PRESBYTERIAN PAN AMERICAN SCHOOL
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Red Ribbon Week
NOVEMBER 5, 2008 • VOLUME 5 • ISSUE 3 • KINGSVILLE, TX 78363
LITERARY EXHIBITION FISHING TRIP SPOTLIGHTS 2008
Students' English IV project Science students get hands-on experience Teacher and Student of the Month CHEER SQUAD
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Annual Fall Festival brings fun and entertainment
by Sergio Barrera students fought to pop
Staff Writer the balloon. Students who
On November 1, participated in the donut
Presbyterian Pan American activity had their hands tied
School (PPAS) students behind their backs while
celebrated the school’s Sophomore Senior they ate the donuts and
annual fall festival. The Cipriano Ramirez Han Sol Lee the dart a coke consisted
event took place in the booths such as dart of players aiming to hit a
gymnasium with several throw, ring toss, twister, card with the dart and if
activities sponsored by the food, and mimes. the student was successful,
senior, junior, sophomore The junior class had he or she won the drink.
and freshmen classes. arms wrestling, ankle The sophomore and
The purpose of the festival war, bobbing for apples, freshmen class together
is to raise funds for each hanging donuts and dart sponsored a pie
class, especially the junior a coke. The ankle war throw, tattoos, jenga, photo by Sergio Barrera
class because they are in activity consisted of two and mimes as well. FROM LEFT, SENIORS CECILIA RUIZ AND AZRI
charge of this year’s prom. students with a balloon FLORES AT THE FALL FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 1.
The seniors sponsored tied to one ankle and the JUMP, PAGE 7
PPAS students named Distinguished Scholar finalists
by Sergio Barrera nominated their junior year Flores, 18, was recognized athlete, Kate Thompson,
Azri Flores Christian Cortes Daniel Villarreal Staff Writer and awards are presented for the general academic 17, for spirit; and Kyoung
Nine Presbyterian Pan during their senior year category; Christian Cortes, Jea Lee, 19, for service and
American School (PPAS) to two winners in nine 17, was chosen for science; leadership.
seniors were nominated categories. The judging was Daniel Villarreal, 16, for “I feel proud of myself
and recognized as finalists completed and announced career and technology; because this means that
Elisa Godinez Olivia Pun Kate Thompson for the 2008 Caller- the weeks of October 20-28 Elisa Godinez, 17, for all my effort, energy and
Times-Citgo South Texas with a different category performing and fine arts; time has been well spent,”
Distinguished Scholars. each day. Laura Paola Escamilla, 17, Cortes said. “It makes me
All participants, including Seniors Olivia Pun, 18, for the general academic feel glad and this
students from other has been honored for the category; Laura Melissa
Kyoung Jea Lee Melissa Lopez Paola Escamilla
area high schools, were achiever category; Azri Lopez, 17, for student JUMP, PAGE 7
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English class presents literary exhibition
~Dr. Barbara Stottlemyer by Hong Hui Choi Dr. Barbara
Staff Writer Stottlemyer,
Students who are taking Di- Dean of
ana Garcia’s English IV class Students with
at Presbyterian Pan American Senior Griselda
School (PPAS) had an exhibi- Duran and
tion on October 29, named “Herot her project
project,” about the literary that in English
they were working on in class. IV Class on
“I think it was a good chance October 29.
to learn more about the Anglo- photo by Hong Hui
Saxons culture and a way to Choi
keep me awake,” said Cesar
Changing of the Seasons Gomez, senior.
In some parts of the country, Each group consisted of four
the changing of the seasons
means that when autumn ar- students who took an excerpt
rives, the leaves change color from the literature, Beowulf,
and fall from the tress; winter and made a model creatively
brings snow and plant growth that represented the literature,
is dormant; spring brings a
rebirth and new growth; and Beowulf, Garcia said.
summer brings hotter weather “The purpose of this project
and fullness of plant life. In was for students to work with a
South Texas, the changes are group to successfully complete
much more subtle but nonethe-
less, are present. Here, people a goal, learning the ability to
are more likely to pay atten- work with all types of academic works that incorporate Anglo- story of Beowulf,” said Laura of the team,” she said.
tion to sports and holidays as levels and to gain greater insight Saxons and Nordic social and Paola Escamilla, senior. Stottlemyer said the
markers of seasonal change. into the essence of Anglo- cultural aspects that reflected in For Garcia, she definitely had projects were wonderful.
At Presbyterian Pan American Saxons life and epic poem of the poem and historical context expectations for her class.
School, soccer is revered as one quot;I was very impressed by
of the students’ favorite activi- Beowulf,” Garcia said. and asked questions to students, “I expected students to students' artistic interpretation,quot;
ties. Once again, the soccer Jean Andrews, teacher’s aid, Garcia said. learn the artistic process, she said, quot;and their wonderful job
team has made it to the Texas and Dr. Barbara Stottlemyer, “I think this Herot project was experience of variety of reflecting good critical thinking
Association of Private and Dean of Students, attended class a really good idea because it material, scheduling preparation and problem solving skills.quot;
Parochial Schools (TAPPS)
state semi-finals in Waco No- on October 29, to see students’ gave us the opportunity to learn time and accommodating
vember 7th and 8th. Congratula- visual interpretation of literary and get more involved in the the needs of each member
tions to Coach Grant and his
Saddam Bello Kenia Mascorro
team and good luck at state!
Several other October activi-
COUNSELOR'S President’s List: 95+
Olivia Pun Keyla Cadena
85-89 Omar Rivera
ties were also very success- Reynaldo Torres Paul Vilchez Anna Cecilia Moreno Christian Cortes
ful. October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. Mrs. Garza, Kyoung Jea Lee Ivonne Mora Griselda Duran Erick Torres
school nurse, and Coach Walter Flores Karla Reyes Areli Borunda Alejandra Santos
Cantu, health teacher, girls’
Ibhar Hernandez Ana Paola Melendez David Charles
coach and part-time guidance
counselor shared information, Honor Roll: 89-94 Josue Rivera Gustavo Guzman Alejandra Meave
created bulletin boards, and Terry Liang Sarai Jimenez Paola Hernandez Jehu Avila
decorated in pink ribbons to Paola Escamilla Javier Villegas Alma Quiroga Jose Ibarra
make everyone aware of this
health concern. Coach Cantu Jimena Hernandez Cecilia Ruiz Soo Won Yoo
also worked with Mrs. Perez, Tania Rodriguez Rodrigo Palmas Hong Hui Choi
guidance counselor, to promote Daniel Victoria Daniel Villarreal Ilse Ibarra
Red Ribbon Week. Thanks for
the teamwork, programs, and Tania M. Barreiro Florestela Flores Viviana Garcia
activities that provided im- Melissa Lopez Ana Laura DeLeon Elisa Godinez
portant information for our CORNER Seoyeon Lee Belinda Gutierrez
November 5, 2008
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Couple recognized as teachers of the month
by Sara Gonzalez
Joshua and Rebecca Perkins have been chosen as teachers of the month for October at Presbyterian Interview with 2008-2009
Pan American School (PPAS). Junior Class President
“I feel very excited and overwhelmed for being teacher of the
month,” said Rebecca.
by Sergio Barrera
Joshua teaches world geography and government while Rebecca
teaches English I, reading applications and study skills.
Both Joshua and Rebecca graduated from Texas A&M University- Q: How do you feel being
Kingsville and are currently living in Kingsville. the Junior Class President?
Josh has a bachelor’s of arts in History and a master’s of science in A: It’s a great honor and
art and graduated in 2007. Rebecca finished her bachelor’s of at the same time, a big
business administration in 2003 and her master’s will be completed
in May of 2009.
Josh, of Kingsville, has been here for one and a half years while
Rebecca, from Alice, has been teaching at PPAS for a year. photo by Sara Gonzalez
“I love the school. The students are great and so are the teachers. REBECCA & JOSH PERKINS Q: Why do you think you
I like the school because it has a lovely atmosphere,” Rebecca said. got elected?
Josh, who said it’s an honor to be teacher of the month, also enjoys the school’s atmosphere.
A: Maybe because my
Joshua and Rebecca have been married for almost three years and have a son that is 16 months old. Javier Villegas
During their free time, they enjoy reading. fellow students trust in me.
Mexico City native chosen as student of the month Q: What are you in charge of? What are you
a great opportunity,” Bello said. working on?
by Kate Thompson This is Bello’s last A: Our main goal is the Prom so all our work is
year at PPAS and she is for that.
Karina Bello, 17-year-old nervous for the next year.
senior, has been chosen for “I am going to be in a totally
student of the month for new environment and that kind of
October. scares me, but I am also excited to Q: What else are you involved in on campus?
“I am proud and very excited see what is out there,” Bello said. A: Choir, Youth Group, basketball and
about being student of the The one thing about PPAS Bello cheerleading.
month,” Bello said. is going to miss is her friends.
Bello said she used to write “My friends have been with me
for the Eagle X-Press school National Honor Society and for three years and I am really sad
newspaper two years ago choir. Bello is also Vice President about leaving them,” Bello said. Q: Why did you decide to run for Class President?
and had always wanted to of PPAS’ student council. Bello said she has made friends A: First it would be a good experience and second,
be student of the month. “I love helping with student she will keep in her heart forever. I feel I can take over and make a good class.
From Mexico City, Bello came council and helping our school Bello hopes to go to California
to PPAS because she thought it at the same time,” Bello said. after she graduates to attend
was a good idea and opportunity. Bello’s favorite thing about PPAS The Fashion Institute of Q: You are in charge of this year’s prom, is that a
“I wanted to try something is learning from other people Design and Merchandising. challenge?
different, PPAS was the perfect and them teaching her in return. “I have three choices for my A: Yes it is and we are going to work it out.
opportunity,” Bello said. “I am experiencing high school major, I still haven’t decided
This senior is involved in in a way no one else does, this is which one yet,” Bello said.
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WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT DIABETES?
IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS DISEASE WHAT I KNOWABOUT DIABETES IS THAT IT I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF DIA-
THAT IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF IT, AFFECTS KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS BUT IT ALL BETES BECAUSE IT COULD AFFECT THE
YOU CAN DIE WITH IT.-CESAR GOMEZ, DEPENS ON WHAT YOU EAT AND WHAT LIVES OF THE NEXT GENERATIONS.-PAUL
SENIOR YOU DO.-ISMAEL SANDOVAL, JUNIOR. VILCHEZ, SOPHOMORE
Senior discusses diabetes awareness
quot;Why should you care about Diabetes?quot;
by Sergio Barrera According to, www.cancer.org, the
Staff Writer number of Americans who smoke is slowly
With November being National Diabetes dropping, while the number of overweight
Month, the Diabetes association poses the and obese Americans is growing rapidly,
question, Why Should You Care About Dia- another obvious reason why you should care
betes? about diabetes.
DIABETES Well you should care--for several reasons. Ac- A study by Michael McGinnis, MD, MPP
“You should cording to www.diabetes.org, there are current- showed that smoking and diet/inactivity Kate Thompson, Editor-in-Chief
ly 23.6 million children and adults in the U.S. or were the leading killers in the U.S. and u
7.8 percent of the population who have diabetes. trends of smoking and overweight among Sara Gonzlaez, Staff Writer t
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does youth are of particular concern.
This disease not only affects the person
Sergio Barrera, Staff Writer n
not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin
is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, who has it but it affects the whole family as Hong Hui Choi, Staff Writer
matter what, starches and other food into energy needed well because when you have diabetes, you
always try to for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues can’t eat certain kinds of food such as food
eat healthy to be a mystery, although both genetics and high in sugar. It becomes part of the entire Dr. James Matthews, President
and get the environmental factors such as obesity and lack family’s responsibility to make sure that
appropriate of exercise appear to play roles. family member eats right and exercises. Dr. Bobbi Stottlemyer, Dean
amounts You should care because according to Diabetes is in fact hereditary so if one of Desiree Gutierrez, Adviser
www.win.niddk.nih.gov, 2/3 of adults in your relatives has diabetes, it is important to
of all your
major food the U.S. are overweight and 1/3 is obese, keep a close eye on your body and health. email@example.com
according to data from the National Persons who have diabetes run in their
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. family should be extra-cautious. Get check-
-Sergio Overweight and obesity are know risk ups and watch your sugar level. P.O. Box 1578
factors for not only diabetes but for coronary Be informed and no matter what, always
try to eat healthy and get the appropriate
Kingsville, Texas 78363
heart disease, high blood cholesterol,
stroke, hypertension, gallbladder disease, amounts of all your major food groups. 361-592-4307
Exercising is also important for every
osteoarthritis and some forms of cancer
such as breast, colorectal, endometrial, person whether they have a chance of being
and kidney. Obesity is also associated diagnosed with diabetes or not. Walk daily
with complications of pregnancy, stress if you’re not a runner. Walking can be just
incontinence and psychological disorders as beneficial as running. And remember that www.ppas.org
such as depression. you should care abuot diabetes.
November 5, 2008
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CHOIR PERFORMS IN VICTORIA Pan Am students send
by Hong Hui Choi
letters to Hurricane
Staff Writer Ike victims
On October 18 & 19, Presbyterian Pan American by Hong Hui Choi
School’s (PPAS) Morris Chapel Choir, composed Staff Writer
of twenty five members visited First Presbyterian
Church in Victoria with Choir Director Cesar Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS)
Galaviz, and PPAS President James Matthews. students, faculty and staff signed their
“The purpose of this trip was to raise our news names on letters to show their support to
and our funds that will be used for scholarships,” churches in the Houston and Galveston area
that were affected by Hurricane Ike, said Josyph
said Nancy Gunter, Director of Church Relations.
Andrews, PPAS pastor.
Members of Grace Presbyterian Church and PAN AM'S MORRIS CHAPEL CHOIR
The letters basically expressed our regret over
Nicea Presbyterian Church came together at First PERFORMED AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
Hurricane Ike and our hope of their speedy restoration,
Presbyterian Church where Matthews preached CHURCH IN VICTORIA.
and the PPAS choir performed, Gunter said. The letters stated: “We are sorry Hurricane Ike hit your
When the choir first arrived in Victoria, PPAS is also planning another trip in November area. We pray your home, church and school are alright.
members went bowling and then each group of to Rockport and in January to San Antonio, Gunter Hopefully you will be back doing fun things soon.”
two students was assigned to a different host said. “I was overwhelmed by the devastation of the coastal
family that were members of the church, Gunter “It was fun and interesting and it taught me a lot. area after Hurricane Ike,” said Nancy Gunter, Director of
said. We got to know kind people, said Saddam Bello, Church Relations. “My job is to constantly be aware of
junior and tenor. “And we had been practicing a ways PPAS can stay in contact with Presbyterian churches.”
“I am very thankful to our host family for having
lot. We practiced almost everyday. Sometimes we Andrews and Gunter decided to send eight
us. They treated my friends and me as if we were letters because PPAS was not able to help in
their daughters. I also enjoyed spending time with thought we couldn’t stand it anymore, but when the
person. However, it will let them know that
nice people in the church,” said Seo Yeon Lee, day of the performance came, even we were amazed
PPAS students are concerned, Andrews said.
junior and soprano. of what we did.”
The letters were sent in October to the youth
groups of Central Presbyterian in Houston and
STUDENTS GONE FISHIN' First Presbyterian in Lake Jackson. Letters were
also sent to youth groups in First Presbyterian in
They had a great time and learned Freeport, Providence Presbyterian in Nederland, First
by Sara Gonzalez
several things as well. It was a Presbyterian in Dickson, Pioneer Presbyterian Church
On October 13, Edgar Ortega, great learning experience, Ortega in Beaumont, Westminster Presbyterian Church in
teacher of marine biology, said. They learned about the local Austin and West Isle Presbyterian Church in Galveston.
and Wildlife and Recreation fish populations, and were able to Some of the areas were damaged and are
observe a variety of marine animals still in restoration and it will take them
Management at Presbyterian Pan
such as black drum, redfish, longer than a year to restore, Andrews said.
American School (PPAS), took
blue crabs, and many bait fishes. “None of the Presbyterian churches in that area
seven students from his class on
were demolished but some had lost roofs, trees and
a fishing trip to the pier at Loyola The student who caught the most
had water damage. One of these churches, Central
Beach in Rivera. They left campus SENIOR CECILIA RUIZ fish was Junior Steven Moreno.
Presbyterian, had been to PPAS as mission workers
at 6 a.m. and returned around 2 p.m. “I caught six fishes and had
marine biology, wild life and this past summer,” Gunter said. “I thought our students
The students that went on a lot of fun. At first it was all
recreation management classes, could let the youth of Presbyterian Churches in the
the fishinf trip where Juniors dark and cold, then it started
Ortega said. This trip gave the Houston area know they were being prayed for and that
Joakin Perez, Amanda Rikki to warm up,” Moreno said,
students the opportunity to learn our students recognized there world had been rattled.”
Sanchez, Javier Castrellon, “And I would like to go again.”
and experience the skills of fishing. “I think it’s good to get students involved because it
Steven Moreno, Javier Villegas, Senior Cecilia Ruiz caught five fish.
reminds us of those who are suffering. It’s a good idea
and Senior Cecilia Ruiz, and Students under the age of 16 “It was really fun because it was to motivate students to actually do something for other
Pamela Martinez, Pre-University. didn’t need a fishing license but my second time going fishing and people,” said Olivia Pun, senior.
The trip served as a hands-on the ones who were old enough I liked it because fishing helps you It is also a way of showing love, Andrews said.
experience and as a lab for the were able to buy their own license. relax,” Ruiz said.
6 November 5, 2008 sports Eagle X-Press
BRING SPIRIT TO PPAS
by Kate Thompson
Ellie Perez, academic Cristina Morales, Meaghan
counselor at Presbyte- Pesqueira, Karla Reyes,
rian Pan American School Tania Rodriguez, Rikki
(PPAS), became the cheer- Sanchez, Erick Torres and
leading coach in the fall of Javier Villegas; Sophomores
2008 for 16 boys and girls. Marcela Budart (manager),
Perez, the former cheer- Diana Zelaya and Hector
leader at Texas A&M Villegas.
University-Kingsville and “A lot of these girls and
coach at Driscoll Junior boys were interested in
High School, said she started cheerleading, but just didn’t Presbyterian Pan American School's 2008-2009 Cheerleading Squad
a cheerleading team because know how or have anyone with Coach Ellie Perez, who is also the school's academic counselor.
she wanted to emphasize to teach them,” Perez said. The two captains of the with his classmates and per- to be something new in the
more school spirit and in- The cheerleading team 2008-2009 squad are Bar- forming stunts and routines. future; she wants the team
troduce cheerleading as a will cheer for the remain- reiro, 18, and Torres, 16. Currently the cheer team to be a part of the school.
part of the American culture. ing soccer games, but will “I love being a part of practices on Wednesdays and “I want it to be an honor
The squad includes, Seniors mainly focus on the up- the cheerleading team. It Fridays and are working on to be on the squad,” Perez
Marisol Barreiro and Olivia coming basketball season. keeps me active and I love various cheers and stunts. said, “for these cheerleaders
Pun; Juniors Jimena Hernan- “I want them to perform to cheer,” Barreiro said. Perez said that she doesn’t to be role models not only
dez, Ilse Ibarra, Seo Yeon minute and a half dance rou- Torres also enjoys working want the cheerleading squad academically, but socially.
Lee, Stephanie Molinari, tines at half time,” Perez said.
Defending state champs to play soccer semi-finals November 7 & 8 in Waco
by Sara Gonzalez All-District awards were also announced and Juan
Staff Writer Chavez, Javier Aguado, Santiago Jimenez, Israel
Presbyterian Pan American School’s (PPAS) Gomez and Walter Flores were named 1st Team All-
Eagles Soccer team beat Dallas Fairhill, 7-0, for District.
the Division I District 2 regional title on Saturday, 2nd Team All-District was awarded to Hugo
October 25 at Keystone School in San Antonio. Aguilar, Christian Ortiz, Erick Luna and Alejandro
“The game was difficult at the beginning,” said Amaro.
Senior and Captain Walter Flores, “because we did Raul Gutierrez, Fernando Montemayor and
not know anything about the team but we did better Advento Trevino were named Honorable Mention.
the second half.” PPAS is scheduled to play Ft. Worth Bethesda
Seniors and Captains Javier Aguado scored three Christian School game on November 7 at 11 a.m. at
goals and Santiago Jimenez scored two. Senior Raul 2008-2009 PAN AM EAGLES SOCCER TEAM Baylor University in Waco for the semi finals.
Gutierrez scored one goal and sophomore Christian The winner of that game will advance to the state
Ortiz scored one goal. a positive attitude about semi-finals and I think we championship and will play on November 8.
PPAS, who are also the Division I District 2 can win,” Gutierrez said. “The team is working really hard,” said Coach
champions, are now on their way to the state semi- Flores shares the same confidence as Gutierrez. Jimmy Grant. “The soccer team is undefeated and
finals in Waco. “We have a great team and a good opportunity to has the talent and the chance to win.”
“I think we have improved our level and we have win,” Flores said.
November 5, 2008
campus life Eagle X-Press 7
PPAS Honors Red Ribbon Week
11/10-Progress Reports Due
11/22-Fall Formal by Hong Hui Choi
Announcements Staff Writer
Lab Hours: Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS) honored
Monday & Wednesday: 7:30-9:00-Boys Red Ribbon Week from October 20-24 with activities
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30-9:00-Girls promoting a drug-free life.
Birthdays “Relaying the message of staying drug free is
Christa Gomez, 11/8 very important to me, because if a student makes a
Brian Jacobson, 11/9 wrong choice, it would ruin their life forever. These
Kyoung Jea Lee, 11/14 students are young and carefree and their lives need
to stay just that simple, for now,” said Ellie Perez,
Pamela Martinez, 11/15 academic counselor.
Paola Hernandez, 11/15 To honor Red Ribbon week, PPAS designated
Daniel Villarreal, 11/21 Monday as “Life is too crazy to have to deal with
Daniel Victoria, 11/25 drugs” and Tuesday as “Put a cap on drugs”.
Ana Zuniga, 11/28 Wednesday was “War on Drug,” Thursday was
Karla Gonzalez, 11/28 “Team Together Against Drugs” and Friday was
Viviana Garcia, 11/29 “Spirit day.”
Christian Ortiz, 11/29 Each day, students were allowed to wear
appropriate attire such as crazy socks, caps,
camouflage clothing, team jersey and red shirts
JUMP, FESTIVAL respectively.
“My favorite day was Thursday when we wore a
The prizes at the festival was mainly candy and occasionally drinks, apples, etc. depending on the activity. team jersey because I like sports,” said Erick Torres,
“The festival was good. There were several activities to do and most of them A drug awareness video was shown Wednesday
were fun. I really enjoyed the darts,” said Steven Moreno, 16-year-old junior. afternoon that presented the history of Red Ribbon
The festival also had teachers participating such as science teacher Edgar Ortega, Week, including how it was started in honor of
who is also the sophomore class sponsor, allowing people to throw pies at him. DEA agent Enrique “Kike” Camarena, who was
killed investigating a major drug cartel in Mexico.
Students who chose to participate in the pie throwing contest were able to throw a pie at any sophomore of their choice. Today Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized
“The festival was very good. I didn’t expect these kinds of activities, said Daniel Coronado, and celebrated to preserve Camarena’s memory,
15-year-old sophomore, “but I didn’t enjoy the part when people started to throw pies at me.” according to iamdrugfree.com. The video also
featured musical bands such as P.O.D., Mya,
Rafael Murguia, 15-year-old sophomore, was one of the mimes at the festival. Switchfoot, and chorographer Darrin Henson.
“I really enjoyed annoying people without punishment,” Murguia said, “And no one hit me with the balls.” “I think it’s inspiring and it gave us a good
The mime portion of the festival evening was arranged so that the mimes would annoy people during the demonstration of how a good life and success can
be achieved without using drugs,” said Olivia Pun,
evening and at the end, participants had the option of paying 50 cents for three balls to throw at the mime. senior.
In addition to Murguia, Jaziel Hernandez and Cipriano Ramirez also served as mimes for On Thursday, three members of the Texas A&M
the sophomore class and for the seniors, Han Sol Lee and Javier Aguado were the mimes. University-Kingsville Javelina football team visited
PPAS students and talked about their friends’
“I think that people had fun and we should encourage the staff to do these kinds of events more often,” said experiences doing drugs and the negative affects.
Hector Villegas, Sophomore Class President. “All the students did an excellent job working and participating. “It was a good idea to show students that drugs
And I like to involve my whole class in what we do. I like to hear their opinions in order to get organized.” can only impact your life negatively and if you want
to become someone you have to stay out of drugs,”
said Josue Rivera, senior.
JUMP, CCCT On Friday, students marched with posters that
nomination encourages me to try harder every day.” each grade/class created as part of a contest.
Lee said he is glad he was nominated and chosen as a finalist. Winners of the poster contest was the Senior Class
“The reason that this school chose me is because I really tried hard to host the ping-pong tournament for the Afterward, Kleberg County Sheriff Ed Mata
school,” Lee said. gave a presentation about the importance of living a
Escamilla said she feels proud and honored that she was nominated for distinguished scholar. drug free life. He was accompanied by two Kleberg
“I’m thankful for this nomination and honestly I feel that this is due to my efforts and sacrifices during my high quot;There is no guarantee of security anywhere,”
school career—that I was recognized.” Mata said. “The only people who can keep us away
from doing drugs are ourselves.quot;
8 November 5, 2008 entertainment Eagle X-Press
COSTUME DANCE AND CONTEST HELD AT PAN AM
by Kate Thompson “I was a bride. I had a lot of fun dressing up for
Editor-in-Chief one night,” said Soo Won Yoo, 18-year-old junior.
On October 31, Presbyterian Pan American School
The night ended with a costume contest
(PPAS) students went to a Halloween Haunted
announced by Don Turner, history teacher
House in Kingsville, followed by a costume
and activities director. There was a $10
dance on campus, hosted by the junior class.
Whataburger gift card for the best dressed
The Haunted House was put on by the
female and male, provided by student council.
National Guard for charity. The house was full
Two groups won, which was Walter
of creatures, carnivores and movie characters. LEFT PHOTO, PAOLA HERNANDEZ AND WALTER FLORES; AND RIGHT Flores and Paola Hernandez dressed as
“The haunted house was really cool. It PHOTO, FROM LEFT, JEHU AVILA, CLAUDIA BANUELOS, JONATHAN
HAU, SANTIAGO JIMENEZ, ZIAN RIVERA, MELISSA LOPEZ, JOSUE Fred & Wilma Flintstone; and Alejandra
was something new to do off campus,” AMADOR AND ALEJANDRA MEAVE Meave, Melissa Lopez, Zian Rivera, Claudia
said Christa Gomez, 17-year-old senior. “It was a lot of work. We spent three days Banuelos, Jonathan Hau, Josue Amador,
After the haunted house, students had a decorating, but I think it turned out well,” Jehu Avila and Santiago Jimenez dressed as
costume dance. The theme was a “Dance in said Javier Villegas, junior class president. characters from a Mexican television show.
the Woods.” The junior class decorated and Throughout the night, various Mexican and hip- “It was a lot of fun dressing up with my friends,
provided a concession stand for that night. hop music was played. Students danced and took but sharing a $10 gift card between eight people
The dance had yellow and red strips of paper many pictures in their costumes. Some dressed as will be hard,” said Alejandra Meave, 17-year-old
hanging from the ceiling and various other Disney characters, hippies, vampires, television senior.
decorations suspended from the ceiling as well. characters, and some came as themselves. photos by Kate Thompson
PAN AM STUDENTS ATTEND ART WALK IN DOWNTOWN KINGSVILLE
by Kate Thompson
On October 18, ten Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS) art students and June Cress, Art
teacher at PPAS, participated in the Art Walk on Kleberg Street in downtown Kingsville.
The Art Walk is sponsored by the King Ranch Saddle Shop and the Downtown Merchants.
“There are musical, visual and dramatic art at the Art Walk,” Cress said.
Cress said that there were artists, artisans, caricatures artists, florclorical dancers, potters,
cheerleaders and many college students.
photos by Sara Gonzalez
The PPAS students attended to obtain community service hours and they set up chairs and swept
the streets. ART TEACHER JUNE CRESS WITH STUDENTS AT
“Our students were helping set up and assist anyone who needed help,” Cress said. THE ART WALK IN DOWNTOWN KINGSVILLE ON
After the students were done with their jobs, they were free to look around. Some even entered
a chalk drawing competition and won Domino’s gift cards.
“The Art Walk was a lot of fun, the art and dances I saw were amazing,” said Alejandra Meave,
Three students even participated in the art show. This semester the art classes at PPAS are
making quilts. Three students brought theirs and demonstrated how to hand quilt.
“I am so excited for my quilt to be done soon, it has been a lot of work,” said Paola Hernandez,
Cress said that she thought that this year’s Art Walk was a big success.
“It was a good way to draw businesses in and show off all the amazing art work,” Cress said.
FROM LEFT, SENIORS MELISSA LOPEZ
AND PAOLA HERNANDEZ.