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Hays Free Press. June 30, 2010 . . felt ress ROSIN UP YOUR BOW Fiddlers' Contest brings out young talent. -Page 1C Page 3B i From Kyle to Carnegie Hall Lehman High School gl aduate enj()jrs national recognition BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com ared Rodriguez, a 2010 Lehman High School graduate and one of Hays CISD's most talented young artists, recently capped offhis high school career with a highlight-filled trip to New York City to enjoy some national recog- nition. In April, Jared was awarded a Scholas- tic National Gold Medal for an original drawing at the state Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) state meet in Houston. In addition - and for a separate entry- he won a state gold medal and the presti- gious American Visions Award. "It's really what was so impressive about Jared's year- the honors he got this year came from two different pieces," Lehman art teacher Debra Flynn said. Flynn accompanied Rodriguez to the early summer recognition of the 2010 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards winners, hosted by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The cel- ebration was held at NewYork City's Car- negie Hall. There, Jared joined 600 other award winners from across the country, representing the tip of the iceberg that began with 165,000 entries in the 2010 Scholastic competition. The next day, more than 1,300 at- tendees gathered at NewYork's World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery for the opening of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Teen Exhibition, which features Jared's work along with the award winners in sculpture, poetry, dramatic script, photography, painting, print-making and video game design. Art teacher Flyrm reports the trip "was :so incredible," noting that she and Jared 'were treated like celebrities" from the moment they registered. The pair toured the city, seeing the Statue of Liberty, Ellis sland, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, :the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and enjoying "West Side Story" on Broadway. "It was a little overwhelming to know Jared's work was chosen to be with such a diverse and outstanding group of young artists, and it was a very proud Moment to really understand that he was one of the best," Flynn said. "It was all very well deserved," she adds, saying that it was the result "of a year when Jared committed to his art- "work and created work that he felt was worthy of being exhibited." PHOTO BY DEBRA FLYNN Jared Rodriguez stands next to his original drawing which earned him a gold medal in the 2010 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. The talented Lehman graduate earned the right to travel to New York City for the awards program, held at Carnegie Hall. Rangers visit Washington D.C. A Wallace Middle School contingent of students and teachers traveled to the nation's capital early this sum- mer, by all reports enjoying a fun-filled, educational trip. The group included (standing, left to right) sponsor Di- nah Gwin, Mariah Pacheco, sponsor Magda Flores, Savannah Gomez-Rodriguez, Sarah Singer, Payton Garza, Sarah Gonzales, parent Jessica Garza, Dana Sewell, Ismael Burgos; (kneeling) Brandon Rios. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Chapa gets its marquee A lot of committed fund-raising by its PTA combined with campus funds accounted for the recent arrival of Chapa Middle School's long-awaited marquee. Ray Sisson of the Sarasota, Florida-based Robson Corporation put the new marquee in place. SCHOOL BRIEFS School supply drive kick-off Whataburger and Hope and Love 4 Kids kicks off a 2010 school supply drive Friday, July 2, 5-7 p.m. at the Whataburger located at 5401 FM 1626, in Kyle. All donations will directly benefit Hays CISD students. The first 50 to donate receive a free Whataburger, and new backpack donations get a $5 gift card. Also on tap are free face painting, photos with WhataGuy and HEB Buddy and Games2U mobile gaming. For a complete list of locally- required school supplies, visit www.hopeandlove4kids.org. 11me for Pre-K registration Pre-K registration for the 2010-2011 school year is scheduled for Monday-Friday, July 12-16, at Simon Middle School. Half-day Pre-K classes at Hemphill Elementary and Tom Green Elementary are for four-year-old students who meet eligibility criteria that include: qualifying for free or reduced lunch, limited Eng- lish proficiency, parent is on active military duty, or child is in foster care. Students may be registered at any time, but designated times, based on child's last name, are recommended to cut down on wait time. The scheduled includes Monday, July 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for A-F; Tuesday, July 13, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for G-L; Wednesday, July 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for M-R; Thursday, July 15, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for S-Z; and Friday, July 16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for open registration. HCISD SUMMER FREE LUNCH SCHEDULE Any local child under the age of 18 is eligible for free breakfast or lunch this summer at several Hays CISD schools on the following schedule: Wallace Middle School weekdays through August 6; breakfast 8:15-9:15 a.m., lunch 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; no meals July 5-8. Camino Real Elementary School Thursday, July 1; breakfast 7:30-8 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-noon. Negley Elementary School weekdays through August 6; breakfast 8:15-9:15 a.m., lunch 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; no meals July 5-9. Fuentes Elementary School weekdays through August 13; breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., lunch 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Science Hall Elementary School Thursday, July 1; breakfast 7-8 a.m., lunch 10:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Chapa Middle School weekdays through July 9; breakfast 7:15--8 a.m., lunch 10:45-11:45 a.m.; no meals July S. Lehman High School weekdays through July 23; breakfast 7:35-8:15 a.m., lunch 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; no meals July 5. Tom Green Elementary School weekdays, July 26-August 6, breakfast 7-8 a.m., lunch 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kyle Elementary School Thursday, July 1; breakfast 9-9:30 a.m., lunch noon-12:30 p.m. Meals for adults are also available at a charge of $1.75 for breakfast and $3 for lunch. LAW OFFICE OF Family Law Mediator. Collaborative Law Attorney (512) 312-o9o 906 CanyonWren Drive Buda, Texas www.yourtexasattorney, corn ................ 1  .................................................. ::::::i: ......   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