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FFA students discuss their livestock projects

Alyssa Martinez shows off her Grand Champion rabbit at L.I.F.E Downs last March.

Jodie Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

Their passion for animals has taken them a long way. FFA (Future Farmers of America) is an organization that hopes to inspire the newest generation in their future careers. In particular, these three students in this organization are constantly inspired and aspire to further their careers with...

The Nixon Battalion cadets celebrate their 11 recently earned trophies after the Rio Grande High School  competition.

Nixon JROTC receives 11 awards at competition

December 13, 2017

The J.W. Nixon Mustang Battalion went to Rio Grande City to compete against other ROTC programs. There were some pretty good schools out there. The competition was tough but the day was more about having fun and getting to know new people from other schools. The environment was really friendly and...

Seven choir students advance to region

October 6, 2015

VMT choir members competed at district competition on Sept. 26. Seven 7 of 18 students advanced to region. Advancing singers are: Lesley Picazio - Alto 2 - 14th chair Jocelyn Baca - Alto 2 - 12th chair Katelyn Kahn - Alto 1 - 8th chair Laura Coleman - Soprano 1 - 11th chair Sophia Alonzo - Soprano 1 - 8th Chair Victorie Meza - Soprano 1 - 5th chair Ayesha McCaulley - Soprano 1 - 1st chair Choir instructor is Celia Hernandez.

Contestants for cutest pose.

Afternoon costume contest shows off imaginative costumes

October 31, 2014

The annual afternoon Halloween Costume Contest, sponsored by The Magnet Tribune, saw a number of imaginative costumes at the outdoor stage next to the cafeteria. Judges were staff writers Martha Inguanzo, junior, Miguel Zamarripa, freshman, and columnist William Rodriguez, senior. Journalism in...

Much is involved in competing for an HEB award

January 17, 2014

This year marks my fourth time I have entered the HEB Excellence in Education Awards. I've entered in 2007, 2009 and 2012, and was named a semi-finalist in each of those years. It's a lot of work to complete the application. Besides the usual name, address, phone number and such, one also needs to complete sections such as school information -- complete with demographic data -- and TAKS and STAAR scores. Next are questions asking about university attendance and degrees earned, and employment history, membership...

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