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Mission Veterans overcomes Juárez-Lincoln, stormy weather

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20140912 VMHS v J-L Football Small dy 009 2LA JOYA – The rains came early and often, and so did the touchdowns for Mission Veterans Memorial on a soggy Friday at Pack Stadium en route to a 48-6 victory over La Joya Juárez-Lincoln to notch their second victory of the season.

The Patriots improved to 2-1 with the triumph over the Huskies, who dropped to 0-3, and is still in search of its first victory of the young season.

While both teams were nursing injuries and battling a steady rain for much of the game, both squads struggled in the early going with Mission Veterans taking a slim 7-0 first-quarter lead with 6:41 remaining on an 8-yard TD run by Patriots quarterback Santos Villarreal.

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Mission citizens awards nominations now open

20131018 Citizen-Awards-CompositeThe Progress Times announced today that nominations are now open for the annual citizens awards for Mr. Mission, First Lady of Mission, Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Jim Brunson, publisher of the Progress Times, announced that nominations for the awards will be accepted until 4 p.m., Sept. 25 at the newspaper office.

The annual awards will be presented at the Mission Chamber of Commerce banquet on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Mario’s Banquet & Conference Center in Mission.

“We invite clubs, organizations and individuals to submit nominations for the citizens awards,” said Brunson. “These awards are designed to recognize and honor those who have devoted their time and effort to help others and to make Mission a better place to live, raise our families and to provide opportunity for our residents. You know who works hardest in your organization. Send in your nominations and recognize those who have served so well.”

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Sharyland ISD to hire more teachers

sharyland-logo-copy-1With the Sharyland ISD student population continuing to grow, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Lou Ann Sarachene told the school board Tuesday the district needs to hire five additional teachers. After discussion, the school board approved the request, which will cost $305,500 for salaries and benefits.

Although total enrollment for the district is up by only 64 students, most of the growth, combined with shifting populations, has affected three campuses: Sharyland North Jr. High, Shimotsu and Wernecke Elementaries.

Sharyland North has seen the biggest jump in enrollment, from 838 students last year to 898 this year, for an increase of 60 students. The junior high school will need three additional teachers to relieve overcrowded classrooms.

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Pioneer High School Student named RGV VATA Student Ambassador

20140912 Sharyland-student-ambassador-copyNico Iracheta, a junior at Sharyland Pioneer High School, has been representing Sharyland for the last three years as a member of the Rio Grande Valley Athletic Trainers Association. This year, Nico has been selected as the first ever VATA Student Ambassador. He will be representing Sharyland Pioneer High School as a Valley Athletic Student Trainer of the Upper RGV. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to networking with all VATA Members including promoting student activities and community service projects.

The VATA Student Affairs Committee is excited to know that as an athletic training sponsor, the agency is inspiring students about the field of athletic training. The athletic trainer is an allied health care professional that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and immediate care of injuries, as well as the rehabilitation and reconditioning of acute and chronic medical conditions and injuries. Nico has been inspired and mentored by Sharyland High School trainers: Jason Smith, Roby Montoya and Aaron Moss.

The Valley Athletic Trainers Association was founded in 2001 by a group of athletic trainers, who saw the need for a professional organization in the Rio Grande Valley. Since that time VATA has grown in to an organization with more than 70 members. It provides continuing education credit through the South Padre Athletic Training Seminar, a CEU Lecture Series, and a Student Trainer Workshop.

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Students semifinalists in 2015 national Merit Scholarship Program

20140912 Sharyland-National-merit-scholarSharyland ISD joins with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in recognizing two Sharyland High School seniors who have been awarded National Merit Semifinalist status.

Samantha N. Young and Christopher A. Koenig are among 16,000 academically talented seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million to be awarded next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

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