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DANCER OF THE WEEK—Rockdale Golden Girls dancer of the week for the Sept. 20 game at Liberty Hill was sophomore Kylee Miller. DANCER OF THE WEEK—Rockdale Golden Girls dancer of the week for the Sept. 20 game at Liberty Hill was sophomore Kylee Miller. Rockdale-Taylor gear up for ‘pink out’ games

Shirts have gone on sale for the “pink out” activities that will take place against Taylor and Rockdale on Oct. 11, according to spokesperson Tina Barcak.

The two teams will hit the football field and volleyball court that night, aiming to come together to raise funds to help in breast cancer research.

Shirts are $5 each and orders must be received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Contact Tina Barcak at Rockdale High School or see any RHs varsity Cheerleader to place orders.

RISD needs community council members

Rockdale ISD has openings for one community representative and one business representative to serve on the elementary Campus Educational Council; one parent representative to serve on the junior high Campus Educational Council; one parent representative to serve on the high school Campus Educational Council, according to assistant superintendent for instruction, Pam Kaufmann. Representatives from these groups will be selected to serve on the Campus Educational Councils by the principals and other Council members.

Parent representatives must have students enrolled on the campus for which they apply. Community representatives must reside in RISD, be at least 18 years old and cannot be the parent of a student currently enrolled in the district. Business representatives must own or operate a business, but the business does not have to be located in RISD. Parent, community and business representatives cannot be employees of RISD.

Applications can be picked up or requested from the elementary, intermediate, junior high or high school office. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, Oct. 7.

Campus and District Educational Councils serve as advisory groups to the principals and Superintendent, but have no regulatory powers.

“This is an excellent opportunity to serve the school district. Our Councils play an instrumental role in our school improvement process. We hope that many interested persons apply,” Kaufmann said.

Locals receive summer degrees from SHSU

HUNTSVILLE—Several local students receive degrees from Sam Houston State University during commencement ceremonies held Aug. 3.

Local residents among those earning degrees were:

• Julie Birkhead, of Rockdale, bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Agriculture Animal Science.

• John Krause, of Rockdale, bachelor of business administration in General Business.

• Kyle Westbrook, of Milano, bachelor of science in Kinesiology.

• Ryan Towery, of Thorndale, bachelor of science in Interdisciplinary Agriculture Animal Science.

Area residents earn summer A&M degrees

COLLEGE STATION—Diplomas were awarded to approximately 1,800 Texas A&M University graduates during summer commencement ceremonies.

Area residents among those receiving degrees were:

• Kyle R. Walker, of Rockdale, bachelor of science in Industrial Distribution.

• Meredyth N. Brown, of Lexington, bachelor of science in Animal Science.

• Joan M. French, of Lexington, bachelor of science in Human Resource Development.

Davenport, Castillo try out for region jazz band

Rockdale High School musicians Geritt Davenport and Pio Castillo auditioned for the five available spots in the Region 26/18 All-Region Jazz Band trumpet section on Saturday, according to RISD director of band Adrian Acevedo.

Davenport placed third overall, became an area qualifier and also recorded a second audition for the ATSSB all-state Jazz Band.

Castillo was 10th overall.

The ATSSB Region 26/18 All-Region Jazz Band Concert will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18 in conjunction with the ATSSB Region 26/18 All-Region Band Concert in Evans Auditorium at Texas State University.

“We are very proud of both Geritt and Pio for spending the extra time to prepare for this audition and representing Rockdale High School,” Acevedo said.

French on Texas A&M Dean’s Honor roll

COLLEGE STATION—Joan M. French, of Lexington, has been named to the Texas A&M University Dean’s Honor Roll for the summer semester.

The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 12 semester hours during the summer semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point (GPR) out of a possible 4.0.

MHS Project Grad blankets, ‘bull bingo’

MILANO—MHS Class of 2014 Project Graduation is taking orders for Milano knit blankets. The blanket is 63x63 inches. Cost is $45 each. Money is due at time of ordering.

The group is also selling “bull bingo” tickets for a chance to win $200 debit cards. The “bingo” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets cost $10 each.

Contact a MHS senior, senior parent to place your order or buy tickets.


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