The Seguin Matador Volleyball team had a stellar year finishing as Regional Runner-Up. The team includes (back, l-r) Megan Wilke, Presley Carter, Carsyn Dietz, Emmy Riordan, Abby Cheek, Jessi Herbold, Desiray Rodriguez, Jada Jackson, Kenidy Holder, Presley Engelke and (front, l-r) Kaylie Koenen, Leandra Priestly and Ayanna Lavalais. Each member of the team earned the honor of Academic All-District. Herbold, Rodriguez and Cheek received First Team All-District honors, while Koenen earned Secont Team All-District. District Honorable Mention went to Wilke, Priestly, Carter and Dietz. Additionally, Herbold earned Academic All-State and Cheek was named to the TGCA Volleyball All-State Team.
Special thanks to the award-winning Seguin High School Choir for performing Christmas carols at Seguin ISD central office on Dec. 9. The students sounded great as they sang as part of a mini-tour that includes all district elementary schools. Trustee Benito Amador and Superintendent Stetson Roane were on hand for the performance.
Twenty-one Matadors earned 2016 26 5A Academic All District honors, including front (l to r): Dalton Beeman (DL), Joseph Castillo (DL), Camron Guttierez (LB), Garrett Luensmann (LB), Brandon Palomares (RB), Cody Elizalde (LB), Brian Cash (WR), Tyler McCann (LB), Christian Hampton (LB), Noah Soto (LB) back (l to r): Jeremy Cevallos (DB), Diego Hernandez (QB), Jason Williams (DB), Andrew Gaitan (OL), Harley Ullrich (OL), Lucas Haskins (OL), Zak Hostette (OL), Hunter York (OL), Hayden Haas (WR) Not pictured: Mark Garcia (QB), Robert McCall (WR)
Seguin High School seniors Kanishak Joshi and Samara Hernandez attended the Lions Club meeting on Dec. 8. The students presented their findings, after extensive research and organization, on the different aspects of prescription drug abuse. Special thanks to the Lions Club for creating scholarship opportunities for area students.
Fifteen Matadors earned 2016 26 5A All District honors, including front (l to r): Kory Ussery (Ret), Garrett Luensmann (LB), Brandon Palomares (RB), Zak Hostetter (OL), Brian Cash (WR), Tyler McCann (DS)back (l to r): Jason Williams (DB), Andrew Gaitan (OL), Harley Ullrich (OL), Lucas Haskins (OL), Hayden Haas (WR), Duncan Bauer (DL)Not pictured: Robert McCall (WR), Mark Garcia (QB), Jay Sayles (WR)
Students in Mrs. Ulrich's first grade class at Vogel Elementary read, "A Cookie for Santa" and baked gingerbread after reading the book. What a great way to engage students by using all their senses!
Congratulations to Seguin High School Thespian National Qualifiers (l-r) Amber Mawande-Spytek and Anderson Roy for Duet Musical, Joseph Gonzales, Duet Musical, Monique Jordan, Sound Design and Denver Miner, Duet Musical. These studebnts are eligible to compete at Nationals at the University of Nebraska on June 19-24
Students at Seguin ISD schools are taking part in Computer Science Education Week and performing an Hour of Code. Several Seguin VIPs have visited campuses to receive personal instruction in coding, including Trustee Cinde Thomas-Jimenez (pictured), Trustee Benito Amador, Mayor Don Kiel, City Councilwoman Fonda Mathis and Seguin Chamber of Commerce President Kendy Gravett.
Kick starting the Seguin ISD Holiday Concert Series was Weinert Elementary in their 2nd Annual 1st Grade Christmas Concert!
Two Barnes Middle School students did extremely well at the Middle School Region Band auditions in San Antonio on Dec. 3. Eighth grader Reid Skinner (left) made the top Region Band for alto sax, placing third out of 36 players. Reid will represent Barnes in the Top Band at the Middle School Region Band Clinic and Concert Dec. 9-10 in San Antonio. Seventh grader Will Kuempel (baritone) made district honors as he placed eighth out of 31 baritone players. Noel De La Cruz serves as Barnes Middle School director of bands.