Congratulations to 8th grade Judson Middle School student Molly Tilton who recently competed in the Texas History Day with students from all over the state. Her entry, "Protected Beliefs, Illegal Actions: Polygamy vs. Law," won a special award from the judging committee. The Locke Lord LLP Legal History Award is awarded to an outstanding exhibit that best reflects original research of legal history. Her exhibit transcended the Junior and Senior divisions of content...it was that good. The judges described it as one of the best entries they'd seen all day. The Locke Lord LLP Legal History Award encourages students to research important court cases, statutes and constitutional provisions. Molly picked up $100 along with her contest medal.
Congratulations to you Molly
Team Members: Jocelynn Hodgson, Sarah Stautzenberger, Kelsey Shumake, Sydney Berry
Career Development Events (CDE) are opportunities for students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world. Members of the Judson FFA went to Lubbock in April to compete in the state Wool Evaluation Career Development Event. More than 14,000 students began the contest in 28 different events ranging from technical, leadership and interpersonal skills to tests in teamwork. Judson placed 6th in the state Wool Evaluation contest. Congratulations to everyone!
Giving is not always in the monetary form. For some people time is even a bigger sacrifice. The Converse Elementary Honor Student Council and their families volunteered at the Kitchen Table in New Braunfels recently. The Kitchen Table is a client choice pantry in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank. They took time out by volunteering at the facility and taking in donations of food and household items. Thank you for giving back to others.
The Heroes and Heritage Student Educational and Leadership Development Program was hosted at Judson High School to bring together community leaders to talk to students about military and civil service job opportunities. Representatives from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard made presentations and answered questions from seniors about a number of different topics. They wanted to know what kind of jobs are out there...both military and civilian. Those questions led to a larger discussion on college preparation, ethics and emotional and physical wellness. Thank you to Mike Davis from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for presenting and Mr. Fernando Rey Heroes and Heritage CEO for helping organizing the event. Also thank you to Evy Ramos news anchor from WOAI-TV who served as mistress of ceremonies.
In addition, the Office of the Governor of Texas proclaimed two JISD teachers as Yellow Rose of Texas recipients. Carrie Hill, Laura Rohm and Diana Gonzalez were all presented with the honor. That award is given by the governor's office to recognize women for their significant contributions to their community and the state in the preservation of Texas history. Congratulations.
Because there are only a limited number of slots available, each year the Judson STEM Academy, known as JSTEM Academy conducts a lottery for incoming students. This year, as in the past, the lottery was conducted in the Judson Middle School Cafetorium. The JSTEM Academy is a dynamic and engaging school within a school (Judson Middle School) and is a project based learning environment. It really teaches students to problem solve and to look at challenges in a different light. Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya opened the ceremony by speaking to parents and students about the importance of the program and how it works. Principal Dawn Worley conducted the lottery and personally welcomed each student as they were called up on the stage. JSTEMMERS were selected through the lottery process from a pool of students who applied and were selected to be in the lottery based on attendance, grades and discipline factors. We congratulate those students who will be in the program. Saddle up for a great ride of discovery in STEM!!