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Thursday, April 29, 1999

Garcia named award winner

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Vanessa Garcia, of Pecos, has been named a United States National Award Winner in physical education.

This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

Garcia, who attends Zavala Middle School was nominated for this national award by Tresselt, a coach at the school.

Garcia will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.

"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Achievement Academy.

The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy.

The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a teacher or director.

Garcia is the daughter of Raul and Isela Garcia of Pecos.

Grandparents are Adan and Manuela Garcia and Adan and Hela Matta, all of Pecos.

Students attend science symposium

Balmorhea High School students, Doane Tarin and Jennifer Ward and science teacher, Chris Houy, have been chosen to attend the 39th Annual Texas Energy Science Symposium at the University of Texas in Austin, June 1-4.

The Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation and the University of Texas. West Texas Utilities Company is one of the sponsoring companies in the Foundation and will pay all expenses for 50 students and teachers from their service area.

Tarin, Ward, and Houy will be among 400 outstanding high school science and teachers throughout the state attending the sessions in Austin. Participants will tour some of the finest scientific facilities available and attend lectures and workshops conducted by leading professionals in the scientific field.

According to WTU area business manager, Roland Pena, "the symposium is a chance for WTU to help students and teachers learn more about science and energy outside the classroom."

Seibert named employee of month

Mark Seibert has been selected as Employee of the Month for April 1999 at the Reeves County Detention Center.

Seibert has been employed at the Reeves County Detention Center since Aug. 19, 1996.

He started as a correctional officer and was later promoted to the Maintenance Department.

Seibert is married to Sylvia Seibert and is the proud father of two children.

"He is very dedicated, responsible and punctual," said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco. "He always meets his deadlines on all important projects and with his expertise has saved the institution a considerable amount of money," he said.

Seibert is an exceptional employee and sets high standards for the rest to follow, according to Franco.

Reunion organizers seek classmates

The Pecos High School graduating class of 1979 is looking for the following classmates.

If anyone has an address of phone number for any of these classmates, contact Craig Hill at 445-9000 or 447-9586 or Connie Levario at 445-2449.

Classmates still being sought include, David Watts, Bonifacio Natividad, Liz McAmis Mariscal, Jayne Rhodes Allen, Ricky Bitolas, Greg Wood, Carolina Lara Delgado, David Ormsby, Richard White, Rachel Kates, Janie Hudson, Thea Torsy Arreguy and Cynthia Heath.

Also, Mary Cook Zamora, David Gomez, Annabel Jimenez, Danny Juarez, Trey Mitchell, Dale parks, Elizabeth Phillips, Edward Porras, Carlos Ramirez, Joe Ramon, Ismael Rubio, Kathy Pendleton, Ymelda Vasquez, Vivian Aguilar, Romelia Ybarra, Tommy Hardwick, David Watson, Alicia Tucker, Alfred Gomez, Don Lowrance, Brenda Jaquez, Patsy Chavez, Doug King and Ron Ennis.

Austin bound

Balmorhea High School students Doane Tarin and Jennifer Ward, and science teacher Chris Houy, will be participants at the Texas Energy Science Symposium to be held in Austin, June 1-4. The Balmorhea residents will be sponsored by the West Texas Utilities Company.

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