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Page 4B Hays Free Press December 21,2011 BY DAVID HAMIL Special to the Hays Free Press The Hays High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC Competition Teams traveled to Willow- ridge High School in Hous- ton on Saturday, Dec. 3, to participate in a Military Skills Meet against 28 other JROTC teams. The teams represent- ed all the service branches and came from as far away as New Orleans. The boys' Armed Drill Team took 3rd place in the Inspec- tion event and had enough points in the Regulation and Exhibition events to capture the 3rd place Overall trophy. The girls' Unarmed Drill Team fared a little better, tak- ing 2nd place in both their Inspection and Exhibition events earning them the 2nd place Overall award for the category. The Hays Marksmanship Team captured 2nd place in the Sporter Rifle event and 1st place in the Precision category. Cadet Major Erica Felan earned 2rid place in the Aca- demics event for Hays. These performances. along with solid showings in the Color Guard and Physi- cal Fitness events, gained the Hays cadets enough points to bring home the 2nd place Overall Championship Tro- phy for the meet. Their next competition will take them to Tomball. Texas in early February. David Hamil. Major, USMC (Retired), serves as Hays High School MCIROTC Senior Ma- rine Instructor. COURTESY PHOTO A contingent of Hays High School Marine Corps JROTC cadets proudly displays the haul of tro- phies the unit brought home from the recent Houston Wil- Iowridge Meet, a com~)eti- tion in which they finishee second overall out of a field of 29 ROTC units from all of the service branches. BY JIM CULLEN Ten members of the Buda Elementary School Archery Club put their skills to the test re- cently in an intra-squad com- petition in the Buda Gym. Coaches Mike Glendenning and Frank Espinoza put their club members through their paces after school before an audience of families and friends. Five arrows shot in each of two rounds - one from 30 feet. one from 45 feet - were fired off by the well- practiced students, all with the goal of scoring as many points as possible. Fifth graders Kyle Dec- esare. Amy Reyna, and Cam- eron Salinas ended up first, second, and third, with re- spective scores of 79, 74 and 68 points. Cabela's Training Manager Josh Wright was on hand to recognize and con- gratulate the winners, bring- ing along Cabela's gift cards for the top three finishers. All of the competitors received gift packs from the local store, Glendenning brought the idea of an archery club to the Buda campus two years ago, after teaching a year at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Wimberley. At Buda, Glen- denning secured a $3,000 grant from the Easton Foun- dation to purchase targets, bows and arrows, and a back- ground curtain and the Buda Elementary School Archery Club was launched. The local program ini- tially invited only 5th and 4th-graders, but this year ex- panded the invitation to in- clude interested 3rd-graders. As for competition, Glen- denning, known around the campus as "Coach G," as- pires to one day take his club PHOTO BYJIMCULLEN Buda Elementary School Archery Club members (front, left to right) Amy Reyna, Kyle Decesare and Cameron Salinas, all 5th-graders. were second, first and third, respectively, in their school competition tournament re- cently. Coordinators and supporters of,the archery competition are (bacK. left to right) Coaches Frank Espinoza and Mike Glendenning and Cabela's Training Manager Josh Wright members to officially-sanc- tioned meets, the closest be- ing in Temple. The logistics of expense and a school- day absence have yet to be worked out. For now. the Bulldogs meet after school on a regular ba- sis and clearly enjoy them- selves with the district's sole archery option. In addition to the already-mentioned top prize-winners, those partici- pating Bulldogs include Billy Eady, Ashton Allen Zane Lilljedahl, Logan Denton, Adrian Rodriguez, Leonardo Martinez and Joe Aguirre. Lehman High School 9111 Grade Center Students of the Month (Editor's note: Each month the teachers at the Lehman High School Freshman Center choose "Students of the Month." Each of the four Fresh- man Center teacher teams designates students who represent the ideal LHS student. ) Leuntte Porche lose Ramirez Cheyenne Morgan Polo Garcia Johnny Martinez Lane Thomson Emily Gonzalez Zachary Crawford +