Tucker joins LCHEC board of directors

LAMPASAS — Danielle Tucker was chosen on April 25 to serve on the Lampasas County Higher Education Center board of directors, according to a news release.

Tucker, who grew up in Lampasas, has an associate’s degree from Central Texas College, a bachelor’s degree in English from Tarleton State University and a master’s in counseling psychology from the University of Central Texas in Killeen.

She also holds a number of teaching certifications and is currently the campus instructional specialist for curriculum at Manor Middle School in Killeen.

— Brenda Young

Crawford joins honor society

Sgt. Carla Sedey Crawford of Killeen recently accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits, including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel and service projects,” said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS founder and CEO.

Membership is based on GPA and class standing. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars has more than 1 million lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

— M. Clare Haefner

Shoemaker FFA attends Day at the Capitol in Austin

The Shoemaker High School FFA Chapter attended the fourth annual Agricultural Education and Texas FFA Day at the Capitol hosted by the Texas FFA Association and the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Feb. 26 in Austin. Shoemaker was one of more than 50 chapters that comprised more than 500 FFA members and advisors across Texas who participated in this event in order to learn more about the legislative process, particularly agriculture and agricultural education through workshops and presentations conducted by key public leaders in Texas. The Shoemaker chapter stays busy with livestock shows and other events. Four members and advisor Jamie Stevens began the year attending the 84th annual Texas FFA Convention in Corpus Christi last July.

Shoemaker Honor Society fundraises

The Chick-Fil-A restaurant near the Shoemaker High School campus honored the school’s Spanish Honor Society following the group’s fundraiser held at the store. Group members are raising money for a chapter trip. The Spanish Honor Society at Shoemaker, the only such chapter in the area, seeks to inform the community about the rich Spanish culture and language and provides scholarships for students.

Shoemaker starts Exchange Club

Working in conjunction with the Exchange Club of Killeen Shoemaker High School launched its new Exchange Excel Club.

The club has 26 charter members, including president Dominique Zeigler, president-elect Nakita Pairadee, secretary Rochelle Vazquez and treasurer Naiya Porell.

Shoemaker High Rocks the Prom

Shoemaker High School won a Killeen Mall promotion leading up to prom season. The school had the most students take part in the social media driven activity, winning $500 worth of gift cards to be used as door prizes at the Shoemaker prom. Students representing seven area high schools took part in the Facebook contest and more than half the participants were from Shoemaker.

— Todd Martin, Special to the Herald

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