Dakoata James Tyson Named Sweetwater High School Alumni Spotlight for June

Sweetwater High School's "Alumni Spotlight" for June:

Dakoata James Tyson 

Overcoming health problems and achieving goals has become the theme of Dakoata's life. 

- 2014 graduate of Sweetwater High School

- attended a college in China as a foreign exchange student

- 2018 graduate of Sul Ross State University, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Gaming Development) with Honors

- Sul Ross State University Dean's List all four years of college

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Do you know a Sweetwater High School graduate who should be recognized in our Alumni Spotlight?  Please submit their information (including contact information) via email to SHS Counselor RuthAnn Campbell at ruthann.campbell@sweetwaterisd.net

Texas National Bank Awards Good Grades Pay Winners for Fifth Six-Weeks

Texas National Bank Awards Good Grades Pay Winners

Thirty-six Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the 5th six weeks of the 2017-2018 school year, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50.  

The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the 5th six seeks of the 2017-2018 school year were Jazmin Medellin (9th Grade), Collin Stafford (10th Grade), Danielle Thomas (11th Grade), and Trenton Hicks (12th Grade).  

Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:

Ninth Grade: Jacqueline Arellano, Max Berry, Ethan Cortez, Kyla Daniel, Xandria Delacruz, Kinzie Garrett, Krystian Gomez, Jeremy Le, Gabriella Mermella, Gabriella Pena, Samantha Torres, and Jazel Villa.

Tenth Grade: Madyson Gilmore, Kei’arriyen Griffin, Elli Lehnert, Andres Neri, Gabriela Olguin, Isaiah Pena, Lily Smola, and Gabriella Ukabi.

Eleventh Grade:  Landry Brown, Maria Chavez, Kara Lehnert, Annisa McCollom, Mackenzie Pyle, Rose Vera, and Vasti Villarreal.

Twelfth Grade:  Taya Carr, Keanna Mackey, Lauren Rodriguez, Lindsey Romero, and Delia Zuniga.

Congratulations to those who made all A’s during the six week period, and to the Good Grades Pay winners.  Texas National Bank wants to remind students to apply themselves, set goals, and study hard, because Good Grades Pay!

The Good Grades Pay program was established by Texas National Bank in 2012 to encourage Sweetwater High School students to do well in school and pursue higher education.  To date, the bank has awarded $6,600 to local students.  

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Sweetwater High's FFA Land and Range Judging Team Competes at Nationals

The Sweetwater FFA chapter has returned home after participating in the 67th annual National Land and Range Judging contest hosted by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts in Oklahoma City.

Member of the Sweetwater FFA chapter tested their individual and team skills against other land judging teams from over 30 states by evaluating land characteristics like topsoil, subsoil, slope and plant life. They were also required to recommmend treatment to imporove the land's adaptability fro certain purposes like producing crops, rasing cattle, or building homes. 

In the Land Judging FFA competition, the Sweetwater, TX chapter placed 19th as a team from the field of 100 total teams. Team members include: Ryan Romero, Jackson Foster, Tony Padilla, Logan King, and Ag Science instructor Cory Rains. 

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