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I Page 6B ! I Hays Free Press November 16, 2011 BY TAYLOR KING Special to the Hays Free Press When I first walked in, I saw that our regular library had been transformed into a comfortable coffee house setting. The lights were dimmed and lamps of various shapes and sizes had been set up every- where. People, adults and children alike, were sitting around, talking quietly. Some got up to get hot chocolate and cookies from the back. Then Jo~l Johnson, a seventh grade English teacher, announced that the read- ing would start soon. The stories were all very diverse. Some short, some long, some happy, some sad, but all were very interesting. They took us into the minds of many middle school students, a place one doesn't get to visit often. The stories were all very powerful. They really opened my mind to the lives of my peers, the lives they'd never share at any other time. I heard about broken hearts, shameless ad- dictions, and a parent's effect on a child's life. I very much enjoyed it, and hope to go back next time. (Editor's note: Taylor King is a 7th-grade student at Chapa Middle School) PHOTO BY CAROLINE SALAS Chapa Middle School's recent Coffee House offered enthusiastic participants the chance to open their lives and thoughts tO their peers in a comfortable, friendly setting. Chapa 7th-grader Sedona Grover was among those participants in the new experience. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Lehman High School Lobos (left to right) An~lrea Ramos, Blanca Ba- hena, Veronica Martinez and Margaret Semt~, all New Arrival Center students, listen to author David Rice during ~is recent return engage- ment at the campus, l / k BY LISA ATKINS AND becaus PAMELA MOHLE [life] sh Rice Special to the Hays Free Press Pig a C and "He Author David Rice made His rec his third visit to Lehman High prise h School recently; completing gers" ar what some might call his most which, successfuldiscussionyet. Stu- 2012. H dent Robert Pierce said: Cop," is "I learned that internal Rice motivation is more impor- his ene tant than anything else. Ifyou sights can't find the driving power term ei inside of yourself, then you and a, need to change something menti~ that is not the way )uld be." ]as written "Give the mnce," "Crazy Loco," art-Shaped Cookies." mt cinematic enter- as yielded "Scaven- d "Gone Hollywood," hould be released in s latest movie, "Beach in pre-production. has continually lent :gy, expertise and in- chich produce long- thusiasm for writing ense of the achieve- herent in us all. PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN First Roadrunner Council Serving as the first-ever Camino Real Elementary 3rd-5th-grade Student Council, elected Roadrunners include (back, left to right) co-sponsor Lupe DeHoyos-Mallen, treasurer Teodoro Garcia, historian Dominick Hernandez, parliamentarian Benny Lerma, c0-president Johnny Kemp, co-sponsor Esperanza Orosco; (front, left to right) vice-president Meiissa Avila, co-president Leslie Soils, and secretary Regina Perales. FAR Debbie Thames AUTO HOME LI 251 N. FM 1626#, Office: (512) 312- Email: dvtham Monday-Fri Your Business & g~ 4ER [nsurance Agency ~E BOAT HEALTH ;C Buda, TX 78610 917 Fax: 312-0688 ~s@austin.rr.com Jay, 9am-5pm #rrals Are Appreciated