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Page 4B F.~UC&110N Hays Free Press May 18, 2011 + +; + BY JIM CULLEN The 2011 Teachers of the Year from 23 local campuses were feted by the Hays CISD Education Foundation recent- ly at the Teacher of the Year Luncheon, an annual event that brings together honorees chosen by their campus' fac- ulty and staff. The Foundation has been recognizing local honorees for the past several years and, for the second year, the educators gathered at Trat- toria Lisina in Driftwood with Foundation board members and district administrators. Announcement of the 2011 District Elementary Teacher of the Year and District Sec- ondary Teacher of the Year highlighted the event. Camino Real Elementary School third grade-bilingual teacher Anne- Marie Garza, claimed this year' Elementary Teacher of the Year honors. Chapa Mid- die School 7th grade Language Arts teacher, lo~l Johnson, was named the district's Second- ary Teacher of the Year. Garza and Johnson advance to com- pete for Region 13 honors later this year. The annual luncheon pro- vided its customary mix of beautiful setting, enjoyable camaraderie and professional praise. Education Foundation Board President David Salazar emceed the event's program which included high praise for the honorees by Super- intendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon. Foundation board member Holly Raymond, a Hays High School alumnus who earned her degree from the Univer- sity of Texas before joining the professional world as an accountant, gave the after- noons keynote address. She reminded the honorees of how they all bring 'Tkha!" moments to self-discovering students and movingly spoke of the day Hays High accounting teacher Renee Herrington - in atten- dance and herself a onetime Region 13 Teacher of the Year - provided hers. Each of the district's 23 hon- orees Was il~dividually recog- nized and received gifts from the Education FOundation and p0m0n, of Hays CISD 2011 Teachers of the Year include the following: ELEMENTARY" Tricia Mar- tinez (Blanco Vista), Kelly Lowder (Buda), AnneMarie Garza (Camino Real), Holly Gandy (Carpenter Hill), Kath- erine Reynolds (Elm Grove), Michelle Velasquez (Fuent- es), Kristin Seibel (Hemp- hill), Blair Little (Kyle), Vickie PHOTO BY TOMMY HULT6REN The Hays CISD Education Foundation-hosted Teachers of the Year Luncheon recently recognized each campus' honoree. They include (back, left to right) Michelle Velasque,,z, Aaron Barrett, Theresa Duran-Fuentes, Kristin Seibel, Jeremiah Thomas, Donovan Rice, Kristen Arnold, Annette Howard; (front, left to right) Blair ILittle, Tricia Martinez, Katherine Reynolds, Wendy Bergstrom, Natasha Floyd, Jo~l Johnson, Kelly Lowder, Anne Marie Garza, Erica Gonzales, Amy Madden, Cody Mize and Holly Gandy. Not pictured: Eleanor Greer, Vicki Carow and Teresa Hrabal. Carow (Negley), Nata~sha Floyd (Pfluger), Theresa D)uran-Fu- entes (Science Hall)), Kristen Arnold (Tobias), Eric'a Gonza- (Tom eaton), SECONDARY - Annette Howard (Academy HS), Jer- emiah Thomas (Barton MS), Jo~l Johnson (Chapa 1MS), Amy Madden (Dahlstrom MS), El- eanor Greer (Hays HIS), Aaron Barrett (Impact), Wendy Berg- strom (Lehman HS), Cody Mize (Simon MS), Donovan Rice (Special Education), Te- resa Hrabal (Wallace MS). School Briefs Continued from pg. 3B Blood drive successful The Lehman High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter pulled off a successful blood drive last week. Sponsor Wendy Bergstrom reports 59 registrations, 50 of whom actually donated. Bergstrom sends along thanks to all the staff and students ~.o were able to take part. The HOSA chapter also thanks the Lobo student council, Erin Powell and Karin Prado for registration completion and teachers allowing student to come to the drive. "By doing so, you also helped savea ~j,*' Bergstrom says. Marrow drive also a winner The Hays High School HOSA chapter has been active of late as well, having recently hosted the Bone Marrow Registry Drive for PIWU.E~ Simon Middle School stu- dent Miriah Pinales (Hays Free Press, A)pri127). , Hays HOSAsponsor AprilWheeler reptorts 98 potential donors registered for the pot(entially life-saving drive. Start Here. Get There. Hays CISD, take advantage of lower tuition. New student registration starts June 13. Apply today. 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