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Registration continues for fall classes
girl registeringA total of 3,703 students have enrolled for fall 2016 classes, which are set to begin Aug. 22.

According to SWTJC Registrar Luis Fernandez, the last day to register for classes will be Friday, Aug. 12, with late registration scheduled for Aug. 15 - 23.

Any student coming in to register during the late registration period should have been awarded financial aid or have a payment option in mind.

“It doesn’t do us or the student any good to have them register for classes and then have to drop them after two weeks due to lack of payment,” Fernandez said. “We encourage registered students to visit with the financial aid and business offices to make sure they have been awarded financial aid assistance and are paid up.”

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SWTJC honor society students earn RGC scholarships
Ryan and Ruth sitting with Dr. SorrelsBy Laura Nelson|Rio Grande College

Recent Southwest Texas Junior College graduates Ruth Yaritza Alcantar and Ryan J. Alldritt demonstrated their academic chops by achieving membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for students enrolled in two-year institutions which also earned them Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College Excellence Scholarships.

To be inducted into PTK, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) while attending full-time and then must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout their junior college career. To earn the Rio Grande College Excellence scholarship, students must be a member of PTK or similar honor organization with an overall GPA of 3.2 and must enroll at RGC with a minimum of nine hours for the fall and spring semesters. This scholarship awards students up to $2,000 per year and is renewable for those who attend a financial literacy course, take courses on their official degree plan, and maintain the specified academic standards.

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SWTJC cosmetology students compete in annual summer contest
winnersSWTJC cosmetology student Jo Brandon Sepeda was the first place winner in the annual summer SWTJC Salon Management Contest held at the Uvalde campus. 

Second place winner was April Romo, while Priscilla Amaro placed third. A total of 15 students participated in the contest. 

Contestants created a salon layout project for their dream salon, following all the rules and regulations from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. 

The salon models were judged on neatness, interior design, pleasing to the eye, creativity and workmanship.

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SWTJC-bound Hutto heads to national rodeo
Hutto action shotby: Lane Riggs|Uvalde Leader News

D’Hanis High School class of 2016 graduate Mitchell Hutto, son of John Hutto and Julie Skiles, has earned a spot as a competitor in the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Gillette, Wyoming, at the CAM-PLEX event facility.

In the rodeo, which begins today and ends Saturday, Hutto will be competing in the steer wrestling event.

The rodeo, billed as “the world’s largest rodeo,” lives up to its name with more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, and Australia.

Competitors have the chance to win more than $200,000 in prizes, in addition to more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a NHSFR world champion.

In order to claim the NHSFR title, the competitor must finish in the top 20, based on combined scores and/or times in the first two rounds.

If the contestants are within the top 20, they will then advance to the final round, held on July 23. The champions will be determined based on their three-round combined times and scores.

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SWTJC holds dual credit orientation for fall classes
Dual Credit OrienationApproximately 100 high school students from area high schools, as well as home schooled students, attended the dual credit orientation session held Wednesday, July 13 in Uvalde.

"We were pleased with the turnout for this session," said Savanna Hernandez outreach coordinator. "For those who could not make it to this session, we have an additional session scheduled for next month."

The session is scheduled on Friday, Aug.26 in Uvalde on the SWTJC campus.

Students who have previously taken a dual credit course through SWTJC are not required to attend the orientation session. Attendance is mandatory for all first-time dual credit students.

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SWTJC cosmetology students place in nationals SkillsUSA competition
Cosmetology winnersPHOTO: From left to right, Laura Rodriguez, Selina Almendarez (model), Gabriela Guedea, Jalisa Medina (model), Brittany Reyes, Leeann Flores (model) recently returned from the nationals SkillsUSA competition.

SWTJC student Laura Rodriguez was awarded the bronze medal in nail care category at the 52nd Annual National Leadership SkillsUSA Conference held June 20-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rodriguez began her training in the Uvalde High School cosmetology program and has been at SWTJC since the fall of 2015. Selina Almendarez was Rodriguez’s nail model at the national championships.

Brittany Reyes of Cotulla scored with a Skill Point Certificate in esthetics. Leeann Flores served as her model.

In the secondary division, Gabriela Guedea of Uvalde place seventh overall in the nail care competition, with Jalisa Medina sitting in as her model.

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