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January 2017 Was School Board Recognition Month

Special To Welcome Home

January was great time to focus on the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in our communities and schools. The North East ISD Board of Trustees is made up of seven community leaders. They receive no pay for their dedicated efforts. They not only volunteer their time and effort for our local schools, but they also speak up for our system of public education on a statewide level. These public servants sit through meetings, read detailed reports, listen to parents’ concerns, and do the hard work to benefit the students and the community at large. They bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to their task, and they take their responsibilities seriously. The whole community benefits from their vigilance in providing good schools. Each January, we pause in our regular activities to say thank you to these dedicated volunteers. We appreciate their generous sharing of time and energy on behalf of our children and our communities. Local school board members are an all-star team, focused on our schools.

Join us is saying thank you to our All-Star Team!

Shannon Grona, President, District 5
Brigitte Perkins, Vice President, District 7
Sandy Hughey, Secretary, District 1
Tony Jaso, Trustee, District 6
Jim Wheat, Trustee, District 4
Edd White, Trustee, District 2
Sandi Wolff, Trustee, District 3


SVHS Senior Bachman Signs With Cornell University

Photo:SVHS Senior Reagan Bachman signs with Cornell University.
Photo:SVHS Senior Reagan Bachman signs with Cornell University.

Submitted by Jason Gordon

Reagan Bachman is taking her talents to the Ivy League. Bachman, a star cross-country and track and field athlete for Smithson Valley High School, signed a national letter of intent with Cornell University on February 5th.

Bachman helped guide the SVHS cross-country team to the UIL State Meet in each of the past two seasons. Bachman was named to the Cross-Country All-State Team for her prowess on the course and to the Cross-Country Academic All-State Team for her excellence in the classroom in 2015.

In track and field, Bachman was a member of SVHS’ mile-relay team that qualified for state in 2014. She also made it to the regional level in both the 800-meters and the mile-relay in 2015.

“Reagan’s willingness to take our younger athletes under her wing has put us over the top as a team the past two seasons,” said SVHS head coach Brittney Lanehart. “She’s very physically gifted as an athlete, but her attributes go way beyond that as a leader, and that’s what makes her special.”