Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, June 25, 1999
Miranda named award winner
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Vanessa Miranda from
Pecos, has been named a United States National Award Winner in the honor
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.
Miranda who attends Pecos High School, was nominated for this national
award by Pat Cobos, a counselor at the school.
Miranda 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 sponors 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.
Miranda is the daughter of Max and Sylvia Miranda from Pecos.
Grandparents are Luis and Laura Tellez of Pecos and the late Jesus and
Lucrecia Miranda of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Golden Girl out-of-town belles
Lindsey Gray is the 17-year-old daughter of Rusty and Leslie Woodard Gray
She attends Monahans High School and is active in PAL, Big Green Band,
Student Council and tennis.
Miss Gray enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Her hobbies are playing tennis, rollerblading, talking on the phone
Lessie and Donna Woodard of Pecos are her grandparents.
Tessica Kay Jones
Tessica Kay Jones is the 16-year-old daughter of Vern and Jaime Jones of
She attends Wink-Loving High School and is a member of the varsity volleyball,
and varsity golf teams. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Miss Jones also enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, riding dirt bikes,
hiking, hunting, fishing and activities with her family.
Students make honor lists
Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the 1999 spring
semester, recognizing several thousand students for outstanding academic
The Dean's Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester
hours who have maintained at least a 3.75 grade point ratio (GPR) out of
a possible 4.0 during the most recent grading period.
A second designation, "Distinguished Student," recognizes students who
earned a 3.25 to 3.75 GPR while taking at least 15 hours.
Among those recognized were: Elizabeth Montgomery of Pecos, who is majoring
in biochemistry, named to the Dean's Honor List; Daniel V. Tarin, of Pecos,
majoring in biology, and Mikel Forrest Parent, majoring in English, named
to the "Distinguished Student" list.
Class of 1979 plans reunion
The class of 1979 reunion planners are asking members who plan to attend
the reunion scheduled for Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3 to send $45
per couple or $25 per person.
This will help defray costs for the reunion and cover all costs including
deposits, food and postage.
If any former student has not paid yet, there is still time. There will
be registration held on Friday, July 2 at the West of the Pecos Museum.
For more information call Connie Levario at 447-6465 or Craig Hill at
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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