RHS ROYALTY—Rockdale High School seniors Patrick Trejo and Morgan Fischer were named the 2013 Mr. and Miss RHS. Trejo is the son of Kendra Lewis. Fischer is the daughter of Russell and Romney Fischer. RHS ROYALTY—Rockdale High School seniors Patrick Trejo and Morgan Fischer were named the 2013 Mr. and Miss RHS. Trejo is the son of Kendra Lewis. Fischer is the daughter of Russell and Romney Fischer. Scitern earns degree at Tennessee State

NASHVILLE— Cameron Scitern, of Rockdale, was among more than 1,200 students from Tennessee State University who received degrees during the school’s spring commencement excercise on May 11.

Scitern earned an undergraduate bachelor of science degree in human performance and sport science.

Thorndale OAP, FCCLA plan dinner theatre

Thorndale High School will host a dinner theatre as a joint fund-raiser for the Theatre Depar tment and FCCLA starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

There will be a three-course meal prepared by FCCLA followed by a performance of the high school’s One Act Play, “After Midnight Before Dawn.”

Tickets are $10 and to-go orders are available for $10 and must be prepaid by May 14. The menu consists of salad, smothered chicken and a choice of desert.

FMI: Evelun Hodges, ehodges@

RISD student transfer deadline is May 30th

Parents of students transferring into the Rockdale Independent School District from other school districts are reminded that May 30, 2013, is the deadline for application for student transfers for the 2013-2014 school year, according to superintendent Dr. Howell Wright.

There is no transfer fee.

Transfer forms may be completed by contacting Donna Melcher in the office of the superintendent at 520 West Davilla, during regular office hours, Monday through Friday.

Holcombe scholarship applications available

Applications are now being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants must have completed at least one year of college and must be a former Milam county resident or have graduated from a Milam County high school. Applications are due by June 30.

To obtain an application please email For more information please call 201-403-8185.

Thorndale HS to host ‘Shattered Dreams’

THORNDALE— Thorndale High School will host the “ Shat tered Dreams” program on May 20-21, according to coordinator Jeni Anders. “Shattered Dreams” is a vehicle accident simulation to make teens more aware of the consequences of drinking and driving and to encourage parental involvement.

On May 20, a group of students will travel to Scott and White Hospital in Temple to observe a mock trauma scene. Once students return to THS, speakers from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) will speak to the students and parents involved in the event, Anders said.

On May 21, a student will be removed from class every 15 minutes in cognition that in 1989, a student was killed by a drunk driver every 15 minutes. A mock crash scene will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m. with a “memorial service” to follow at Thorndale Fireman’s Hall.

“We would like the community to be involved,” Anders said. To volunteer with this event, contact Melody Huber at 512-898-2141.

RHS baccalaureate set May 19 at St. John’s UMC

Rockdale Ministerial Alliance invites the community to a Baccalaureate Service honoring Rockdale High School graduates at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, corner of Hillcrest and Summit.

Dr. Howell Wright, the Rockdale ISD Superintendent, will be the guest speaker for the occasion. Students leading in the Baccalaureate Service include Caroline Wilde, William Dean and Benito Costilla.

Members of the Ministerial Alliance as well as members of the graduating class will participate in the leadership of the service. Graduates are asked to wear their caps and gowns and to be robed and ready for line-up by 1:45 p.m. by meeting in the foyer of the church sanctuary.

This worship service seeks to ground the new graduates with God’s presence and guidance and serves as an act of thanksgiving for this milestone in their lives.

Following the service, there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall.

For further information, you may call St. John’s at 446-5853 or email at

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