The Kerrville Independent School District’s board of trustees honored students and two contributors who played a key role in getting Hal Peterson Middle School constructed.
Assistant Superintendent Wade Ivy introduced Armando Granado and Herb Borden for their efforts in supervising the work and completion of the new $54 million middle school.
Trustees honored the work of Tivy High School’s aviation program, which had five students already working in positions at Kerrville-Kerr County Airport. The students honored were Lex Lipka, Ben Butler, Charles Melton, Araceli Coker and Nolan Foley. Coker, who will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., lives in Boerne, but a similar program wasn’t available there. Butler will attend Oklahoma State University to study aeronautical engineering. Aaron Cook teaches the program.
One of the most remarkable stories is that of Tivy Treasures, the emergent program that teaches special education students skills in merchandising, sales and manufacturing. The Trustees honored the efforts of students Ethan Pope, Kristofer Garcia, Jordan Afshari, Aracely Aguilar and Jesse Hyde. The students sell Tivy branded merchandise on campus and at Blue Oak Trading Company. On Monday night, the students wore T-shirts they made touting the Tivy Treasures program. Rebecca Goodwyn heads up the Tivy program.
Tivy High School senior Lukavia Alvarez has one of the better stories to share about the importance of career-technical education — she’s already working as a certified nursing assistant. Alvarez works part-time at Riverhills Rehabilitation, competing in a state championship event in Round Rock later this year. Sharon Pintsch teaches the program.
The Tivy High School barbecue team was honored for its mouthwatering work. The team will head to state-level competition in the coming weeks. The team consists of Jillian Ramirez, Leilah Ramirez, Wyatt Harmon, Cole Patrick Teague and Jyden Busby. Mario Estrada Jr. and Mason Daggett coach the team.