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HEROES FOR HOPE Local campers help clean up Hope and Love. - Page 10 Hays Free Press * June 17, 2015 Page 3B Incoming Barton Middle schooler Soleil Johnson, 11, used her imagination to draw a pair of eyes summer art camp. PHOTO BY KIM HILSENBECK in the Negley Elementary SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT BY KIM HILSENBECK "It's about freedom ... I like to show loose examples then let them go for it and see what happens." About 20 students sat at tables around the art room at Negley Elemen- tary this past Tuesday -Amy Cigainero, art camp teacher morning, painting, draw- ing and working on vari- Cigainero even after they "I walked from Spain ous projects. School is age out of camp. One to Portugual," she said. out, but art camp is in -- current helper was in art "I've also been to Puerto at least this week. camp from kindergartenRico, Nicaragua, Panama, Art teacher Amy Ci- through sixth. Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, gainero said this is her While some of her stu-New Zealand and Aus- tenth year of teaching dents are new to the art tralia." and running art camp at world, many already have Cigainero, who grew Negley. a strong inclination and up in Arlington, Texas, "I love art camp," she come to camp prepared said seeing and expe- said. to learn, riencing art in other And by all accounts, Each summer Ci- countries and cultures is the students love her. gainero brings her love incredibly interesting. Most call her Miss C. of travel and world art to ' krt work is based on Others just call her Miss Kyle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. resources available and Art. Many of the camp- Monday-Friday for one it's also cultural," she ers are repeat customers week each June. said. who come back summer Her love of art has re- Cigainero funds her after summer. A few even ally been influenced by love of travel by putting continue to work with all of her world travels, on art retreats for adults and contacts local librar- ies to offer art classes. She and another Hays CISD art teacher, Adriene Simes, who works at Wal- lace Middle School, work together. "Sometimes we get grants to stay or we get free food," she said. While talking about her travels, Cigainero was approached by a student, awaiting instruction. Ci- gainero picked up a card- board tube. "Why don't you make me a cat out of this toilet paper roll," she said. She said she normally has time for about four to five projects each day of camp. The students will cre- ate papier mach proj- ects, woodscapes, water- colors, recycled art and ART CAMP, 4B COURTESY PHOTO Winners from inaugural Live Oak Academy LEO Club Pickle ball tournament were (back row, left to right) Principal Michael Wat- son, Godfrey Otieno, Nolan Kunkel; (middle row) Raheem Johnson, Doug Agnew, Diego Perez, Crispin Lyman, Shayne Washing- ton, Alex Gloria; and (front) Mayan Watson and John Lemmerman. SUBMITTED REPORT without charge, a campChildren with special of the local, national, for physically disabled, needs from all over the and international com- On June 1 and 2, the hearing/vision impaired, State of Texas are invited munity. The Owl LEOs Live Oak Academy LEO and diabetic children to attend one of nine engaged in all three club hosted the inaugural from Texas. The Camp, weeks filled with fun, ex- core elements as a LEO pickle ball tournament located on more than ploration and challenge, as they raised funds to raise funds to donate 500 acres in the beauti- Hosting the inaugural through sponsorships to the Texas Lions Camp, ful Texas Hill Country, is tournament provided the from various businesses a residential camping designed to introduce LEO club an opportunity and individuals to con- facility for children with the "Can Do" philosophy for development and tribute to the Texas Lions physical disabilities, to children dealing with contribution, individu- Camp, which relies on The camp's primary special medical condi-ally and collectively, as donations to sponsor purpose is to provide, tions, responsible members campers. PHOTOS BY JIM CULLEN , Bronaugh sworn in to Hays ClSD board Incumbent Hays CISD board trustees Holly Smith Ray- mond and returning board member Bert Bronaugh took their oaths of office administered by Justice of the Peace Beth Smith and Scott Cary, respectively. Raymond begins her second consecutive term of office on the board. Bronaugh previously served a three-year term as a trustee and is returning after a three-year absence. COURTESY PHOTO Student Advisor and PE teacher Shelly Vosburg and PTA President Stephanie Hunt received recognition in their leadership roles with Fueluptoplay60. li STAFF REPORT an Excellence Award honoring Leaders in School Wellness in the Elm Grove category of Community Elementary Unites. In conjunction Fueluptoplay60 with the school, the Leaders, along with PTA hosted a Family Fit their Student Advisor Day with community and PE teacher, Shelly leaders that included Vosburg, earned physical activities and Touchdown School health booths, a 1K status once again this and 5K run and healthy year. Leaders have to Fuelup snacks. complete six steps to Students earning earn this status. Those more than 20,000 points steps are: forming a can become a Student Leader Team, having Ambassador. 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