TVCC offering tuition-free dual credit workforce classes

Trinity Valley Community College is providing an excellent opportunity to serve existing high school students who don’t typically have an interest in pursuing post-secondary academic transfer courses to universities. Beginning with the Fall 2018 semester, high school students may enroll in college credit workforce/career and technology classes with no tuition or student fees.

“Many of these students would benefit from career readiness and industry certification options which public schools are embracing and partnering with TVCC,” said Vice President of Instruction Dr. Wendy Elmore. “TVCC is interested in providing services to these students and specifically enabling area ISDs to provide career and technology education programs that prepare their graduates to enter the workforce upon high school completion.”

Classes eligible for free tuition are those that apply to a workforce certificate and are taught at the high schools by high school faculty qualified to teach college-level courses.

AHS rocks it at TSA state

Members of Athens High School’s chapter of the Technology Student Association brought home plenty of hardware from the three-day TSA State Competition held recently in Fort Worth. “This was the third year our students had a TSA chapter, and they brought home more awards than previous years,” said chapter sponsor and AHS teacher Julie Patterson. “It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to build a program from the ground up, and these students are doing just that.” Pictured are (standing, from left) Alfredo Miranda, Reagan Gore, Carlos Miranda, Armando Ceballos, Andrew Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, Tucker Hall, Matthew Collins, Toby Rhodes, Ashton Vasquez, Antonio Miranda, (kneeling, from left) Anna Howard, Kathryn Martinez, Jacky Rodriguez, Sydney Roberson, Haylee Wells, (seated, from left) Jasmine Martinez, Kathy Tellez, Gianella Castaneda and Stephanie Miranda. (Julie Patterson photo)

Obituary: Francile Miller

The princess of the Miller family has gone to meet her savior. She passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. She was born On February 22, 1932 to C.A. Jones and Delia Edwards Jones. She was a sister to Darius Jones, George Jones & Wanda Ball. She was a mother to Jeff Miller, Janet Miller Morgan and Michael Miller. Wife and best friend to Roy D. Miller for over 65 years. Friends to many. She worked and retired from Republic National Life Insurance Company, Miller Grocery and Henderson County Board of Realtors. She will be greatly missed by all but especially many grand kids, nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

Memorial services will be held Saturday April 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Barton’s Chapel Assembly of God Church in Murchison, Texas.

AHS claims UIL academic success

Sixteen Athens High School students qualified for the UIL Academic Regional Meet held April 13. Pictured (top row, from left) are Madison Westover, Avery Houp, Kathryn Martinez (middle row, from left), Will Honea, Francisco Sosa, Tucker Hall, Jose Sanchez (bottom row, from left), Dylan Lindsey, Ideal Ademaj, Jacob Moore, Yuvia Leon, Aryn Rodriguez and Ale Pedroza. The math team and a member of the speech and debate team will advance to the UIL State Meet in May. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)

By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Coordinator

Athens High School has another trophy to put in the display case after enjoying success this year in UIL academic competition.

The school hosted the UIL District 18-4A Academic Meet on March 21 and finished as District Runners-Up with 16 students qualifying for regionals. The speech and math teams were standouts with first-place finishes, and the journalism, literary criticism and social studies teams each took second.

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TVCC Welding hosts high school projects show

Trinity Valley Community College welding instructor Tom Sheram has announced the department’s first Welding Project Show, scheduled for Friday, April 27. Students from Texas high schools will display welding projects in competition for scholarships and prizes.

“The event is designed to promote our welding department by allowing high school students to exhibit welding projects that they have built in a school Ag Mechanics or Welding class,” said Sheram. “We hope this will the first of many years of this event.”