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+ JAKKU TEMPLE Philanthropic group uses the Force for good. - Page 1C Hays Free Press May 25, 2016 Page 3B Secondary school Teachers of the Year include: Jerry Camp (WMS) Laura Younts (BMS) Robert Vinyard (DMS) Amanda Henke (SMS) Jonathan Wilson (SMS) Robert Mayer (Impact) Claudia Vasquez (LHS) Gina Lozano (HHS) Gwen Crowe (LOA) STAFF REPORT In its annual celebration of teaching excellence, the Education Foundation hosted the HCISD 2016 Teacher of the Year luncheon honoring teachers chosen from each campus and announced the top two honorees, Elementary Teacher of the Year Marta Sarkady and Secondary Teacher of the Year Laura Younts. Sarkady and Younts go on to represent the district at the Regional Teacher of the Year competition. The luncheon featured Foundation Board member and event chair and Hays CISD native Dena Jansen, who spoke of her appreciation for the district's importance in her life. She was followed by Hays High School Senior Faith Vasquez, soon to enter her freshman year at Yale University, who delivered a message on the importance of the positive influences she's PHOTO BY CHARLES QUINN experienced at HCISD. A Speech and Debate standout, Vasquez reminded her audience that each of them would one day be part of the accomplishments to come from her generation in the future. Elementary school Teachers of the Year include: Sarah Hempel (FES) Nancy Johnson (EGES) Ashley Noto (BES) Marta Sarkady (TGES) Elizabeth Wilson (PES) Karen Snyder (TES) Tiffany Shim (SHES) Karen Bumpous (CHES) Celia Ledesma (CRES) Michelle Zuniga (KES) Marilyn Geyer (NES) Kerissa Mitchell (BVES) Kori Winchell (HES) PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN sworn in Incumbent board member Merideth Keller and newly- elected board member Esperanza Orosco were sworn in at a specially held Hays CISD school board meeting Tuesday night. Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Scott Gary administered the oath to Keller and Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith administered the oath to Orosco. From left to right are Scott Cary, Merideth Keller, Esperanza Orosco and Beth Smith. 1 are you School's almost out and summer camps are gearingup. Let us know what summer camps, library challenges and other activities your kids will be participating in by email- ing STAFF REPORT Dahlstrom Assistant Principal Sally Foster - already HCISD AP of the Year - was recently named to lead a roster of honorees as HCISD Ambassador of the Year. Elaine Howard, who had introduced each of the 17 honorees, Merideth Keller and Superintendent Mike McKie presented Foster with her award. It was Dahlstrom's second consecutive honoree chosen to headline the district's Ambassadors; Charlotte Peterson carried the honor since 2015. The event was the 4th annual staging of the Ambassador of the Year Awards. HCISD's Christina Courson oversaw the arrangements, which included a performance by the Charles Flores- directed Hays High School Jazz Choir, desserts from Lehman's Ryan Georgi-directed Back Burner Bistro students, and a dinner presented by Chef Bryant Currie and HCISD Food Service. The HCISD honorees included Maintenance & Operations Employee of the Year Tom Spillar, Professional of the Year Adrienne Rusk, Counselor of the Year Dr. Veronica Reyes, Administrator of the Year Ruth Ann Evans, Clerical Employee of the Year Debbie Bailey, Instructional Coach of the Year Maria Ortega-Aguilar, Child Nutrition Employee of the Year Brian Silvert, Substitute of the Year Joyce Smithey, Hays High Five Employee of the Year Rachel Rodriguez and Transportation Employee of the Year Elaine Hernsberger. The honoree list also included Principal of the Year Tim Robinson, Nurse of the Year Michelle Hickey, AP of the Year Sally Foster, Custodian of the Year ]osie Garza, Special Education Employee of theYear Shelli Cervenka, Teacher Assistant of the Year Amy Ventura, Technology Employee of the Year Stefani Dougherty and Librarian of the Year Carrie Bartsch. PHOTO BY JIM CULLIEN Dahlstrom Assistant Principal Sally Foster, surrounded by her crowd of Dahlstrom friends and supporters, was named HCISD Ambassador of the Year at this year's Ambassador Awards. 11 Critical Home Inspection Traps to be Aware of Weeks Before Listing Your Kyle/Buda Home For Sale Kyle/Buda - According could cost you dearly in To help home sellers to industry experts, there terms of repair. That's deal with this issue before are over 33 physical why it's critical that you their homes are listed, a problems that will come read this report before free report entitled under scrutiny during a you list your home. 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