New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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-— ' llArea students honored as John C. Dierks Memorial Scholarship Winners
ABOVE—Smithton Valley MMcNt School wlnntrt (L-R) runntrnip Christina Phelan, winners Stephen Hoggatt and Atojandra Garza.
(L-R) Tom Burnie, Raymond Steele. UPPER RIGHT — Canyon Middle School winners (L-R) Ryan Amen end Misty McLaughlin. Rear (L-R)
Tom Burnie, Raymond Steals RIGHT—New Braunfels Middle School winners Brandyn Baimor and Megan Snider with Tom Burnie.
Seventh-graders Steven Hoggatt and Alexandra Garza of Smithson Valley Middle School, Ryan Amen and Misty McLaughlin of Canyon Middle School and Brandyn Balmos and Megan Snider of New Braunfels Middle School were this year’s recipients of the John C. Dierks Memorial Scholarship Award.
The award has been presented annually since 1991, and is given to students who best exhibit the qualities of citizenship through academic performance, high ethical standards, and involvement in their community and their school.
Presenter Raymond Staats, executor of the Dierks’ Estate, said the award was used to recognize the efforts of students and to thank them for their hard work.
“We want to reward the students who took the extra time and extra effort to be good students,” Staats said.
Each winning student received a $500 savings bond and a framed certificate. The award was established by Harry and Christine Dierks for the development of the youth in Comal County and is administered by the Braunfels Foundation Trust. In addition, each student will have his or her name permenantly engraved on a plaque that will be displayed in their respective schools.
“Harry and Christine Dierks were individuals who cared a great deal for the young people of our community and their generosity has allowed us to encourage (students) to follow their example and become good citizens of this community,” said Tom Burrus, Vice President of the Braunfels Foundation, who also participated in the presentations.
Circle Arts Theater offers workshop for in-house crews
They’re the first people you meet when you enter any live theatre, so of course they make the first impression.
They’re the house crew, volunteers who greet you at the door, sell you your reserved tickets, and help you get seated before curtain time. And the staff at.Circle Arts Theatre depends on the house crew bo do a myriad of small tasks when they arrive (a halfhour before the audience does) on any given performance night.
“Our house crews are made up of very special people who extend the hospitality cif the theatre, and help make patrons comfortable, “ said Elizabeth Elliott, Executive Director of Circle Arts.
“But operating policies and procedures change over the years, so we decided it was time to bring everyone up to date. “
As a consequence the theatre staff is offering a House Crew Workshop on Tuesday, June I, beginning at 7 p m. at the theatre, located in Landa Park.
Anyone interested in serving on the house management team is welcome to attend. “We doubt the workshop will last more than an hour,M said Elliott, “otherwise, we’ ll be run over by the cast of “Annie” coming in to rehearse. “
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The following is an article by Lexie Hample, a sixth-grade student at Oak Run School, who was
a winner in the Veterans Memorial Committee writing contest. Each entrant submitted an article on a military hero. Hample submitted an article about New Braunfelser Col. Ralph S. Parr, Ret.- USAF.
I recently interviewed one of the most decorated pilots in the U.S. military. He was the son of a naval officer and was bom in Virginia in 1924. Colonel Parr was in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1976. He reached the rank of full colonel
He became interested in flying because his father was a naval pilot after World War L Colonel Parr took his first flight when he was four years old From that first flight on he was very interested in flying.
To become a pilot he had intensive ground training and flying training. These schools took one full year to graduate. Because he graduated at the top of his class,
he was chosen to become an instructor pilot His first military combat mission was in the Philippine Islands in World War ll. Colonel Parr flew 641 combat missions during five combat tours in three wars. He was a double jet ace in Korea.
In World War ll his favorite plane was the P38. In the Korean War his favorite plane was the F86 and in Vietnam has favorite plane was the F4 Phantom. He wasn’t scared in any of the wars because he said he didn't have time to be scared He chose to put his life on the line with such a dangerous job because someone had to do it He also felt like he was supporting his country and he was trained for it His most unusual mission has been written up in many publications. He was flying an F86 and his flight got separated in a dogfight when he discovered another airplane. He was chasing the airplane when he discovered he had cornered sixteen enemy aircraft Alone against these enemy aircraft he finally was able to knock down the lead aircraft, another aircraft and damage a third aircraft
Colonel Parr is the only American Pilot who holds both the Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross.
Among his 66 U.S. and foreign combat decorations he also holds the Silver Star, Legion of Merits with two Oak Leaves, IO Distin-
Eshed Flying Crosses, Bronze r and 41 air medals.
He says he misses the military
because he really enjoys flying. However, he says nobody really wins in a war. Normally the one that loses the least is usually declared the winner .
Towards the middle of his career he was asked to be one of the first astronauts which he declined. He served in the capacity of military advisor in the Middle East I asked him what he thought about the changes in the Middle East and he said he really hasnt seen too many changes. There’s still a lot of conflict and unrest In comparing the differences in the wars it is very hard to do because there are so many different kinds of weapons and cultures involved.
After retiring he came to New Braunfels. His hobbies today are playing golf, hunting, fishing and speaking at air force schools. Colonel Parr believes the greatest strength of America is we are able to think for ourselves and that we are bom and raised in Freedom.
He believes our greatest weakness is we believe everything we hear or read in the news media.
From this interview I had with Colonel Parr, it proved to me that he deserved every single medal he received As you can see he is the kind of person we need all over the world, the kind of person who is dedicated to his country.
He now resides in New Braunfels and he is married to Margaret Bernstein. Her family was a first generation german settler in New Braunfels.
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