November 28th, 2011
Several Gold Star Awards were presented during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 21, 2011 at the Administration Building.
The Gold Performance Acknowledgment awards recognize school districts and campuses that have attained high performance indicators. However, the standards have been raised by 5%, making the award harder to come by.
SHS (Sweetwater High School) was given a Gold Star for Commended Performance in Social Studies; SMS (Sweetwater Middle School) also achieved Commended Performance in Social Studies.
Jeff Lay, right, sign technician in the Nolan County maintenance section, is presented a Certificate of Service by Lauren GarduĂ±o, P.E. Lay, a 15-year employee with the Texas Department of Transportation, was honored for his longevity during a recent supervisors meeting in Abilene. In addition to the framed certificate, he received a 15-year service pin and an ice chest, his gift of choice. GarduĂ±o is the Abilene District Engineer.
Twelve Sweetwater High School football players have earned all-District 5-3A recognition for their outstanding play this past season.
Four were named to the first team â€” senior utility back Sam Nemir, senior tight end Gabriel Medellin, senior defensive lineman Mateo Gonzales and junior cornerback Nick Nemir, Samâ€™s younger brother.
Six volleyball players from Sweetwater High School have received all-District 5-3A recognition, with three named to the first team.
Sweetwaterâ€™s first teamers are Kathleen Campbell, who made it for the second straight year as a middle blocker; Kendra Crosson at outside hitter; and Suede Shirley at setter. All three are juniors. Shirley was named to the second team as a sophomore and Crosson was named as the districtâ€™s newcomer of the year.
8th grade Red 19
Sweetwater points: Mikeilah Foust 10, Morgan Gomez 3, Abby Garcia 2, Jaya Atkins 2, Morgan Rudel 2. Steals: Mikei-lah Foust 3, Marissa Sanchez 2, Mickenzie Brownlow 2, Alaina Andrews 2, Abby Garcia 1, Morgan Gomez 1, Gabby Fuentes 1. Rebounds: Morgan Rudel 3, Alaina Andrews 2, Mikeilah Fout 2, Victoria Jiminez 2. Halftime: Wylie 27, Sweetwater 8. Sweetwater record: 0-2.
8th grade White 30,
Roscoe 8th grade 42,
Haskell 8th grade 38 (OT)
Roscoe points: Kevin Lavalas 18, Nikolas Schriber 10, Javier Leanos 9, Bernardo Villa 2, Luis Villa 2, Vincent Pantoja 1. Halftime: Roscoe 11, Haskell 8. Regulation: Roscoe 33, Haskell 33.
Haskell 7th grade 16,
Roscoe 7th grade 15
Roscoe points: Brayden Beal 4, Johnathan Cuellar 4, Austin Willman 3, Javier Armenta 2, Quentin Saddler 2. Halftime: Roscoe 8, Haskell 8.
Sweetwater Red 36,
Sweetwater points: Michael Hunt 10, Adrian Vizzerra 10, Jâ€™Corey Amos 7, Mark Lawrence 3, Joe Ruiz 2, Michael Lawrence 2, Hardy Escobar 2.
Sweetwater White 23
Sweetwater points: Adan San-chez 7, Roman Acuna 6, Isaiah Gonzales 5, Victor Garcia 4, Alontae Heath 1.
Sweetwater Red 24
Sweetwater points: Jacoby Hunt 14, Matthew Figueroa 4, Jordan McGee 2, Daniel Olguin 2, Lowell Williams 2.
Sweetwater White 18
Christmas is a special time and many people show their pride by lighting their yards and homes. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce wants to reward the best of the best.
The Chamber will be sponsoring the annual residential lighting contest for the Sweetwater and Roscoe communities. A group of judges will drive around town Dec. 12-14, to judge all homes entered in the contest with Christmas decorations and lights on display.
The Woman's Forum is sponsoring a $500 cash Christmas shopping spree raffle. Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased from any Woman's Forum member, by calling 235-8756 or at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge Annual Christmas Craft Show at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The event is open to the public starting Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. and running until 6 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drawing for the prize will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, on the last day of the Christmas Crafts Show, at 1 p.m.