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+ SURVIVOR Life continues for Buda man who survived near-fatal wreck - Page 1C Hays Free Press, June 1,2016 Page 3B Leading a group of Lehman High seniors in full graduation gear, Vernice Aviles crouches down and gives high fives to students lining both sides of a hallway at Fuentes Elementary on Tuesday. Inspired by the growing trend of recognizing high school seniors and inspiring elementary school students, Lehman conducted its inaugural "Senior Walk" at three elementary campuses this past week. The group of seniors walked through the campuses of Tobias, Fuentes and Kyle elementary schools. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Rebs join Lobos, Owls at 2016 Linebarger Awards Hays High School's "Top 10%" of the Class of 2016 joined with their Lehman counterparts and representatives from Live Oak Academy in the Education Foundation's annual salute to academic excellence, the Linebarger Reception and Awards at the Performing Arts Center. Feast and fellowship preceded the program in the Gerald Babbitt Auditorium, where more than 100 seniors (and their selected special teachers) were presented to the audience, complete with photos projected on the overhead screens with memorable passages written about their honored teachers. Above are a sample of the more than 100 Top 10% students who were recognized that night. Left to right are Faith Reed, Kaycee Armstrong, McKenna Murphy, Claudia Norman, Josh Bedwell, Sarah Ortiz, Bonnie Vannatter, Avery Ostrand, Kerri Espinoza and Courtney Limmer. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Rocignizing its long-running involvement in the community, the Hays CISD Education Foundation was named the "Non- Profit of the Year" by the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation, headed by President Rob Dahse and Ex- ecutive Director Angle Mendez, was chosen from among a group of For the Love of Go, Hays County Food Bank, Hays-Caldwell Women's Center, Kyle United Method- ist Church and Starlight Symphony Orchestra. The trophy (held by Angle Mendez) was presented by Mia Hendrix of Hope and Love 4 Kids, the 2015 award recipient. Good news coming out of Hays High School is that t4F~S Cosmetotogy student Abigail Adams has become the first in the district to earn a passing score on the first written portion of the exam. District CTE Director Suzi Mitchell said that after 900 clocked hours of class time, students may take a written exam. After 1,000 hours and graduation, the students may take the exam's final portion - the practical portion. Mitchell said the written exam covers "a ton of bookwork, including a and is the more difficult challenge ADAMS lot of anatomy" for students. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Many of the Class of 2016 gathered in the Lobe Gym for Lehman's Robing Ceremony to celebrate their coming graduation with the teachers they designated as their most significant in their public school lives. Teachers were called forward to hear their students' grateful comments - and to actually "robe" those students with their graduation robe. Above, teacher Lacy Folsom robes her student Marcos Rivera. PHOTO BY BARBARA BURKE Wolverines go on virtual journey Elm Grove Elementary and Simon Middle School had recent visits from team members of the Google Expedition Pioneer Program. The expeditions, sponsored by Google and demonstrated by its representatives, are a virtual reality platform built for the classroom. Google has worked with teachers and content partners from around the world to create more than 150 engaging journeys, making it easy to immerse students in entirely new experiences. 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