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Students recognized at the May Board Meeting

Invocation and Pledge

On Monday, May 13, the North East ISD Board of Trustees met during its regular monthly meeting and recognized three outstanding students. Two sisters, Audra and Arianna Blazicko, and Hannah Pettit from Krueger Middle School led the meeting with the invocation and pledge to the American Flag and the Texas Flag. All three students are excelling in and outside the classroom.

Audra and Arianna were both selected for their dedication and success in the KSAT (Krueger School of Applied Technologies) Student Launch program. Eighth grade student, Audra, not only enjoys science, but also has a love for music. She is the band first chair flutist and successfully competes in district and regional solo competitions. Outside the classroom she enjoys dancing, swimming, and ice dancing. Audra plans to continue in pursing her interests in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The young leader is the Vice President of Safe Ambassadors National Program, a member of the Junior Honor Society, and has been a big part in making her school prominent in UIL academic competitions.

Arianna shadows many of the same interests of her older sister. As a seventh grade student in the KSAT program, she enjoys the STEM subjects and loves performing in the Krueger band. Leadership qualities seem to run in the family, as Arianna leads the way as the Vice President in the Middle School Band National program. Audra and Arianna's were accompanied by their parents, Rudolph and Virginia Blazicko.

Sixth grade student, Hannah, is involved in multiple areas of her school. The young student manages to go above and beyond in and outside the classroom. Hannah has a passion for horseback riding, is actively involved in her church youth group, volunteers for the animal defense league, and is dedicated to her Girl Scouts troop. Hannah was accompanied by her parents, Robert and Kathleen Pettit, and her sister Kaitlyn.

Recognized students at board meeting.

(L to R) Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, Hannah Pettit, Audra Blazicko, Arianna Blazicko, Principal John Smith and Board of Trustee Edd White take a photo at the board meeting.

NEISD Student Volunteer of the Year

Brooke Pate, North East ISD Volunteer Coordinator, was proud to announce this year's Student Volunteer of the Year, Kristy Tijerina, of NESA (North East School of the Arts). As a recipient of the volunteer of the year award, Kristy exemplifies the district's model of a 360 degree student. She is a dancer at NESA, a member of the National Honor Society and a dedicated member in the PALS (Peer Assistance Leadership and Service) organization.

Kristy has dedicated many hours to her school and her community. She is a volunteer for the San Antonio Children's Museum, Habitat for Humanity and the DoSomething organization. She also organized a jeans for teens drive on her campus that raised over one hundered pairs of jeans that were donated to those in need.

In April, each high school nominated a student volunteer of the year nominee. The Volunteer Office reviewed each campus nomination and top four were interviewed. The individual district winner is selected not only for their contribution to the community, but also for the leadership they provide to their schools and to other students.

Volunteer of the Year

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, awards Kristy (center) the Student Volunteer of the Year award. Kristy is accompanied by her mother, Amy Tijerina, and her school counselor.


Posted on May 13, 2014