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+- Page 4B i Hays Free Pr ss December 14, 2011 BYJENNIFER HERNANDEZ Special to the Hays Free Press On a recent school day, the Lehman High School new Arrival Center and ESOL I and ESOL II (English Speak- ers of Other Languages) students had the opportunity to host guest speakers from Texas State University. They included instructors from the English, Spanish and En- gineering departments, along with one of the univer- sity's current biology students. The presenters included Dr. Octavio Pimentel, Asso- ciate Professor of English, Dr. Jesus Jimenez, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dr. Sergio M. Martinez, Asso- ciate Professor of Spanish, Melissa Jasso, Spanish lec- turer, and biology major Carla Galvan. They presented information about college life, goal setting, Texas State's Engineering Departmem, and information about their life as a second language learner. Student interest peaked at different points through- out the session as they made funny - and emotional- connections to the life of each presenter. As students were winding down the week before a vacation, the session was a motivational reminder of how important learning the English language can be for their future. Members of the Texas State University panel of speakers who addressed Leh- man High School students at the New Arrival Center include (far left) Dr. Octavio Pimentel; TSU biology major Carla Galvan (front, arm crossed), Dr. Jesus Jimenez (third from left), Dr. Sergio M. Martinez (center, jacket), and Melissa Jasso (center, right, scarf), The panel-i: ists mixed with their audience following the presentation, answering ques- tions about their experiences. For those applications~ Studei tts should have to colleges, scholar- ~0UNSELOR,S someom, else proof read ships or a job, your the r6sm a6 for feedback child may need help in ~~ i? on content, accuracy and writing the perfect r~sum6, l~i:~i~ ~?Zi:~:~f lit' :::i:)~:~:i~: the impr ~ssion it sends out And not just any r~sum~; ~. ':%?!~',~',~', ~Ni~"~ when so: neone else reads it. but, the kind that makes Lastly, some college and them stand out from the scholarship applications other candidates, want stu~tents to post their Four main themes you college-level work or land r6sum6 { should always include the internship, tion dire on a r6sumd, no matter The world is gettingallow an where you're applying, are smaller and smaller. In this importm volunteerism, association global economy, knowing memberships, computer a second or third language proficiency and knowledge can put your child at an of other languages, advantage and certainly Is your child a well- highlight:them from other tions car it before candidal ered bec rounded member of candidates: were nol applicati society? They should list participation in programs The r~sum6 should be ter the d that express passions or one page with a simple de- The r~ citizenship efforts, sign anda font that is easy a word p List any associations the to read. It is important that child so' student joined in school or your child describe their ac- else read in the community such as complishments with strong a clearer National Honor Society or action words and key terms, assets th Robotics Club. especially ones that signify college, j Knowledge of computer leadership and team roles, internsh programs demonstrates Using correct grammar,Charh your child's ability to be in- punctuation and spelling is HCISD dependent in rese~arch and always important, ing and, ,n the applica- -tly Or they may attached copy. It is tt to'cad all dime- ~fully and submit he deadline. Some es are not consid- rose the directions followed and the on was received af' ,'adline had passed. sum~ should be ainting of your Vhen someone s it, they can get picture of what ~y will bring to the ob, scholarship or p program. ,tte Winkelmann is irector of Counsel- ~ollege Readiness. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Communities m Schools founder I Hays:CISD has long enjoyed a special working relationship with Communities i~Schools, an organization dedi- cated to helping students stay in school and succeed in their efforts[ there. Celel~rating ~he relationship recently, CIS founder Bill Milliken and CIS Program Director for Central Texasl Eric Metcal~, visitel Chapa Middle SchOol, talking with HCISD administrators and counselors over lunch, then touring the Ceugar GIS Room with the guid- ance of a select group of students, including (back, left to right) Millikes, CMS AmerlcorpsRepresentative Elizabeth Durham, CMS CIS Coordinator Aileen Hays; (center, left to right) Iman~Renee Jordan, Matt Lawson, Gavino Lopez; (front) Kaitlyn Alonzo. / / New Auto Up 60 Months Months