American Graduate Champion: Kara Barfield’s Friends

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

KaraandFriendToday’s Champions are Kara Barfield’s friends! This video shows Kara Barfield, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, and why her friends are her champions. “My friends have all inspired me to go to school and gave me the strength to push myself further. Not only did they encourage me, they made me find my love for school again.” Watch the video to find out more!

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Brandy Beasley

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Ms.BeasleyToday’s Champion is Brandy Beasley! Brandy is a web design teacher at Cedar Ridge High School. Her recommendation video from Cedar Ridge High School said, “She was willing to help me when I had issues, tell me what to do to improve my work and, honestly, that made all the difference in the world to me. She made me confident in my abilities, and I do want to go into web design when I’m older because of her.” Check it out for more about Brandy.

 Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Kasey Misner

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

kaseymisnerToday’s Champion is Kasey Misner! Kasey is a finance teacher at Cedar Ridge High School. “Ms. Misner has continued to help me even after I graduated. She’s just one of those teachers you feel comfortable talking to. I really feel like she was one of the biggest factors in me graduating with a degree from a good university.” Check out the recommendation video from Cedar Ridge High School for more on Kasey!

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Nicole Daugereaux

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Ms.Daugereaux

Today’s Champion is Nicole Daugereaux! Nicole is a science teacher and mentor at Cedar Ridge High School. Each day she supports and helps her students. “She made my high school life so much easier, so much more enjoyable for me. I could come to her for everything, even other subjects.” Check out the recommendation video from the Cedar Ridge High School for more on Nicole!

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

KLRU News Briefs: Austin Roller Derby Exhibit at Bob Bullock Museum

At the Bob Bullock Texas State History museum there’s plenty of artifacts from Texas’ legendary beginning, but go up to the third floor, and you’ll find a different kind of history exhibit. Curated by Jenny Cobb and Erin McClelland, the Bob Bullock’s Roller Derby Exhibit is a unique addition to the museum.

“It [The Roller Derby Exhibit] basically follows the evolution of roller derby from its inception in 1935 to the current evolution of the sport that we’re seeing in Austin today,” said Cobb.

Roller Derby was re-invented in Austin in the early 2000s, beginning a roller derby revival across the world. While many may not know how much Texas is at the heart of the roller derby story, today skaters everywhere view it as the epicenter for the sport.

“I had been skating in the Texas Roller Girls recreational league and what I saw was that the experience that I was having and that a lot of other women were having in the league didn’t match up with the story people were telling about roller derby and I really thought that it was a story that needed to be told more broadly,” said McClelland.

She approached the Bob Bullock Museum with the concept of a roller derby exhibit that would put forth a more well-rounded view of the sport. With contributions from the skating community, the exhibit features everything from dramatic skater ’boutfits’ to a roller derby name generator. It runs through August 8, 2015.

This story airs Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 during PBS NewsHour Weekend at 6:30pm. 

American Graduate Champion: Brady Roberts

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

twinsToday’s Champion is Brady Roberts! Brady is a student at Cedar Ridge High School. “I would always go to him for help, and a lot of times he would be really patient with me.”

Check out the recommendation video from Cedar Ridge High School for more!

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

 

 

American Graduate Champion: Hattie Bowman

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

YoungTeachershorthairToday’s Champion is Hattie Bowman! Hattie is an art teacher at Cedar Ridge High School. “Ms. Bowman is nice, helpful, and it is her guidance that inspires me to be a better artist and to pursue a career in art.” For more on Ms. Bowman check out her recommendation video.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

American Graduate Champion: Glenn Clark

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

army dadToday’s Champion is Glenn Clark! Glenn is a former servicemen from Round Rock, Texas. “He’s a very strong person and is extremely self motivated. I think he’s shaped me as a person, growing up with someone who is just as strong and as talented and willful as he is.” Check out the recommendation video for more on Glenn!

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

 

American Graduate Champion: Quain Barfield

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

KaraandDadToday’s Champion is Quain Barfield! “My Dad really inspired me when I was growing up… he made me realize that I am just as worthy as other kids.” Take a look at the recommendation video from Cedar Ridge High School for more on Quain!

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

 

 

American Graduate Champion: Lynn Hernandez

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

MotherhelpingdaughterToday’s Champion is Lynn Hernandez! Lynn is a parent in Round Rock, Texas who motivates and helps her children each day. “My mom plays a big role in my life by caring for me and helping me succeed in school. When I wasn’t taking school serious, my mom was there day by day helping me.” Check out the recommendation video for more on Lynn.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.