Smithson Valley Student Qualifies For All-State

SVHS junior and band student Garrett Snowden has now qualified for the TMEA All-State Band for three consecutive years.

Submitted By Jason Gordon

Smithson Valley High School band student Garrett Snowden has earned TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) All-State notoriety. He performed with the Texas All-State Band on February 11 at the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.  Snowden and the other honorees were chosen through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Continue reading Smithson Valley Student Qualifies For All-State

Reading Across Bulverde Creek Elementary

 

Approximately 1,100 books were donated to the Texans.

Submitted By Liana Benavides

Bulverde Creek Elementary PTA held its first-ever “Read Across BCE” program to promote literacy and encourage students to develop their love of reading. During the week of March 6-10, volunteers visited every classroom at Bulverde Creek Elementary and gave EVERY student a free book. Each grade received books that were selected based on their reading levels. Approximately 1,100 books were donated to BCE Texans! Continue reading Reading Across Bulverde Creek Elementary

Three SVHS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Comal ISD’s five 2017 National Merit Finalists (Top Row, L-R) Donald Snodgrass and Jared Pauletti. (Bottom Row, L-R) Jeffrey Malone, Sophie Machalec and Tony Perez.

Submitted By Jason Gordon

Smithson Valley High’s Jared Pauletti, Tony Perez and Donald Snodgrass received notice that they were among only 15,000 of 1.5 million seniors in 22,000 high schools nationwide to be named National Merit Finalists. This designation is based on performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“A student recognized by the National Merit Program has earned a distinctive mark of academic excellence,” said National Merit spokesperson Matt Budreau. “This is an honor that will stay with them the rest of their lives.”

Snodgrass agreed the wait to learn if he was a Merit Finalist or not was at times difficult.

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