YHS debate teams successful
On Jan. 17, Rakeal Roberts, Kayla Whitmire, Yessica Moreno, Alondra Sanchez, Jasmine Lopez, and Averee Wadlington competed in Rogers at the 19-3A district cross examination debate tournament. All teams performed well, with the teams of Jasmine Lopez and Averee Wadlington, and Rakeal Roberts and Kayla Whitmire making the quarterfinal round. Rakeal Roberts and Kayla Whitmire eventually earned third place and alternate to the state debate tournament.
New program at TC offers free training for high-demand fields
Temple College is offering a new program to train local residents for careers in highdemand fields – at no cost to the participants.
The new program, which is funded by the Texas Workforce Commission, is available to adults who have finished a High School Equivalency program, or who are in the higher levels of English as a Second Language classes, such as those offered by Temple College’s Adult Education and Literacy Department.
Those who qualify can sign up for classes this spring that will train them to become Clinical Medical Assistants, EKG Technicians, Medical Billing & Coding Specialists, Phlebotomy Technicians and Pharmacy Technicians. The classes will be offered through Temple College’s Business and Continuing Education Division.
Before these classes start, Temple College will provide two weeks of classes to help individuals prepare to go into an allied health training program. Classes will cover topics such as medical terminology and medical math. Preparatory classes will be offered Feb. 4-14 and Feb. 18-28 from 6-9 p.m.
The local Workforce Solutions Center will help participants with resume writing, interviewing skills and “soft skills” such as teamwork, time management and work ethic. Workforce Solutions also will help participants search for jobs once they have completed their training.
Training programs available this spring are: Clinical Medical Assistant - Saturdays from March 23 through Sept. 14; EKG Technician - Saturdays from March 30 through June 29; Medical Billing & Coding - Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning March 25 and ending July 22; Phlebotomy Technician - Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning March 25 and ending June 26; Pharmacy Technician - Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning March 26 and ending Oct. 15. For more information on the new program, call (254) 298-8376 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMHB Fall 2018 Honor Rolls
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced that 613 students have been listed on the Fall 2018 Provost’s Honor Roll. To receive this recognition, a student must achieve a 3.85 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale.
In conjunction with this, 662 students were named on the Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2018. To receive this recognition, a student must achieve a 3.5 – 3.849 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Area students named to the UMHB Provost’s Honor Roll for Fall 2018: Bartlett - Ana Rivera; Cameron - Tyler Dent; Holland - Mickayla Hohhertz and Luke Howell; Milano - Aubrie King; Rockdale - Annie Hasselbach and Emily McCoy.
Area students named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2018: Bartlett - Paige Pearson; Landon Rafay; Cameron - Eric Rojas and Connor Thompson; Holland - Kristian Berumen and Kelly Karns; Little River Academy - Kiva Daniel, Kalee Morgan and Kimberly Rankin; Lott – Hope; Rockdale - Peyton Graham and Emma Pickett; Rosebud -Marshall Kahlig; Thorndale - Hunter Towery.