Spring 2017

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Ar k an s a s Lou isi an a c o ATPE NEWS 9 Photos courtesy of: 1. Manor ISD; 2. Round Rock ISD; 3. Karen Needham; 4. McAllen ISD; 5. San Felipe Del Rio CISD; 6. George W. Bush Presidential Center 1 Manor yearbook staff wins national award The Manor High School Yearbook staff won a national award for outstanding achievement in yearbook page design. The team's work was selected from thousands of submissions in the National Yearbook Contest judged by industry professionals on creativity, technical design, and originality, sponsored by Entourage Yearbook. 2 Round Rock dance teacher named Dance Educator of the Year Cedar Ridge High School lead dance teacher and ATPE member Karen Searles was named Dance Educator of the Year by the Texas Dance Educator's Association (TDEA). She was nominated for the award by her peers. Searles worked with her Jazz 4 class and submitted a video of a lesson plan in action, along with a statement of accomplishments, as part of the application process. 3 Harris County teenagers perform at presidential inauguration Seven Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students made the trip to Washington, DC, and performed at events sur- rounding the 58th Presidential Inauguration. They were chosen from among 51 members of the Virtuosi of Houston Young Artists Chamber Orchestra to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Virtuosi of Houston works to create performance opportunities for young musicians, regardless of race, religion, or financial status. 4 McAllen high schooler wins at world powerlifting championships McAllen Memorial High School senior Abigail Castillo (front) took first place in her division at the World Association of Bench Press and Dead Lift in Las Vegas. She bench pressed 181 pounds and dead lifted 330 pounds. This is the second year that the district has offered a powerlifting program, and it's the second straight year a Mustang has won the international event. 5 Del Rio student will have tuition paid for at private university Priscilla Quintero was one of only 35 scholars ac- cepted into the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at St. Edward's University. In addition to paying for other expenses like books and meal plans, the CAMP aid package covers more than $40,000 in tuition during a student's freshman year. After her freshman year, Priscilla will continue to receive tuition assistance through the program. 6 Plainview documentary team interviews President George W. Bush A five-member film crew from Plainview High School recorded a 20-minute interview with the 43rd president of the United States. Their interview with George W. Bush is entered in this year's UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. The team met with the former president at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus. From Across the State H E A D L I N E S

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