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BJohnson High School senior, Kaitlyn Hawkins, has a lot to celebrate as a winner of a National MeritSafe Driving Day Results From Johnson HS PushJohnson Senior Earns National MeritScholarshipenhance its operations. Team Aireos chose the Detroit Metro Airport and added a refugee center, COVID testing center, and solar panels.The Team took first place out of allentries, and in March, they traveled to Detroit to be honored. Ambrozaitis also received congratulations from Texas Gov. Greg Abbot.y Kathi HolzschuherScholarship. Kaitlyn will receive full funding to attend Texas A&M University, where she intends to major in Mechanical Engineering.National Merit Scholarship finalists are chosen based on their PSAT scores from junior year, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, and an essay.In addition to academics, Kaitlyn is a member of the Johnson marching band and the 2022 Texas All-State Band. Congratulations Kaitlyn!Johnson Freshman Part Of Winning Esports TeamTBy Kathi Holzschuheream Aireos is a five-member esports (competitive video gaming) team. Still, only onemember, Justin Ambrozaitis, is a freshman at Johnson High School. The group originated in Michigan, where a teacher of one member suggested they enter the Global Airport Design Challenge, sponsored by the FAA.The basis for the competition is to replicate an existing airport using its existing infrastructure and add new details that willy Kathi HolzschuherBThe Johnson High School Smart Driving Club recently partnered with their SA City Councilman,John Courage, to establish a safe driving program for the city. As a result of the Club’s efforts and program presentation, SA MayorRon Nirenberg declared April 7 Safe Driving Day.Much of the program avoids distracted driving and reminds motorists of their choices before getting behind the wheel.Maya Kassis, Johnson High SchoolVarsity SoftballMBy Tracy Petersistakes are lessons learned, used to develop a person’s character. Maya Kassis believes this isespecially true in softball. Learning what works and what does not work, which techniques are best, it is all about trying and learning for Kassis, “...learning from your mistakes is what makes you a great player and an even better person!” Not just the humbleness to reflect and improve, but the relentless motivation is what produces a wonderful athlete. She credits her drive, love for the sport, and coachable attitude to making varsity softball at Johnson High School. A blast from the past for Kassis was the time when her team played in a nationalQuality Craftsmanship At Every Stroke• Interior & Exterior Painting • Fence & Deck Staining• Cabinets - Refinish• Garage Epoxy Flooring• Drywall Repair• Power Washing & MoreFREE Estimates$100 off with project of $1,000 or$200 off with project of $2,000+Magna Painting of Stone OakOver 30 Years of Hands on ExperienceCall (210) 326-9687 www.magnapainting-stoneoak.comWanna Talk About Health Insurance?‘‘I give peace of mind to individuals under 65 and to the small business owners by providing the right health insurance plan for you. Let’s Chat!”Clema Owen-PattersonLicensed Insurance Agent210-264-6834Clema2@satx.rr.comtournament in Las Vegas; that summer trip last year created unforgettable memories.Kassis has achieved the following, awarded the “THSCA Academic All State Awards, All-District Honorable Mention, NEISD All-District Academic Team, and the Hero Award.” She is a proud member of her school’s mental health club and delegate of the unity club. Being able to multi- task, stay on top of her studies and extra- curricular events, Kassis credits her parents and older sister. Even just their presence, knowing they are there too at the practice and tournaments gives Kassis that extra push to succeed. A heart for people, Kassis will pursue the medical route in college, majoring in biology.10www.stoneoakhighlights.comMay 2022

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