STATE CONTEST—On May 27, five members of the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band participated in the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville. Full Story
Farewell, Rockdale ISD
This past Friday, Rockdale High School seniors participated in their final act as high school students. They are now graduates and are headed to make their mark on our world. They are to be congratulated for their success, as are their parents and the educators that helped guide them to commencement. Full Story
Welcome to new alumni— the MHS Class of 2013
The commencement exercise for the class of 2013 was Friday on Pruett Field and was a great ceremony. The highlights of the evening were the valedictory addresses of Stonie Guthrie and the salutatory address of Jacob Willingham. Full Story
RISD bands advanced in ATSSB series
Both the Rockdale Junior High Symphonic Band and the Rockdale High School Big Blue Band recently submitted recordings of the UIL selections for competition to the Assocation of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Outstanding Performance Series and have advanced to the next level of competition, according to RISD director of bands Adrian A. Acevedo. Full Story
MISD HONOR ROLL PRIZES
MISD HONOR ROLL PRIZES—As part of the Milano ISD PATCH Club’s honor roll program, prizes are handed out to four elementary, one junior high and one high school student for their efforts i Full Story
Holcombe scholarship applications available
Applications are now being accepted for the Chr is tine 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. Full Story
Out-of-school TAKS Exit Level Retest set for July
Rockdale High School will offer the TAKS Exit Level Exams in July 2013 for Out-of-School (OOS) examinees. Tests dates are July 8 (ELA), July 9 (Math), July 10 (Science) and July 11 (Social Studies). Full Story
Pruett graduates cum laude from SHSU
HUNTSVILLE— Ashley Pruett, of Rockdale, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University in May ceremonies.
She was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society, Alpha Chi national honor society and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity. Full Story
Briggs receives associate’s from ASU
SAN ANGELO—Angelo State University conferred 728 undergraduate and graduate degrees upon 726 graduates during 2013 spring commencement exercises May 11.
Keari N. Briggs, of Rockdale, was among those graduates. She earned an associates degree in applied science. Full Story
Kocian earns degree from TC before diploma
TAYLOR— Andrew Kocian, son of Larry and Cherie Kocian, all of Rockdale, received his Associate of Arts Degree from Temple College on May 17 at the Commencement Ceremony at the Hutto Preforming Arts Center.
He graduated as an honor student. Full Story
Muston makes SAGU Dean’s list twice
WAXAHACHIE— Allyson Muston made both the Fall 2012 and the Spring 2013 Dean’s List for academic excellence at Southwestern As sembl ies of God University (SAGU).
A student must have earned a grade point average of 3.50-3.99 to make the list.
Mustonisa 2011 RHS graduate and currently a junior at SAGU majoring in physical education. Full Story
Dykes on Iowa Lakes College Dean’s list
ESTHERVILEE, IOWA— Ashleigh Dykes of Milano, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2013 semester at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Requirements for inclusion on the Dean’s list are that students earn a GPA of 3.25 or above while beign a full-time studient enrolled in 12 or more graded credits. Full Story
Thorndale cheerleaders offering mini camp
THORNDALE— The Thorndal e cheerleaders will hold a Little Bulldog Cheer Camp on July 29-31 at the Thorndale Middle School gym.
Spokesperson Heather Lamia said that the camp’s proceeds are to raise money for Varsity Camp and cheer supplies.
For more information, contact Lamia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-898-2912. Full Story
RHS cheerleaders to hold car wash June 22
The Rockdale High School Cheerleaders will host a car wash on Saturday, June 22 at Gatti’s Pizza in Rockdale to help raise money for new uniforms, according to spokesperson Tina Barcak.
The car wash will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Full Story