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Dell City School Board Honors Student Achievement, and Sheriff Arvin West

Student recognition

Above, students were honored at the Dec. 16 school board meeting, for academic excellence and perfect attendance. From left to right, teacher Peggy Beltran, Jose McCray, teacher Elsa McCray, Axel Sotelo, Cristhian Medina, staffer Adriana Sanchez, Texana Scarbrough, Emmett Muise, Rachel Medina, Rhiannon Muise and Orlando Fuentes.



The Dell City ISD school board held its monthly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16, and before turning to the administrative business of the district, board members took time to recognize and honor outstanding Cougar students, and a community leader who's given outstanding support to the school.


The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance and Texas pledge, which was led by three students – fourth-grader Jose McCray, kindergartener Luna McCray and fifth-grader Rachel Medina. Then, Supt. Carlos A. Contreras presented a plaque to Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West. Contreras highlighted West's long-term commitment to the district, and the contributions West and his office have made – from supporting school security and safety, to providing grant funds, to organizing Santa's annual visit to the school. West said he was touched by the recognition, and he spoke of his desire to initiate a program that would allow Dell City high school students to become certified as detention officers, opening up local job opportunities for students upon their graduation.


Next, the board recognized student achievement during the fall semester of the school year – specifically those students who had achieved A or A/B Honor Roll, or perfect attendance, during the first two six weeks of the year. Thirty-one Cougar students qualified for that recognition, Contreras said, and nine students were on-hand to be honored and shake hands with school board members.