Tivy High School Senior Jonathan Halpin has received the Exceptional Senior Award presented by Texas Representative Chip Roy, whose congressional district includes Kerrville.
The second annual Exceptional Senior Award is presented to stellar seniors across Texas’ 21st Congressional District for the graduating Class of 2021. The winners of this award are students that have consistently displayed high levels of character, leadership, integrity, and diligence through their philanthropic activities, academic success, and reputations among peers and teachers.
“Jonathan is an exceptional leader on campus. He quietly excels in all he does, and is humble in every accomplishment,” said Tivy High School Principal Shelby Balser.
Kerrville ISD is proud to announce that Hillarie Swanner, of Hal Peterson Middle School, has been appointed to the Pre-AP National Faculty for demonstrating effective teaching practices, proven classroom success, and her experience leading professional learning.
“I am very proud of Mrs. Swanner and her desire to seek out opportunities to grow professionally,” said Heather Engstrom, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.
After a rigorous application process, Swanner was selected to represent and serve as National Faculty for the Pre-AP Program, joining more than 250 National Faculty members from across the United States.
– Tivy High School Senior Lee McDonald has earned his FAA Drone Pilot License, the first Tivy student to complete the process through the Career & Technology Education Aviation pathway offered for students at Tivy.
McDonald went through the training program with about 20-hours’ worth of video and quizzes before taking the test in San Antonio at the beginning of February.
All the studying and practice paid off, as McDonald passed the test with flying colors, narrowly missing out on a perfect score with one missed question.
“I think it feels cool that I have it,” McDonald said.
Tivy High School Air Force Junior ROTC Cadets Lee McDonald and Jonathan Halpin have received scholarships to attend an accredited aviation university participating in a private pilot license training program this summer.