Both the Judson and Wagner football teams were very competitive this year and wound up with three players a piece on the HEB High School Football All-Star Team. Harold Watson, Mi'kel Jackson and Eligio Gaytan from Judson as well as Isaiah Sayles, Ty Rese Audu and Antwoine Ware from Wagner received their awards on the TV segment Sports Sunday. The game is coming up January 7th in the Alamodome and they will be playing on the East All Star Team coached this year by Highlands Head Football Coach Juan Morales. Congratulations.
Harold Watson, Mi'kel Jackson and Eligio Gaytan
Isaiah Sayles, Ty Rese Audu and Antwoine Ware
The website Niche is one source for the public to see what are the best places to live and go to school. In its rankings of best public high schools in the San Antonio Metro Area Niche ranked Judson Early College Academy as number 8 based on data analysis and reviews. It was also identified in the top 100 in the state of Texas (ranking 1,500+ top high schools in state). It's also been nationally ranked. Take a look at the link below.
In addition, in a recent high school robotics competition at Texas A&M University, the JECA Robotics Team came in 3rd place overall with a 1st place win in creativity. Congratulations to these students and the school overall for producing excellence.
Congratulations to the Judson Choir! Recently 13 choir students traveled to Del Rio High School to compete in the Texas Music Educators Association Pre-Area Audition. Eight Judson singers were selected as top singers in their respective tryouts. They will now go on to the All State Area auditions in Rockport, Texas in January.
Going to the state competition will be Celese McCord, Grace Kendall, Scott Rogers, Eli Gonzalez, Thaddius Potter, Caimyn Holiday, Brian McCrary, and Benjamin Ward. Celese McCord, Scott Rogers, and Caimyn Holiday were each selected as first chair in their audition rooms. Way to go Rockets!!
The Texas Education Agency each year assigns distinctions based on STAAR performances. Those distinctions are otherwise known as stars and include the following areas:
Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading
Academic Achievement in Mathematics
Academic Achievement in Science
Academic Achievement in Social Studies
Top 25 percent Student Progress
Top 25 percent Closing Performance Gaps
The year 2016 saw both Judson Early College Academy and Crestview Elementary School earn all possible distinctions. Only a little over 400 campuses in the state achieved that. Postsecondary readiness obviously doesn't apply to Crestview, but it earned all stars of distinction you can get...meanwhile, JECA earned all seven being an early college high school. Below are photos from JECA's Seven Star Celebration event in which Dr. Montoya presented the award and each teacher was recognized for being part of the school's success. Congratulations to both schools.
Judson High School Choir Participants in the event
The Judson Choir program hosted some of the best singers in the region recently for the TMEA Region 11 Choir Clinic and Concert at the JISD Performing Arts Center. The top singers in the region gathered here to work with Dr. Pamela Elrod Huffman From SMU and Dr. Lyn Brinckmeyer From TSU. They not only benefitted from the great instruction, but these students gave a beautiful performance as a group. Judson High School had 22 students that participated in the clinic.
Performing at the PAC