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Patriot Chosen As Player Of The Week

Congratulations to Veterans Memorial Patriot Quarterback Joseph Richardson for being named the Jon Wayne Player of the Week by the folks with Sports-2-Nite. The Patriots are having a great first season of varsity football and he's a big reason why.  

 

Wagner Is Tops At Rocket Review Band Contest

Marching band competitions are getting tougher all the time with each group looking to be more creative, precise, and of course, have great musicianship as well.  The JISD Rocket Review is one of those events that help high school marching bands really see where they are leading up to the UIL competition right around the corner. The Wagner Thunderbird Band took top honors at this event recently at Rutledge Stadium showing they are ready for prime time!  Congratulations to these student-musicians, Assistant Directors Steven Rosario, Jeremy Chapman and Director of Bands Frank Foster. 

JISD National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

When one is selected as a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, there is a lot of hard work that represents.  Sure there is some talent and aptitude involved, but you've got to "work it."  Developing the abilities that you possess is important. That's what Judson Early College Academy senior Noah Zuckerman has focused on.  He is very passionate about the English language and how people use it. In addition, he gets a kick out of studying science, spending time with his family and friends...and making new friends.  With all that people time though, he still values time on his own to reflect on life and where he's going.  

After graduation is something he is still contemplating...he still has several options.  He is currently interested in attending Trinity University...but this Trinity is in Dublin, Ireland.  He also is considering possibilities at Colorado College and the University of Colorado.  We wish him luck and all the best in his senior year and beyond. 

Board Recognitions 9-20-18

Pledge reader, Hailee Pattison is a 5th grader at Candlewood Elementary School. Hailee is crazy about her dogs…in fact she has three of them…Kona, Remi, and Prissy. Along with playing with her dogs, she enjoys watching her favorite TV show…Trolls.

 

Our first board recognition comes from Kitty Hawk Middle School. Students from Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Opening and Closing team came out of the state conference late last school year in Corpus Christi and did very well qualifying for the National Competition for the third year in a row. That national contest was hosted in Louisville, Kentucky this past summer…and for the third year in a row they won the National Championship for Opening and Closing teams in the SkillsUSA World.
 
Opening and Closing competition is a teamwork and oral presentation contest that evaluates teams' understanding of specific elements to the mission and purpose of the SkillsUSA program. We want to recognize this team of seven students; Dara Billeck, Mya Brune, Yanderli Garcia, Jalayna Zahnley, Elliana Guardado, Victoria Mata, and Shelby Luker. Their instructor is Mr. Julian Acevedo. Congratulations to all these students.

 

Our next recognition comes from Judson High School. The Agriscience program at Judson High School is truly one of the most active and honored CTE magnet programs anywhere in the city and state. The tradition continued even through the summer. Recently six students from the Judson FFA chapter were awarded the Texas State Lone Star degree at the 90th annual Texas State FFA Convention.That's the highest honor that can be bestowed at the state level. Three of those students are with us this evening. They are McKenna Mosmeyer, Dylan Cole, and Sidney Luna. The other three Ian Melani Cameron Dilworth, and Sutton Horner have gone to college.  This recognizes the outstanding work of these students in their FFA careers.

In addition, the Judson FFA chapter picked up the Golden Horizon Chapter Recognition program which recognizes chapters that succeed in involving a large number of members in a diverse array of activities available through the FFA. The program also was awarded the National Chapter Award for the robust program of activities that encourages students, chapter, and community. Mr. Jay Trees is the director of the agriscience magnet school. Congratulations to all.

Rocket Band A TMEA Honor Band Finalist

The Judson High School Honor Band has advanced to the state level in 6A Honor Band Contest. This quality group of musicians submitted a recording to the Texas Music Educators Association 6A Honor Band Contest last spring. TMEA judges have been sifting through the high school band submissions all summer from campuses all over the state and through several elimination rounds have selected the 16 finalists.  Comments from the judges in the regional round came back with unanimous first-place votes...that allowed them to make it to the area competition.  At the area level, Judson's submission was one of two to come out of the pack to go on to the state level. This is the first time in school history for Judson's band to advance to this level.  They are one of 16 top bands in the entire state of Texas.  Congratulations to these students and Director of Bands Jeffrey Keyes. 

Judson High School band members Madison Emler, Tejas Fruean, and Pedro Lopez display the TMEA certificate that proves their selection as a State Honor Band finalist.