase, set for May 20 at the Perform- ing Arts Center. Other grade- level winners included Buda Elementary fifth- grader Meghan Ballinger, Barton Middle School eighth-grader Roxana Soils and Academy High School senior Leticia Hernandez. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN ,, COURTESY PHOTO lobe accepted as Turing Scholar at Off. Lehman High School senior Samantha Williamson (left) has been accepted as a Turing Scholar in the University of Texas Honors Computer Science Pro- gram. The recommendation of her former Computer Science coach, Rad Allen, (right) helped her land the slot, a prestigious appointment to a program with only 50 computer scholars. School Briefs Continued from pg. 3B BES offers spring programs Buda Elementary offers a pair of programs at the Performing Arts Center this week. Kindergarten, second and fourth graders will team with the school choir at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 29, and first, third and fifth graders perform with the choir Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m. Choir director Monika Matthes says the program, a mix of singing and dancing, is "entirely student-driven and writ- ten." Admission is free, but seating- always at a premium for these BES programs - is limited. JROTC awards at PAC Both HCISD Junior ROTC programs are scheduled for awards ceremonies at the Performing Arts Center next week. Lehman Naval JROTC holds its ceremony next Monday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. Hays High Marine JROTC stages its ceremony next Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. Lobo Mariachi concert Tuesday Lehman High School Mariachis offer their spring concert next Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and additionally features Wal- lace, Chapa and Simon Middle School mariachis. The concert is dedicated to the graduating class of the original Hemphill Elemen- tary mariachi students who started the district program. Those students include Carlton Galvez, Stefan Munoz, Andrea Vil- lalobos, Ray Herrera and Cecilia Ortiz, as well as then-Barton Middle School mariachis Yovana Con- treras, Clarissa Cavazos, Edwin Guadarrama and Annalena Hinoosa, Reb Student Council helps troops The student council at Hays High School is seeking donations of items for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in its "May No Soldier Go Unloved" campaign. The drive's deadline is this Friday, so cash donations may be best at this point, but specific items being sought are beef jerky, trail mix, wet wipes, individually- packaged drink mixes, foot/body powder and, interesting- ly, ink pens (which troops give to children). Two local soldiers, Aaron King and Travis Brown, have been identified to receive items and the council is seeking the names of others in those war zones from our area. For more information or to make a donation, contact sponsor David Bowe at KES offers summer camps Summer camps are again offered at Kyle Elementary, all taught by certified, experienced teachers. Art Camp is June 14-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and includes wa- tercolor, acrylic paints, shrink art, clay, metal and a canvas painting for every camper around the "All About Me" theme. Tuition is $115. A half- day basketball camp for students entering 2nd-6 th grade is June 21-24, of- fering instruction on ball handling, shooting and dribbling. Tuition is $50. A half-day multi-sport camp is set for June 28- July 1, focusing on bas- ketball, .volleyball, tennis and soccer. Tuition is $50. For information or to register, contact Shelly Pruitt at pruitts@hay-, i%' Summer Art at Hemphill A week of summer art camp is being offered at Hemphill Elementary, with teacher Emily Mc- Closky offering a June 14-18 look at her art of five continents. Open to kids ages 5-12, the daily camp will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and will offer a variety of media and experience activities, including clay, sculpture, painting, drawing and Shrinky Dink master- pieces. Cost for the camp is $100 and a sibling may register for $75. Registra- tion deadline is Monday, May 10. For information or to register, contact McClosky at mccloskye@ Art camps at Lehman Lehman High School art teacher Debra Flynn will offer three summer art camps at Lehman, including Backpacking through North and South America June 14-18, Through the Lens - Pho- tography ltme 21-25 and Riding the Rail Across Europe June 28-July 2. Camp registration is $70 for the first child and $50 for a sibling. The camp days run from 8 a.m.- noon. Registration is lim- ited to 20 for each camp., For more information, contact Flynn at flynnd@ Fundraiser Forecast Lehman High School Project Graduation Taco Dihner will be held Sat., May 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cowboy Honda. Advance tickets are available from Lisa Tirk, 576-0578 or FREE CHECKING 250+ FREE ATMs