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Wednesday, August 18, 1999

Tredaway to perform in London parade

Shanna Tredaway, a sophomore at Pecos High School, and a member of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, is one of over 1,500 high school students from across the U.S. who will perform in the London Parade on New Year's Day in London, England before two million spectators lining the parade route through the heart of London.

The participants, all star members of Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), will tour the European city during their seven day trip.

The All Stars are selected as the top seven percent of the cheerleaders who attend the summer camps, based on superior cheerleading and dancing skills.

"We are celebrating our 12th year back to London and these talented young people really enjoy the opportunity to show their cheerleading and dance skills to a very enthusiastic international audience," said Dean Oblonsky, UCA International Event Coordinator. "They really love performing together and the camaradarie of the group is infectious. Both the kids and the people of London consider this event a real treat," he said.

UCA, a Division of Varsity Spirit Corporation, is the premier cheerleading instructional organization in the country, founded in 1974 by Jeff Webb. UCA along with Universal Dance Association (UDA), will train more than 200,000 elementary, junior high, high school, college cheerleaders, dance teams and mascots from across the country.

UCA/UDA also conduct the National Championships for both high school and college cheerleaders and dance teams. The championship finals are nationally televised from Disney/MGM Studios for ESPN.

Shanna is the daughter of Suan and Steve Cross, and the granddaughter of Betty Cook.

Hounshell joins U.S. Air Force

Clinton G. Hounshell, son of Larry Hounshell of Midland and Sharon Coody of Pecos, enlised in the U.S. Air Force's Delayed Enlistment Program on Aug. 12, according to SSgt. Escobedo, Air Force Recruiter.

Hounshell attended South Plains College and is scheduled for enlistment in the regular Air Force on May 3, 2000.

Upon successfully completing the Air Force's six week basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio, Hounshell is scheduled to receive technical training in the security career field. In conjunction with the vocational skill, he will be earning college credits towards an Associate Degree through the Community College of the Air Force while attending Basic and other Air Force technical training schools.

UTPB to offer new degree program

Approval to implement a new bachelor's degree in environmental science this fall at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has been given by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

UTPB Vice President of Academic Affairs William Fannin said, "The new undergraduate degree is based on needs that exist in the Permian Basin and the state. We believe that this degree will provide our students with the education to pursue a number of career opportunities."

UTPB Professor of Environmental and Natural Science Seyf-Ollah Ehdaie agrees. "There are job opportunities for environmental scientists in government agencies, public schools, and industry. Environmental science is a `hot' program and we are pleased to offer this degree for our students," he said.

The bachelor of science degree in environmental science will integrate courses in biology, chemistry, geology and environmental science with applied field and laboratory experiences.

Fall classes begin at UTPB on Aug. 26. For more information on the new degree program or how to apply for admission, call 915-552-2605.

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