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  1. 1. PRESBYTERIAN PAN AMERICAN SCHOOL PAGE 6 Soccer Victory Eagle X-Press PAGE 5 Board Members OCTOBER 15, 2008 • VOLUME 5 • ISSUE 2 • KINGSVILLE, TX 78363 BREAST CANCER SCIENCE PROJECT SPOTLIGHTS HALLOWEEN Senior Commentary on prevention Students build birdhouses Teacher and Student of the Month FUN FACTS – page 4 – page 2 – page 3 – page 8 PPAS honors teacher's memory with tree dedication by Sergio Barrera The ceremony started with Staff Writer Matthews saying a few words On September 26, 2008, Pres- about Nancy. byterian Pan American School “She gave her life for (PPAS) honored English Teach- education,” he said. “She was er Nancy Phaup, who passed a master teacher who loved away July 4, 2008 by planting was born in a conversation students, was diligent in the an oak tree on school grounds. between Dr. James Matthews, classroom and hospitable Nancy, born June 17, 1944 President of PPAS and Jim with students in her home. It in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Phaup, Nancy’s husband of 42 is good to honor her because worked at PPAS for seven years. They discussed the best she had been teacher of the years. She started in August of memorial PPAS can give. year and because it was a way 2001 until February 2008. She “The idea that teachers to remember her life now that was named Teacher of the Year plant trees has always been she is gone,” Matthews said. in 2004 and again in 2008. She a comfort to me because Then Dr. Barbara served as a mentor teacher and teaching has few rewards Stottlemyer, Dean of other than planting knowledge Students, presented a plaque BOARD MEMBERS, FACULTY, STAFF AND adviser of the PPAS chapter of National Honor Society. in the students,” Matthews to Jim.The STUDENTS GATHERED FOR A CEREMONY The idea of planting a tree said. HONORING NANCY PHAUP'S MEMORY. JUMP, PAGE 7 PPAS commissioning service held by Kate Thompson declaration of Pardon. Kate Seeger presented a charge is thankful that PPAS’ Editor-in-Chief Thompson, 17-year-old to the pastor. The induction congregation accepted him as On September 26, 2008, Pres- senior, presented the prayer ended with Reverend Charles their Campus pastor. byterian Pan American School of illumination and read from Miller giving a charge to “I want to help these (PPAS) commissioned Pastor the old and New Testament. the congregation and a young adults form a spiritual Josyph Andrews as their official Throughout the ceremony, commissioning prayer by Dr. background and help guide Campus Pastor in the Morris songs from the Hymnal Eugene F. Tims, Chair of the them,” Andrews said. photo by Sara Gonzalez Chapel. were sung and the Morris PPAS Board of Trustees. Andrews has recently PPAS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Saddam Bello, 16-year-old Chapel Choir sang along. “I am very thrilled, acquired his masters in AND ADMINISTRATORS GAVE junior, began the service Dr. James Matthews, excited and blessed to divinity from Austin A PRAYER WITH PASTOR JOE with the call to worship. President, presented the be the PPAS’ campus Presbyterian Theological ANDREWS AT THE CEREMONY. Dr. Stottlemyer gave the commissioning sentences pastor,” Andrews said. prayer of confession and with Andrews. Then Rev. Ed Andrews said that he JUMP, PAGE 7
  2. 2. 2 October 15, 2008 academics Eagle X-Press DEAN'S Landscape design class builds birdhouses DESK by Sergio Barrera Staff Writer SCIENCE TEACHER EDGAR Edgar Ortega, science teacher ORTEGA'S at Presbyterian Pan American LANDSCAPE School (PPAS), and his Land- DESIGN & scape Design & Construction class have worked on a project CONSTRUCT- that includes building bird ION CLASS houses. WITH THEIR “The purpose of this project is BIRDHOUSES. to enhance the bird population photo by Sergio Barrera at Presbyterian Pan American A Lesson in Economics School, also to increase the bird “Where your treasure is, diversity,” Ortega said. there your heart will be also.” The project consists of This passage from Matthew students constructing their 6:21 is worth reflecting own birdhouses, 12 in total, on considering the current while learning the basics about economic situation in the woodworking, Ortega said. U.S. and around the world. “Once the class finished their The global impact of the Wall projects, they had the chance Street problems is a reminder to customize the birdhouses the that we have become a global way they wanted,” Ortega said. society and the nations are Along with making birdhouses, interdependent. The focus on the Wildlife & Recreation Wintering Birds project and he of benefit to the nation. Both and other materials but, to help money as a measure of power Management class is assisting has helped to introduce this classes are contributing to the birds by giving them a or worth has contributed to Thomas Langschied, Research project to PPAS. The students wildlife habitat restoration, house. It does not take too long, the problems. Director for the Caesar Kleberg are able to learn about the birds Ortega said. just two weeks, but building Problems are always Wildlife Research Institute within this area and learn about Fernando Montemayor, the house was very difficult for opportunities for growth. at Texas A&M University- their behavior and migration 16-year-old junior, is me because I have never done The role of education is Kingsville, with bird counts. patterns. This project allows taking part in this project. something like that before so it to maximize the human Langschied is the project students to get involved by “I think that this project is was a new experience for me potential of each of our coordinator for the South Texas entering our observations into a very good way, not only to plus I learned something new,” students. Real wealth lies an internet database which is know how to work with wood he said. in the development of our The cheerleading squad worked really hard to prepare for the pep rally on October 7. We had human capital. Responsible COUNSELOR'S tryouts on September 19 and I chose 13 girls and three boys. The squad does stunts such as half participation in government extensions, liberties and shoulder stands. We are working on full extensions. The pep rally was held requires an educated society. to acknowledge the cross country and volleyball team and the defending state champs—the soccer So it is educators who are the team. The winners of the spirit stick were the juniors, Class of 2010. The judges for the spirit contest real developers of wealth. were Dr. James Matthews, President; Dr. Barbara Stottlemyer, Dean of Students; Carmen Gonzales, ELLIE PEREZ Each student’s portfolio only Business Manager; and Albert Garcia, Dorm Director. The squad danced to a cheer mix that was increases as each new nugget provided by Adalberto Fernandez and Cesar Gomez. The reason we held a pep rally was to bring of treasure is discovered and classes closer together, to work as a team and show school spirit. It allows teacher class sponsors and polished. This wealth never students to work as a team and it builds good school spirit. It allows students to know that they are runs out. So we have hope for the future because with God doing something good for their school. as our source of life, we are Members of the Cheer Squad: Head cheerleader and Senior Marisol Barreiro; Senior Olivia Pun; on a solid foundation and we Juniors Jimena Hernandez, Ilse Ibarra, Seo Yeon Lee, Stephanie Molinari, Cristina Morales, know who is the caretaker of Meaghan Pesqueira, Karla Reyes, Tania Rodriguez, Rikki Sanchez, Erick Torres and Javier Villegas; our wealth. CORNER Sophomores Marcela Budart (manager), Diana Zelaya and Hector Villegas, head cheerleader.
  3. 3. October 15, 2008 features Eagle X-Press 3 Teacher of the month annouced for October Q+A WITH SENIOR KATE THOMPSON by Hong Hui Choi Staff Writer Edgar Ortega, science teacher at Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS), has been chosen as teacher Interview with 2008-2009 of the month for October. “He always makes his classes so fun and interesting that nobody Senior Class President falls asleep during his classes,” said Adalberto Fernandez, senior. by Sara Gonzalez Staff Writer Ortega, from Kingsville, has been working at PPAS for two years. Q:Since you were last year’s Ortega graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and junior class president and now majored in agricultural production. After he graduated from college, you are the senior class president, he came to PPAS in September of 2007. how does that make you feel? “It feels good to be recognized and I believe it must mean that I am doing something right,” Ortega said. A: It makes me feel appreciated He has been teaching biology, landscape design and construction, and honored that they re-elected marine biology, and wildlife and recreation management, Ortega me. The senior class has that amount of trust and faith in said. me to continue serving as “It’s my second year at PPAS, I like the school. The students are photo by Hong Hui Choi their president and to continue wonderful, respectful and also very passionate about learning. This is EDGAR ORTEGA fundraising. what makes teaching at PPAS a great experience,” Ortega said. Ortega also said he liked the calm environment at PPAS. Q: Why do you think you were “I think PPAS is surely a good school where students get the chance to get a good education,” Ortega re-elected? Kate Thompson said. “And I like teaching because it enables me to be able to pass my knowledge on to all my students.” A: I hope it is because they In Ortega’s spare time, he enjoys fishing. thought that I did a good job last year as president and for the time and effort that I put into the class. Senior chosen as student of the month Q: What are you in charge of? What are you working on? by Sergio Barrera A: I am in charge of organizing events and fundraisers. We are Bend College in Kingsville. currently working on the school and senior T-shirts. Staff Writer After he graduates from Presbyterian Pan American PPAS, he wants to go to Q: Do you like being the president of your class? School (PPAS) has announced college to study Architectural A: I love being president. Our whole class has become a family. 17-year-old Senior Walter Engineering at Texas A&M My sophomore year, I barley spoke to them, but after being Flores, from Tuxtla Gutierrez, University-Kingsville. junior class president, I believe it helped me to form these great Chiapas, Mexico, as student “I want to study Architectural friendships. of the month for October. Engineering because I want to Q: Does being the senior class president take away from your free “I feel very good being WALTER FLORES be like my dad,” Flores said. time? named student of the month,” Wisin & Yandel because of Flores enjoys PPPAS A: Yes a lot! I am always worrying about my class, even if there Flores said. “It makes me feel the rhyme that they have. because he has learned how is nothing left to plan or worry about. I have less time with my that I’m doing my best in Flores is Captain of the to be independent and he also friends, but they all understand that I am a workaholic. school and I thank the school soccer team and plays on the enjoys being with his friends. Q: What else are you involved in on campus? for recognizing that.” defensive team since last year “I don’t know how I Flores enjoys playing soccer when the Eagles soccer team organize myself but I have A: I am captain of the volleyball team. I am in the mixed and show and reading. His favorite won the state championship. my priorities in order,” Flores choir, youth group, worship committee, Dorm council and I am a book is The Da Vinci Code. dual credit student. I am editor of the newspaper and I am working He is also in the mixed choir said. on a science project with Dr. Olga Carranza. I have a habit of He likes Reggaeton music, and is taking English 1301 signing up for everything! and his favorite artists are and government at Coastal
  4. 4. 4 October 15, 2008 opinions Eagle X-Press WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO RAISE AWARE- NESS FOR BREAST CANCER? Eagle X-Press Staff EVERYONE SHOULD BE AWARE OF FOR PEOPLE TO BE INFORMED AND TO BE BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING BREAST CANCER AND WHAT CAUSES ABLE TO GET HELP IN TIME.-KARLA FROM BREAST CANCER, BUT IT STILL RE- IT BECAUSE IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY- GONZALEZ, SOPHOMORE. MAINS AS AN INCURABLE DISEASE.-KIM ONE..-ELISA GODINEZ, SENIOR SUK KYUM, FRESHMEN Senior discusses breast cancer prevention The importance of getting check ups and being informed by Sara Gonzalez other organs. Girls, if you know you or other girls Staff Writer have a family history of breast cancer, go to the Breast Cancer has become a common doctor and have a check up, don’t be afraid. It is disease among women so it is important to be better to detect it on time, before it gets worse. aware of the risks factors and symptoms. Breast Breast cancer is malignant and can cause death, Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer but if you detect it on time, you have a good chance BREAST death in American women behind lung cancer. of beating it. At Presbyterian Pan American CANCER Breast Cancer is not only for women School, the student body as well as faculty Kate Thompson, Editor-in-Chief “Breast but men can get it too, although risk for men and staff showed respect for victims of Sara Gonzlaez, Staff Writer Cancer can is lower than it is for women. Breast Cancer Breast Cancer as well as survivors by be controlled can be controlled if it is detected on time, wearing pink and hanging pink Sergio Barrera, Staff Writer if it is for that reason it is important to have check ribbons all over the campus. Hong Hui Choi, Staff Writer detected on ups once in a while before it is too late. 12 PPAS students along with 13 other time, for that A woman who has a family history of members that joined the Pan Am team par- reason it is breast cancer has a high chance of getting it, so ticipated in the 8th Annual Breast Cancer Dr. James Matthews, President important to it is highly recommended to have check begin- have check ning when you are young just for prevention. Walk/Run at Texas A&M University-Kings- ville on October 11, 2008 and came in as Dr. Bobbi Stottlemyer, Dean ups once in a Women at the age of 40, should second place team for raising $522 total. Desiree Gutierrez, Adviser while before have check ups for prevention every six months because at that age, PPAS students joined the fight, I hope it is too many more will get the message and join as late.” cancer is most likely to appear. well. Think Pink and Fight for the Cure! -Sara A quick test women can do is to raise an P.O. Box 1578 Gonzalez, arm and with the other hand carefully search Senior for little balls. If you found one, or you find Kingsville, Texas 78363 something abnormal, you should go to the 361-592-4307 doctor to have a check up because that can be malignant (cancer) but it can also be 361-592-6126 (fax) something that has nothing to do with cancer but it is better to prevent it and to be safe than sorry. If you don’t detect breast cancer on time, it can get worse and the cancer can be transferred to
  5. 5. October 15, 2008 beyond Eagle X-Press 5 MEET THE PAN AM BOARD Students attend by Kate Thompson Editor-in-Chief quot;Fields of Faithquot; The board of trustees is a group of 19 men and by Sara Gonzalez women who are a governing body of Presbyterian Pan Staff Writer American School (PPAS), said Dr. James Matthews, PPAS President. On October 8, “They set policies which I am then charged to carry out, the senior such as the school’s budget, academic requirements, the class and campus life and the spiritual development,” Matthews approximately said. The 2008-2009 Chair for this year is Dr. Eugene 15 students F. Tims, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a retired from the junior, professor of electrical engineering and has served two sophomore and years on the board. FROM LEFT, DR. EUGENE TIMS, CRAYDEN freshmen class “I decided to join the board because I liked what I saw DENNARD, DENNIS WHITLEY AND RUBEN and heard about PPAS,” Tims said. of Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS) ARMENDARIZ AT BOARD MEETING SEPT. 26 The Secretary is Patricia Turner of New Braunfels. she decided to teach at Presbyterian School for Mexican attended the Fields of Faith spiritual event, She is a retired teacher and is active in the Presbyterian Girls in Taft. This was the girl’s school that merged to sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Church USA. Turner’s husband served on the board in become PPAS in later years,” Hanna said. “A childhood Athletes, at the Javelina Stadium at Texas A&M the 1980’s, while she was on the nominating committee. friend of mine recommended me to represent the board “I was so glad to be asked to be a University Kingsville. from West Texas.” member of the board,” Turner said. Jackson, from Dallas, is serving her third year on This night of fellowship started at 7:30 and it This is Turner’s fifth year serving on the board. the board. She is a retired Surgical Technologist. ended around 9 p.m. People from other schools Treasurer is Dennis Whitley from Alice. His current Booth is from Sarita and Serrata is from Victoria. attended as well. occupation is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. Stanley Cobbs, Frank Seaman and Jorge “After the third time trying to get onto the board-- God Before the event started, students from PPAS Duran are on the Plant and Ranch committee. let me,” Whitley said, “This will be my second year.” Cobbs, from Kerrville, has been on the and other schools were on the field visiting with The board members are divided into several committees board for 12 years. He is a retired educator one another. Attendees of the event were also such as, Campus Life, Academics, Plant and Ranch, including Dean of Students at Austin College. able to play football and Frisbee on the field for Development and Finance and Executive Committee. “This is my home. My mother and father worked here Ruben Armendariz, Crayden Dennard, about 30 minutes. for over 25 years,” Cobbs said. Mike Douglas, Barbara Kiser and Hazael Cobbs said it has been wonderful working with After the welcome and opening prayer, college Campuzano serve on the Campus life committee. the students, faculty and staff and board members. and high school students gave their testimonies Armendariz, from Splendora, is retired from “It’s always been a high honor to be allowed followed by some songs from the Praise band, the Houston Police Department after 30 years to work for and with PPAS,” he said. of service. This is his second year on the board. Roy Faragoza and the Friday Band. Seaman is from San Antonio and Duran is from “In the past, my father was a Presbyterian minister Matamoros, Tampaulipas., Mexico. PPAS Pastor Joe Andrews decided to take the and also a board member. I think the Lord called me Jean Poe, Clifford H. Sherrod, Jr., Louis senior class to the spiritual event. to become a board member—so here I am,” he said. Stripling and John Ed Withers are part of “I wanted them to be able to go and to see Dennard, from Bay City, is a dentist and the Development and Finance committee. has been on the board for two years. He how others have been touched by God’s hand,” Poe,fromLakeCharles,La,isinhersecondtermontheboard. is on the board to serve the Lord, he said. “It was a joy to be asked to serve,” she said. “I have Andrews said. “And Christ’s work in other Douglas, of Austin, owns his own business been familiar with PPAS for more than half my life.” people’s lives.” and is in his fourth year on the board. Sherrod, from Midland, has been on the board for This event replaced the usual weekly spiritual “When I heard of a board opening, I was five years. He is a self employed petroleum geologist. excited to learn about the mission and glad to development class that is part of the PPAS “I believe that I have the knowledge and volunteer with the board of trustees,” he said. experience to make a contribution to PPAS,” he curriculum for seniors. Kiser is from Longview and said. “With God’s help, this may become a reality.” Junior Veronica Vasquez, 16, enjoyed the event Campuzano is from Naucalpan, Mexico. Stripling, from Fort Worth, has been on and hopes to attend again. Patricia Booth, James Hanna, Edna Jackson and the board for one year. He is President and Lidia Serrata are on the Academics committee. “It was a good experience because I got the C.E.O. of Physician Oncology Services. Hanna, from Lubbock, has been on the board for two years. Withers is from Santa Fe, NM. Tims, Turner, Whitley, opportunity to hear the awesome things that He is a retired art professor from Texas Tech University. Dennard, Hanna, Kiser, Seaman and Sherrod serve on God has done for other’s people lives,” said “During My mother’s senior year at Austin College, the Executive Committee. Paola Escamilla, 17-year-old senior.
  6. 6. 6 October 15, 2008 sports Eagle X-Press SOCCER TEAM WINS AGAIN by Kate Thompson Editor-in-Chief On October 7, Pres- kids. They are doing so well. byterian Pan American Let’s just hope they keep School's (PPAS) Eagles their grades up,” Grant said. soccer team played against Javier Aguado and San- Concordia Academy of tiago Jimenez, both forwards Austin and won, 7-1. and 17-year-old seniors, Captain Walter Flores, made two goals during the defense sweeper and 17- game against Concordia. The Presbyterian Pan American School Eagles Soccer year-old senior, said that Followed by Flores, Eric team defeated Concordia Academy of Austin, 7-1, on the team was confident Luna, 16-year-old junior, October 7 at home. The Eagles remain undefeated. because they had already and Christian Ortiz, 15- beaten Concordia before. year-old sophomore, all back into shape and played student body was there to Elisa Godinez, 17-year- PPAS' soccer team is un- made one goal. awesome.” cheer us on,” Grant said. old senior, said that she was defeated this season. Jimmy “The first half of the game Grant said this game was PPAS students ended proud of her classmates Grant, Head coach said that was disappointing. We good and the second team school early to support their because she saw a lot of they have two district games didn’t play as hard as we got to play more in the undefeated soccer team. enthusiasm towards the left, and then a regional game usually do,” said Alejandro second half. Their also was “The game was really game. on October 31, which will Amaro, goal keeper and a lot of team work, he said. exciting. They played be at PPAS’ own campus. 18-year-old senior, “but “The players looked good amazing,” said Olivia Pun, “I am so proud of these the second half we came that day and the whole 18-year-old senior. ~PRESBYTERIAN PAN AMERICAN SCHOOL EAGLES PEP RALLY ON OCTOBER 7~ A pep rally was held on the PPAS campus in support of the Eagles soccer team, who played Concordia on Tuesday, October 7 and won, 7-1, at home. Cheerleading Coach Ellie Perez organized the event and her squad performed routines and cheers. From left, the 2008-2009 Eagles Cheer Squad; the Dark Juniors, who won the yell contest between the Freshmen/Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors and earned the spirit stick; and the cheer squad with Coach Perez. The members of the cross country, volleyball and soccer team were announced during the pep rally and recognized for their hard work and dedication to the school's athletic program.
  7. 7. October 15, 2008 campus life Eagle X-Press 7 Calendar PPAS hosts Open House 10/15-PSAT (Juniors) 10/15-ITP TOEFL by Kate Thompson 10/20-10/24-Red Ribbon Week Staff Writer 11/5-TOEFL (In-House) Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS) Announcements opened its doors to the local community on Oc- Lab Hours: tober 2, 2008, by hosting an Open House. Monday & Wednesday: 7:30-9:00- The goal of the event was to allow members Boys of the community to visit the campus and learn Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30-9:00-Girls about the School’s international mission and its Birthdays upcoming capital expansion plans. Ruben Garcia, 10/20 PPAS will celebrate its “Centennial” in 2011, Paul Vilchez, 10/23 when it will begin a new century of preparing Soo Won Yoo, 10/24 young people from the Americas and beyond Joakin Perez, 10/25 for lives of Christian leadership. Jonathan Hau, 10/29 Teachers and students alike helped to prepare Juan Chavez, 11/2 for the event. The classroom building was Rodrigo Palmas, 11/2 spruced up to include classroom exhibits and Israel Gomez, 11/3 photo by Rev. Ed Seeger displays of students’ work on colorful bulletin Ruben Hernandez, 11/4 FROM LEFT, BERT ALVAREZ, ROSE ALVAREZ AND JUNIOR JIMENA HERNANDEZ, WHO IS PART OF boards. The campus was covered in pink THE MORRIS CHAPEL CHOIR, DURING THE PPAS OPEN HOUSE ON OCT. 2. ribbons to support Breast Cancer Awareness JUMP, DEDICATION month, and fall decorations lined the food table. plaque read: Planted in Memory of Nancy Phaup (June 17, 1944-July 4, 2008), Teacher of the Year: 2004 and 2008 “Our classroom building was beautiful, they Presbyterian Pan American School. Nancy was devoted to students and colleagues. She shared her joy of literature and really made it look nice,” said Olivia Pun, 18. knowledge of places. Nancy celebrated the lives of students with birthday “cakitos.” Her love of life, literature, and Melissa Windham, Centennial Campaign students was a shared blessing. Coordinator, said attendance was less than “It is wonderful. The best memorials are living memorials,” Jim said. expected, maybe due to the Vice Presidential PPAS’ Morris Chapel Choir performed “On Eagle Wings,” and the ceremony concluded with a prayer given by Lillian Debate but those who attended were impressed. Johnston, English teacher at PPAS. Guests were treated to a performance by the Morris Chapel Choir, along with students Several friends of Nancy and Jim attended along with Nancy’s son Jonathan. playing keyboard and drums. “I felt affection towards the student body and thankful to the administration for organizing this event,” Jonathan said. “The choir did an outstanding job. We are Raul Gutierrez, 17-year-old senior, was in Phaup’s English III class last year. blessed to have such talented musicians,” “It was a good thing to remember an important person for the school with a memorial dedication because she provided Windham said. her heart every time she did things for us. I can tell that this school is missing her. She was a person who cared about the By having an open house, we showed the students. I think that planting a tree is a good way to remember because the tree will be here for hundred of years and community the purpose of our school and what everybody will remember the teacher that everybody loved.” it stands for, said Javier Villegas, junior and choir member. Villegas also said he enjoys JUMP, CHAPLAIN performing because it is a way to give back to Seminary. He still has tests to complete but soon, he will be an ordained pastor, and PPAS will have another chapel service the community. to celebrate. PPAS’ goal is to reach out to the community. quot; I wanted to wait to have this service until it was official (an ordained pastor), but I realized that night, that the “In addition to having the community visit congregation already accepted me, and that was more official and meaningful than anything I can receive in the future,” our campus, we want to involve the students in Andrews said. community events,” Windham said. Andrews found out about PPAS’ by a Presbyterian executive and told him that this job seemed to fit him just right. Pastor Andrews and Coach Reili Cantu have “I enjoy what I do, it doesn’t feel like a job,” Andrews said. already started planning activities such as Andrews said that he enjoys being a part of the PPAS community and being apart of the life of the campus. visiting nursing homes and helping with the “This school is like a family and these young adults are like my children,” Andrews said. Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Javelina program, Porky’s Pack. Many students appreciate all the efforts that Andrews puts towards the PPAS’ students. PPAS would like to plan an open house next “We don’t have communion here and the pastor went out of his way to take us to The First Presbyterian Church in year and possibly make it an annual event. Kingsville to take communion,” said Javier Villegas, 17-year-old junior. “I really appreciate all the time he puts towards us quot;It was a wonderful opportunity to get the com- and helping us in anyway he can.” munity to familiarize itself with the school and I Christa Gomez, 17-year-old senior, also said that she appreciates Andrews. believe it expanded awareness,quot; said Josh Perkins, “I can talk to him and he will give me advice,quot; she said. “He is like my father away from home.” social studies teacher at PPAS.
  8. 8. 8 October 15, 2008 entertainment Eagle X-Press POPULAR HALLOWEEN CANDY HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS 1. Tootsie Roll 1. Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio has the record for the fastest pumpkin 2. Hershey's Milk Chocolate carver at 37 seconds 3. Nestle Crunch 2. More than 93% of children, under the age of 12, will go out trick-or- 4. Nerds treating 5. Hot Tamales 3. About 50% of adults dress up for Halloween, while 67% take part in 6. Candy Corn the activities, such as parties, decorating the house and trick-or-treating 7. Snickers Bar with their children 8. Baby Ruth 4. 86% of Americans decorate their house for Halloween 9. Reese's Pieces 5. Halloween candy sales average $2 billion annually in the U.S. It is the 10. Almond Joy largest candy-purchasing holiday. provided by: provided by: 2008 Presidential Election VOLLEYBALL TEAM HELPS WITH PORKY'S PACK by Sara Gonzalez Staff Writer On September 27, students from Presbyte- rian Pan American School (PPAS) traveled to attend a football game at Texas A&M Uni- BARACK OBAMA JOHN McCAIN versity-Kingsville where the Javelinas battled Economic Platform: Economic Platform: West Texas A&M University and lost, 55-35. 1. Tax Relief 1. Repeal Alternative The PPAS students that are on the school’s 2. Technology, Innova- Minimum Tax volleyball team, participated with the local com- tion and Creating Jobs 2. Extend expiring tax munity by being chaperones for Porky’s Pack. 3. Protect Labor cuts Porky’s Pack is a community organization 4. Promote Free Trade 3. Approve President's for kids and its purpose is for the community 5. Address Predatory line item veto to be active at the University football games. Credit Card Practices 4. Add personal acounts Volleyball Coach Reili Cantu, assistant ath- 6. Reform Bankruptcy to Social Security letic director at PPAS, was in charge of involv- Laws 5. More trade agree- ing the volleyball team with Porky’s Pack. photo by Sara Gonzalez 7. Protect Homeowner- ments The reason for the team participating is so that THE PAN AM VOLLEYBALL TEAM ship and Crack Down 6. Increase troops in they could be seen in the community,” Cantu said. PARTICIPATED IN PORKY'S PACK AT THE on Mortgage Fraud Iraq Dr. James Matthews, PPAS President, re- TAMUK FOOTBALL GAME ON SEPTEMBER 27. 8. Work/Family 7. More nuclear energy ceived a note of gratitude and praise from D. Balance 8. Tax credit of $2,500 Scott Gines, Director of Athletics for TAMUK. working with kids and if we have to do this again per person/$5,000 per quot;Please echo our praise...,quot; he said. quot;for their I would be glad to go again,” De Leon said. family towards health tremendous help, teamwork, and assistance. We are While the volleyball team was on the field, care insurance very proud of Porky's Pack, and this wonderful group Cantu was throwing towels from the University 9. Reduce wasteful of students did PPAS proud,quot; Gines said in the letter. to the public every time the Javelinas scored. government spending “I had fun with the little kids and it was While the volleyball team was doing 10. Reduce Congressio- a new experience for me,” said Alejandra community service, the rest of the stu- nal earmarks Meave, senior. “I would like to go again.” dents of PPAS were watching the game. photos provided by: Senior Melissa Lopez, 17, said “I liked the game and enjoyed being with my 11. Eliminate tax loop- she also had fun with the kids. friends,” said Juan Chavez 17-year-old senior. “I holes 16-year-old Sophomore Ana Laura De Leon said like football and I had fun at the game because 12. Control Medicare Information provided by: being part of Porky’s Pack was a great experience. I had never been to a football game in the U.S. costs “I think it was hard work but I had fun. I love before.”