Judson ISD

Board Recognitions 12-20-18

Board Ceremonies and Recognitions 
Pledge Reader:  
He is Fabian Ortega-Herrera. Fabian is 11 years old and is a TAG student at Elolf Elementary. Fabian plays basketball for the Knights at the Alamo City Sports Complex, and he also enjoys playing video games.  His favorite subjects in school are math and social studies, and his least favorite subject is science.  He enjoys Elolf Elementary School because he likes the teachers and the many fun activities that go on at school.  
Color Guard Tonight:
Judson High School Junior ROTC:
Cadet First Lieutenant Star Clinton
Cadet Second Lieutenant Sidney Silva
Cadet Airman First Class Keith Mayne
Cadet Airman Justin Gonzalez
Board Recognitions:
a. The Fine Arts program is an active and robust part of the total education package in Judson ISD and recent competitive auditions have shown that our student musicians are very capable and talented.  At the recent Region 11 auditions, JISD had a number of students that emerged from the pack as the cream of the crop…and will be going on to compete for a chair at the state level. First, we will start with Band students from each high school. 
From Judson High School, Jeff Keys Director: 
Student musicians…
John Medina
Lonnie Buck
Jorge Rivera
Diego Zamora
Blake Lowak
Jaxson Havemann
Charles Samaniego
Alisha Pagan-Velez 
Kyle Martinez (placed 1st Chair Percussion)
Dominic Maldonado (placed 1st Chair Trombone)
Daniel Zamora (placed 1st Chair Bassoon)
In addition, Christen Robinson (1st chair Oboe) is out of town…
From Wagner High School, Frank Foster Director:
Student musicians…
Kenna Knowles – 
Anely Rivera – 
Izcalli Guadarrama – 
Jordan Simmons – 
Moving on to Choir:
From Judson High School, Director David Short:
Student musicians…
Jadin Blanchard
Haley Bennett
Lijah Finley
Molly Tilton
Heidi Neighbours (not able to attend)
Skye Swisher (not able to attend)  
From Veterans Memorial High School, Directed by Letitia Rodriguez:
Victoria Mata-1st chair Soprano 2  
From Wagner High School, Directed by Antionette Harris:
Leo Peery
Makayla Hall
Lafililo Fa’afiti
Dr. Ball and the JISD Board also recognized those students that participated in the district Christmas card design art contest including some of the winners.
Finally, Dr. Ball and the Board recognized Mr. Jose Elizondo who dedicated decades of service to JISD as its Chief Financial Officer. He is retiring at the end of the calendar year. 


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