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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press • May 22, 2013 + PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN Three DMS Choir members receive high honor Three members of the Dahlstrom Middle School Mustang Choir were selected to perform with the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) Middle School Honor Choir. According to Tanna Bills, Dahlstrom choir director, "Out of the entire state of Texas, only 200 students are selected (to this honor choir). The Mustang Choir is honored to have three of its members there." The choir performs at the annual TCDA convention in San Antonio later this year. Pictured are (L-R) Joel Ferguson, Cole Irby and Kathryn Meador. Studying Africa: Bringing the continent to life Continued from pg. 3B conference, Krystal handed biggest wetlands in the world," out little treats or trinkets he said."Weflands are this little representing their country to piece of land that has grass and visitors, trees and it has water, so you Lauren Johnson, seven, can find crocodiles there, fish shared what she learned about and a lot of water animals. That Mauritania, on the western is one of the cool things about edge of Mrica. Southern Sudan." "It's a desert and it's hot," she His gregarious nature said. "And they put tattoos on and presentation skills were the palms of their hands." evident. Fifth-grader Braxton He asked questions and Cheatham researched Nigeria. tried to engage his young Though shy and quiet, heaudience, who sat with paper explained the country's oil bags patiently waiting for their industry, gift, which he gave them. "They produce more than He turned his attention to one-fifth of Africa's oil and they the Hays Free Press reporter. are a rich country," he said. "One of the things I think He said that money is used made South Sudan was the to help the villages and cities Lost Boys. In 1987, there was grow. an order in upper north Sudan A group of pre-school to kill all the males in the students crowded around southern part of Sudan. So the display booth of Jaden when southern Sudan heard Cannaday, 11, who excitedly about that, the boys were on a explained what he learned walk for their lives to Ethiopia. about SouthSudan. There were 27,000, I think, "What's really cool about and when they walked it was South Sudan is it had the dangerous. There were lions and they went through the desert." He said then the Ethiopian government collapsed - Communists overthrew the government in 1991 - so the Lost Boys walked back to southern Sudan and then on to Kenya. "They had a camp called Kakuma on the border and that is where the Lost Boys are today," Jaden said. One of those Lost Boys, Dr. Isaac Gang, was the keynote speaker at the Pan African Conference. He shared with students his own incredible, first-hand story of survival. Posey said the students held two fundraisers during the school year related to helping people in Africa. "Water Wednesday" was a five- week effort to raise funds for Water for South Sudan. More recently, Blanco Vista fourth graders sold bookmarks to aid Rwandan widows. Austin Ear, Nose inic PEDI, AND ADULT CARE Children's ENT Nose & Sinus + Ear Tube Placement • :. CTSinus Scans • :. Tonsil & Adenoid Surgery • :. Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery • :. Allergy Testing • :. Sublingual Therapy Ear & Hearing • :. Chronic Ear Infections o:. Ruptured Ear Drum • :. Hearing and Balance Evaluation • :. Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) • :. Dizziness & Vertigo Allerm • :. Testing for Pollen, Mold, Dust & Pet Allergens • :. Allergy Shots • :. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery • :. In-office Balloon Sinuplasty Throat, Head & Neck + Sleep Apnea • :. Tonsil/Adenoid Surgery • :. Hoarseness Head & Neck Cancer • :. Lymph Node Evaluation & Surgery • :. Mouth and Throat Cancer Screening & Surgery • :. Salivary Gland Treatment & Surgery Thyroid and Parathyroid • :. Ultrasound and Needle Biopsy • :. Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Thomas Nowlin, MD I # ,' o~,'e~ (512) 268-5282 211 Elmhurst Dr., Suite E Kyle, TX 78640 In Go Forth Square Taylor Shepard, MD Hearing Aid & Audiological Services • Programming & Fittings • Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations • Cleaning & Repairs ° Visual Reinforcement Audiometry • Tubing Changes (VRA) • Earmolds • Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAE) • Custom Ear Plugs • Video Nystagmography (VNG) • Hearing Protection • ImmittanceTesting • Assistive Listening Devices Amber Bass, Au.D, CCC-A • Recasing & 'Dry & Store' Kits Come and see us at the Senioi Event hosted / by the Kyle Area Senior Zone for a l .-fJ "% / HEARIN6 SCREENING and RAFFLE on I X I J_u.ne 11thll IOZ S.Burleson Dr. in Kyle I U χ