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JECA Student Gets Rare Intern Opportunity

Congratulations go out to Judson Early College Academy sophomore Gabriella Montemayor who was one of twenty students that were vetted through a tough selection process to spend a summer at the Voelcker Research Academy.  Last spring, each San Antonio high school was asked to nominate three freshmen to be considered for a seven-week internship. It's an opportunity that gives future health care professionals the chance to work with renowned faculty from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Gabriella took full advantage of the venture and made the most of it. 

As a part of the internship, Gabriella also created a research poster that she presented at the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Scholars Symposium and Graduation during the summer.  This was a great experience that she'll remember and draw from as she pursues her dreams at JECA and beyond.

 

Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Takes National Gold, Again!

For the second year in a row, the Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Team took GOLD at the National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Opening and Closing competition evaluates a team's understanding of the symbolic representation of the colors and assembled parts of the SkillsUSA emblem.  This is the result of hard work and great leadership from instructor Mr. Julian Acevedo...all were part of great chemistry and cooperation to bring the title back to Kitty Hawk and JISD.

 

While they were there from June 20-24 they also participated in some great activities.  The MakerSpace project enlisted the students in a hands-on project to design and build a box for an egg drop competition.  The object was to construct the box so the egg would stay intact from a 10 foot drop.  They passed with flying colors.

 

While they were there, they also got busy using their building skills through a Build-A-Table event.  Lowes provided the materials and tools for it all and our Kitty Hawk students built 10 of the 250 tables from the activity...all going to Louisville non-profit organizations, public schools and community parks.  Way to go everyone...congratulations!!

Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Gives Back

The Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA program really blew away the state contest with the team it sent and for the second time in a row Mr. Julian Acevedo took the Opening and Closing team to the national conference in Louisville Kentucky.  While they were there, team members participated in a community improvement project to build bench tables that will be donated to the Louisville-area nonprofit organizations, public schools and community parks.  A big thanks to Lowes for donating the supplies and tools while the students put in the sweat equity. Thanks to Mr. Acevedo for involving these kids in doing something for others. 

We'll update you on the competition as the news comes in!

Students "Knighted" At Hartman

Being "Knighted" as a student at Hartman Elementary School (the home of the Knights) is no small matter.  The school hosts a special ceremony for those students that have demonstrated exceptional character at school and consistently shows a positive and supportive spirit. With staff dressed in their King Arthur-era regalia, students are "Knighted" as the kind of students that are more than just about academics, but the whole idea of being a well-rounded individual who is positive and considerate of others as they pursue their goals.  Congratulations to all of them.

    

Judson Track Coach Honored By Media

Coach Call with 2016 recruit Greg Craddock at last year's signing

Judson High School Track and Field Coach Joel Call has been named by the Express News as the Boys Track Coach of the Year.  Here's a link to the newspaper article naming Coach Call. ALL-AREA BOYS TRACK & FIELD

He has been keeping up the standard of excellence with the program and has been very instrumental in helping student athletes and their parents with the recruiting process.  Congratulations to him on this recognition.