'Students of Week' named at RJH

Rockdale Junior High assistant principal A llen Sanders announced the "Students of the Week" at the school.

Those students are: Nickolas Garza (8th grade), Neftale Esparza (7th grade) and Marion Garcia (6th grade).

Guard offers Texas Challenge Academy

Texas Challenge Academy, an education program of the Texas National Guard, gives youth 16 to 19 years old who have dropped out, or are in danger of dropping out of high school, a second chance at success.

This quasi-military high school focuses on helping cadets recapture high school credits, earn their GED, or, in some cases, earn their high school diploma. It is a 17-month program with five and a half months of residential training in Sheffield, TX and 12 months of mentoring in their home community. Because this program is sponsored by the state and federal governments, there is no cost to the family.

There are two classes each year - one beginning in July and the other in January. Applications are now being taken for the January class. There is great demand for this program, so applications should be received as soon as possible.

Applications can be downloaded from the TCA website:

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