Amber Ramirez on bus to last year's State Girls Basketball Tournament
Blink and she'll catch you sleeping on the court...Wagner grad Amber Ramirez continues to lead and succeed on the basketball court. She was one of the stars in the Team USA Under 18 Girls Basketbal Team and that group went all the way to the gold medal game of an international basketball tournament (FIBA). They went undefeated and won the final game against Canada 109-62. Judson ISD shares the pride and congratulations with Texas Christian University where Amber will be playing her collegiate basketball.
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Keeping the mind sharp through exploring, designing, building, creating and discovery was the aim at this summer camp at Hopkins. Along with the brain gymnastics, the kids got to play some pretty high energy games to burn off some of that physical energy too. It was a great mix of activities to turn their summer from ordinary to extraordinary.
There are a number of summer camps that focus on expanding kids' thought processes and problem solving abilities through invention. Camp inventions are popular programs and the one at Metzger was great. Students were encouraged in "risk taking" when searching and inventing solutions. Teachers were there to provide explanation and encouragement with an open attitude to each student's way of approaching challenges and ideas. The kids used the hands-on learning experience to construct several items like drones and games out of glow sticks. They took those concepts and ideas and created marketing strategies and a portfolio of their invention. Keeping the wheels turning inside those young minds.
Jordan and Hailey Goins
Winning a scholarship is a big enough thrill, but winning it along with a family member is extra special. Judson softball players Jordan and Hailey Goins are twin sisters who have been terrific members of the Lady Rockets Softball Team were recently notified that they both have been awarded "The Top Gun Invitational" scholarship. Both Jordan and Hailey worked diligently in completing the applications in the spring and met the expectations with their athletics, academics and community service. Only two people in the nation were awarded the scholarships, so they are very honored and excited. They both committed early to the University of the Incarnate Word and will sign formally in November with the Division-1 Southland Conference School. Congratulations and we look forward to your senior year as Rockets!
While the JISD would love to show the viewing stats on the Judson Early College Academy graduation, that wasn't possible this year since the event took place at an out of district site... the New Creation Fellowship. The church was gracious enough to let us use their streaming system for the streamcast, but time didn't allow for the data collection setup to make that possible. The district is working to put that in place for the future.
The recorded broadcast is available by CLICKING HERE. Or you can watch any of the graduations by CLICKING HERE