Andra Speer, formerly of Lake Palestine East, and a 1997 graduate of Bullard High School, has achieved the “Honor Student Award of Excellence,” for scholarly achievement from the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf and Howard College in Big Spring. The award states, “Your grade point average is an outward measure that reflects inward achievement in scholarship and self discipline.” Majoring in computer graphics and marketing, Andra boasts a 3.8 grade point average. She will be doing an internship this summer with the Big Spring Herald. Andra is the daughter of Andy and Pam Speer of Brady and formerly of Lake Palestine East. She is the great-granddaughter of Nan Flemming Hoover of Lindale.