These three girls have been burning up the track for the last several years and now they will take their track shoes to the next level. Mariah Kuykendoll, Zantori Dickerson and Darionne Gibson have all been anchors on the Girls Track Team that won the State Championship two years in a row and they are now looking forward to what is ahead.
Mariah Kuykendoll signed with the University of Kansas for a full athletic scholarship. She is not only a top notch athlete, but she is also an exceptional student. Mariah moved away for a short period of time, but came back to the area and Judson last year in her junior year to help the team sprint their way to a second state title. She has been a great 4X400m relay member and excellent at running the 4X200m.
Zantori Dickerson arrived at Judson just as the 2015 track season was starting and ran much of that year on JV, but won a varsity slot just in time to start district competition. She went on to run a tremendous third leg of the State Championship 4X400m team that set a school record. She has also decided to sign a national letter of intent to go to the University of Kansas, so she and Mariah will be teammates again.
Darionne Gibson has decided to accept a full track scholarship to UTSA. Darionne has been on of Judson's best 400m runners since she arrived as a freshman. She ran the 4X400m relay as a sophomore the first state title and ran a better first leg of the 4X400m as a junior as the team won it's second championship. Congratulations to all of these girls, their families and all the coaches.
It's always great when students can get experience performing at big events and forums. The Salinas Elementary School Choir got the chance to sing at the National Dropout Prevention Conference at the Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. They did a great job performing at this conference which featured the presence of Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams. As you can see they had a great time performing at the event.
She is one of the top girls basketball players in the state of Texas and she's been putting on a clinic for years at Wagner High School. Amber Ramirez is playing out her senior to see how far her team can go, but she is preparing for life after high school. She has signed to play basketball for Texas Christian University next year. Amber could have played almost anywhere with interest the last couple of years coming from all over the country...including some perennial powers. She's chose a great school in TCU...going to be a Horned Frog! We congratulate Amber, her family and Coach Camacho on the news.
Encouragement is an awesome gift you can give someone...especially if that someone has made sacrifices for the greater good. Students from Mrs. Wicker's and Mrs. Tatsch's 4th grade classes at Rolling Meadows Elementary connected with the National Defense Transportation Association San Antonio Chapter's Young Leaders Committee for a special project. The students decorated gift bags with inspirational messages for wounded warriors. These bags will be filled and given to soldiers at a breakfast sponsored by the association. Thank you RME students...your gift can lift someone's spirit.
Anabelle Tovar, a senior starting wing for the Judson Lady Rocket basketball team signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at Houston Baptist University. She will be receiving a full athletic scholarship and will be playing for the Lady Huskies next year coached by Donna Finnie. The HBU Women's Basketball program is NCAA D-1 competition level and represents the Southland Conference. Anabelle is the daughter of Joe and Brenda Tovar and sister to Matthew and Ayden. Congratulations.