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+ SOWING SEEDS Annual festival raises awareness for local farmers. - Page 1C Hays Free Press May 10, 2017 Page 3B PHOTOS BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON STAFF REPORT Austin Community Col- lege and local representa- tives threw the "first dirt" Tuesday morning in the of- ficial groundbreaking at the Hays Campus. More than 100 people, including local citi- zens, students governmental representatives, builders, architects and ACC officials welcome the start of con- struction of the $22.4 million Phase 2 project. This build- By the numbers: labs, a shooting range and other necessary training labs $22.4 million bond for Phase 2 for criminal justice and first Enrollment over the years: responder training. 1,690 in Fall 2014 Hays CISD's juvenile justice 2,125 in Fall 2015 students were on hand, help- 2,319 in Fall 2016 ing with the celebration. The students are able to study ing will be used for crimi- juvenile justice at the high nal justice and emergencyschool and also at ACC. medical services professions Phase 2 Project Manager programs. The new facility Deborah Femat shows Kyle will include emergency man- Chamber and Economic agement operations training Development representative classrooms, EMT simulation Tony Spano the new facilities. At a place and day that could be no more appropriate, Barton Middle School formally dedicated Kana Field to the inspiring life and memory of its long-time, beloved school nurse, Su- sie Kana. With all the trappings of yet another Relay for Life gathering, an event to which Susie Kana brought life and love, an admiring and appreciative crowd joined Rick Kana, Susie's husband, and their family in an unforgettable ceremony of remembrance and rededication to a cause. "Celebrate - Re- member - Fight Back" was the charge on the back of the BMS t-shirts, as well as the words emblazoned on the archway that now welcomes visitors to "Kana Field!" PHOTOS BY ISAAK GONZALEZ PHOTO BY GINA LOZANO Reb speech duo shines at national Tournament of Champions Hays High School's Speech and Debate team stand- outs Chance Walker and Jude McClaren competed last weekend at the Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions at Northwestern University in Chicago. HHS Speech and Debate Sponsor Gina Lozano reports the tournament's rigorous qualification process "re- stricted entry to the nation's sixty most elite extempora- neous speakers this year." Jude fell just short of qualify- ing to out-rounds. Chance advanced to the quarterfinal round, earning him distinction as being among the top 24 extemporaneous speakers in the nation. PHOTO COURTESY OF YVETI'E SU'H'ON Lobos give blood Health Science classes at Lehman High School once again partnered with We Are Blood (formerly the Blood Center of Central Texas) to gather pledged donations of the life-saving commodity from willing Lobo partici- pants. Fifty to seventy-five students, faculty, and staff showed up to offer a pint of their blood and their dona- tions were gladly accepted and will be put to important use according to Health Sciences teacher Yvette Sut- ten. Above is junior Tiana Mejia. FARMER Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT HEALTH 251 N. FM 1626 #2C Buda, TX 78610 Office: (512) 312-1917 o Fax: 312-0688 Email: dvthames @ austin.rr.com Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Your Business & Referrals Are Appreciated M A ~ + t