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In the Spotlight

Senior Gabriela Sanchez is the "Student of the Month" for December 2018.  Gabriela, from Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, has attended Pan Am since 2016 and learned about the school from her older sister Hannia, who graduated in 2018.  Gabriela is a member of the National Honor Society and Morris Chapel Choir.  She works hard every day to achieve her future goal of becoming a pediatrician, and she is grateful to her parents for being her role models and supporting and encouraging her to work towards her goals in life.
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Top Honors in Essay Contest

PPAS seniors Priscila Escamilla and Rogelio Martinez received 1st and 2nd place honors (out of over 230 entries) in the 20th annual Kleberg-Kenedy County Soil and Water Conservation Senior Essay Contest. They received their awards at a special recognition banquet held on February 12, and both will now advance to the Area competition. Congratulations to Priscila and Rogelio for their hard work, and special thanks to PPAS teachers Yvonne Garza and Rick Saenz for accompanying these students at the banquet.

Kleberg-Kenedy County Livestock Show 2/2/19

After months of hard work and countless hours preparing, our 4-H students had the opportunity to present their animals at the Kleberg-Kenedy Jr. Livestock Show last week. Out of 11 entries (10 lambs and 1 goat), eight qualified for the auction held on February 2. All of the students did a great job showing their animals, and Daniela Lara and Julio Galvan received Breed Champion and Reserve Breed Champion, respectively, in the South Down division. Christian Pena received Reserve Breed Champion in the Dorper division. And, our students received numerous 1st and 2nd places, ribbons and banners. Another successful show year in the books for our Eagles 4-H Club!

"Once Upon a Teen" Clothing Market - Saturday, January 19, 2019

The “Once Upon a Teen” clothing market returned for the 3rd year on Saturday, January 19. Students had the opportunity to shop for a variety of items (i.e., jeans, jackets, sweaters, athletic wear, etc.) right here on campus. We are so grateful for volunteers from churches in the Dallas area who continue to make this fun event possible for our students.

PPAS Leadership Changes to Start 2019

Rev. Dr. Doug Dalglish has announced his resignation as President of Presbyterian Pan American School (PPAS) in order to return to pastoral ministry. The Board of Trustees made several changes to ensure a healthy period of transition before an installed President is sought.

Mr. David Salyer, Presbyterian Elder and well-known attorney in Galveston, was elevated from Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees to Board Chair. Mr. Kim Warner, Presbyterian Elder and former Vice President of Texas Presbyterian Foundation, was named Interim President of the School on a part-time basis. Mr. Warner has been associated with PPAS for 26 years, with the last few years as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Board at the time of this transition.

Dr. James Matthews, President of PPAS from 1997 to 2012, has been retained part-time and will focus his efforts on relations with major donors and student recruitment.

We are grateful to Dr. Dalglish for his faithful service to PPAS over the past 6 1/2 years, and we wish him success in his future endeavors. And, we look forward to an exciting 2019 as we continue in our mission to educate and empower our students from 12 countries for leadership in the global community.

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School Pictures - Afternoon
Date: 2/20/2019, 1 PM 3:15 PM
Track Meet @ Bishop
Date: 2/21/2019
Location: Bishop High School
Baseball @ Falfurrias
Date: 2/21/2019, 6 PM 8 PM
Mo Ranch Leadership Retreat
Date: 2/22/2019
Location: Mo Ranch
Baseball vs. HM King
Date: 2/22/2019, 4:20 PM 6:30 PM
Location: Presbyterian Pan American School

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