SIXTH GRADE SWEEPSTAKES
SIXTH GRADE SWEEPSTAKES—Rockdale Junior High’s sixth grade May 11 at the RJH commons. Full Story
Summer is here
With warming temperatures comes the end of the regular school year. By the time this edition of The Rockdale Reporter gets to your home school will have almost ended for the 2011-12 year in Rockdale ISD. Full Story
STATE SOLOISTS—On Saturday, May 26, 2012, RHS Big Blue Band members Autumn Davenport and Ariel Buentello participated in the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest held Saturday at Hendricks Full Story
RISD food program to run June 4-28
The summer months are all about fun and family activities. “Unfortunately, some children in our communities do not get the nutrition they need when there is summer break,” Kevin Cragun, RISD director of dining services, said. Full Story
THANKS, WAYNE—Retiring Rockdale ISD board trustee Wayne Fisher received a plaque of appreciation for his six years of service to the district. Full Story
Irwin inducted into HPU’s Sigma Beta Delta
BROWNWOOD — Brandon Ir win of Thorndale, a May 2012 graduate at Howard Payne University, was one of four H PU students recently inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society. Full Story
BIKE WINNERS–These four Milano Elementary students were rewarded for their hard work with brand new bikes on May 25. Full Story
VALEDICTORIAN: ‘Wouldn’t want it any other way’
Editor’s note: Following is the valedictory address delivered during commencement exercises by Patrick David: G ood evening. I would like to thank all the family, friends, administrators, and staff for coming to support all of us graduates at this very special occasion which marks a new milestone in our lives. Full Story
SALUTATORIAN: ‘They were years of change’
Editor’s note: Following is the salutatory address delivered during commencement exercises by Victoria Drake: C ongratulations Class of
2012! We’ve made it, and now we are all wearing matching robes and ridiculous hats. Who came up with these anyway? And one size does not fit all. Full Story
Scholarships, awards total $440,114 at RHS
Valedictorian Patrick David and salutatorian Victoria Drake led the parade to the stage last Tuesday when Rockdale High School hosted its annual Awards Night program.
In a ll, graduat ing seniors netted $440,114, including a $146,010 athletic scholarship to the University of Oklahoma to Daniel Brooks and a $120,000 award from the University of Arizona to Douglas Mauldin. Full Story
BIG NIGHT FOR US, TOO'
‘BIG NIGHT FOR US, TOO’—The only happy faces weren’t on the field parents, grandparents, relatives and friends of the new grads. Full Story
Richter, Irwin top THS graduates for 2012
T HOR N DA L E— Sa muel D. Richter is the valedictorian and Dillon Chase Irwin the salutatorian of the 44-member Thorndale High School graduating class of 2012.
Counselor Deborah Blazier said the two will deliver addresses during commencement exercises set for 8 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Bulldog Stadium. Full Story
Milano scholarships total over $148,000
MIL A NO – Graduates were awarded $148,063 in scholarships and awards at Milano High School commencement ceremonies held at Pruett Field on Friday night.
The 33-member Class of 2012 heard speeches from valedictorian John Charles Jentsch and salutatorian Hunter Lee Gage and were presented their diplomas by board trustee president Edward Westbrook. Full Story