New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, February 24, 2000 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 7AEducationZI
Winter Guard earns first place award
Members of the New Braunfels High School Winter Guard ensemble took first place in movement and equipment and second place overall in the Scholastic AA Division during competition Feb. 19 at Clark High School in San Antonio.
The guard will proceed to the TECA South Texas Regional competition on March 18 and to the TECA state championships on March 25.
Volunteer of the Year selected
OakRun sixth grader Jessica Potter received the Youth Volunteer of the Year award from the YMCA of Comal County.
She was nominated by the YMCA “for her willingness to help out in the PrimeTime program she has been enrolled in since 1997. Jessica has a cheerful, fun-loving disposition. She is always willing to help younger children with their snacks, homework and arts and crafts as well as looking out for them on field trips,” stated the nomination letter.
Potter was recognized at the YMCA of San Antonio and the Hill Country’s 113th annual volunteer recognition banquet at the Doubletree Hotel in San Antonio.
Project Graduation: Taco Bell Night
New Braunfels High School Project Graduation 2000 organizers are joining forces with Taco Bell, 249 N. Loop 337, for a special fundraiser on March I.
Taco Bell will donate IO percent of the day’s sales to NBHS Project Graduation. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. students from NBHS will serve as hosts for diners in the restaurant.
Project Graduation organizers also are rejoining efforts with Luby’s Cafeteria to raise money for the annual graduation celebration.
Pick up a blue card (for New Braunfels High School) or a pink card (for Canyon High School) at local businesses and present the card to the cashier when catting at Luby’s in New Braunfels. Luby’s will donate 5 percent of the total bill before taxes to Project Graduation. Cards are valid through May 14. Those who do not have a card can request one from the Luby's cashier.
Basketball legend to speak at NBHS
George Gervin, of the San Antonio Spurs organization, will speak to New Braunfels High School freshmen on Friday, Feb.
25 at 9:30 a.m. on the benefits of staying in school. The event is sponsored by Communities in Schools.
An inspirational speaker,
Gervin joined the Spurs as a community relations representative in 1994. He played a total of 14 years, dividing time among the ABA, CBA and NBA. He played 12 years for the Spurs and also served as an assistant coach under John Lucas.
NBMS induction slated March 6
Students at New Braunfels Middle School who are eligible for National Junior Honor Society will be inducted on March 6 during ceremonies at the school gym at 7 p.m.
Dr. Peterson, a professor at Southwest Texas State University, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact NBMS teacher Peter Magargee at 625-7728.
Of the thousands of band students in Texas, more than 30,000 each year begin the audition process to make the state level in band. Four students from New Braunfels High School have attained that level. Pictured (from left, back row) are Dustin Schulze and Alan Janzen; and (front row) Alex Rodriguez and Lauren Gaskamp. The students go through four levels of auditions, and must attain a high enough chair at each level to go on to the next. The levels are District, Region, Area and All State. This is the second year that Schulze, Janzen and Gaskamp have made All State Band, and the third year that Rodriguez has earned the All State honor. Members of the All State Band were honored by the New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees during the February meeting.
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Cesar Castilleja, vice president of the New Braunfels Jaycees Club, donates $1,000 to the New Braunfels High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program for its help with recent fundraisers. ROTC cadets helped the Jaycees with its food booth at the Comal County Fair and Wurstfest.
Around the District
The Challenge students at Lone Star Elementary gave HyperStudio presentations to their parents recently about a rain forest animal of their choice. Along with these, they sang songs and read poetry about the rain forest. This was a culminating activity to their study of the rain forest. Sitting (from left) are Hannah McCoy, Samantha Allen, Kyle Chappell, Kara Schmidt, Sydney Krimm, Lauren Carver. Standing (from left) are Miryea Ayala, teacher Betty Hunt, Quinton Fernandes, Lance Badling, 1 Cameron Kotara, Jack Rhoades and Noah Pentecost. Not pictured is Blake Bassett.
The Herald-Zeitung offers an “Education” page to local public school districts. New Braunfels Independent School District’s page is compiled by its public information office. To submit information or for questions, call 620-6200.
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New Braunfels High School student Laura Wong has been designated as a semifinalist in the nationwide 1999-2000 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Wong is the only candidate to represent NBISD for this national award. She was honored for this award by members of the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees during the February meeting. She is pictured with her parents, Gary and Jessi Wong and school board member Dr. Don Bedford.
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