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Thursday, November 30, 2000

West of the Pecos Museum plans

Christmas is already here at the West of the Pecos Museum. This is the 11th Annual Decorating of the Live Christmas Trees event for the local schools to participate in.

Eleven sponsors are needed. The trees will be planted at the schools for the holidays. The trees cost $55.

For more information, call the museum at 445-5076.

Alvarez to compete in 2000 Miss Teen pageant

Miss Jenny Nan Alvarez, daughter of Al and Luz Alvarez, has been selected as an entrant in the 2000 Miss Texas All American Pageant to be staged in the Grand Ballroom of the DFW Lakes Hilton in Grapevine, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3.

Each contestant will be judged in evening gown, swimsuit and personal interview. Contestants compete for a fabulous array of prizes including scholarships, jewelry, luggage, a $500 shoe wardrobe, fitness program and more. This event will select Texas' representative to the 23rd Annual Miss Teen All American Pageant staged at the luxurious Miami Airport Hilton and Marina in the world-famous Miami, Florida next August.

Miss Alvarez will be competing with young women from all over the State for th title of Miss Texas Teen All American 2000. In July she was named our 2000 Golden Girl 1st Runner-Up. She attends Pecos High School, and will be graduating in May with the class of 2001. Alvarez won the 1999-2000 best actress Drama award and the Cheerleader Achievement Award, was 1999-2000 Latin Club's vice president, was a Freshman Duchess, was last year's leading actress and will be this year's leading actress in the P.H.S. One-Act Play, Elektra. She is in Who's Who Among American High School Students, an All-Star Cheerleader, a captain of the varsity cheerleading squad, an All-District and All-Region Diver.

Alvarez has been a member of the P.H.S. cross country team for three years, a cheerleader for five years, in track for two years, in Latin Club for three, in diving for two years, in UIL One-Act Play for three years, in UIL Prose and Interpretation for three years, and is a John Robert Powers Model Search Finalist, Dallas. She loves to dance, act, sing, choreograph dances, model and spend time with her family and friends.

After high school she plans to attend college where she will pursue a career in the field of dentistry. She believes that, "one should always dream the impossible because anything is possible if you set your mind to it and strive to achieve."

Her sponsors are: the Law Offices of Bill Weinacht, Anable Aguilar Insurance, Valley Motor, Nancy Lujan photography, and her parents.

The Miss Teen All American Pageant is recognized as the foremost teen pageant in the country with a success rate unmatched by any other. Miss Teen All American alumnae include film star and Revlon Spokesmodel Halle Berry, Gina Tognoni of "One Life to Live," Shanna Moakler and Paula Trickey of "Pacific Blue" and many, many more.

Friends are invited to attend the special event.

Orozco gets scholarship

David Orozco, a Texas State Technical College student from Pecos, received a $500 Line Item scholarship for the Fall Semester.

A faculty and staff committee selected Orozco for the scholarship based on academic achievements, full-time status, an essay about choosing technical education and letters of recommendation. The award provides an additional $500 for the Spring 2001 Semester if Orozco continues full-time.

Orozco, a student in TSTC's Biomedical Equipment Technology, participates in TSTC chapters of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, the Health Physics Society and the Biomedical Society. Orozco, a Balmorhea High School graduate, has also earned recognition for his academic achievements through a substantial scholarship from Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital.

Texas State Technical College Waco, part of the only state-supported technical college system in Texas, conferred more associate's degrees than any college in the nation in science technologies, more associate's degrees than any Texas college in computer and information sciences, as well as engineering-related technologies and more communications technology associate's degrees than any public Texas College.

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