New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, May 4,1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5Personals
San Juanita Pineda
■ Miss San Juanita Pineda, of
New Braunfels, was selected to attend the Washington Journalism Conference (WJC) held in Washington D.C. April 18-23,1995. San Juanita, a junior at NBHS, was one of 350 outstanding high school journalists selected to attend the conference sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.
Drawing on the expertise of leaders in the fields of print, radio and television journalism, the WJC gives students like San Juanita an insider’s view of the industry. In more than 25 seminars with 40 speakers, students were to hear from and work side-by-side with journalists from CNN, C-SPAN, Fox Broadcasting Company, Reuters, UPI, USA Today, Voice of America and The Washington Post. The young journalists were also to participate in hands-on workshops ranging from “A Crash Course in Responsible Journalism” to “Recycled News: Covering the Environment.”
San Juanita was to meet with key figures from government and the private sector. During a visit to Capitol Hill, students were to participate in a question and answer session with a member of Congress on the Floor of the House of Representatives. The young journalists were also to inter
lock row, I to r) Erie Poeck, Amber Miller, Ryan Gorman, Edward Coles. (Middle row, I to r) Naomi Matelske, Ashley Michael, Dustin Hungerford, Adrian Whatley, Mrs. Norma Miller (Principal). (Front row, I to r) Maeve Goets, Elisabeth Tom, Marissa Bernal.
Recently these students from Sts. Peter and Paul School participated in the Annual Academic Bowl sponsored by Central Catholic High School. As well as the written tests, there was a Quiz Bowl panel competition. Out of a field of 26 schools, Sis. Peter and Paul placed 6th.
view the press secretary of their elected district representatives about issues of concern to New Braunfels and the nation.
Students also planned to participate in a number of activities at the National Press Club, including a panel discussion with top journalists. The young journalists were also to conduct their own mock press conferences at various executive agencies. The conference was to culminate in the production of the student-written Washington Chronicle.
For six days, young journalists from high school all across the country were to become part of the Washington press corps—covering stories, interviewing newsmakers and having a real hands-on experience in the news industry. “They ask the tough questions and get the answers they need to do a good reporting job,” said Dr. Marguerite Regan, Director of Curriculum, WJC. “What makes this program unique is the active involvement of so many members of the national press corps who generously give their time to work
with the young people.”
As a sophomore, San Juanita was listed in Who’s Who in America’s High Schools, 1993-1994. In both 10th and 11th grades, she received the NBHS PTA Certificate of Achievement in the field of journalism. In May, she will receive awards from the Optimist Clubs of both New Braunfels and Bulverde during the Youth Appreciation Banquet.
“I’d like to send out a big ‘Thank you!’ to all of those wonderful people who helped sponsor me during my
fund-raiser,” said San Juanita. “I’d also like to send special thanks to my grandparents, Julio and Melania Espinoza; my mother, Isabel Pineda; my brother, Julio Pineda; everyone who sold tickets for the fund-raiser; the LULAC organization; and last, but not least, Mr. Lorenzo Rodriguez.”
■ Byron and Rebecca Augustin
recently returned from a 10-day visit to Qatar. Qatar is a peninsular nation that juts into the Persian (Arabian) Gulf on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula. The Augustins were conducting research for a book on Qatar for the Enchantment of the World Series, published by Children’s Press of Chicago, 111.
Their interest in Qatar was heightened when they visited the country in May of 1993 as part of a Malone Fellowship Program sponsored by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. At that time, they met Ambassador Abdulrahman bin Saud al-Thani in his Washington office and he expressed an interest in supporting a research project that would culminate with a book about Qatar.
The proposal became a reality in March of this year when the Ambassador notified the Augustins that they would be sponsored by the Emiri Palace and hosted by the Foreign Ministry while they conducted the research for the project. The project also included a request for permission to photograph the cultural and physical characteristics of the country while they
gathered the necessary data for the
Some of the highlights of the trip included study visits to schools, universities, hospitals, historic sites, industrial parks, shipping centers, farms, fish markets, and a full day in the desert? One of the most impressive events was J a tour of the new Ras Laffan Liquefied) Natural Gas facility on the northeastern! tip of the country. This site is a multi-J billion dollar investment that will process natural gas from Qatar’s North Field—the single largest natural gasi reserve in the world, with more than! 310 trillion cubic feet of reserves. Thej gas will be liquefied by lowering the* temperature to minus 162 degrees! centigrade. Japan, South Korea and* Taiwan have signed long-term con-! tracts to purchase the gas. An unex-J pected delight was the opportunity to’ meet and visit with Patrick Swayze,; the American movie star. Swayze was| in Qatar to ride in the Desert Marathon, » a 42-kilometer endurance race with! Arabian horses.
Rebecca Augustin teaches 4th grade-at Seele Elementary School and Byron Augustin is a professor in the Geogra phy and Planning Department at South-! west Texas State University. The! Augustins reside in New Braunfels. J
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SWT to host annual Texas Intergenerational Conference
SAN MARCOS — Southwest Texas State University will again host the annual Texas Intergenerational Conference, as part of the Texas generations United on May 11.
The keynote speaker for the event is former press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson, Liz Carpenter. She will lecture on May 11 from 9 a.m. on the 11th floor of the J.C. Kellam Building to a group of about 200 health professionals, social workers, educators and religious and community leaders to consider how they might better serve the needs of both children and older
Carpenter is a 32-year veteran of the Washington scene and survived over 50 years of politics. She has been honored in her profession, serving as president of the Women’s National Press Club and founding the National Women’s Political Caucus. Since the publication of her book, Getting Better All the Time, Carpenter had become an advocate and spokeswoman for the aging American population.
The statewide conference will also feature other nationally recognized speakers, exhibits from successful pro
grams in Texas and across the nation, round-table discussions and information on the newly formed Texas Generations United.
The public is also invited at no cost to a speaker’s reception and book signing on May IO at Aquarena Springs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The one-day conference will be held on the 11th floor of the J.C Kellam Building. Registration is $25 which includes a lunch buffet. For more information, call Continuing Education at 512-245-2507.
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