New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Krista Snyder, a citizen of the American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet 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 Braunfels Breakfast Lion's Club.
- Girls State was organized as a National Americanism activity in 1937 by the American Legion Auxiliary. Non-partisan and nonpolitical, the purposes of the Girls State program are to provide titizenship training for girls of high school age, to afford them an opportunity to live together as a selfgoverning group and to inform them of the duties, privileges, rights and •responsibilities 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 ll, the UHM session marked the 50th year, or “Golden Session,” of Bluebonnet Girls State. This year 586 girls are in attendance, making a total of more than 24,000 girls in Texas who have participated in this top-level citizenship program.
Former citizens of Girls State and ;members of the Texas American ‘Auxiliary comprise the 70 members Jot the staff and counselors who •volunteer their services to direct and ;lead this program. The director is JConnie Bridges of Killeen, who is lassistcd bv the associate director of • personnel, T ammy Boclair, of W est ^Columbia; the associate director of ‘.education, Kate Walters, of Austin and the associate director of administration. Ann Doan, of Fort Worth.
Michael A. Hughes, son of Larry and Teresa Hughes of New Braunfels, attended the Texas EIks C amp iii Ottine this past week. The camp. located between Luling 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 Children’s 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 Irelated social sciences. Most have worked with camps before and all pave been chosen based on their abilities to work hard and care for (Children with special needs.
• lf you are interested in sending your child or sponsoring a chi ‘J next summer, contract Texas Elks Camp. Rt. 5 Box 185, Gonzales, Texas *78629, (830)875-2425. Applications for Camp 1998 will be available after Jan. I, 1998
J Michael Hughes
New Braunfels Elks Lodge, 353 S. Seguin, New Braunfels, 78130, (210)625-5217. supports this statew ide program and can assist children in gaining admission.
For the spring 1997 session at Baylor-University, 1,663 students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List.
To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Andrew Michael Meek of New Braunfels, a junior at Baylor, was named to the Dean's 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 two-hour, 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 p.m. to IO p.m.
“We are thrilled to host the Miss Texas USA Pageant,” 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 year.”
More than 120 delegates front across the Lone Star State spent a week in South Padre Islar ani competed for the coveted nile • Miss Texas USA. The prize and gift package was valued at more than S100.000 last year. The winner was crowned by the reigning Miss Texas USA, Amanda Little, and won a new Ford Mustang. SHMMX) cash. a fulllength 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 p.m. and included the announcement of the Jantzen Swimsuit Winner and Miss Photogenic awards. The dress rehearsal and contestants' autograph party w as June 20.
The new Miss Texas USA represents the state of Texas in the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant iii February 1998. Miss USA then goes on to the ultimate of pageants. Miss Universe
Dan O’Rourke, well-known EV personality, was the master of ceremonies with Christine Friedel Johnston. Miss Texas USA 1004, as the co-hostess. Special guests included Miss Teen USA 1006, Christie Woods. Miss Texas Teen USA 1097 Amir la Mullins, and singer Perry W ood
Mary Ana Cunningham, 1986 graduate from Canyon High School and I OO I 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.
C u n n i n g h a rn will be an intern for one year at Central Texas Medical F o u n d a t i o n (Brackenridge Hospital) in Austin and then will complete her residency in dermatology at Texas Tech University Affiliated Hospitals iii Lubbock.
Mary Ann Cunningham
Angela Pittman, daughter of Charlene Pittman from New Braunfels, was awarded the DVM degree during recent commencement ceremonies by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine al Virginia Tech
Earning a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine requires four years of postundergraduate 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 land-grant universities of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland at College Parle.
Matthew Costello of New
Braunfels, a senior international studies major at Texas A&M 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 A&M, said with NAFTA in operation and the greater importance of trade between the U.S. 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 A&M 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 A&M University’s 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 A&M campus.
G.P. “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 md find out better what engineering is and what engineers dos" he said “It provides the opportunity to explore beyond what most students are required to."
He said that additional goals of the program were to attract the best students to Texas A&M and promote future leadership by putting students in contact with leaders of industry Members of ESP must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.4, 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 Bovay/Chevron College Engineering Ethics Bowl recently at Texas A&M University.
Haegelin’s team, “The Regulators,” won third place and $500 in the event. The team, which was sponsored by the Texas A&M chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, included mechanical engineering majors Haegelin, Bill Eskut and Marc Brooks.
"I was quite impressed by the event,” Haegelin said. “The thing that most impressed me was all the industry people who came. It was nice to get their perspective.”
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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 jg^tfgd following^ personal bitwith them. their parents Ina committee members. A total of 11 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.
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The group leaves from San Antonio Wednesday. They return with their German counterparts Aug. 7. The German students will remain in New Braunfels tor four weeks.
Funding for the program is provided exclusively by the
Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels, a non-profit 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, w ho was one of the 12 Bov ay Chevron 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 Dies,” was adapted from the 1996 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Two play-off teams considered the consequences of designing a computer program to estimate the probability that a critically ill patient w ill 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 A&M. The program was created by the Bovay Endowment for the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering and the Chevron Forum for Engineenng Ethics.
Judges included Texas A&M faculty and invited members from industry: Ray Galvin, Chevron USA (retired); Raymond Marlow, Marlow Industries Inc.; Harvey Mohr, H.O. Mohr Research and Engineering Inc.; and Edward J. Szymczak, Cameron.
Sue and Harry E. Bovay, whose $1 million gift established ethics
endowments at both Texas A&M and Cornell University’s engineering schools, also attended.
Haegelin is a 1992 graduate of New Braunfels High School. He is currently the international affairs chair of the Texas A&M chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
New Braunfels resident Brad Thomas Elmore graduated from Baylor School in Chattanooga, Term. 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 school’s Red Circle. He also participated in the school’s community service and Walkabout programs.
Baylor School, founded in 1893, is an independent, coeducational boarding and day-school enrolling 800 students in grades seven through 12. Current students represent 16 states and IO foreign countries.
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Tiffany M. Soell from New Braunfels was named an All-American Scholar.
The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 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 7:30 p.m.
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.
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