American Graduate Champion: Cedar Ridge High School Track Team

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.

cedar-ridge-track-teamToday’s Champions run with the Track Team at Cedar Ridge High School! In the video, Taylor Repa, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, talks about why the Track Team runners are her champions. “They work really hard and push themselves and others,” said Repa.

Watch the video to find out more about Taylor’s champions!

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: Nikki Pacquing

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.

nikki-pacquingToday’s Champion is Nikki Pacquing! Pacquing is Marc Lucas Pacquing’s sister. In the video, Marc, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, talks about why Nikki is his champion. “She is smart, kind, talented, and helpful,” said Pacquing of his sister.

Watch the video to find out more about Marc’s champion!

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: Kristi Mitchell

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.

kristi-mitchellToday’s Champion is Kristi Mitchell! Mitchell is a leader of the PALS Program at Cedar Ridge High School. In this video, Allie Turner, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, talks about why Mrs. Mitchell is her champion. “She is very honest and genuine. I can talk to her about anything,” said Turner.

Watch the video to find out more about Allie’s champion!

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: Kelly Foster

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.

kelly-fosterToday’s Champion is Kelly Foster! Foster is a graphic design teacher at Cedar Ridge High School. In the videos, Peter Nguyen and Ryan O’Malley, students at Cedar Ridge High School, talk about why Mr. Foster is their champion.

“Before taking this class, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my future, but Mr. Foster helped me realize that graphic design is a great creative outlet that can be very fun,” Nguyen said. “Mr. Foster showed me that hard work pays off and helped me realize my potential. He has allowed me to become a better designer and individual,” O’Malley said.

Watch the videos to find out more about Peter and Ryan’s champion!

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: Ryan Brittain

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.

ryan-brittainToday’s Champion is Ryan Brittain! Brittain is the wind symphony band director and conductor at Cedar Ridge High School. In this video, Russel Peterson, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, talks about why Mr. Brittain is his champion. “[Mr. Brittain] always says what we learn in music can be applied to regular life… all perseverance put towards music can be put towards academics,” said Peterson.

Watch the video to find out more about Russel’s champion!

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: Audrey Gonzalez

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.

audrey-gonzalezToday’s Champion is Audrey Gonzalez! Gonzalez is a chemistry teacher at Cedar Ridge High School. In this video, Chad Warner and Sangavi Ganesh, students at Cedar Ridge High School, talk about why Ms.Gonzalez is their champion. “She keeps the class entertaining and fun,” said Warner.

Watch the video to find out more about Chad and Sangavi’s champion!

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: Eric Salomon

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.

eric-salomonToday’s Champion is Eric Salomon! Salomon is a math teacher at Cedar Ridge High School. In this video, Myka Pena, a student at Cedar Ridge High School, talks about why Mr. Salomon is her champion. “He gives up a lot of personal time to ensure that his students know the topic,” said Pena.

Watch the video to find out more about Myka’s champion!

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.

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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.

Here For Each Other: Floods Family Guide

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In response to the flooding in the Central Texas area over the Memorial Day weekend, KLRU would like to let the community know about the Sesame Street resource Here For Each Other: Floods Family Guide that is available in both English and Spanish.  All of the Here For Each Other materials can be found at sesamestreet.org/emergencies.

American Graduate Champion: Mai Theingi Tun Than

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FEATURED_Champion2KLRU 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.

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Today’s Champion is Mai Theingi Tun Than. Mai is a Parent Support Specialist for the Burmese families in the Austin Independent School District. She helps the Burmese refugee community navigate the admittedly complex school system, and related public and private agencies. Mai’s efforts include helping refugee families facilitate school enrollment and teaching the Burmese community about services available through the District and on their individual campuses. She provides Burmese interpretation in many school settings but is most invaluable during student/parent/teacher conferences. Mai provides both direct interpretation and coordination with other interpreters. The recognition letter submitted by the community said: “Mai works beyond the scope of her duties with AISD and does home visits after working hours to ensure access to information. She is tireless and eagerly works with other agencies to help develop materials in Burmese for her community. She truly is an inspiration and a joy to work with.”

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.