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2011-07-14 / School

From the Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Frances M. McArthur, PhD Lexington ISD

As many secondary students fill their free time over the summer with trips to the movies and aimless time online facebooking friends, most of our Lexington students are taking credit advancement courses, participating in cross fit activities in our high school gym, and excelling in competitive activities across the state. Additionally, many of our students are participating and/or helping out with summer camps and working summer jobs.

Two examples of our students’ commitment and enthusiasm to serve their Lexington community are Rachel Hernandez and Gregory Wilrich, who attended Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp this past week RYLA is Rotary’s intensive leadership training program for young adults demonstrating outstanding leadership potential. Rachel and Gregory were nominated by the Lexington Rotary Club and awarded scholarships to attend the camp based on their leadership and commitment to community service. As I drove Rachel and Gregory back from McKinney Roughs last Friday, I was able to hear the excitement in their voices as they talked about the camp. The enthusiasm with which these two students talked about getting their high school classmates involved in support for our elderly citizens was contagious. It will be fun watching Rachel and Gregory bring their ideas and plans to fruition this next school year.

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