Spotlight on Kids »

Spotlight on Kids

Shae Lynn Suttle Age 9 Grade - 4th Parents: Charlie and Sharon McGougan Shae Lynn was on my UIL Number Sense team. She won first place at the UIL meet in DEC. She shows heifers and pigs, takes singing lessons, plays basketball, softball, and has been on the fourth grade student council. She placed first in the Idalou Science Fair and

Madison Pine »

Madison Pine

Madison Pine is 10 years old. She is a 5th grader at Honey Elementary School. She is the daughter of David and Melinda Pine. Madison is an excellent student. She is in the Gifted and Talented program at Honey. She also participated in DI. Recently, she attended the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Texas Tech University. She received

Tanner Stark »

Tanner Stark

Tanner Stark is 8-years-old. He is a second grader at Shallowater Elementary in Ms. Carol Trent’s class. “Tanner is a wonderful young man,” says Ms. Trent. “Along with being a straight A student, Tanner is well respected by his classmates. He can be trusted to always tell the truth and make good choices,” she continues. He is also a

Laci Ratliff »

Laci Ratliff

Laci Ratliff is a 2005 graduate of Ballet Lubbock and a recipient of the Gugi Award, a special award given to an outstanding senior wishing to continue dance. She graduated May 2009 from the prestigious University of Utah Cum Laude with a BFA in ballet and a minor in business, where she was also a member of the Utah Ballet Company and Utah

Kaytlan Tayler Beard »

Kaytlan Tayler Beard

Kaytlan Tayler Beard, 16, is a junior at Coronado High School. She and her family recently moved back to Lubbock this past June. “At first she is shy, but once she warms up she is funny and has an inner spirit that makes her a joy to be around,” say her parents Randy and Chyrel Moore. She loves to laugh and watch movies. Kaytlan excels

Blake Howard »

Blake Howard

Blake Howard is a third grade student at Idalou Elementary School. He loves attending school and learning new things and playing with his friends. Blake is always the one with a smile and a kind word. He is a honor roll student and a dependable friend. Blake played on the machine pitched baseball team that won first place in Idalou this

Taylor Keith »

Taylor Keith

Taylor Keith is a fourth grader at Roosevelt Elementary. This nine-year-old has been on the “A” honor roll ever since the first grade. During her second and third grade years, she received the “Top Soaring Eagle Award”; this award is for best all round student. This year Taylor has been chosen for the gifted and talented program at

Sean Radle »

Sean Radle

Sean Lee Radle is a second grader at Northridge Elementary School in the Frenship School District. An inquisitive child, he loves new information and creative hobbies. Learning chess at 6, he played in the Frenship Chess Club at Frenship Middle School last year and also is in the Chess Club at Northridge Elementary. He loves to read and enjoys

Student of the Week – Jennifer Qasim »

Student of the Week – Jennifer Qasim

The Student of the Week is Jennifer Qasim, an eight-year-old fifth grader from Roscoe Wilson Elementary. Throughout the summer she has continued to study math and Spanish. Jennifer has many hobbies including playing the violin and piano. She plays for the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra in the Philharmonic Orchestra. She has won many awards in

Diego Nava »

Diego Nava

Any teacher would be lucky to have Diego in their classroom. He is a hard worker and always tries to do his very best. Diego is very conscientious about doing the right thing. He does not need someone looking over his shoulder for him to make good choices. He has a great attitude and always has a smile on his face. Diego is always willing to

Spotlight On Sandi Kinast »

Spotlight On Sandi Kinast

  Sandi Kinast is a senior at Abernathy ISD.  She participates in upper level academic classes, U.I.L and all girls’ athletics. According to her teachers, she is amazing at everything she does. She is hardworking and very dependable. Sandi’s hobbies are swimming, cooking, and she loves to watch movies. She also loves animals and is a

Ernestine Cantu »

Ernestine Cantu

Ms. Ernestine Omega Cantu teaches English as a Second language at O.L. Slaton Middle School, 6th to 8th grade. Her students at O.L. Slaton are from Spain, Cuba, Mexico, and Asia. Ms. Cantu has taught Spanish and in that capacity, her students have performed skits and musicals, such as Forest Gump and Grease in Spanish. She’s also the Spanish

Joaquin Diego Munoz »

Joaquin Diego Munoz

Joaquin is a wonderful young man who is active in and out of school. At Chris Harwell Elementary, Joaquin is a student of the school’s dual immersion language program. He is a GT tested student that is consistently at the head of his class. He has been involved for two years in the schools budding Imagination Destination Program. He is also a

Alexis Villegas »

Alexis Villegas

Alexis Villegas is 11 years old and is in 5th grade at Centennial Elementary School. She is President of the Student Council under the direction of Mr. Rudy Reyes (who is also her homeroom teacher) and is in her second year of Honor Choir with Ms. April Tryon. She is very smart and her name frequents the Honor Roll list published in the

Christina Benitscheck »

Christina Benitscheck

Christina Benitscheck is in the 7th grade and is home schooled. Christina is a hard-working student and enjoys the challenge of competition. This May she will represent the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. and she is diligently studying words lists every day. She has recently been identified as

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