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SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS—Rockdale Parent- Teacher Organization (PTO) recently awarded three scholarships to 2011 RHS graduates in the amount of $500 each. Pictured are (L-R) PTO past president Tiffany Prestridge, recepients Kelsey Galbreath and Kathryn Dodd, PTO president Cheryl Blackstock. Casey Burrough (right) also was a PTO scholarship recepient. SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS—Rockdale Parent- Teacher Organization (PTO) recently awarded three scholarships to 2011 RHS graduates in the amount of $500 each. Pictured are (L-R) PTO past president Tiffany Prestridge, recepients Kelsey Galbreath and Kathryn Dodd, PTO president Cheryl Blackstock. Casey Burrough (right) also was a PTO scholarship recepient. Open houses set Thursday at RISD

Class lists will be posted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at both the Rockdale Elementary and Rockdale Intermediate schools.

Rockdale Elementary’s annual open house is set for 5- 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, where students and parents will meet teachers and can bring their school supplies.

The Intermediate campus will host its annual open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 18.

Milano ISD’s open house Wednesday night

Milano ISD’s “Meet the Teachers” night is set for Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 6- 6:45 p.m. for the entire district, Supt. Lindy Robinson has announced. Students may bring their school supplies that night as well.

The annual “Meet the Eagles” pep rally and cake auction is at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

Huppe earns doctorate from North Texas

DENTON—Alicia (Williams) Huppe recently earned a doctorate in high education from the University of North Texas.

She was also promoted to dean of enrollment and academic success momentum at Collin College.

Huppe is a 1993 graduate of Rockdale High School, earning her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1997 and master’s from North Texas in 2001.

She is the daughter of Doug and Bea Williams of Rockdale.

Roddam receives A&M bachelor’s degree


Mueller Mueller COLLEGE STATION—Katie O’Neal Roddam earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University on Aug. 12. at Reed Arena.

Roddam earned her degree in health.

Mueller gets UTSA degree in anthropology

SAN ANTONIO—Amy Justine Mueller graduated Cum Laude with a degree in anthropology on May 5 from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mueller, who graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Spring, studied abroad in Fiji and Australia, sparking her interest in the athropology field.

During her time in the Pacific she was also filmed for a National Geographic program “Mystery of the Ancient Polynesians” airing in November.

Mueller is currently waiting to get her Masters in cultural anthropology with a main focus on the Pacific Islands with interests in political ecology and environmental change.

Her parents are Jim Mueller and Sandra Wolf Mueller of The Woodlands and grandparents are Allen and Dolores Wolf of Giddings.

Gold Cards available for senior citizens

Rockdale ISD Gold Cards are available to senior citizens 60 years of age and older who are residents of Rockdale ISD, according to Supt. Dr. Howell Wright.

Gold Cards are complimentary general admission passes for Rockdale ISD activities. They may be obtained from the superintendent’s office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the year.

Current Gold Cards do not have an expiration date; therefore, if you already have one, there is no need to request a new one, Wright said.

Milano former student group gives scholarships

The Milano Exes Association gave out 21 scholarships each in the amount of $200 to former Milano students who are in college or trade school, spokesperson Carolyn Hafley has announced.

“These checks went directly to the kids so they could use the money in any way that would best benefit them now,” Hafley said. “We hope we can have money available for the spring semester. One of the recipients is working on her master’s degree.”


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