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THS senior receives National FFA award

Hairston Hairston 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. Selections were based on the applican'ts academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience program in agricultural education and future goals.

Griesbach gets UT-A architect degree

ARLINGTON—Kurt Griesbach of Rockdale has received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture in Interior Design. Degrees were conferred May 15. He is employed with architectural firm Helmuth-Obata Kassabaum in Dallas where he has worked during his studies.

Attending the graduation ceremonies were his parents, Gary and Annette Griesbach of Rockdale, and his sister, Korey Hudson of McKinney.

Hinojosa earns engineering degree

Jones Jones Randel Hinojosa Jr. recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin's College of Engineering, earning a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He is the son of Beck and Randel Hinojosa Sr. of Austin. Grandparents are Carmen Silva and the late Zeke Silva of Rockdale, and Ludivina Hinojosa of Houston.

Towery graduates with A&M Ag degree

Ross Michael Towery received a bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Leadership and Developement from Texas A&M University on May 15.

He is the son of Tammy Pickett and Mike Towery, both of Thorndale. Grandparents are Charles and Elinor Patschke and Lou Ann Towery and the late Bohn Towery, all of Thorndale.

Baron on Howard Payne honor list

BROWNWOOD- Milano native Marci Baron received honors at Howard Payne University for the Spring 2009 by being named to the President's List.

Students must earn a 4.0 grade point average to be named to the President's List.

Jones makes Texas St. Dean's list

Mynar Mynar SAN MARCOS- Miranda Jones was named to the Dean's List at Texas State University for the Spring 2009 semester. Jones compiled a 3.75 GPA to receive the honor.

Miranda, daugher of S tephen a nd Kim Jones of Rockdale, is a 2006 Milano High School graduate and is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education (K-4).

UMHB names Spring semester honor lists

BELTON- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced that 326 students earned a spot on the Spr ing 2009 Provost Honor Roll. To receive this recognition, a student must acheive a 3.7 GPA or higher. In conjuction with this, 184 students were named to the Dean's list for Spring 2009. To receive this honor, a student must achieve a 3.5-3.69 GPA.

Area students on the Provost Honor Roll were:

Burlington- Eric Paul Halfmann.

Cameron- Rebekah L. Cheatham, Suellen Sabas Lumbreras.

Milano- Amanda Leigh Cearley.

Area students on the Dean's List were:

Ben Arnold- Carolina Alonzo.

Cameron- Zanna Marie Haney.

Rockdale- Annette Dawson Welch.

White earns silver at State solo/ensemble

SAN MARCOS- Ethan White, a Thorndale HS sophomore, competed Saturday at the UIL State Solo/Ensemble Competition held at Texas State University.

Ethan played a collegiate level solo and was awarded the silver medal for his efforts and is the first music student from Thorndale to receive that honor in almost two decades.

TAKS, TAAS exit retest offered at RISD

Rockdale High School w ill offer the TAKS and TAAS Retest Exit Level Exams in July 2009, according to RISD Testing Coordinator Cathy Ormsby.

Tests dates for TAKS are July 14 (ELA), July 15 (mathematics), July 16 (science) and July 17 (social studies). TAAS dates are July 14-16 (writing, mathematics and reading respectively).

Individuals who are no longer enrolled in school and who have not previously met minimum expectations on all sections of the TAKS or TAAS test, but who have met all other graduation requirements, may register to retake the necessary sections, Ormsby said.

All out-of-school TAKS and TAAS examinees must complete a registration form and may do so online at http://k12testing. tx.ncspearson.com or by contacting Ormsby at 512-430-6144.

The paper registration form must be received in Austin no later than 5 p.m. Friday, June 12. Registered or certified mail is recommended when registration forms are mailed.

Mynar earns medal from Duke TIP

Cody Mynar received a state recognit ion meda llion f rom Duke University's TIP talent search at Texas A&M University on May 28 in recognition of his ACT scores as a seventh grader.

Mynar actually qualified for recognition with two of his scores. He scored a 28 on reading and 23 on science, while his composite score was a 22.


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