The Soil and Water Conservation Board announced this year’s essay contest winners. Area winners were announced in the Senior Division. Kamree Lewis placed first ($50), and Berkeley Mann placed second ($25). Area winners were announced in the Junior Division. Savannah Perry placed first ($50), and Nancy Valdez placed third ($15). Alicia Sweeney placed first at the Regional level, and placed 2nd at the State Level ($25). Alicia and her parents are invited to the Soil and Water Conservation Banquet in Wall on May 2nd. Essays are completed in Patsy Hall’s high school English classes. Mrs. Hall has a family connection with soil and water conservation in San Saba County, as her father Buster Tripp was a bulldozer operator and soil conservationist. Students learn that our earth’s soil and water need to be protected and cared for so future generations can enjoy these treasures. Congratulations to these students on their knowledge of stewardship of our natural resources. A special thanks to our local Soil and Water Conservation Board for providing incentives to students for learning about soil and water conservation.
The senior year in school is a transition year from an atmosphere where students get multiple chances to succeed, to the real world after graduation where life is more demanding. Some students choose to go to college. Getting a college degree will open many doors. Going to college is expensive, so if you don’t have the fortitude to stick it out for 4 years, and don’t waste your time or money. Going to college is an opportunity to experience the freedoms of college life before entering the workplace on a permanent basis. Once you graduate, society expects you to go to work. Some students go to two-year technical schools to get technical degrees, to get a foothold in the business workplace. Some students go directly into the workplace. Some students may enter military service. With all four of these scenarios, society expects persons to work, and to contribute to society. The last few months of the senior year in high school can be stressful. Exiting high school and going out into the ‘real’ world can cause anxiety. In many instances, choices graduates make determine their outcomes. Poor choices lead to poor outcomes, and vice-versa. As a community of faculty and staff, friends and family, we hope we have given these young adults the courage and the fortitude to make the right decisions and the right choices in life to become successful. We say goodbye to Jayden Braja, Colt Carlisle, Traven Day, Jordan Gossett, Jeremy Martin, Cody Pardy, Peyton Sloan, and Shayna Underwood. As this year’s graduating class of 2017 departs this second home we call Richland Springs ISD, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Many school events are yet to take place in the remaining weeks of school. Events happening this week include:
Football Team State Champion Proclamation trip to State Capitol in Austin-Tuesday, April 18
H.S. Area Track Meet at May-Wednesday, April 19
PreK & Kindergarten Round-up at 9:30 to 10:30-Friday, April 21
We have a great community, students, teachers and staff. It looks to be a great year at Richland Springs.
Community involvement is the key to our success!
Senior Class Fried Chicken Lunch after Church at Cafetorium-Sunday, April 23
Cost is by donation to the Senior Class 2017