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Hays Free Press July 6, 2011 THE SHOW MUST GO ON Kyle fireworks display was the only one in Hays County. - Page lC Page 3B @ Editor's note: Each year, one student is chosen by each teacher at Lehman High School for the "Lehman Award." It is an award for students who those teach- ers feel best exemplify the school's motto - "Achieving Excellence as One with In- tegrity, Wisdom, and Pride." The 2010 Lehman Award winners are as follows: FRESHMEN Alexandria Aguilar, Carissa Bishop, Charissa CaUahan, Alexander Caite, Andres Cerda-Hernandez, ]ade Danner, Zach Flores, Nieves Garcia, Christopher Hope, Miryan ]ara, ]eremy Jones, Dean Kirchhofer, Michaela Lehman, Robert Limon, Irene Maldonado, Mauricia Martinez, Roberto SY JIM(MJ.Bi Martinez, Olivia Marzullo, Top Lehman High School awards went to several standouts at the Lobes' recent Junior-Senior Awards Assem- Oscar Ortiz-Mondragon, bly, including (back, left to right) Gonzalo Diaz, Cory Bergstrom, Joel Murillo, Tarale Murry, Sarah Reeves, Jet- David Range], Jose Rangel, emiah Flynn, Micheela CastUlo; (front, left to right) Jerian Delano, Jessica Cantu, Jon Frasier and Jordin Gonzmas. Ariana Romero, Marcus Mudllo, Murry, Delano, Cantu, Diaz and Bergstrom won Prudential Certificates of Merit or Achievement, Reeves was a Congressional Art Contest winner, Flynn was a National Silver Medalist in the Scholastic Art Competition, " Ruiz, Michael Sanderlin, Castillo scored the school's highest place in state competition, Frasier was a University of Texas National Foot. Tyler Thor~ahlen, Haley ball Foundation nominee, and Gonzales was a member of the National High School Choir. Vaughn, Olivia Workman SOPHOMORES Melinda Abascai, Maria Defillipi, Benito Escobar, lose Galvez, Kyle Grover, Kirby Huber, Ashley ]imenez, An- gelica Lippe, Devin Marzullo, Brooklyn McConnell, Chelsea McKenzley, Kristen Mendez, Jamaica Menefee, Ashley Morgan, Kacy Peterson, Erin r~ckett, juan Rojas, Kelli Rush, Christian Sepulveda, Elaine Shyrnkin, Xavier Soliz, Maria Tovar Flores, David (DI) Trejo, MonlcaVerdin JUNIORS " Joshua Aleman, Alano Alvarez, Jensey Bardales, Jaque Easterling, Amber Endicott, CydneyErvin, Concepcion Fierros, Evan Flores, Jessica Rotes, grick Gil, David Gomez, Madeleine Hewitt, Lea Jef- ferson, Katie Maxwell, Damian Mireles, Bobby Petmecky, Alexis Pineda, Jaymison Ra- mos, Brenda Pdvera, Erik Rob- les-Castillo, Ashlee Rodriguez, Lily Saucedo, Aravia Scott, Da- vid Sirnoneaux, Amara Smith, Edward Sullivan, Anthony Vargas-Valdez, Alejandra Vil- larreal, ShariWashbum, Isaiah Wall Jams, Michelle W'dliamson, Mayra Zamora. SENIORS Juliana Acosta-Torres, Kelsey Bass, Cory Bergstrom, Clayton Billups, Reynaldo Bustamante, Keenen Colbert, Natally Cortes, lerian Delano, Valerie Diaz, Ashley Egerton, Phalen Feighner, Robert Fer- nandez, Anissa Gamez, lanie Gloria, Brendan Grayson, Peter Gutierrez, Rodolfo Guti- errez, Ashley Hemandez, Kris- tina Mallen, Amanda Markert, Abigail Martin, Dominic Martinez, Albert Maseda W, Kiara McGhee, Brady Merrick, ]emmy Mondragon, Celeste Ortuno, Cristina Paz, Dane Peddycoart, Pdchelle Porche, Jaszmine Rodriguez, Olivia Rodriguez, Ana Rojas, Elise Rose, Charlotte Ruyle, Shelbi Snyder, Harvest Trammell, Stephanie Tucker, Amanda Valdez, lames Vera, MarkWard Summer middle school students show off projects BY SARAH SCHMERBER Special to the Hays Free Press Hays CISD Summer School Middle School showcased stu- dents' Science, Technology, En- gineering and Math (STEM) 3-D city projects as school wound down its final week. The STEM acronym is meant for projects that are drivenbypmblem-solv- ing, discovery, and exploratory learning - and which require. students to actively engage m a problem or situation in order find its solution. Students were asked to rede- sign and improve their city. In doing so, they increased their geospatial knowledge, gained an understanding of the inner workings of a city, and leamed why and how certain things happen in a city. They were truly resourceful in this en- deavor and engaged in count- less hours on what things draw people into a city and what things push people out of cer- tain areas of a city. Students from all five of the district's middle schools par- ticipated. It was evident in their finished products that students learned many things from each other including the art of nego- See STEM PROJECTS, pg. 4B PHOTO BY JIM CUU.IBM Proudly displaying their work on their "Aims City" creation recently are (left to right) Natthen Santos, David Fisher, BaileyAlewine, Steven Prince and Michael Perez. District middle school summer school students created 3-D mock-ups of the idealized cities they envisioned and one of the session's final days saw almost 20 teams exhibit their work for judges' assessments. SCHOOL BRIEFS Memorial fund help asked Wallace Middle School custodian Albert Cardenas and his wife Connie lost their 29-year-old daughter, Maria Guadalupe Carde- nas, to a long battle with cancer recently. Friends of Mr. Cardenas and his fam- ily may make contribu- tions to a fund established to help defray funeral expenses. Contributions may be directed to A+ Fed- eral Credit Union Account 33717-12. Checks should be made out to either Albert or Connie Carde- nas, noting the account number and "memorial." Contributions may be made in person at any A+ branch or mailed to A+ Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 14867, Austin, TX 78761. HCISO campuses closet, through July 15 Hays CISD campus of- rices will remain closed for summer break through Friday, luly 15, reopening at regular summer hours Monday, July 18. Central Office is maintaining regu- lar summer hours. Parents of continuing students in the district are encour- aged to take advantage of the new online registra- tion, now available. New students may download enrollment forms at the district website, http:// See SCHOOL BRIEFS, pg. 4B PHOTO BY JIM CUU..EN Wolverine Uteracy Day filled with events One of Simon Middle School's year-end activities was "Literacy Day," featuring a host of ways to enjoy ndividualized activities that included team-writing, poetry-writing, and a campus visit by "Crazy Loco" author David Rice. One of the eventful day's h gh ghts was a powerful stage ; presentation by drama teacher Hillary Lockhart's students. The performance dealt with the in- sidious nature of discrimination and the human nature response of quietly locking away when witnessing it. COURTESY PHOTO Lehman Naval JROTC Change of Command Among highlights at thee recent Lehman High School Naval JROTC Change of Command Ceremony was the awarding of the Cadet Achivement Ribbon to cadets Sicily Rigs, Cristina Paz and Courtney Cygan. The ribbon is awarded "for sustained su- perior performance within the Unit" and recipients must exhibit "exceptional military aptitude and dedication to the program as well as excellence int all facets of NJROTC." The award citation is being read by Ueutenant Commander John Berry. The full award group includem (left to fight) Master Cheff David Farrar, Berry, Rigs, Paz and Cygan. Naval JROTC Area 10 Manager Mike Hale, who authori;zed the ribbons, is seated behind the group. +