Transportation center dedicated to the former Alvin ISD official

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Leaders of the Alvin Independent School District inaugurated the Al Dietrich Transportation Center at the Heritage Complex in Colony Iowa on October 15.

Dietrich was a teacher and trainer at Alvin High School from 1957 to 1975 before becoming Alvin ISD’s first director of transportation. He died in 2013.

“We are delighted to honor Mr. Al Dietrich for leading with compassion and dignity throughout his career,” said Superintendent Carol Nelson. “We know his commitment to Alvin ISD and his lasting influences will forever be part of the district. “

Pearland ISD singers secure choir spots across the region

Sixty-eight students from Pearland and Dawson high schools secured choir spots across the region on September 27 at the Texas Music Educators Association auditions in Area 19.

“I am absolutely delighted with the quality of our choirs,” said Tom Bell, district fine arts director. “It starts with great instruction from very talented and dedicated directors and ends with students working hard to improve themselves every day.”

The Dawson High School students who won choir spots across the region are: Sarah Abraham, Joshua Benjamin, Carissa Campos, Zaccai Campos, Meredith Clarke, Benjamin Cummings, Kyle Daquioag, Isabel Fabrega, Nora Hayes, Daniel Jacob, Valeria Jimenez, Gideon Lancaster, Cameron Marshall, Ashley McKay, Olivia Moeller, Keo Morillo, Isabella NovoGradac, James Powers, Jessica Reed, Cole Ripple, Joshua Ross, Amber Schaefer, Saba Scott and Sora Srivastava.

Singers from across Pearland High School are: Jesilyn Adcock, Jenaya Alkire, Elena Ambro, Alphy Bijoy, Alex Bryan, Aidan Cedillo, Geneva Cline, Ryan Coplen, Amy Decker, Kelly Decker, Aidan Demmon, Nicole Dominguez, Laazia Ellankil, Grace Elliott, Grace Fitch, James-David Ford, Shelby Garrett, Isabella Garza, Maggie Giokas, Cassidy Gissendanner, Isabella Gonzalez, Cody Goodman, Kelley Greer, Joseph Guzman, Adam Harrington, Anna Holden, Caroline Holmes, Abigail Howse, Sean Hughes, Taylor Jackson, Konner Kauniste, Stephanie LeBlanc, Alexander Milton, Carly Paulk, Madison Poole, Evelyn Richeson, Morgan Rushing, Micah Ruth, Cristian Salinas, Alexandrea Schmidt, Drew Swinson, Tyler White and Eliza Wishart.

Music teachers recognize 2 directors of Pearland ISD

Berry Miller High School Principal Tony Barcelona and Roger Middle School Principal Adjunta Thomas recently won the Texas Music Educators Association Distinguished Administrator Award.

The designation honors senior school administrators who have been instrumental in preserving quality music education programs on their campuses and in their districts.

Thomas and Barcelona were nominated respectively by their school’s conductors, Blake Lein and Christopher Bennett.

Local students enroll at the University of Utah

Two Pearland students have joined the 2025 class at the University of Utah Salt Lake City.

Caitlyn Jones studies political science and Jiarui Zhong is a gaming specialist. Learn more about www.utah.edu.

Report: ACC a good deal

A recent study names Alvin Community College one of the most affordable colleges in the region.

The ACC has the second lowest cost per credit hour of any college in the Gulf Coast region, according to the annual Access and Accountability Report presented at the 21 October.

Tuition is around $ 70 per credit hour for district students and $ 118 for out-of-district students, the report notes. The in-district and out-of-district averages for Gulf Coast colleges are $ 85 and $ 144, respectively.

“I am very proud that we haven’t changed our pricing structure, but we are going down the list of our costs for students,” said Pam Shefman, CCA Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness and Research. “We do a great job of making sure our students have an affordable education and a quality education. “

The next CCA Board of Directors meeting will be on November 18 at 6 p.m. at the Nolan Ryan Center. Learn more about www.alvincollege.edu.

Debut of 100-foot homes at Oak Park in Meridiana

Meridiana has opened its first 100 foot residential sites within walking distance of Challenger Park and Caffey Junior High School.

Drees Custom Homes is the exclusive builder of the closed section of Oak Park, offering 14 one and two story floor plans ranging from 3,508 to 4,738 square feet. For more information, visit the model at 4614 Columbus Drive, open daily. Learn more about www.MeridianaTexas.com.


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