At the LISD Board meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, students, staff and community members were recognized for a variety of accomplishments from academics, athletics and fine arts, to community service.
Director of College and Career Readiness Lisa Nucci introduced the high school deans of instruction for their work in helping LISD achieve the AP District Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.
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From L to R: John Sloan, VRHS principal; Charlie Little, VHS principal; Lisa Nucci, director of college and career readiness; Christa Thompson-Martin, VHS dean of instruction; Shandalyn Porter, LHS dean of instruction; Christine Simpson, RHS principal; Jennifer Colman, CPHS dean of instruction; Arturo Lomeli, GHS principal; John Sloan, CPHS principal; Chris Simpson, LHS principal
Students from Cedar Park, Leander, Vandegrift and Vista Ridge high schools were recognized for earning recognition through the National Hispanic Recognition Program, based on their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. From L to R: Charlie Little, VHS principal; Christa Thompson-Martin, VHS dean of instruction; Morgan Rogers, VRHS; Ezekiel Blevins, VRHS; Isabel Moring, VHS; Adriana Cordova, VHS; Jennifer Colman, CPHS dean of instruction; Cristina O’hanlon, CPHS; John Sloan, CPHS principal
Leander and Running Brushy middle schools and Glenn High School students were recognized for their success in the AP Spanish Language Program for native speakers. The AP Spanish Language Program is offered to 8th-grade students who demonstrate an aptitude in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. As a new school, 9th-and 10th-grade students at Glenn HS took the course. The courses are designed to be equivalent to entry-level college courses, and students have the opportunity to gain college credit for the courses.
Vandegrift High School students were recognized for placing third at the UIL team tennis state tournament. From L to R: Alec Alden, Anisha Apte, Deven Bapat, Kailey Chase, Rohit Chawla, Avery Colgin, Gabby Cusano, Nic Cusano, Abby Hinojosa, Ellie Hughes, Blaine Kanak, Synclair Larson, Jake Lum, Jai Naik, Jayden Scarborough. Anna Schmeil, Arvind Venkatesan
Cedar Park High School students were recognized for placing third in the UIL cross country state meet. From L to R: Head Cross Country Coach Jason Grennier, Liam Ballon, Peyton Chriswisser, Nate Maki, Will Pranno, Owen Daugherty, Tiras Pie, John Scott, Austin Grednel, Alden Yi, Traivian Holst, Cedar Park High School Principal John Sloan.
The Rouse High School volleyball team was recognized for finishing their season as state runners-up. From L to R: (Bottom Row) Kara Erfurth, Taylor Russell, Annabeth Stover, Reilly Heinrich, Emily Case, Katy Northcut, Makenzie James, Kaitlen Dunn, Bailey Wells, Allana Knowles, Dani Cole, (Middle Row) Mckenzie Wells, Brody Miller, Catherine Smith, Madeline Sheehan, Grayson Schripik, Jacob Thompson, e’lan McCall, Vanessa Carter, Brenna Smith, Mackenzie Huntley, (Top Row) RHS Principal Christine Simpson, Megan Norvil, Ava Bell
The Cedar Park High School band was recognized for earning the state championship at the UIL marching band competition. From L to R: Shalini Siriwardena, Emily White, Ally Hall, Kendyl Morris. Ishav Shukla
The Bond Advisory Committee members were recognized for their work studying demographic and budget reports, speaking with staff and parents, touring facilities and prioritizing items to be included in the bond proposition in support of growth, student safety and improvements. From L to R: Elexis Grimes, Heather Jones, April Orr, Stephanie Haug, Petri Darby, Scott Rowe, Dr. Vic Villarreal, Shaun Cranston.