Milano scholarships total $78,800
MILANO-Milano High School graduates were awarded over $78,800 in scholarships and awards at commencement ceremonies held at Pruitt Field on Friday night. The 39-member Class of 2009 heard speeches from valedictorian Shawn Pustejovsky and salutatorian Taylor Whitmire and were presented their diplomas by board trustee president Kevin Love. Full Story
VALEDICTORIAN: 'We'll always be Rockdale Tigers at heart'
Editor's note: Following is the valedictory address delivered at commencement exercises by Thomas Merka. According to Robert Orben "A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality is the key to success'. Full Story
SALUTATORIAN: 'If you put in the work, the results will come'
Editor's note: Following is the salutatory address delivered at commencement exercises by Jason Korenek. " The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. Full Story
115 NEW FRESHMEN
That's how many eighth-graders were promoted Friday morning in the annual ceremony at the RHS gym. Top photo, eighth-grader Ken'Tra Davis rounds the corner heading for high school after he picks up his promotion certificate before a full house. Full Story
Budget topic for trustees
Rockdale ISD trustees will meet in a budget workshop session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Administration Building, then go into regular session to act on several items. Dr. Full Story
RHS grads (front row, l-r) Suzie Castillo, Ashley Carter and Huston Burgess join in with classmate giving their final "Tiger Salute" during the school song at commencement ceremonies Friday night at Tiger Field. Full Story
Why college rejection might be a blessing in disguise
The postman walks up to your postbox, opens the door, and deposits an envelope that holds the key to your teenager's plans for the next four years. As you reach in, you see the return address from College X, your son's or daughter's first choice! Heart beating, you bring the letter inside to wait for your student to open it. Full Story
Milano's OAP third best at state meet
AUSTIN- Milano High School's One-Act Play received second runner-up honors at the Class A State UIL contest on May 28 at Hogg Auditorium on the University of Texas campus. The group's entr y, sf "The Miracle Worker", also garnered acting awards for Carter Whitmire and Chelsey Burgess. Whitmire's portrayal of Annie Sullivan earned her All-Star Cast honors. Full Story
THS senior receives National FFA award INDIANAPOLIS- The National FFA Organization has awarded a $1,000 Cargill Community scholarship to L auren Ha irston, Thorndale High School senior and Thorndale FFA member. Scholarships recipients were selected from 7,810 applicants from across the country. Full Story
READING CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS—Courtney Kellar and Jon Rek have received the $1,000 Bootsie Peebles Memorial Scholarships for 2009. From left are club second vice-president Elizabeth Holloway, Kellar, Rek and club treasurer Annette Stone. Paulsen, a registered nurse, is a Texas A&M graduate who is employed in the intensive care unit at Scott & White Hospital, Temple. Full Story
Rockdale Junior High 6th Six Weeks A-B Sixth grade—Jose Abila, Miguel Alonso, Quondrous Ayala, Jamaal Baker, Santiago Balderas, Dylan Bankston, Trinity Baxter, Michael Boyd, Tierra Brooks, Chance Buegeler, Victoria Cardona, Pio Castillo, Ernestina Contreras, Kasey Crump, Mason Crump, Edward Dansby, Eric Davenport, Preston Ehler. Full Story
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