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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                10Ai1 HeraldZeitung O Sunday July I U II People Personals Krlsta Snyder a citizen of the American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnct Girls State held in Seguin at Texas Lutheran College was elected to the office of county attorney She is the daughter of Joe and Mary Snyder and was sponsored to Girls State through the New jflraunfcls Breakfast Lions Club Girls State was organized as a Rational Americanism activity in 1937 by the American Legion Auxiliary Nonpartisan and non political the purposes of the Girls State program are to provide citizenship training for girls of high school age to afford them an opportunity to live together as a self governing group and to inform them of the duties privileges rights and they will assume when they become adults They learn the problems of government by simulating the duties of city county and state officials Each year citizens are selected at local levels from students who have just completed their junior year in high school The selection is based principally on character leadership and scholarship The 1997 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Texas Bluebonnet Girls State has grown from an experimental conference of 94 girls held at Baylor University in 1941 to become the largest single extracurricular educational program for high school girls in Texas Because no sessions were held during World War II the 1994 session marked the 50th year or Golden of Bluebonnet Girls State This year 586 girls are in attendance making a total of more than girls in Texas who have participated in this toplevel citizenship program Former citizens of Girls State and members of the Texas American Auxiliary comprise the 70 members lotthe staff and counselors who their services to direct and Iead this program The director is Bridges of Killeen who is by the associate director of Tammy Boclair of West Columbia the associate director of Kate Walters of Austin and the associate director of administration Ann Doan of Fort Worth Michael Hughes Michael A Hughes son of Larry and Teresa Hughes of New B r a u n f e I s attended the Texas I Iks Camp in Ottine this past week The camp located between Luting and Gonzales next to Palmetto State Park serves special needs children from all over Texas Hughes has had the opportunity to participate in all types of activities such as swimming fishing arts and crafts hiking athletics field trips nature studies outdoor camping campfire singing cookouts and therapeutic horseback riding The camp is free for qualifying youngsters courtesy of the Elks Childrens Services a statewide project of the Texas Elks Texas Elks Camp meets or exceeds all standards set by the American Camping Association The camp staff is composed largely of college graduates with degrees in recreational therapy or in related social sciences Most have worked with camps before and all have been chosen based on their Abilities to work hard and care for children with special needs j If you are interested in sending your child or sponsoring a child next summer contract Texas Llks Camp Kt 5 Box 1X5 Gonzales Texas Applications Tor Camp 1998 will be available after Jan I 1998 New Braunfels Lodge 353 S Seguin New Braunfels 78130 supports this statewide program and can assist children in gaining admission For the spring 1997 session at Baylor University students were named to the Deans Academic Honor List To be named to the Deans List a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum gradepoint average of while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours Andrew Michael Meek of New Braunfels a junior at Baylor was named to the Deans List New Braunfels resident Tiffany Holder the reigning Miss New Braunfels traveled to South Padre Island to participate in the Miss Texas USA pageant The twohour live telecast aired from the South Padre Island Convention Centre in every market in Texas to an audience of more than six and a half million households June 30 1997 from 8 to 10 We are thrilled to host the Miss Texas USA said Mark Thompson executive director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau We look forward to the event and to meeting the wonderful delegates each More than 120 delegates from across the Lone Star State spent a week in South Padre Islar nvl competed for the coveted mc Miss Texas USA The prize and gift package was valued at more than S last year The winner was crowned by the reigning Miss Texas USA Amanda Little and won a new Ford Mustang S cash a full length mink coat able to travel two diamond rings and other jewelry a spectacular wardrobe and more The preliminary show and competition was conducted Saturday June 28 at 7 and included the announcement of the Jantzen Swimsuit Winner and Miss Photogenic awards The dress rehearsal and contestants autograph party was June 29 The new Miss Texas USA represents the state of Texas in the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant in February 1948 Miss USA then goes on to the ultimate of pageants Miss Universe Dan OKourke wellknown TV personality was the master of ceremonies with Christine Friedel Johnston Miss Texas USA 1994 as the cohostess Special guests included Miss Teen USA 1996 Christie Woods Miss Texas Teen USA lin7 Andria Mullins and singer Perry Wood Mary Ana Cunningham 1986 graduate from Canyon High School and 1991 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center Medical School on June 6 Cunningham will be an intern for one year at Central Texas M e d i c a 1 F o u n d a t i o n Brae ken ridge Hospital in Austin and then will complete her residency in dermatology at Texas Tech Mary Ann Cunningham University Affiliated Hospitals in Angela Pittinau diuighler of Charlene Pitt man from New Braunfels was awarded the DVM degree during recent commencement ceremonies by the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech Ccn tax ce four best value Free Postage Stamp with Every Greeting Card 154 S Business IH35 next to Adobe Cafe 6293979 Angela Pittman Earning a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine requires four years of post undergraduate professional education and extensive training in the biomedical and clinical sciences Veterinarians typically enter clinical practice continue their education through internships and residencies or work for the government and industry Founded in 1978 Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is a professional school jointly operated by Virginia and Maryland through the landgrant universities of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland at College Matthew Costello of New Braunfels a senior international studies major at Texas University is spending the summer in Mexico as part of Study Abroad Mexico City 97 program Students will study principles of public relations and international mass communication at La Universidad La Salle in Mexico City Program developer Douglas Starr journalism professor at Texas said with NAFTA in operation and the greater importance of trade between the and Mexico he felt it was a natural for students to go and learn how Mexico functions in the public relations field The program is sponsored by Texas College of Liberal Arts the Department of Journalism and the International Studies Program Heath Penland of Spring Branch was recognized recently for his participation in Texas Universitys Engineering Scholars Program Penland a biomedical engineering major was among some 35 May graduates who received framed certificates during a ceremony at the Zachry Engineering Center on the Texas campus Bud Peterson executive associate dean of engineering praised the students for their commitment to educational excellence ESP was started in 1989 in order to create additional opportunities for high achieving students to reach out find out better what engineering is and what engineers he said It provides the opportunity to explore beyond what most students are required He said that additional goals of the program were to attract the best students to Texas and promote future leadership by putting students in contact with leaders of industry Members of ESP must maintain a minimum gradepoint average of take honors level courses attend ESP seminars and conduct research Penland will attend the University of Texas Medical Southwestern in Dallas Chad Haegelin son of Tim and Yvonne Haegelin of New Braunfels was a winner in the First College Engineering Ethics Bowl recently at Texas University Haegelins team The won third place and in the event The team which was sponsored by the Texas chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers included mechanical engineering majors Haegelin Bill Eskut and Marc Brooks I was quite impressed by the Haegelin said The thing that most impressed me was all the industry people who came It was nice to get their Reading is phenomenal national Reading High point readers in Comal Elementary Schools Reading Renaissance program are from left Ethan Cobb Kevin Collins Cody Covington Nicole Dubois Erin Esposito Chelsea Friesenhahn Jamie Gutierrez Bonnie Heitkamp Linnea Lindquist Justin Lopez Samantha Magglani Cassie Mall Justin McFalls Courtney Meissner Lark Miller Jessica Moore Alex Ochoa Kirk Pullin Zachary Reeh Patrick Runge Meagan Schmitz Amy Scholze Jaimin Shah and Bo Warm Not pictured are Mario Brooks and Sally McMenamin Wurstfest exchange launches Wednesday Four students have been selected to take part in the annual Wurstfest Association Partnership Student Exchange Program with Braunfels Germany this summer They are New Braunfels High School students Erin Boyd and Larin McPeak and Canyon High School students Adrian Leverett and Lora Woollven Now in its 21st year the exchange program has sent four students to Germany each summer since it began in 1977 Partnership Committee Chairman Frank Witting said the students were following personal with their parents ana committee members A total of 1 1 students applied for the program Following their selection the girls and their parents attended a briefing where they received travel instructions and visited with students and parents who took part in the exchange program last year Photo submitted are Lora Woollven Larin McPeak Adrian Leverett and i Wurstfest Partnership Committee Chairman Frank Witting and Wurstfest Association presidentelect Dennis Heitkamp From I Erin B The group leaves from San Antonio Wednesday They return with their German counterparts Aug 7 The German students will remain in New Braunfels for four weeks Funding for the program is provided exclusively by the Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels a nonprofit corporation designed to promote local commerce especially through tourism and dedicated to the promotion and preservation of New Braunfels German heritage Eight teams competed in the six hour event which was patterned after the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl founded by Robert F Ladenson Ladenson who was one of the 12 judges heads the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Illinois Institute of Technology Students received five cases to study a month in advance not knowing which would be presented at the competition The final case Who Decides Who Lives and Who was adapted from the 1996 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Two playoff teams considered the consequences of designing a computer program to estimate the probability that a critically ill patient will live or die The event the first of its kind nationally to focus on engineering ethics in competition debate form is an outgrowth of the engineering ethics program at Texas The program was created by the Bovay Endowment for the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering and the Chevron Forum for Engineering Ethics Judges included Texas faculty and invited members from industry Ray Galvin Chevron USA Raymond Marlow Marlow Industries Harvey Mohr Mohr Research and Engineering and Edward J Szymczak Cameron Sue and Harry E Bovay whose million gift established ethics endowments at both Texas and Cornell Universitys engineering schools also attended Haegelin is a 1992 graduate of New Braunfels High School He is currently the international affairs chair of the Texas chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers New Braunfels resident Brad Thomas Elmore graduated from Baylor School in Chattanooga Tenn A total of 149 members of the Class of 1997 were presented with diplomas at a commencement ceremony on May 31 Elmore son of Dr and Mrs Thomas Elmore was a boarding student at Baylor In addition to being a member of the crew team Elmore was chosen to be a member of the schools Red Circle He also participated in the schools community service and Walkabout programs Baylor School founded in 1893 is an independent coeducational boarding and dayschool enrolling 800 students in grades seven through 12 Current students represent 16 states and 10 foreign countries Brad T Elmore The United States Achievement Academy announced that Tiffany M Soell from New Braunfels was named an AllAmerican Scholar The AllAmerican Scholars must earn a or higher grade point average Soell who attends Canyon High School will appear in the All American Scholar Yearbook which is published nationally Soell is the daughter of Lisa and Charles Soell from New Braunfels Grandparents are Gus and Lonie Soell from New Braunfels and Judith and Morris Crumrine from New Braunfels Melissa Dawn Yeaman New Braunfels Junior Miss will compete against 16 other young women from across the state in the 1997 Texas Junior Miss Program The program is conducted this year in San Antonio on July 19 1997 at the Carver Community Cultural Center on 226 North Hackberry and will begin at Young women from across the state will be vying for the title of Texas Junior Miss They will be competing in five different areas scholastic achievement judges interview creative and performing arts fitness and presence and composure Melissa Yeaman Brakes TuneUps More RADZOI 10 MINUTE UkGHUi Nationwide Warranty Goodyear Independent Dealer   

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