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+ Page 4B EDUCA110N Hays Free Press December 14, 2016 Hays Education Foundation board mem- bers toured Hays CISD campuses last week bearing gifts of Innovative Teaching Grants and multiple minigrants. Recent record-breaking community support allowed the Foundation to award more than $75,000 in needed funds for a total of 49 projects. The board, right, gave an Innovative Teaching Grant ($1,729) at Pfluger Elementary to recipient Jessica Ovalle for her proposed "Sensing Achieve- ments with Sensory Integration." The full celebrating group included (back, L-R) Foundation Board members Nathan Miller, Ray Bryant, (HCISD Superintendent) Mike McKie, Pam Kaye, Bert Bronaugh; (front L-R) Foundation Executive Director Angle Mendez, Board members Kerri Espinoza, Marilyn Van Uum, grant recipient Jessica Ovalle, Board members Vanessa Petrea, Julie Snyder, Genelle Duran, and Pfluger Elementary School Principal Kathy Noack. PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN Contreras conquers spelling bee at Buda Elementary Twenty-six Buda Elementary School students battled it out in the 2016 BES Spelling Bee. But it wasn't until the 15th round when fifth grader Zoe Contreras edged out third grader Amari Peterson for the school championship. Contreras won the title by spelling "precursor" and "infuriating" correctly. Contreras advances to the area round, which will be held in 2017. PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN Yanta wins Elm Grove bee Drama was high at the Elm Grove Elementary School spelling bee as Eagle third grader Cooper Yanta claimed the title of spelling bee champion. Yanta closed out the title by correctly spelling "ravine" and "rendition." Yanta will continue his journey by appear- ing at the upcoming area spell in bee, which will be hosted locally in 2017. Above are (back row, L-R) lan Rodriguez, Samantha Scott, (front row, I-r) Yanta and Alden Guetzlaff. 3310 FARMERS" Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE * BOAT HEALTH 251 N FM 1626 #2C Buda, TX 78610 Office: (512) 312-1917 Fax: 312-0688 Email: dvthames @ austin.rr.com Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Your Business & Referrals Are Appreciated |,.i. ({.,) J~ ( } (,)!{ 1 HOI)( N 1 I(,,,,,S B FM 967, Ste #Al10, Buda, Texas 78610 Near the corner of FM 1626 and 967 We are now exclusively in Buda to accommodate your orthodontic needs. 512-523-8680 longortho.com + GREAT PRIMARY CARE. ONE CALL AWAY. Schedule an appointment in your neighborhood today. C to ffree 1'844"235 8441, Ai swered ? da!,Zs a week, Extended hours and some same-day illness appointments available. Locations in Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Kyle, Smithville, Bastrop, Luling, and Lockhart. COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR L // GROWING HE ............................................... From newborns to teens, a heart condition, whether it's simple or complex, requires a team of experts providing specialized care just for kids. That's why Dell Children's Regional Heart Center, a partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center, provides the only full continuum of heart care for kids in Central Texas. And now, the center has expanded its cardiovascular surgery program to best serve growing hearts. WELCOME DR. HANCOCK FRIESEN! DELL CHILDREN'S REGIONAL HEART CENTER 4900 Hueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723 Camille Hancock Friesen, ND Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery DellChildrens.net/Heart I I EASIE :i~i!:!i!iii:: At DellChildrensER.com, you can now hold your place in line. Meaning, you'll be seen within 15 minutes of your scheduled time. Remember, DelIChildrensER.com is for mini emergencies only. If your child is experiencing a major emergency, get to the ER ASAP or dial 9-]-1. deiichil ENSION + I! I ! i ii i I il I I' I ;I ii' ....... i i'