Rotary Spokes

The Brady Rotary Club met Tuesday noon at the Cafe at the Depot. Student Rotarian Alisha Condron was present for her first visit. She is the daughter of Thomas and Rita Condron. She has two sisters, Amy and Allison, and one brother, Aaron. She attends the First United Methodist Church of Brady. Alisha has been involved in FTA, NHS, UIL-Literary Criticism, FCCLA, United Methodist Youth Group, softball, Interact, FBBB, Pals, rifle corp., and she is employed at the Brady Standard-Herald. Alisha has held the offices of FTA-president, NHS-secretary/treasurer, Interact-vice-president, FTA-state delegate. Her awards and honors include attending the Hugh O’ Brian Youth Leadership Conference, FTA district essay winner, Texaco Star of the Week, best personality of class, wittiest of class, 1st runner-up in the Miss Heart of Texas pageant, and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Alisha’s plans after graduation are to attend Texas Tech University and major in early childhood education and receive her masters in speech therapy. Wadena McAlister who is on a leave of absence was a visitor. Mac McWilliams was presented a framed display case for his two Rotary Paul Harris awards. Dayton Boren had hand-crafted it, and President Jim Ricks made the presentation. The Rotarians honored Mac with a standing round of applause. Program Chairman, Bill Mann, introduced school supt. Max Gordon who gave a brief resum’ of the school system: pre-k through 12th grade has a current enrollment 1,345. The teacher to student ratio is 13-1. The ethnicity is 60% Anglo, 37% Hispanic, 2% African American and 1% other. All schools are recognized schools by the TEA. Our attendance is 95.8%, and the dropout rate is 1.2%. The school district spends over $6,000 per year per student. Supt. Gordon told us that the TAAS Test is important, and also the 3r’s. The Rotary Gift of the Month was won by Jeanagayle Behrens. The $2 bill was won by Mac McWilliams by being the lucky numbered handshaker-#14. Program chairman for Mar. 17 is Mac McWilliams.

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