Schools Roundup

Head of the Class

Rockwall HS and Rockwall-Heath HS Announce Top 10, Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Congratulations to these students for being shining examples of excellence in Rockwall ISD.

RHS

Val – Harrison DeLong
Sal – Angela Walters
3 – Noella Barron
4 – Jacob Limerick
5 – Mazie Johnson
6 – Amelia Vu
7 – Alexander Hoang
8 – Lorien Britt
9 – Ethan Phelps
10 – Jessica McCoy

RHHS

Val – Alexandra Wiprud
Sal – Reed Sitterle
3 – Caroline Shifflett
4 – Christopher Rodriguez IV
5 – Haley Petton
6 – Maleah Ortiz
7 – Elizabeth Beem
8 – Alexandra Robinson
9 – Makenzie Ayres
10 – Mohammed Al Sammak

Taking the Stage at State Semi-finals

Rockwall-Heath HS Theatre recently received first place from every judge at the Area UIL competition. They advanced to Region (the state semi-finals) in Waco. Cast and crew members were also awarded the following awards, Harper Hammond-Wilonsky (All-Star Crew), Lizza Minaya (Honorable Mention All-Star Cast), Annaleese Forscutt (All-Star Cast), and Gabriel White (Best Performer).

World Championship Qualifier

The Rockwall HS robotics team, Team 1296 – Full Metal Jackets, recently competed at State, where they won the Chairman’s Award.

The Chairman’s Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST and honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the mission of FIRST.

The State of Texas had 164 teams participate this year. Eighty of these teams attended the State level competition. As a result of their success in Chairman’s, they will be one of 23 teams representing Texas at the FRC World’s Competition.

It’s Safe to go in the Water

The EMT Program at Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy recently trained in water safety using the skills they have been taught throughout the year.

They rescued peers in the water and water rescue training dummies at the bottom of the pool. Once they brought them to the surface, their instructor, TJ Starling, gave them different scenarios in which they would need to quickly think about their next step for the survival of their water victim.

Winning Designs

Fashion Design students from the Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy recently competed at the FCCLA State 2022 Fashion Design competition where eight out of 11 placed in the top five of four different categories consisting of Fashion Design and Fashion Construction.

Five out of the eight students placed in the top 2 in the State of Texas and will advance to National qualifiers at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California.

Pictured from left to right: Madison Glenn – RHHS, 1st place, Fashion Design, Level 3 – advancing to FCCLA National Leadership Conference – FCCLA National qualifier. Mallory Kehm – RHS, 2nd place, Fashion Construction, Level 2 advancing to FCCLA National Leadership Conference – FCCLA National qualifier. Sadie Lankford – RHS, 3rd place, Fashion Design, Level 3. Kennedy Baker – RHS, 4th place, Fashion Construction, Level 3. Payton Frisby – RHS, 3rd place, Fashion Construction, Level 3. Kaitlyn Fowler – RHS, 1st place, Fashion Construction, Level 2 – advancing to FCCLA National Leadership Conference – FCCLA National qualifier. Gracie Zellerhoff – RHS, 1st place, Fashion Design, Level 2 – advancing to FCCLA National Leadership Conference – FCCLA National qualifier. Ella Novak – (not pictured) RHHS, 2nd place, Fashion Design, Level 3 – advancing to FCCLA National Leadership Conference – FCCLA National qualifier.

FCCLA State qualifiers not pictured but attended this competition in Fashion Design and Fashion Construction categories are, Sydney Hunt, RHHS, Senior – Fashion Design, Level 3. Emma Bonner, RHS, Senior – Fashion Design, Level 3. Anna Marquez, RHHS, Senior – Fashion Construction, Level 3.

COURTESY: Rockwall ISD