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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 10A □ Herald-Zeitung 3 Friday, October 17,1997EducationComal ISD CHS’ Easley and Adams, SVHS’ Lewis and Golsch are nominated for Wendy’s Heisman Award SVHS’ Jerry Daugherty helps students by providing scholarships to GED graduates Four CISD seniors were nominated for the fourth annual Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. This national awards program, created by Wendy's, The National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Downtown Athletic Cub in New York City, recognizes academic achievement, community service and athletic accomplishments of high school senior men and women. Sandra Golsch and Daniel Lewis, both seniors at Smithson Valley High School, were nominated by Dan Geroy, the school's principal. These two students are currently in the top five percent of their class. Sandra’s sport at Smithson Valley High School is basketball and Daniel’s sports are football, and track and field. In addition to spending time on academics and athletics, both students volunteer for community service. Golsch’s community service has included Optimist club activities, church activities, PALS and the Big Buddy Program. Lewis has been involved in the Boy Scouts of America and church activities. These accomplishments earned Golsch and Lewis their nomination for Wendy's High School Heisman Award. Will Krieg, Canyon High School principal, nominated Chris Easley and Kylie Adams. Easley plays in the varsity marching band and concert band, earning district, regional, and state honors. In athletics, he plays basketball, football, baseball, and was a regional track qualifier in the discus. He was an All-Academic District athlete in 1994-95, 1995-96 and 1996-97. In his spare lime, he was an actor in the school’s production of LU Abner. Easley’s off-campus activities include participation in American Legion Boy’s State, the Reach for a Star Foundation, and serving as a volunteer flag football coach for two years. Kylie Adams was elected as a class officer for ’94, '95, ’96, and *97; and was also a band member from ’94 to ’96, serving as a band officer in ’96. Her athletic participation includes softball, track, power-lifting, and volleyball. Adams was three dines unanimously selected as an All-District catcher and, for 1997, was First Team All-Greater San Antonio catcher and, for 1996 and 1997, selected as Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State catcher. In 199S, she was a State power-lifting finalist. Off campus, she participates in activities with the First Baptist Church Youth Group, is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a four year members of the FFA. Principals at the nation's estimated 23,000 high schools were invited to nominate one male and one female student-citizen-athlete for the awards competition. Entries will be evaluated to narrow the field to 1,020 State Finalists. A distinguished panel of judges, including past Heisman Memorial Trophy recipients; and education, business and community leaders, will name 12 National Finalists, one male and one female representing six geographic regions. One male and one female will then be selected as the National Winners CISD photo by Don dark Jerry Daugherty, on the right, an employee of Smithson Valley High School, is providing financial aid scholarships to several of the school’s GED students. Larry Schwab (L) is Smithson Valley High School's GED teacher. SVHS GED students must first submit an application through the school’s counseling office and andHonoredduhngtheHeismanMe- »««>"*    »e0mP8te,0f,he mortal Trophy national telecast of Sat urday, December 13 on ESPN. Bulverde Elementary students learn about literature and creative writing while studying knights of old Jerry Daugherty, a member of the Smithson Valley High School staff, has decided to make a personal effort to help some of the school’s GED graduates get a good start on the rest of their life. Daugherty is providing scholarships to several GED students to help them take the next stepm their education. His first scholarship of $250 went to Karissa Page, a 1997 SVHS GED grad, single parent, and now student at San Antonio College. “I just want folks to know that I am doing this to help someone. I don't want any big credit for it," Daugherty said. "Ifs important what these students are doing. They overcame a lot and I want to give them some help, an incentive, to go on," he said. This year he plans to provide two $500 scholarships, according to Larry Schwab, SVHS GED teacher. Schwab stated GED students have a more difficult time getting to post-high school education than many other students. "Most of these students have a family of their own, or are single parents, and have jobs they need just to have the basics. Going to college is a real financial struggle," he said. CISD photo by Don Clark Karissa Page, a 1997 SVHS GED graduate, was the first to receive a financial aid scholarship sponsored by Jerry Daugherty. "I didn't finish high school, dropped out and went to trade school. Then I joined the Army. Made a career of it. Got my GED after basic training," Daugherty said. "I had a lot of people help me, a lot of sergeants older than me. And I was able to help others when I got some rank too," he said. "He has a big heart; he knows the students and wants to help," Schwab said. "He came to us wanting to pro vide some 'seed* money for students.;’ Now this young lady is at San Auto-nio College, something she probably couldn't have done without his help.” ' Daugherty is particularly proud of his daughter, a teacher in the North *; East ISD, a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake College and now completing her master's degree at UTSA, and his son, a business administration graduate from Incarnate Word University. SVHS GED Students must qualify * for the scholarships by applying * through the school counselors office. Scholarship money goes to the school and counselors to ensure the students who receive the funds meet all of the criteria, according to Schwab. GED students attend classes two hours a day on the high school campus, either in the morning or in the afternoon, Monday through Friday, and remain in class only as long as it takes to pass GED requirements. Completing the GED provides graduates with a high school equivalency certificate. Each student must pass five comprehensive tests in the following core academic subjects: social yfudfrtt science, nmhwiuiti^f, Ut. erature, and writing skills. The writing skills portion requires a 200 word essay. CISD photo by Don Claik Shown at the “entrance" to their “castle- are Bulverde Elementary School fourth grade students (L-R) Sam Mott. Jamie Gonzalez. Sarah Shubin, John Turk, and Brittany Hunt. Fourth grade teachers Kitty Wainner and Sally May designed a multi-disciplinary unit based on medieval times, including the knights of the for new MVES school t-shirt Round Table. Casey Thompson wins art contest Fourth grade students in Kitty Wainner and Sally May’s fourth grade class recently concluded a unit of study on medieval times. The multi-disciplinary unit provided students opportunities lo practice creative writing through their stories about castles and knights. "We also developed the student’s interest in and appreciation of literature from a different time and place,’’ Wainner said. “Reading unusual stories from oilier tunes and lands students also develop interests in other events and learn to use their imagination," she added. John Turk learned something about geography loo. “Loch Ness, all the lakes are called ‘lochs’, has some type of dragon or sea serpent. Each year a group of scientists to out to study the lake," Turk said. “I learned how heavy the knight's armor was. They had to have guys help them onto their horses," commented Sarah Shubin. Mary Van Kleef and Karen Bolz, Bulverde Elementary parent volun leers, built the impressive castle fa cade to provide an additional incen live for students to learn. j Add these important events to your calendar! | Oct. 17. CIS Young Astronauts to IMAX. | Oct. 18. CIS Library Open, Spectacular Saturday, 9 A.M.-I P.M j Oct. 20-24. CIS Book Fair. | Oct. 20-24. ASIS Book Fair. Oct. 20. MVES Mid-Texas Symphony, depart 9:45 A M. for N.B. Civic Center. Oct. 21, 22, 23. Early Release/Parent Conferences. Oct. 22. Early Voting for CISD Bond Election Begins at a variety of locations. Od, 22. Early Voting at GPS, ASIS, CIS, FES, I - 6 P.M. Oct. 22. Early Voting at RPS, I - 8 PM. Od. 23 Early Voting at GPS, RPS, ASIS. CIS, FES, I - 6 PM. Od. 23. Early Voting at CMS, 4 - 8 PM. Oct 23. Early Voting at SVHS. 4 - 9 PM. Oct 23. SVHS College Night, 7 - 9 P.M. J Oct 23. Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:30 P.M., BBES. I Oct 24. MVES Homecoming Festivities (All Day) Students al Mountain Vaiey Elementary School recently competed In an art contest lo design th« gchooTs new student t-shirt. Casey Thompson, a fourth grade student, submitted the winning design. Shown hare with the school s new t-shirt ere (L R) Christina Sandal, fourth grade student and runner-up in the design contest; Thompson and her winning entry; Matt Smith, fourth grade, honorable mention; Courtney Tonick, . second grade, runner-up; and Dr. Hope Erickson, MVES principal. For her winning design. Thompson also j received an art kit containing supplies to help with her next ait project. w #    ___ ____ / ( ;