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Wood students recognized at May Board Meeting

On Monday, May 13, the North East ISD Board of Trustees met during its regular monthly meeting and recognized two outstanding students.

Two students recognized at board meeting

(l to r) Board Member Brigitte Perkins, Wood students Heber Hernandez and Kaitlyn Parks, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy

Invocation and Pledge

Wood Middle School seventh grade student Kaitlyn Parks and sixth grade student Heber Hernandez delivered the invocation and pledge, respectfully, for the evening.

Kaitlyn Parks is a member of several organizations at Wood. She is a PreAP student whose teachers rave about in class. She is an eloquent speaker with a fantastic work ethic. Always prepared for every class, she gives each one 110%. She also participates in academic UIL, band and theater arts. She is also a member of the Texas Children's Choir.

Kaitlyn was joined that evening by her father Forrest Parks.

Heber Hernandez is active in theater arts and is one of the Principal Advisory Council Members.

"I can always count on him to ask good questions that make me and my leadership team really think about our procedures," said Principal Christine Lowak. "His teachers love having him in class."

He's described as being outgoing, energetic, polite and excited about learning. He is a leader in every sense of the word.

Heber was joined by his parents Eduardo and Teresa Hernandez.

student volunteer of the year

Board Meeting Volunteer of the Year

(l to r) D.A.T.A. Principal Stacia Fitzsimon, Ben Pelayo, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy

Student Volunteer of the Year was recognized at the meeting for his outstanding service to the community and school. Ben Pelayo is Student Body President at the Design and Technology Academy at Roosevelt High School. He volunteered for relay for life, a member of the Youth Advisory Council for Financial Literacy and Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, and started and after-school Bible study at at his church.

outstanding athletes

Board Meeting athletics recognized

(l to r) Chuyang Guan, Taylor Coleman, Nikki Long, Loryn Munoz, Caileigh Reed, Olivia Hull, Val Almendarez, Kyle Francis, Case Hollenbeck, Conner Bjugstad, Collin Bumpass, Madison Gordon, Allie Gerner, Adriana Garcia,  Alyssa Clark, Morgan Stearns, Shea Dinsmore, Caitlin Schwartz, Nia Stallings, Miranda Leihsing, Victoria Herrera, Alexa Ledesma, Tiana Soulas, Madison Loveday, Amber Stearns, Davina Jaynes, Haley Herzberg, Megan Strickland, Sophia Rodriguez, Raquel Grays, Andrew Skowronek, Clay McAnany, Hannah Middleton, Kristina Domaschofsky, Madison Lamey, Mary-Margaret Soderberg, Nathan Gonzales, Sarah Gibson, Vanessa Duran, Taylor Martinez, Robert Ford, Jesse Reyna

Also recognized were the outstanding athletes who represent NEISD at competitions.

one act play recognized

Board Meeting One Act Play members recognized

(l to r) Suzanne Martin, Gregory Sokol, Kendall Dunlap, Tara Polk, Austen Hinojosa, Ximena Alvarez, Braden Randolph, Darbi Broadhead, Joshua Riding, Madi Cooper, Zack Walker, Londa Ploetz, Harrison Clark, Lexi Wilson, Kevin LaTorre, Joshua Kieslich, Jay Asterman

The Johnson High School One-Act Play was recognized for their achievements. They have advanced to the 5A U.I.L. One-Act Play State meet with their production Unexpected Tenderness by Israel Horovitz. For more information, click here.

Posted on May 13, 2013