On December 14,2016 two NEISD campuses welcomed Major Evan Chung of the United States Army as part of a surprise reunion with his two sons; Trey Wilson a sixth-grade student at Lopez Middle School and Hunter Chung a tenth-grade student at Reagan High School. Major Chung’s nephew, Ryan Bush, was in the same class as Hunter when Major Chung arrived. The students had no idea that their father and uncle had returned after a 6-month deployment in Afghanistan. Major Chung had been serving his third tour overseas. Surprising his two sons and nephew in front of their fellow classmates kicked-off his return to the United States and the holidays with his family. Major Chung’s wife, Nickola Wilson-Chung, a Retired Major in the Army was in on the big surprise for her sons and nephew. Major Chung has served in the military for 19 years. Welcome Home would like to thank Major Chung and his family for their years of service and dedication.
Submitted by: Cari Goodyear, Reagan Spirit Board Historian
The Reagan High School Spirit Board had the honor of announcing the 2016 college scholarship award winners at the annual Spring Show. The Spirit Board works to raise money throughout the year and was excited to offer cheer and dance scholarships toward their college education. With the assistance from Prop Pop Jeff Ravlin, a generous contribution of $4,000 was donated by North Park Mazda for additional college scholarship awards. This money was designated to three well deserving spirit members scoring the highest in their application process and essay. A special congratulations to our $2,000 scholarship recipient Paige Alderink (Varsity Cheer) who will be attending Texas A&M University, to our $1,200 scholarship winner Madison Hager (Varsity Cheer) – Texas A&M University, and to Megan Bradford (Varsity Cheer) – University of Texas at San Antonio with an $800 Award.
The $500 Spirit Board Scholarship Awards for 2016 were presented to: Avery Essex (Varsity Cheer) – University of Oklahoma, Bailey Goodyear (Silver Stars) – Baylor University, Alyssa Salinas (Silver Stars) – Harvard University, and Hailey Thomas (Diamond Dancers) – University of Oklahoma. The individual scholarship recipients were selected based upon their accomplished academics, contributions throughout the school and community, and recommendations by their teachers. We wish these girls and all of the graduated spirit members going off to college much success.
Submitted By Cari Goodyear, Reagan Spirit Board Historian
Football and Volleyball are starting two-a-day practices, the band is learning new songs and formations, and the spirit teams are practicing new dances and cheers. It may still be hot outside, but the summer is almost over for these high school students, as everyone seems to be on campus already preparing for the upcoming year.
So get ready, Friday, August 19 is Rattler Round-Up! Come up to Reagan High School between 5-6:30pm to enjoy a BBQ meal specially cooked on campus ($8 at the door) and shop for the latest Reagan merchandise. At 7pm the Pep Rally begins on the football field, where the Reagan clubs/organizations and sports teams will be introduced and feature performances by the award winning RHS cheer squads, Diamond Dancers, Silver Stars Drill Team, and Charmers Pep Squad. Coaches and players will be on hand to talk about their upcoming football, cross-country, and volleyball seasons. A fun way for families, freshman, and students to start off the 2016-17 school year.