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Czech Educators Visit Palacios and Van Vleck High Schools

October 10, 2012

Four educators from the Czech Republic recently got a taste of Texas hospitality while visiting Matagorda County. Secondary teacher Jitka Klusackova from the general high school in Trebic, and professors Karel Katovsky, Petr Mastny, and Jiri Martinec from Brno Technical University visited Palacios and Van Vleck High Schools as part of a bilateral agreement signed in September 2011 between the United States Department of Energy and the Czech Republic. The educator exchange is designed to foster collaboration through the sharing of information and best practices in nuclear education. ...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Van Vleck POWER SET Member Attends Lott Leadership Institute at Ole Miss

September 3, 2012

Van Vleck High School POWER SET member Tiera Williams spent her last summer of high school surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the country attending the Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi. The senior was selected as one of only 50 nationwide accepted to participate in the special program designed to develop leadership skills in young students to prepare them for college. The program, named for former U.S. Senator Trent Lott, focuses on developing students to participate in state and national government. As part of the program, Williams completed ...
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NRC Commissioner Bill Magwood Visits NPI

August 27, 2012

Commissioner William D. Magwood, IV from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission visited Texas A&M on August 3. The primary purpose of his visit was to address twenty-nine individuals from Kenya who were participating in a one-month workshop on nuclear energy organized by the A&M Nuclear Power Institute and sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Government of Kenya. Commissioner Magwood stressed the importance of a strong independent nuclear regulatory authority as a pre-requisite for the safe use of nuclear energy. He described the origins and history of the ...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: POWER SET Member Sets a New "Standard"

August 9, 2012

Jacquelyn Wilson is a 2012 graduate of Sweeny High School. Jacquelyn was a very active member in POWER SET and proudly represented Sweeny High School and her community in many ways. Jacquelyn was the Student Advisor for POWER SET, the National Honor Society Treasurer and a member of the student council. Jacquelyn was very involved in FFA where she was the Chapter President for three years, District President for one year, and the Area Vice President for a year. She also was the winner of the Area III FFA John Justin Award. The "Standard of the West" Award is designed to recognize ...
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August 8, 2012

Jemma Bohlar is a 2012 graduate of Sweeny High School finishing 5th in her class. Jemma is the epitome of service and dedication. Jemma has been involved in many clubs and organizations at SHS including: POWER SET for two years, serving as the President her senior year; the National Honor Society - Vice President; President of the Junior class and Class President again her senior year; Thespian Club, SHS Science Club, S.A.D.D.(students against destructive decisions); student council; Yearbook Co-Editor 2 years; Varsity Volleyball Manager her junior year and Varsity Baseball STAT kee...
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