New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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CHS, SVHS Decathlon teams battle
Canyon High School Academic Decathlon members: (front row) Larry Anderson, sponsor, Travis Whits, Greg Smith, Sabrina McDonald, Sarah Goodwin, Kathy Simmons, sponsor, and (back row) Tim Ousley, Danny Johnson, Cliff GaWsgher and Alfred Denny.
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Canyon and Smithson Valley High schools renewed their rivalry on die academic playing field recently, as Canyon High finished in sixth place at die Texas Academic Decathlon competition in San Antonio, one place ahead of district rival Smithson Valley.
The Rangers of Smithson Valley had captured the regional championship a couple of months ago, but the Cougars of Canyon turned the tables at the state meet.
“We kind of peaked at the right time,” said Canyon Coach Larry
St. Arm’s Christian Mothers Attar Society will meet on Thursday. March 16. at 2 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall
Tbs New Braunfels Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet one week early, on March 16 instead of March 23, at Ryan's Restaurant. Col. Henry Reeves will be guest speaker Call 625-5568 for information.
The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild meets Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the New Braunfels Chns-tian Church Fellowship Hall on Loop 337. Membership open to all.
The Comal County Scottish Rite Club will meet at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch, Hwy. 46 W. March 18. The speaker will be A.W. Scott, of Austin. The social hour will be at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Bring a guest and enjoy an evening out. Call Boul Wright at 964-3154 or Virgil Gaskins at 625-4403 for reservations by March 14.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 666, will not meet March 17. There will be a tour of the McNay Art Museum Members will car pool from the Senior citizens Center, 9 a rn March 17.
New Braunfels High School Class of 1943 meets Saturday, March 18 at The Faust at noon. For information, call Rudy Schreyer at 625-5352
Anderson. “...Sometimes if you peak at the wrong time, you drop off. We did a lot more after-school practicing (after regionals).”
Academic Decathlon consists of several tests students compete in at the meet. Teams consist of A, B and C average students. Points are accumulated through the various events.
In the Super Quiz portion, the final big event, the Canyon team placed fourth while SVHS took seventh.
Individual honors included Canyon’s Tim Ousley, whose total earned him fifth highest overall at the meet, including a bronze (third place) in mathematics. Canyon’s Travis White took
Retired Eagles Activities Club will meet March 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Eagles Hall. Members bring sandwiches, and those having birthday or anniversary bring a cake or cookies.
New Braunfels Republican Women will meet March 20 at noon at
Members of the SVHS Academic Decathlon team: (not in order) Jessica Nix, Mike Novak, D'Lane Compton, Heather Smith, Courtney Robbins, Mike Yamaguchi, Jennifer Bardos, Nathan El ledge, and Tony Payer.
bronze in the speech event.
Smithson Valley’s Nathan Elledge won a silver medal in mathematics, Tony Peyer received a bronze in speech and Jessica Nix and Mike Novak also took bronze medals.
Twenty-two schools competed in the meet from across the state with Friendswood capturing the overall title in the Medium School division. In fact, Friendswood students took home first, second and third indivdual overall medals in each of the three classes.
Both Canyon and Smithson Valley competed in the Medium School cate-
Molly Joe’s Restaurant. Darryl Pool, County Chairman of Williamson County, will speak on ‘How to be effective in politics.' From Round Rock, Mr. Pool has been involved in politics since 1972, and was the chairman of the 25th Senatorial District Convention in 1994.
gory where they have been since 1992-93. Canyon captured a regional title in 1992-93 while SVHS was the champion this year.
In the previous two years, the schools competed in the Small School class, where Smithson Valley won the state title in 1990-91 and Canyon won the title in 1991-92.
“The competition is getting harder every year,” said Anderson. “More schools are putting more time and money into it.”
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This year’s sale and auction will be held on Saturday, March 18, 1995 with the Buyers’ Reception at 11:30 a.m. followed by the auction, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The show this year will have almost 400 of our county’s youth— Comal County 4-H members, and FFA members from New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools—exhibiting and selling their lambs, barrows, steers, rabbits and poultry. With this amount, we are going to need your help more than ever! It is going to take a county-wide effort to ensure a successful year for these hard-working 4-H and FFA youth.
We want to welcome back all past buyers and supporters of the Comal County Junior Livestock Show and Auction, and a special invitation is extended to any new buyers to come buy and support our youth.
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