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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Changes New Texas January Comal County Attorney Bill addresses a luncheon hosted by the Comal County Republican Women here with Jan Kennady and LESLIE Photographer Charles announced his decision to leave the Democratic party and join the Republican Fewer N B area high school students headed for college By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Local high school students are bucking a statewide trend by continuing their education beyond high School officials say those students are making their plans Representatives from New Ca nyon and Smithson Valley high schools said about 5055 percent of the students from those schools go on to col That figures compares to a national average of 52 percent of high school students who pursue some form of higher according to national education of Information from a state association of college admis sion counselors states that the percentage of high school students in Texas planning to go to college is Nan Trinity Universitys associate direc tor of said high school students across the state are less interested in going to college to than students a few years We are acutely aware of the dwindling numbers of the collegebound high school graduates and the dwindl ing numbers of high school students who are prepared for presidentelect of the Texas Association of College Admissions We are trying to reach students early on when they are making up their minds about she ad ding that programs such as TACACs College Informa tion Hotline is aimed as much at students in the eighth and ninth grades as older high school She said the information offered by the hotline will help students plan the courses they should take during high school and assist them with financial planning for Will Canyon said he has not noticed any decline in the number of students preparing for col I dont know if there has been a but what is happening is weve had more kids go to technical school who may have been going to college he Krieg added that several students are bypassing the fouryear colleges in favor of more joboriented such as in the field of I think kids arent stopping their he Some of them may be choosing different thats Norval NBHS said about 55 percent of the roughly 300 seniors at NBHS are planning to attend Of that many wont but thats about how many will start he Joe Smithson Valley said Thursday that about 5055 percent of the 170 seniors at the school are planning to attend a college of some We have a few more who are going on to TSTI Texas State Technical Institute or some other technical he Rogers said that before privacy acts restricted col leges from revealing students school officials kept track of he school officials have no way of knowing how successful their graduates are or what percentage finish NBHSs counselor said the number of students who have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the American College Test has been increasing in the past few Eighty students took the SAT test as juniors last Skov said that number is a significant increase over previous I know that we had some pretty good ACT scores and SAT scores and we had a few kids that had to take one of them over again because they didnt get the grade they Rogers said about Smithson Valley Rogers said he thinks the new advanced placement English classes being offered at SVHS have helped students in their college Nine Smithson Valley graduates qualified for advanced placement in college English The students were part of a group of 13 SVHS graduates who tested for advanced We just started advanced placement English last year and its going real Rogers He added that the high school is trying to expand the advanced placement classes to math and sciences because of small class has not been Krieg said the number of Canyon High School students taking advanced classes is on the He and Bill Comal Independent School District superinten agreed that students shied away from taking ad vanced courses the first year after House Bill 72 was in effect but that trend I think really the drop the first year was because students were worried that they wouldnt be allowed to participate in extracurricular Krieg I think it was fear more than anything Now theyre realizing that they can handle the WestPoint Peppered safe place A safety milestone was achieved recently at the WestPoint Pepperell Mission Valley Plant and a celebra tion was held 7 honoring the employees The which manufactures woven apparel completed one million consecutive work hours without a lost time The goal was realized 17 and took seven months to reach according to Henry safety director at the The plant employs 750 employees working three shifts 24 hours a WestPoint prides itself in having a safe place to work for all Garza Everyone strives for safety conciousness to prevent he noted adding that when an employee is injured and can not return to their next scheduled the string of accident free hours is The plant has achieved the goal Garza but not in the past several Our employees are our largest They are more Im portant to us than just losses in com pensations or production Gar za Get your the Poae In the Edward Jones STAN CUNNINGHAM Present Investing In Mutual Funds A Public Seminar On Mutual Funds The The And The Costs Itm Cunningham A Representative from the American Funds Group will be here to discuss your investments in the American Funds or why you should be looking at Date H387 PM Place Civic Center mi ADMISSION Required 6290055 McKenna Hospital employees of quarter are recognized McKenna Memorial Hospital recognizes two employees for ac complishments in A secretary of the director of nurses at McKenna Memorial Roselyn Fey has her hands But during her busy the friendly secretary found time to win the Employee of the Year title at the Fey is rather modest about her work which includes handling paper work for the entire nursing depart ment which consists of more than 100 fulland parttime She works directly with Marie director of nursing at and also with the head nurses and nursing super visors at the I Just like working here with the she I enjoy what Im Fey sees the side of the hospital that most people the ad Roselyn Fey LESLIE Photographer Sandy Biety ministrative She said she likes it that As a notary she occasionally has reason to see a pa as a Fey said stays in the administration depar In her the secretary said she has developed tremendous respect for par ticularly those nurses in As Feys job goes far beyond the usual typing and She handles payroll and keeps of nurses She records minutes at head nurse and super visors meeting and she updates and revises policy when After five and one half years in the Fey said she continues to enjoy her Sandy staff has been named Employee of the Quarter at the who has been at the hospital almost three gives Xrays and administers mam mography A native of Biety said she takes a lot of ribbing from the hospital staff about being a But she says shes gotten pretty used to Texas especially the mild winters and slower Its a real challenging job to do the same thing every she But you can never know what the day is going to be Every day is different I do everything during the said a 13year veteran of radiologic Biety has worked with computed tomography and all types of radiology Ive kind of made the full she On the I dont think theres anything else I would rather Dont Pay This your checkbook at home With qualifying we accept what your insurance company pays as payment in no pay No OutOfPocket Expense Call for your Richardson Chiropractic Clinic 606 South Walnut Walnut Square Shopping Center Ntw Braunfels Jerry
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