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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: POWER SET Induction Ceremony at Palacios High School

October 15, 2012

    On Monday, October 1st, 12 young ladies from Palacios High School were inducted into POWER SET for the 2012-2013 school year. The keynote speaker for the evening was Mrs. Debbie Morris, the Port Director for Matagorda County Navigation District #1, which oversees the Port of Palacios and is one of just a handful of women port managers in the nation. Along with the job of Port Director, Debbie is a County Investment Officer and is certified to manage the investment funds of the Navigation District. Her inspiring speech focused on the need for the young ladies of POWER SET to step out of their comfort zones and try a variety of professions and opportunities because they very well may end up on an uncharted path to success.

    Along with Mrs. Morris, Palacios High School and POWER SET were honored with the presence of special guests including teachers and professors visiting Texas public schools and universities from the Czech Republic. Mrs. Jitka Klusackova is from General High School in Trebic, Czech Republic and is a teacher of physics, math, and English. Karel Katovsky is an Assistant Professor in Nuclear Engineering of School of Electrical Engineering of Brno University Tech. Mr. Jiri Martinec is an Assistant Professor in Nuclear Engineering of School of Mechanical Engineering of Brno University Tech. Valerie G. Segovia is the Director of Outreach and Development for the NPI. Kathleen Vandaalen, STP Health Physicist and POWER SET WIN mentor.

    PHS POWER SET would like to thank all of the friends, family, community members, special guests, STP WIN mentors and school faculty and staff that attended this event. Without the support of these people, the young ladies inducted would not be as successful as they are.

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    The newly inducted members (back row):  Ann Marie Gonzalez, Mayra Carrillo, Kaitlin Bui, Margaret Castanon, Victoria Espinosa, Jennifer Fort, Sabrina Garcia, Phuong Nguyen, Sarah Nguyen, Cameron Slaughter, Kelly Tran, and Bryttany Vu.
    The 14 returning members are (front row): Katherine Cantu - President, Rhianna Aparicio - Secretary, Mindy P. Nguyen, Celeste Garcia, Victoria Garcia, Kassandra Hudson, Mayra Mancera, Mindy H. Nguyen, Whitney Nguyen, Lindsey Phillips, Paige Stuhrenberg, Courtney Carrizales, Enriqueta Cruz, Nataly Garcia, Tammy Nguyen, Michelle Olmstead - Student Advisor, Ariana Galvan - Vice President, and Kolbe Huffman (not pictured).



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