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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 14    ■    Herald-Zeitung    ■    Friday,    June    2,1995Personals ■ Mr. Larry Walker has announced the formation of The Walker Group, a human resource consulting firm based in New Braunfels. Mr. Walker has over 16 years of human lesources experience in private industry and was formerly Director of Human Resources for the Diagnostic Clinic of San Antonio. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a Certified Compensation Professional. Randal Lee Watson ■ Randal Lee Watson is a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the Austin College in Sherman, Texas. His proud parents are Rozelle Watson and Donald Watson. Proud grandparents are Harvey Acker and Annabelle Acker, and Thomas and Iva Gene Watson. ■ Hie U.S. Achievement Academy announced today that Keenan I ehmaiin lias been recognized tor academic achievement as a U.S. National Honor Roll Award winner. Keenan, who attends Sts. Peter & Paul school, will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally. The USAA National Honor Roll Awards provide honor roll students with many benefits and services and is a great tribute to a student’s dedication, talent, and ability. Keenan is the son of Larry and Mary Ann Lehmann. Grandparents are Mal-ford Busch, and Mr. and Mrs. Lrwin Lehmann, all of New Braunfels. ■ Morgen Cuming and Isidro Escalante, 7th grade students, and Tambcr Richey and Brandon Coleman, 8th grade students at Smithson Valley Middle School, were selected as recipients of the Braunfels Foundation Award. The award is funded by the Harry and Christine Dierks Memorial Fund. Tom Burrus, president of the Braunfels Foundation Trust, and Raymond Staats, executor of the Dierks’ estate, presented the award in front of the entire 7th and 8th grade classes Tuesday afternoon, May 16. The award consists of a $500 savings bond and a specially prepared, framed certificate. The recipients’ names were added to a permanent plaque on display at Smithson Valley Middle School. According to Burrus, the criteria for the award is based on the student’s record of good citizenship, ethical conduct, academic performance, attendance and participation in extracurricular activities at school and in the community. He said, “While a student’s grades are reviewed, the emphasis of this award is primarily designed to recognize outstanding citizenship.” Runners-up for the award, who also received certificates, were 7th graders Cindy Reasner and Erie Rust along with 8th graders Devon Ginn and Joshua Leigh Conant. The selection committee consisted of a school administrator, counselor, two teachers and an officer in the school’s PTA. The award is funded by the Harry and Christine Dierks Memorial Fund which is administered by the Braunfels Foundation Trust. In presenting the award, Burrus added, “Harry and Christine Dierks were individuals who cared a great deal for the young people of our community and their generosity has now allowed us to encourage you to follow their example and become good citizens of this community.” ■ Rose Anderson, of Swanson Elementary in Palmer, Alaska, was selected to represent Alaska’s outstanding administrators at a recent meeting of the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals (AAESP). She is the recipient of the Alaska Distinguished Principal Award (ADP). Mrs. Anderson was nominated and selected by her fellow principals Students at Canyon High School s Life Skills Class learn independent living skills, such as how to do their own shopping. The students have been working out at Total Fitness in preparation for the Special Olympics. Life Skills class prepares students for their future Students at ( anyori High School are finding out how “your health is your wealth.” The Life Skills classroom at this campus is providing the students with a recreational and leisure awareness program which includes using local community businesses arui services in New Braunfels. Learning In functional Environments (LIFE) is the daily emphasis for tile students in this class. Working out in the local gym, Total Fitness, has been teaching the students age-appro-pnate recreational activities as well as giving them a guideline for healthy living. Rand DcsRosiers, Total Fitness iwner, has been training the students ♦br Special Olympics competition. These individuals gamed strength and through a statewide search process conducted by the AAESP. “Two decades of research have shown that the principal sets the instructional tone for a school, and Rose has guided her faculty in shaping an excellent educational institution for her youngsters.” A graduate of Baylor University in Texas (M.A.) and Southwest Texas State University (B.S.), Rose has worked as a teaching principal and as a classroom and special education teacher in Wasilla, Palmer, Old Harbor, Larsen Bay and Texas. She taught at Lone Star School in New Braunfels for four years. Mrs. Anderson is president of the Matanuska-Susitna Principals Association. She is 1995 Matanuska-Susitna Principal of the Year and participates on the Superintendents Coordinating Council. She is a member of the Valley Quilters Club, Bridge Club, and Sailing, Inc. Sailing Club. She is the daughter of Florence K. Ricdcl of New Braunfels and the late David A. Riedel. Todd Wagner, a Tarleton State University senior Biology major from New Braunfels, is one of 32 students serving as personal trainers in pioneering research to improve the physical conditioning of people with disabilities. Todd, a 1991 graduate of Canyon High School, is getting an up-close look at the role physiology may play in the future of rehabilitation. The Tarleton research is the culmination of many years of work to advance the knowledge and ability of people with physical impairments to gain access to the benefits of wellness and physical improvement. Todd is shown in the photo as personal trainer to Jerry Thornton, who has had cerebral palsy since birth. While Jerry exercises, Todd monitors heart rate and blood pressure response. John Sheridan ■ John Shendan, an East Texas State University senior,from New Braunfels, will perform with a national band for the second consecutive summer. Shendan has won a spot with the Amencan Wind Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. He is also an alternate for the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland. The American Wind Sym phony Orchestra performs along the Monongohela, Ohio and Mississippi rivets. The stage is built on a barge that is moved by a tugboat to parks along the banks of the rivers. For a spot iii the band, Sheridan had to compete in national auditions against college students from across the country as well as some professional musicians. A senior music education major, he is the son of Thomas and Nancy Sheridan of New Braunfels. ■ John Brooks Morrow, owner of Life and Health Insurance of the Hill Country, will attend the College First Plan training session in Dallas from May 24 through May 26. The College First Plan has operated iii many states for 26 years but is new in Texas. I ligli school 11 th-graders or underclassmen can set up a college loan program for up to $50,OOO. The amount they borrow may be paid back after graduation from college over 15 years. Morrow has been selected by the San Antonio office to work with the students and their parents in Comal County. Information may be obtained by calling John Morrow’s office which is listed in the local phone book. Morrow and his wife, who will be working with him, are both retired high schoo1 teachers. They are excited about being able to help young people attend college. The College First Plan is a program offered by the United Insurance Companies, Inc. ■ Stacey Neumann, a senior at Marion High School, has been selected by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as a finalist in the TASSP Academic Excellence Award Program. Over 200 senior students were nominated by their high school principals based on the students’ scores on the SAT or ACT test, overall academic GPA, pursuit of advanced diploma, and other evidence of exceptional academic ability. Each student was asked to write a monitored 300-500 word essay to submit with the application. From this group of outstanding young scholars, 20 were chosen for the TASSP State Academic Team and 30 were chosen as finalists. As valedictorian of her class, Stacey has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Rice University. She is also a National Merit Scholar. As a finalist in the TASSP awards program, Stacey is to be congratulated for her superior scholarship. ■ Dr. Jon Moline, president of Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during Austin College commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 21 on the campus in Sherman. Moline, a 1960 graduate of Austin College, became TLC’s 13th president in Aug. 1994. ■ Evan Brooks Hocker, of New Braunfels, is a candidate for a MA degree this spring at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Featured speaker for the commencement ceremonies is Oklahoma native and award-winning actor James Gamer. (The Herald-Zeitung welcomes your items for this column. 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