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By Ted Garcia, Contributor Six students from St. John Paul II High School Rotary Interact Club assisted the Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi in building a ramp for an elderly couple on Dec. 15. The “Ramp Champs” are Centurions: Aleyda Sanchez, Bianca Del Toro, Madysun Barrera, Vincent Beanes, Victoria Fuentes, Miroslava Canales and Ted Garcia, faculty sponsor of the club and academic adviser.

Students learn to recycle responsibly By Raul Altamirano, Contributor Incarnate Word Academy Elementary Level students welcomed representatives from Republic Services to discuss the importance of proper recycling on Jan. 11 in the school’s James R. Dougherty, Jr. Center. During the presentation, students were shown the various items that can and cannot be properly disposed of through the recycling process. Republic Services Recycling Manager Jonathan Keene would go on to explain to students why items such as glass and electronics are not to be tossed into students’ recycling bins at home. Angels asked Republic Services representatives questions like why plastic bottles have to be cleaned before being recycled, why recyclables must not be bagged when being disposed of and asked how students at IWA can become better recyclers overall. The latter question was answered during the end of the presentation when it was announced Republic Services would be donating brand new recycling bins for every classroom at the Elementary

Level so that Angels would be able to integrate proper recycling techniques into their daily classroom routine. The bins are to be collected weekly by the Elementary Level Girls in S.T.E.M. Club. Republic Services will also be donating larger bins to the school to be used during lunchtime at a later date.

Sixth-graders participate in a national research project By Bryan Krnavek, Contributor During December, before the Christmas break, sixth-graders from St. Pius X School participated in a national American history contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. They studied and wrote about giving

American women the right to vote and hold political office 100 years ago. For the fifth year in a row, a St. Pius X School sixth-grader Carson Pape has won the award for the Corpus Christi chapter, which has also been forwarded to the state. 

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February 2019 - Vol. 54 No. 2  

In our February issue we focus on the month of the Holy Family. We feature the unveiling of two paintings in the chapel at CHRISTUS Spohn Dr...

February 2019 - Vol. 54 No. 2  

In our February issue we focus on the month of the Holy Family. We feature the unveiling of two paintings in the chapel at CHRISTUS Spohn Dr...

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