Monday, October 31, 2016

Calling All Pine Tree Pirates! - Cash for My High School Ends November 1

Let's go Pine Tree Pirates - the Pirates are in second place going into the final week of competition!

Text 1Pirates to 43101 each day. One text per day! Keep those texts coming!

There will be 2 Grand Prize Schools each winning $10,000 and 2 Runner-up Schools each winning $5,000. Let's go Pirates and bring home the Grand Prize of $10,000 for Pine Tree High School.


Last day of competition is November 1 - Pirates let's stay strong and text each day!



Friday, October 28, 2016

Online Child Safety Resources Added to new Pine Tree ISD Website

Pine Tree ISD has added Online Child Safety Resources to the district's new and enhanced website.

The resources include:  Child Safety on the Internet, Computer Security and Safety Tips, Digital Safety:  Staying Safe Online, Kids Rules for Online Safety, FBI: Safe Online Surfing Game, Teacher Your Child Internet Safety and Tips for Staying Safe on Facebook.

These resources can be found on the homepage by clicking on the Parent tab.


Pine Tree Celebrates Senior Night and PINK OUT at Final Home Game

The Pine Tree Pirates will host the Marshall Mavericks at the final home game of the 2016-2017 season.  Seniors will be recognized pre-game and the Pirates will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with PINK OUT.

Come out and support your Pine Tree Pirates!  Game time is 7:30 p.m. GO PIRATES!




Thursday, October 27, 2016

PTHS THEATRE PRODUCTION WILLY WONKA OPENS TONIGHT

The Pine Tree High School Theatre Department will present Willy Wonka October 27, 29 and 30 in the Pine Tree High School Theatre.  Performance times on October 27 & 29 is 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on October 30.
Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for Students and Faculty (with ID).

Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone, or online at the Pine Tree Theatre webpage http://www.pinetreetheatre.com/.



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CALLING ALL PINE TREE PIRATES! CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL ENDS NOVEMBER 1

Let's go Pine Tree Pirates - the Pirates are in second place going into the final week of competition!

Text 1Pirates to 43101 each day. One text per day!  Keep those texts coming!

There will be 2 Grand Prize Schools each winning $10,000 and 2 Runner-up Schools each winning $5,000.   Let's go Pirates and bring home the Grand Prize of $10,000 for Pine Tree High School.

Last day of competition is November 1 - Pirates let's stay strong and text each day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pine Tree Junior High Students Participate in Mix It Up Lunch Day

Pine Tree Junior High students will participate in the Mix It Up at Lunch Day event today.  A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance in 2002, Mix It Up at Lunch day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.

Today Pine Tree Junior High students will receive a colored fortune cookie as they enter the cafeteria for lunch.  They will sit at the table with the corresponding color.  The "fortune" inside is inspirational and promotes kindness.  Discussion questions are provided to students to help facilitate conversation at the table with their new classmates.


PINE TREE EDUCATION FOUNDATION SPIRIT NIGHT 2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH - SUPPORT PTEF!

Papa John's Pizza wants to make a date with PT Pirates the second Tuesday of each month.

When customers order lunch or dinner from Papa John's the second Tuesday of each month, 20% of total sales that day benefits the foundation.  Simply mention Pine Tree ISD when ordering your favorite pizza!

It's a fun and delicious day to raise money for the PT Education Foundation. 
Mark your calendars!  Papa John's Pizza at both locations - 1409-C Loop 281W and 905 E. Marshall, Suite 101. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

PTEF SPIRIT NIGHT OCTOBER 25 AT CHICK-FIL-A

Come support the Pine Tree Education Foundation at Chick-fil-a Spirit Night Tuesday, October 25 from 4-10 p.m. at the Gilmer Road Chick-fil-a. 


Ten percent of all sales from 4-10 p.m. will be donated to PTEF which helps fund teacher grants & dual-credit scholarships at PTISD.  


Wear your blue and gold and come support the Pine Tree Education Foundation!





PTHS THEATRE PRODUCTION OF WILLY WONKA OPENS OCTOBER 27

The Pine Tree High School Theatre Department will present Willy Wonka October 27, 29 and 30 in the Pine Tree High School Theatre.  Performance times on October 27 & 29 is 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on October 29 and 30.
Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for Students and Faculty (with ID).

Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone, or online at the Pine Tree Theatre webpage http://www.pinetreetheatre.com/.


PERFORMANCE UPDATE:  The Saturday October 29 2:00 p.m. production has been cancelled.  


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pine Tree Senior Shaffer Russell Named Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner


Longview, TX  (October 20, 2016) – There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Today, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Shaffer Russell from Pine Tree High School and his dedication to never cutting corners by naming him a School Winner.

“Shaffer is known by his teachers and friends for his commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing his hard work,” said Cindy Gabehart, Pine Tree High School Principal. 

Shaffer Russell

Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases.

Both School Winners and State Finalists have been announced today. School Winners will receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. State Finalists will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 gift card. From the group of State Finalists, one senior male and female will be selected from each state and announced as State Winners on October 20.
For more information or to track a student’s progress through the competition, please visit www.WendysHeisman.com.

About Wendy's High School Heisman
The Wendy's High School Heisman was created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas in 1994.  Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.  While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college.
Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy's High School Heisman program.
Twenty-two years later, Wendy's High School Heisman has honored more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy's values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.
The Wendy's High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy's and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®

About Wendy's
The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world's third largest quick-service hamburger restaurant chain. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 restaurants in 29 countries and U.S. territories. For more information, visit www.wendys.com.

The Wendy's name and design and the Wendy's High School Heisman and design are trademarks of Quality Is Our Recipe, LLC.  The Heisman Memorial Trophy, Heisman name and Heisman Trophy figure are registered trademarks of the Heisman Trophy Trust, used with permission.

Contacts:
Frank Vamos                                                      Steven Coulombe
frank.vamos@wendys.com                                    steven.coulombe@ketchum.com
614-764-8477                                                    404-879-9292


PTHS THEATRE DEBUTS WILLY WONKA OCTOBER 27

The Pine Tree High School Theatre Department will present Willy Wonka October 27, 29 and 30 in the Pine Tree High School Theatre.  Performance times on October 27 & 29 is 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on October 29 and 30.
Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for Students and Faculty (with ID).

Tickets can be purchased at the door, by phone, or online at the Pine Tree Theatre webpage http://www.pinetreetheatre.com/.




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pine Tree High School Band Receives Three "1" Ratings at UIL Competition

The Pine Tree High School  Band performed at the UIL Region IV Marching Contest Tuesday, October 18 at Mt. Pleasant High School.  

The band received 3- straight "1" ratings for its performance.  In addition, it was the only 5A band at the contest to have earned 3 superior ratings.  The blended military show that also had corps elements was a big hit for this season.  

Congratulations to Mark Melton and "The Pride!"

GO PIRATES! CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL WEEK 8

Let's go Pirates - Text 1Pirates to 43101 each day. One text per day!  Keep those texts coming!

There will be 2 Grand Prize Schools each winning $10,000 and 2 Runner-up Schools each winning $5,000.   Let's go Pirates and bring home the Grand Prize!

Last day of competition is November 1 - Pirates let's stay strong and text each day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pine Tree Fishing Club Makes Great Showing at Rayburn Tournament

The Pine Tree Fishing Club made a great showing at the Lake Sam Rayburn tournament on October 15.  Out of 114 teams that competed less than half were able to weigh in.

Pine Tree anglers Treston Braley and Noah Quintanilla placed fourth with Merrick Taylor and Connor Mayeaux weighed in at 23rd place.  Alex Aguilar captured 25th place and Christian Arevalo and Auturo Perez bringing home 59th place.

Overall PT teams  moved up the leader board for the year!  Congratulations to our PT Pirates!


PINE TREE HIGH SCHOOL BAND COMPETES IN UIL MARCHING CONTEST TODAY

The Pine Tree High School Band will be competing in UIL Marching Contest today in Mt. Pleasant. The Pride is scheduled to compete at 3:15 p.m.

Live streaming is available at http://easttexastoday.com/article.php?articleID=14357

GO PIRATES!


PINE TREE INVITES PARENTS AND COMMUNITY TO DRUG AWARENESS MEETING TONIGHT

Pine Tree ISD will host a drug awareness and prevention parent and community meeting Tuesday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m. on the Community Center.

This community wide seminar will discuss drug awareness and prevention as well as a discussion of current drugs presented by the district's School Resource Officers.

PT Parents and the community are invited to attend.

Monday, October 17, 2016

PTHS CHOIR STUDENTS SHOW WELL AT ALL REGION COMPETITION

Pine Tree High School choir students showed well at the All Region Competition on October 15.

The following students advanced and will perform in concert on Saturday, November 12.

Soprano 1:
Emilee Fowler, 2nd chair**
Savannah Harrold, 7th chair**
Jasmine Martinez, 8th chair

Soprano 2:
Taylor McDaniel, 7th chair**
Tianna Bond, 11th chair

Alto 1:
Chloe Crouch, 6th chair**
Laura Ford, 9th chair

Alto 2:
Lili Martinez, 2nd chair**
Sarai Saldana, 6th chair**
Bryanna Hosmer, 8th chair**

Tenor 1:
Kemaro Collins, 5th chair**
Nathan Bowen, 6th chair**

Tenor 2:
Kietraille Sutton, 2nd chair**
Tyrese Smith, 3rd chair**

Bass 1:
Thomas Bradshaw, 5th chair**

Bass 2:
Robby Childers, 1st chair**
Daniel Hernandez, 6th chair**

** Students who will continue in the All-State choir process and audition at pre area in November

The competition consists of schools throughout the region.  The top 12 women and the top men will advance.

Congratulations, PTHS Students!

Chick-fil-A Hosts Pine Tree Education Foundation Spirit Night October 25

Come support the Pine Tree Education Foundation at Chick-fil-a Spirit Night Tuesday, October 25 from 4-10 p.m. at the Gilmer Road Chick-fil-a. 

Ten percent of all sales from 4-10 p.m. will be donated to PTEF which helps fund teacher grants & dual-credit scholarships at PTISD.  

Wear your blue and gold and come support the Pine Tree Education Foundation!





PTISD ANNOUNCES DRUG AWARENESS PREVENTION PARENT AND COMMUNITY MEETING

Pine Tree ISD will host a drug awareness and prevention parent and community meeting Tuesday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m. on the Community Center.

This community wide seminar will discuss drug awareness and prevention as well as a discussion of current drugs presented by the district's School Resource Officers.

PT Parents and the community are invited to attend.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pine Tree ISD Celebrates Digital Citizenship

Pine Tree ISD will celebrate digital citizenship throughout the month of October with district wide events.

Primary (October 10-14) - Students are coding in computer lab and video lessons will be taught each day.
Birch Elementary (October 10-14) - Students dressed up to represent different citizenship responsibilities.
Parkway Elementary (October 24-28) - Students will write their own personal pledges about being good citizens in their everyday lives.  A pledge will take the form of a motto or a slogan, a song or a rap.
Middle School (October 24-28) - Focus areas for the week will include:  Monday: Self Image and Identity and Responsibility, Tuesday:  Relationships and Communication, Wednesday: Cyber Bullying - the power of words, Thursday: Stereotypes from media messages and Friday:  Be a Digital Hero.
Junior High (October 24-28) - DC posters posted at campus, Elective classes to complete various activities during the week and morning announcements to run clips about Digital Citizenship
High School (October 24-28) - DC posters posted at campus, MAPS, World Geo and CTE classes are doing varied DC activities each day, morning announcements running small vignettes of digital citizenship best practices all week
ExCEL (October 24-28) - DC posters posted at campus
P.A.C.E. (October 24-28) - DC posters posted at campus and announcements with DC lessons for students

Digital Citizenship Week is a time to engage students, teachers, and families in your community in thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly online.



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PINE TREE HIGH SCHOOL MAINTAINS 1ST PLACE IN CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION - GO PIRATES!

Pine Tree High School maintained 1st place in the Cash for My High School competition sponsored by Super 1 through week 5!

Let's go Pirates - Text 1Pirates to 43101 each day. One text per day!  Keep those texts coming!

There will be 2 Grand Prize Schools each winning $10,000 and 2 Runner-up Schools each winning $5,000.

 Let's go Pirates and bring home the Grand Prize!

FARMERS INSURANCE DONATES SUPPLIES TO PT CAMPUSES

Anna Rodriguez,with Farmers Insurance, donated orange safety vests to PT Middle School for the Go Time Cross Country students. Ms. Rodriguez also donated sharpies for the art class at Parkway Elementary School.  Art Teacher at Parkway Elementary is Misti Scaggs.

Thank you, Farmers Insurance, for your generous donations.  


Rusty  Robinett, Principal, Anna Rodriguez,
Teacher Jo McKnight and a Middle School student
proudly models the new vest


Anna Rodriguez with Farmers Insurance donates art supplies to
Parkway Elementary Art Teacher Misti Scaggs



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

PT CHOIR STUDENTS SELECTED TO TMEA REGION CHOIR

Congratulations to the following Pine Tree choir students for being selected to the TMEA Region 4 Choir!

Angelina Pruitt - Chair 3 Soprano 1
LeeAnne Gannon - Chair 13 Soprano 1
Jerusalem Briseno - Chair 9 Alto
Taryn Horton - Chair 12 Alto
Grayson Cary - Chair 3 Tenor 1
Keelan Wolf - Chair 7 Tenor 1
Michael Donnell - Chair 14 Tenor 1
Keegan Klepper - Chair 1 Bass
Dalan Ramthun - Chair 5 Bass
Zach Keys - Chair 12 Bass
Elijah Hall - Chair 16 and 1st Alternate Bass

These students will represent Pine Tree by performing on November 12th at the TMEA Region 4 choir concert at Mt Pleasant High School.


Monday, October 10, 2016

PINE TREE ISD HOSTS SECOND COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT OCTOBER 13

Pine Tree ISD will host Coffee with the Superintendent Thursday, October 13 at 7:45 a.m. at Pine Tree Junior High School in the library.


Parents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with Superintendent TJ Farler.

Parents are invited to discuss district initiatives and accomplishments, ask questions and share your vision for Pine Tree Schools.

For additional information contact the PTISD Communications Department at 903-295-5136.

Friday, October 7, 2016

PT PTA HOSTS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT OCTOBER 15

Pine Tree PTA will present Family Movie Night showing  The Angry Birds Movie Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pine Tree High School band practice field located off of Northwest Drive.

This free movie is open to Pine Tree students and families.  Popcorn, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your blankets and chairs for a family fun event.



PINE TREE EDUCATION FOUNDATION SPIRIT DAY OCTOBER 11 AT PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA

Papa John's Pizza wants to make a date with PT Pirates on Tuesday, October 11 for Spirit Day benefiting the Pine Tree Education Foundation.

When customers order lunch or dinner from Papa John's next Tuesday the 11th, 20% of total sales that day benefits the foundation.  Simply mention Pine Tree ISD when ordering your favorite pizza!

It's a fun and delicious day to raise money for the PT Education Foundation.

Each second Tuesday of each month for the rest of the school year, Papa John's will donate proceeds to the foundation as well.

Mark your calendars!  Tuesday, October 11 ALL DAY at Papa John's Pizza at both locations - 1409-C Loop 281W and 905 E. Marshall, Suite 101.






PTHS THEATRE TO PRESENT WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

The Pine Tree High School Theatre Department will present "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" October 27, 29 and 30 in the Pine Tree High School Theatre.

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which features the songs from the classic film Willy Wonks and the Chocolate Factory.

A family friendly show.....Teacher and Student Discounts.

Purchase your tickets today at https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/purchase.php?event_id=4907 



Thursday, October 6, 2016

TWENTY-SEVEN PTHS STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR AP SCHOLAR AWARDS

Twenty-seven students at Pine Tree High School have earned AP Scholar Awards inrecognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

At Pine Tree High School one student qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. The Pine Tree High School student receiving this honor is James McNaney.

Five students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Andrea Jenkins, James McNaney, Natalie Poss, Katelyn White, and Jerry Zhang.

Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Brenan Alley, Dominique Cope, Jeffery Counts, Colby Holloman, Megan Kelly, Joel Ramirez, and Audrey Soltau.

Fifteen students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are Evan Barron, Gavyn Diviney, Rachel Drennan, Gretchen English, Arianna Fuentez, Meredith Green, William Harris, Ian Hernandez, Dillon Lightfoot, Brendon Mayhall, Ian Nation, Arya Reddy, Clara Richardson, Tyler Russell, Christopher Schaetz.

This year's recipients at Pine Tree High School are juniors Meredith Green, William Harris, Clara Richardson, Tyler Russell, Christopher Schaetz, Dominique Cope, Jeffery Counts, Colby Holloman, Joel Ramirez, and Audrey Soltau. These students have at least one more year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award.
 
Pine Tree High School offers 15 AP courses in which students are provided the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. In eight of these 15 courses, Pine Tree students performed above the state average. These courses include Biology, Calculus, English Language & Composition, Physics, and US History. They performed above the national and global averages in Studio Art Drawing, Studio Art 2-D Design, and English Literature and Composition.

Through 37 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers who ensure AP Exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. 

More than 3600 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students
to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to 
expand access to higher education. 

Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equality in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success - including the SAT@ and the Advanced Placement Program. 

The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.

CASH FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL - PTHS MAINTAINS FIRST PLACE THROUGH WEEK 5


Pine Tree High School maintained 1st place in the Cash for My High School competition sponsored by Super 1 through week 5!

Let's go Pirates - Text 1Pirates to 43101 each day. One text per day!

There will be 2 Grand Prize Schools each winning $10,000 and 2 Runner-up Schools each winning $5,000.

 Let's go Pirates and bring home the Grand Prize!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

PTISD TEACHERS HONORED AT REGION 7 CELEBRATION

Two PTISD teachers were honored and recognized at the 2017 Teacher of the Year Reception and Celebration hosted by Region 7.

Susan Curtis, 8th Grade English, Language Arts and Reading Teacher at Pine Tree Junior High, and Christen Stowers, Reading Instructional Coach at Birch Elementary, were recognized at this year's event.

Congratulations!

PTJH Principal Vanessa Robinson, Susan Curtis, Christen Stowers and
PT Birch Elementary Principal Melanie Bridges at Region 7 Celebration 





Monday, October 3, 2016

Coffee with the Superintendent Slated for October 6 at Pine Tree Middle School

Pine Tree ISD will host Coffee with the Superintendent - Thursday, October 6 at 7:45 a.m. at Pine Tree Middle School in the library.


Parents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with Superintendent TJ Farler.

Parents are invited to discuss district initiatives and accomplishments, ask questions and share your vision for Pine Tree Schools.

For additional information contact the PTISD Communications Department at 903-295-5136.

PTISD KICKS OFF HOMECOMING WEEK, HONORS ALUMNI


Pine Tree ISD kicks off activities during Homecoming Week 2016 with campuses celebrating with special dress up days including Dress Like a Pirate, Homecoming Wear - Blue and Gold, Neon Day, Disney Day, Pirate Day, Wacky Wednesday and Laugh at the Lions Day on Thursday.

The Chant, "It's great to be a Pirate" will be taught throughout the district in celebration of Homecoming Week! The Band Kids Forever will host the annual Homecoming Tailgate Party starting at 5:00 p.m. at Pirate Stadium. 

Pine Tree ISD will recognize three graduates as this year's 2016 recipients of the highest honor awarded to a former student of Pine Tree ISD, the Distinguished Alumni Award. The 2016 recipients will be honored during Pine Tree's homecoming with the Pirates taking on the Greenville Lions on Friday.

This year's honorees are:

Anthony Rider, Class of 1962
Anthony Rider is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Chief of the Behavioral Science Unit, FBI Academy with Top Secret Security Clearance with over 27 years’ experience. He contracted as a Special Investigator for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the U. S Department of State and served as a consultant for the Office of Investigations, and for the Office of the Inspector General for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Anthony served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force specializing in Intelligence Operations. Anthony earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Police Science and a Master of Law Enforcement from Sam Houston State University. Anthony currently resided in retirement in California with his wife Ruth. They have three adult daughters and spend time with the family, including their grandchildren.

Robin Hardwicke, Class of 1986
Robin L. Hardwicke, PhD. RN, FNP-C, AACRN is a Professor of General Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology-Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Robin earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Tyler and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Robin received her Doctorate in Philosophy of Science from Texas Woman’s University with her Dissertation “HIV Testing within Emergency Departments: A Descriptive Study Assessing Barriers and Potential Solutions” Robin manages the HIV-infected pregnant women represented in UT outpatient and inpatient settings. Her research effort at UT focus on the area of HIV/AIDS. Robin serves on many professional boards, focusing on education, at the local and national levels and serves as a mentor for residents and their research. Robin has numerous local, national and international publications and abstracts along with multiple awards.

Jeff Glover, Class of 1987
Jeff Glover has established a successful Chick-Fil-A franchise in Northwest Austin. Jeff developed a service model for both the indoor and outdoor customer experience that has been adopted by the Chick-Fil-A chain and laid the ground work for the Chick-Fil-A One App. Jeff begin his career under Longview’s Chick-Fil-A franchise owner, Chuck King. When it became apparent the Chick-Fil-A restaurant needed to expand, resulting in being closed for five months, Jeff made the decision to continue to pay his entire staff and give them a $1 per hour raise for staying with him. Jeff has lead two Work to Life trips to Uganda, established a medical clinic and built homes for HIV/AIDS children at the Cherish Uganda site. He co-led a construction facilitated planning trip to a Mexican orphanage and is a Children Ministry Worship Leader at Lake Hills Church in Austin, TX. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. Jeff has been married to his wife Steffany for 22 years and they have two daughters.