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Friday, March 27, 1998

Four students receive Tandy certificates

Tandy Technology Scholars program has made awards to
teachers and graduating seniors at American high schools for
the past nine years. Currently 16,822 public and private
secondary schools have been certified to participate in the
awards program. That is almost 82 percent of all secondary
schools in the United States. The states with the highest
percentage of certified schools are Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho,
Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.

The academic top two percent of graduating seniors are
eligible to receive certificates recognizing their academic
achievements. There are no cash awards in this category.

Four students from the area have been awarded a certificate
from Tandy including, Daniel Scott Kohutek of Balmorhea;
Albert J. Lee, Elizabeth Montgomery and Daniel Tarin of

This year the Tandy Technology Scholars program will honor
29,249 meritorious seniors. States with the largest
percentage of schools participating are California, Florida,
Idaho, New York and Texas. Those with the greatest
percentage increase since 1997 in schools nominating their
academic top two percent are Washington DC, Maine, Montana,
Utah and Washington.

Each school may nominate a senior who is outstanding in
mathematics, science or computer science. These students
receive a certificate recognizing them as a Tandy Technology
Scholar. In additiion, they were eligible to compete for the
one hundred $1,000 scholarships awarded annually. This year
more than one-half of all schools in the country
participated in this area of the program.

States with the most student nominees are California,
Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Texas. Those with the
greatest percentage increase in the number of scools
nominating students are North Dakota, New Mexico, Vermont,
Utah and Washington. The 100 student Tandy Prize recipients
who will receive scholarships represent schools in 37 states.

Each certified school also may nominate an outstanding
teacher in mathematics, science or computer science. These
teachers receive a certificate of recognition and are
eligible to compete for the one hundred $2,500 cash awards
presented annually.

Pizza party held

Eva Arriola's second grade class at Austin Elementary School
enjoy a pizza party Thursday afternoon. The class met their
reading goals through the Book-It program sponsored by Pizza
Hut and were rewarded with the party.

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