TEEN OF THE WEEK - ELENA KAMAUNUParents : Doris Quijas (Mother) and Aaron Kamaunu (Father)
Education and Future Plans : I plan to become a music education major and minor in music performance. I hope to help the future generation grow creatively in the fine arts and show them the joy in what I love, music. After I become a Band Director and work for a while, I hope to play my instrument for a living and hope to travel the world, experiencing new things. Then once it is time to retire, I will hope to go back to places I loved visiting and go again with the money I have saved over the years.
● TMEA District level on Bb Clarinet- 4 years
● TMEA Region level on Bb Clarinet- 3 years
● TMEA Area level on Bb Clarinet- 1 year
● National History Fair Day- State level- 1 year
● President of the Alice Interact Club
● Member of the National Honors Society
TEEN OF THE WEEK: VICTORIA RAMIREZParents: Bert Ramirez and Linda Cantu
Educational or Future Plans: I have recently been accepted to Texas State University and will be attending in the fall of 2017. I plan to attend Texas State’s, St. David’s School of Nursing receive my Bachelors degree of Science in Nursing, then continue my education and become a Nurse Practitioner.
Clubs and Officer Positions: HOSA member and officer at large
Accomplishments/Honors: I am currently ranked within the top 12% of my class and will graduate in May with a total of 34 college credits. I cheered on the varsity squad my freshman year, became CPR certified as I completed the Health Science Tech course and was inducted into National Honor Society my junior year.
TEEN OF THE WEEK: ERICA BREEANN GARCIAParents : Alfredo and Victoria Garcia
Education or future plans: I plan on attending Texas A&M University-College Station where I plan on majoring in Biology, then continuing my education in Nuclear Medicine/Radiology.
● National Honor Society
TEEN OF THE WEEK: GRACIELA CORTEZParents: Marco Cortez and Herminia Cortez
Educational or Future Plans: My future plan is to attend two years of college to earn an associate's degree to be a Physical Therapist assistant. After earning my associate’s degree I plan to find a job as a Physical Therapist assistant and attend a 4- year university to earn a bachelor’s degree to become a Physical Therapist.
Clubs and Officer Positions: Alice Sports Medicine Co- Captain
Accomplishments/ Honors: 3- year varsity letterman for football training, 2- year varsity letterman for baseball training
TEEN OF THE WEEK - ERASMO TREJO-AGUILARParents: Erasmo Aguilar Jr , Loretta and Michael Nunez
Educational or Future Plans: I have been accepted to Texas A&M Engineering program and I intend to become a mechanical engineer and relocate to Houston.
Clubs and Officer Positions: Alice FFA, Secretary of Alice FFA, Gear Up Ambassador, Wool Judging Team and Magic Club
Accomplishments/Honors: Nation Honor Society Member, Varsity Track and Power lifting, Top 10% of my class and made it to State in Wool Judging
TEEN OF THE WEEK - BENJAMIN VALERIOParents - Mr. and Mrs. Ruben and Linda Valerio
Educational or future plans: After high school I plan to go to Texas A&M University Kingsville (in which I have been accepted to already) to study for a degree in Mechanical Engineering
Clubs and officer positions:
Trumpet Section leader for the Alice High School marching band , Member of the Alice High school Honors Band, Member of the Alice High School Mariachi band, Member of the National Honor Society, President of the Alice High school Robotics Club, Captain altar server at St. Josephs Catholic Church, and Captain of the Alice High School Varsity Soccer team
Accomplishments/Honors: Freshman year going to the State Marching contest in San Antonio Texas; Playing a stellar concert Band performance in Carnegie Hall in New York; Being inducted into the National Honor Society and Being Accepted to Texas A&M University Kingsville
TEEN OF THE WEEK: Marcella ChapaParents: Marco Chapa and Patricia Vidal Chapa
Educational or Future Plans: I plan to go to school for music performance. But would like to further my career and study music education at either Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi or Texas A&M University-Kingsville. I hope to one day have the opportunity to inspire young people to further their interest for music, just like my former flute teacher Ms. Yamaguchi did back in the sixth grade.
Clubs and Officer Positions: Throughout the years I have had my fair share of activities that I am still active or took an active role in. I am currently involved in the Interact Club, National Honors Society, Alice High School Marching and Honors Band, and the UIL Math Team. I have previously worked in Junior Class, Prom Crew, and Environmental Club.
Accomplishments/Honors: All-State District Band qualifier (3 years), All-State Region Band qualifier (3 years), All-State Area qualifier (1 year), Flute Section Leader (1 year), Received a Division 1 in Solo & Ensemble (3 years), National Honors Society Inductee (10th). I am honored to say that I qualified for State Finals in History Fair last year in Austin, placing seventh in the state for a group performance about Women's Suffrage. For this accomplishment, I received a Board of Recognition Award for Distinguished Achievement.
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Kaylyn LunaParents: Yvette and Gene Luna
Educational or Future Plans: to attend Texas A&M University College Station under
the Visualization program to become a multimedia animator/ artist and pursue my dream of working for Pixar Animation Studio
Clubs and Officer Positions: Theatre Arts, NHS, AFJROTC
Accomplishments/ Honors: member of the first group performance ever to advance to
state finals for National History Fair in AHS history
TEEN OF THE WEEK: MIA LOPEZParents: Monica and the late Michael Lopez
Educational or Future Plans: Attend Texas Tech University to receive my Veterinary Technician certification.
Clubs and Officer Positions: Alice FFA Vice President, Honors Band flute, Pals, National Honor Society, Vacation Bible School Crew Leader, LINKS Retreat staff member, Edge staff member, Lifeteen staff member, F.L.A.M.E. staff member, Circle of Grace staff member, 10 year Altar Server.
Accomplishments/Honors: Performed at Carnegie Hall with the Alice Honors Band, FFA Creed Speaking, FFA Radio Broadcasting team, Area qualifying FFA Ag Issues Team, FFA Livestock Judging Team (3 years), Texas FFA voting delegate, Texas FFA State Officer candidate, Alice FFA Treasurer (Junior Year), Alice FFA Vice President (Senior Team), CPR certification, Altar serving leader (red cord), Altar serving 10 years (purple cord), Received a 1 in Solo and Ensemble with a solo (2 years) and a flute quartet, Stock show 1st place and Reserve Division Champion
TEEN OF THE WEEK: AUSTIN PEREZParents: Mrs. Sara A. Perez & Mr. Juan F. Perez
Educational or Future Plans: A Professional Kicker for the NFL and study Sports Development
Clubs and Officer Positions: Varsity Football, Varsity Soccer, and Band
Accomplishments/Honors: Offensive Player of the Year (OPY) for soccer in 2016, Varsity Soccer & Football
TEEN OF THE WEEK: ADRIAN CANTUParents: Marion Deleon- Cantu and Adrian Cantu
Educational or Future Plans:
I intend to pursue a college degree of any sorts, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or even Doctorate’s, depending on the current situation or choices I’d be influenced by. I’ve applied to multiple colleges, to name a few; UT Austin, Texas A&M University, and Texas State. And plan to major in Agriculture Business & Management, or even a Liberal Arts degree. The way I see it, nothing is set in stone and if my mind may decide on another choice in the near future then must follow in its direction. I’m out to find the perfect job for me, one that I could go to everyday without ever actually feeling at work.
Clubs and Officer Positions:
As of this school year, the only club I actively participate in is Debate. In the spur of the moment, I joined the organization, and turns out it wasn’t a bad idea. In general, one could describe what we do as “controlled arguing”. I find much comfort in being able to logically argue my point in a controlled environment. Otherwise, one would argue with no purpose because too often the “debate” leads to anger and frustration. In this event, only the even-tempered competitors who stay right minded can actually win.
Prior to Debate, however, I was involved with Academic Decathlon for the 2015-2016
school year. This club is truly the one which taught me the most about being honest with myself, never letting ego stand in the way, and about the world that surrounds our isolated lives. It involves studying and prepping seven guides for the objective events, and practicing or rehearsing for 3 other subjective events- ten events in all. You study every day, seven days a week, for seven months of the school year- holiday breaks included. Extreme amounts of discipline, time, and energy are put into practices so that you may out score and beat every competitor possible.
For Academic Decathlon, I was regional champion, and helped the team in winning a State Championship for the first time in its 18 year long program. It was the first time in the nation’s history that a Title 1 school had accomplished such a thing. The State Senate, C.C. Caller Times newspaper, and local School Board recognized us for our academic achievements. Let's just say it was a big deal. More recently I was awarded the Corpus Christi Caller Times Distinguished Scholar Award, under the Achiever category. Of 260 applicants, only 40 were selected. So it was rather surprising when I was called into the office to be told that I had been selected. The newspaper displayed a rather affectionate article of my individual experience in it’s newspaper. And for this achievement, once again, I was recognized by the local School Board.
TEEN OF THE WEEK: ISAAC HERNANDEZParents: Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hernandez
Educational or Future Plans: I plan to enroll in a nursing program to become an RN, then later specialize in pediatrics, and and pursue my career in working at a children's hospital.
Clubs and Officer Positions: HOSA, NHS, PALS, Football, Baseball, Track
● Captain of the Alice High School Football Team
● Ranked number 11 in my Senior Class
● 3 year letterman
● 2x All-Academic All District
● 2 Year NHS member
● 3x Coyote Scholar (Top 20)
TEEN OF THE WEEK: DANIELA FLORESParents: Ruben and Melissa Flores
Educational or Future plans: My future plans are to go to college, either The University of Texas at Austin or Corpus Christi Texas A&M. I will pursue my BSN in Nursing, (Bachelor of Science.)
Clubs/Officer positions: I am currently in two clubs, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) & National Honors Society (NHS). I've been a member in HOSA for two years, and I was inducted my sophomore year into NHS and I am now currently the Secretary of NHS.
Accomplishments/Honors: Regional qualifier for history fair. State qualifier for history fair. Microsoft Certified. Advanced to state for marching band in 2013-2014. CPR Certified through the American Heart Association. Coyote Scholar (2 years.)
TEEN OF THE WEEK: RENE YZAGUIRRE IIIParents: Edna and Rene Yzaguirre Jr.
Educational or future plans: I plan to study Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University College Station or Texas A&M University Kingsville.
-UIL Math Team
-National Honor Society Inductee (11th)
-Coyote Scholar (9th) (11th)
TEEN OF THE WEEK: MIKAELA MARTINEZParents: Mr. & Mrs. Armando Martinez
Educational or Future Plans: I plan to attend The University of Texas at Austin in the fall to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders to become a Speech Therapist.
Clubs and Officer Positions: AHS Varsity Cheerleader (4 years), AHS Cheer Captain, AHS Honors band (4 years), AHS Marching Band (4 years), Flute Section Leader (2 years), National Honors Society Member (3 years), National Honors Society Parliamentarian, AHS Swim Team (4 years)
Accomplishments/Honors: I am a four year Coyote Scholar, and currently ranked number three in my class. I was also a member of the AHS marching band which qualified for state in 2014, and was a Region band qualifier my freshman and sophomore year. I was also privileged to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2014 with the Alice High School Honors Band. I have been selected as an All-American cheerleader for four consecutive years, and was offered to join the National Cheer Association Staff. I am a four year TISSCA qualifier, and a four year regional qualifier in swimming. Last year, I was the bronze medalist at the Regional swim meet in the 100 yard freestyle.
TEEN OF THE WEEK - ISAAC RAMIREZParents: Charlotte and Gilbert Hernandez, Abel and Tabatha Ramirez
Education or Future Plans: I plan to go to the University of Texas at Austin to receive my bachelor's in computer engineering.
Accomplishments/Honors: Preforming at Carnegie hall, First chair in the Honors Band, Coyote Scholar (11th), Advanced to Region Band (3 Years), Calallen Marching band Grand Champions(12th), Advanced to state marching competition(9th)
TEEN OF THE WEEK - REYGAN ALFAROParents: Rey Alfaro and Norma Alfaro
Educational or Future Plans: My educational plans include going into a 4-year university to earn a degree in physical therapy and become a sports physical therapist
Clubs and Officer Positions: Alice Sports Medicine Captain, FFA member, and a member of Dr. Noyola's Contemporary Media class
Accomplishments/Honors: 4-year varsity letterman for football training, 2-year varsity letterman for basketball and baseball training
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Aaren PerezParents: Cheto and JoAnn Perez
- Educational or Future Plans: I would like to graduate with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with the help of Texas A&M University in College Station, which in turn, lead to a great job. I would also plan to pursue my swimming career outside of high school.
- Clubs and Officer Positions: National Honor Society, Yearbook, Swim Captain.
- Accomplishments/Honors: Coyote Scholar (10th, 11th), National Honor Society Inductee, MVP Swimming (9th, 10th, 11th), Coyote Heart in Track (10th), All District All Regional Track & Swimming Honorable Mention & All Academic.
TEEN OF THE WEEK - MIRANDA GONZALEZParents: Ruben and Ercilia Gonzalez
Educational or Future Plans:
At this point in time, I plan to attend a university and major in political science with a minor in criminal justice. After obtaining my bachelor’s degree, I plan to attend law school and become a criminal defense lawyer.
Clubs and Officer Positions:
Throughout my high school years I was involved in many organizations. These clubs include Spanish Club, the Junior Police Academy, Tennis, Track, National Honor Society, Symphonic Band, Color Guard, Junior Class, and PALS. I am currently an active member in Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Symphonic Band, Color Guard, and PALS. For the past three-years I have held the position of Color Guard squad leader. I’m also an active member at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. I have been an altar server at the OLG parish of 10 years now, assisted with the CCD program for the past two years, assisted in the production of the LINKS retreat for the past three years, and have helped with the EDGE and Lifeteen program for the high school students and middle school students.
I advanced to state in the Crime Scene event for SKILLS USA in 2015. I’m a 10 year altar server at Our Lady of Guadalupe, and I have been a group leader for the past two years. My freshmen year I was part of the state-qualifying AHS Marching Band. This was also the year that the AHS band became the 2013-2014 Area-G Champions. I’m a two-year member of the high school’s National Honor Society program. At this point in time I’m currently a 3-year Coyote Scholar, and I hope to become a 4 year coyote scholar this year.
TEEN OF THE WEEK - GABRIELA CEJAParents: Jesus and Teresa Ceja
Future Plans: I wish to attend the University of Texas after high school. My future career goal is to become a physical therapist.
Clubs and Awards: NHS member, FFA President (2015-2017), Coyote Scholar (freshman, sophomore, and junior year), band member (2013-2015 freshman and sophomore year), track freshman to senior year (varsity junior year), cross country (senior year), National Hispanic Scholar, alter server
TEEN OF THE WEEK - SARAH MUNOZParents: Santos A. Perez and the late Marcos Munoz Sr.
Educational or future plans:
My future plans are to attend The University of Texas at Austin to study psychology and business. I hope to one day open my own practice in the field of psychology.
Clubs and Officer Positions:
I have been a member of the Varsity theater team and Drama Club all four years of high school. I am currently involved in Senior Class, Interact Club, FFA, HOSA, Environmental Club, National Honor Society, and International Thespian Society. I have previously worked in Junior Class, Prom Crew, Choir, and One Act Play. I have also previously served as Arts Administrator for Drama Club.
I am honored to have qualified for State Finals in History Fair, receiving seventh place in the state for a group performance, for which I received a Board Of Recognition Award for Distinguished Achievement. Other honors include being a three-year Coyote Scholar and being inducted into the National Honor Society.
TEEN OF THE WEEK - ELIZABETH GUTIERREZParents: Ernest and Sylvia Gutierrez
Educational or Future plans: Attend UTSA or Texas A&M University - College Station as a pre-med student majoring in biology
Clubs and Officer Positions: FFA, HOSA, Interact club, and NHS
Accomplishments/Honors: Academic Octathlon State Champion (2 years), Regional Champion History Fair (2 years), State Qualifier History Fair (2 years), Coyote Scholar (3 years), Former Member of Alice High School State Qualifying Marching Band
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Esai CordovaParents: Juan Rivadeneyra and Lynette Rivadeneyra, and Eli Cordova and Molly Cordova
Educational or Future Plans:
Attend University of Texas at Austin, studying Graphic Design and animation.
Clubs and Officer Positions:
Drama Club President, Historian of National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America Secretary, Band, Video Games Club
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast (2 Years), Advancing Play Zone (2 years), Regional Business Professionals of America Champion (3 years) Business Professionals of America State Qualifier (3 Years), Regional Champion History Fair, Coyote Scholar (2 years) Super Smash Bros Tournament Champion
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Abimael ChapaParents: Andreana and Jesse M. Chapa
Educational/Future Plans: I plan on graduating from a university with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Past graduation I look to continuing for a graduate degree in this field.
• Video Game Club Member
• Marching and Symphonic Band Member
• Jazz Band Member
• Altar Server
• UIL Math Team
• National Honor Society Member
• Coyote Scholar (10th, 11th)
• Area Marching Band Champions (9th) Area Qualifier (11th)
• UIL Symphonic Band Sweepstakes (9th, 10th, 11th)
• National Honor Society Inductee (10th)
• History Fair Regional Qualifier (11th)
• History Fair State Qualifier (11th)
• 10 Year Altar Server Award
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Trevor CarmonaParents: Lizette and Johnny Carmona
Educational or Future Plans: I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2017. After that, I plan to attend the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in hopes to become a cardiothoracic surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center.
Clubs and Officer Positions: I am a two year member of the National Honor Society. I am also an active member of the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). Also, I am a four year member of the Alice High School Honors Band and Marching Band. I was involved in theatre and the drama club my freshman and sophomore year, and I served as the Drama Club and Thespian President/Vice-President my sophomore year. Finally, I have been a two year member of the Alice High School Powerlifting team.
Accomplishments/Honors: I am a four year Coyote Scholar. I have been the highest- ranked boy in the class of 2017 for three years and I hope to keep that position through my senior year of high school. I had the pleasure of being a part of the state-qualifying AHS band my freshman year, and I was an All-District band qualifier my junior year. I have been a two-year National History Fair Regional Qualifier and State Alternate. Lastly, I became CPR certified through the Health Science program at Alice High School.
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Ryley PriddyParents: Andy and Missy Priddy
Education/Future Plans: Even though my future is not completely planned yet, I plan to go to a university and obtain a degree in either law or engineering. Then, I plan to work towards a graduate degree.
● Colorguard Squad Leader
● Varsity Tennis Captain
● National Honor Society Member
● Symphonic Band member
● St. Elizabeth Altar Server
● Academic Octathlon
● Academic Decathlon
● UIL Math Team
● ACTS Retreat Team
● AP Scholar Award
● National Hispanic Scholar
● Coyote Scholar (9th, 10th, 11th)
● Academic Octathlon State Champions (9th, 10th)
● Area Marching Band Champions (9th) and area qualifier (10th)
● UIL Sweepstakes in Marching Band (9th, 10th, 11th) and Symphonic Band (10th, 11th)
● National Honor Society Inductee (10th)
● History Fair Regional Qualifier (9th, 10th, 11th)
● Red Cross Altar Server Award (9th)
● 8 Year Altar Server Award
● 3rd and 4th place in JV District Tennis Doubles and other awards in freshman, JV, and Varsity tournaments
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Larissa LunaParents: Mari and Adan Gonzalez, and Zeke Jr. and Melissa Luna
Educational or Future Plans: I plan to receive my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and then continue my education and become a Nurse Practitioner.
Clubs and Officer Positions: Vice President of National Honors Society, 3 year Section Leader in the Alice High School Marching Band, Secretary of the Hoppin’ 4H Club, Captain of Lady Coyote Varsity Soccer Team, HOSA
Accomplishments and Honors: Coyote Scholar (3 years), Region Band Qualifier (3 years), Regional History Fair Qualifier (3 years), History Fair State Qualifier, All-Academic Soccer Team (2 years), Varsity Soccer MVP, Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipient, State Certified Nursing Aide
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Michael TorresParents: Betty Torres and Hector Villarreal
Educational or Future Plans: My plan is to study pharmacy. First, I plan to enroll in the Pre-Pharmacy Program at Texas A&M University - Kingsville, then, God willing, be accepted to the University of Texas at Austin to obtain a PhD from the College of Pharmacy.
Clubs and Officer Positions: President of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Vice President of Interact Club, Drum Major, National Honors Society and UIL Math.
Accomplishments/Honors: UIL State Marching Band Qualifier (9th Grade), New York City Carnegie Hall Soloist (9th Grade), Honors Band (4 years), All-State District Band Soloist (4 years), All-State Region Band Soloist (3 years), All-State Area Band Soloist (1 year), Received a Division 1 in Solo & Ensemble (3 years), Coyote Scholar/Top 20 (3 years), Drum Major (2 years), Microsoft Office Specialist
TEEN OF THE WEEK - Autumn FloresParents: David and Delfi Flores
Educational or Future Plans: Attend University of Texas at Austin, studying computer science or computer engineering
Clubs and Officer Positions: President of National Honor Society, Math UIL, Academic Octathlon and Decathlon
Accomplishments/Honors: State Champion Academic Octathlon (2 years), State Champion Academic Decathlon, Team Captain Octathlon (10th grade), Regional Champion History Fair (2 years), State Qualifier History Fair (2 years), Coyote Scholar (3 years), Most Valuable Brain Award, Patriot’s Pen Essay Winner
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7 months ago
The Institute of Public School Initiatives has produced videos providing parents and students information about the new graduation requirements.
One video is for parents of the 8th grade students informing them about incoming changes and requirements for their children during the first phase of HB 5 implementation.
Another Video is geared toward informing 8th grade students about the five endorsement options.