Nealy Nealy Sunday burger lunch set at St. Paul school

THORNDALE—St. Paul Lutheran School in Thorndale w ill host a hamburger lunch starting at 11 a. m. Sunday, July 15. Proceeds will benefit a trip to Washington D.C. by the schools seventh and eighth grade students set for April.

“ They w ill be ser v ing t he world famous St. Paul grilled hamburgers hot from the grill along with all the trimmings, chips, dessert and ice tea,” principal Cindy Melcher said. “You can grab and go or eat in the East Wing.”

Cost will be $6.50 per person.

Locals earn masters from Lamar University

BE AU MON T—L a ma r Un iversity conferred 1,299 degree candidates during spring commencement ceremonies held May 19, which included three local residents.

Susan Pantaleon, of Rockdale, earned a master’s degree in administration.

William Thomas Brashear, of Cameron, also earned a master’s degree in administration.

Shemonica Yvonne Flemings, of Cameron, earned a master’s degree in teacher leadership.

Nealy graduates cum laude from DeVry

FORT WORTH—Jhamhon Rochel Nealy graduated cum laude from DeVry University on June 23.

Nealy earned a bachelor’s of science degree in technical management w ith a concentra- tion in human resources.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Banks Jr. of Rockdale and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Sanders of Rockdale and Mr. and Mrs. James H. Banks Sr. of Thorndale.

Pierre earns degree from Prairie View A&M

PRAIRIE VIEW—Grant Sherrod Pierre graduated from Prairie View A& M Universit y on May 12 with a bachelor of science degree in biology.

He will attend medical school in the fall at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Pierre is a 2008 graduate of Hutto High School.

He is the son of Flora Janette Mack Pierre of Hutto and Jean Pierre of Austin. He is the grand son of the late Hinton and Flora Juanita Mack of Rockdale.

Kroeger on Dean’s List at Emory College

ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Carl Kroeger, of Thorndale, was named to the Dean’s List of Emor y College for t he 2012 spring semester.

Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emor y College or have approximately a 3.859 grade point average or higher to be named to the Dean’s List.

Project Grad taking support shirts orders

Rockdale High School’s Project Graduation 2013 group is now taking orders for the 2012- 13 Tiger support shirt, according to spokesperson Debbie Brinkley.

RHS seniors need to pick up order forms from Brinkley 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at Rockdale Building Materials Center.

Deadline for the first order is Tuesday, July 17.

Contact any RHS senior if you are interested in purchasing a support shirt, Brinkley said.

Summer lists available for AP English classes

All incoming Rockdale High School students who w ill be enrolled in Pre-AP or AP English classes w ill be expected to complete a summer reading assignment before the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, Paige Garrett, head of the English department at RHS, has announced.

Please visit the Rockdale High School website for the list of these assignments. If you would like a print copy of the assignments, they can be obtained in the RHS office.

Any questions should be directed to Garrett at

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