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EDUCATION NOTES


AREA AUDITIONS—Rockdale High School band members Melinda Perez and Ariel Buentello particiapted in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) area band auditions on Jan. 7 at Robinson High School. Perez ranked sixth out of 20 on french horn and was just two spots away from the all-state band. Buentello was sixth out of 11 on base clarinet. ‘I am very proud of both Melinda and Ariel for representing our school and community so well,’ Adrian Acevedo, Rockdale ISD Director of Bands, said. AREA AUDITIONS—Rockdale High School band members Melinda Perez and Ariel Buentello particiapted in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) area band auditions on Jan. 7 at Robinson High School. Perez ranked sixth out of 20 on french horn and was just two spots away from the all-state band. Buentello was sixth out of 11 on base clarinet. ‘I am very proud of both Melinda and Ariel for representing our school and community so well,’ Adrian Acevedo, Rockdale ISD Director of Bands, said. Bulldog band holding BBQ fund-raiser Sunday

Thorndale High School’s Bulldog Band will hold a “take out” only barbecue chicken dinner starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, according to spokesperson Starla Hall.

The dinner, to be held at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall, will be include barbecue chicken, beans, noodles, bread, pickles, onions and dessert for $8 per plate. Proceeds to benefit the Bulldog Band.

Several area residents receive TAMU degrees

COLLEGE STATION—Diplomas were awarded to approximately 3,600 Texas A&M University graduates during fall commencement ceremonies held in mid-December.

Among those receiving master degrees were area residents:

Jamie L. Kunkel, of Rockdale, animal science; Chelsea R. Tomascik, of Cameron, agriculture leadership, education and communications, cum laude honor.

Among those receiving bachelor degrees were area residents: Charles W. Darby, of Rockdale, sociology; Camille M. Miles, of Rockdale, biology; Amanda K. Egger, of Cameron, interdisciplinary studies, cum laude honor.

Also, Nathan L. Fuchs, of Cameron, poultry science; Tiffany N. Sizemore, of Thorndale, animal science; Stephanie R. Hasskarl, of Lexington, accounting, magna cum laude honor; Jack K. Logan, of Lexington, political science.

Local students named to A&M fall honor lists

COLLEGE STATION—Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance.

The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point (GPR) out of a possible 4.0.

A second designation, “Distinguished Student,” recognizes those who earned a 3.5 to 3.74 GPR while taking at least 15 hours for the fall semester.

Among those recognized were local students:

Dean’s Honor Roll— Cody J. Schneider, of Thorndale, human resources development; Jeanene L. Tomecek, of Thorndale, chemical enginerring.

Distinguished— Chase W. Dube, of Lexington, mechanical engineering; Chase G. Goetz, of Lexington, political science; Ethan L. Kleinschmidt, of Lexington, molecular and cell biology; Joelene L. Tomecek, of Thorndale, visualization.

UMHB honor lists released for Fall 2011

BELTON—The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced that 275 students have been listed on the Fall 2011 Provost’s Honor Roll. To receive this recognition a student must achieve a 3.85 grade point average (GPA) or better on a 4.0 scale. Area residents include:

Lexington—Hillary Patience Salazar

Thorndale—Maia Bayens Richter

In conjunction with this, 445 students were named on the Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2011. To receive this recognition, a student must achieve a 3.5–3.849 GPA. Area residents include:

Cameron—Debra Jeanette Elliott, Zachary James Young.

Terrell named to McMurry Dean’s list

ABILENE—Jimmy Terrell, a senior psychology major from Lexington, has been named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at McMurry University.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking 12 or more credit hours.

TAKS exit level test for out-of-school examinees

Rockdale High School will offer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in March for out-of-school (OOS) examinees, district testing coordinator Lynnette Guerra announced.

Tests dates are March 5 (social studies), March 7 (ELA), March 8 (math) and March 9 (science).

“Individuals who are no longer enrolled in school and who have not previously met minimum expectations on all sections of the TAKS test, but who have met all other graduation requirements, may register to retake the necessary sections(s),” Guerra said. “All out-of-school TAKS examinees must complete an online registration process.”

Out-of-school examinees may register online at http://www.Texas- Assessment.com/TAKSoos. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Jan. 20.

Out-of-school examinees should notify RHS counselors, 512-430- 6140, of their intent to test.

On the day(s) of testing, examinees should report to the high school office by 8 a.m. Examinees must present picture identification, such as a driver’s license, school ID, DPS ID, etc. to test. Examinees will not be able to take the test(s) without a picture ID, Guerra said.

Contact Guerra for additional information at 512-430- 6145.


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