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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 roll.

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

Lindsey Gray is the 17-year-old daughter of Rusty and Leslie Woodard Gray of Monahans.

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 and singing.

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 Mentone.

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 performance.

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 447-9586.

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