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Seven Ballinger High School students take division 1 ratings in UIL Regional Vocal Competition & advance to state.

The below release was written by BISD choir director, Dale Elllis

Ballinger High School students Evan Busenlehner, Emma Cullen, Kira Garcia, Tashaja Gonzales, Conner Gray, Reagan Helms, and Aiden Knight each received Division 1 (Superior) ratings and gold medals on their class 1 (high difficulty level) vocal solos at the Region 6 UIL Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest, held at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Saturday, February 6. Each of these students are qualified for participation in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, to be held virtually this year at a time yet to be determined near the end of May.

Seven Ballinger choir students took Division 1 ratings at the UIL Regional choir competition, qualifying for state. Top row L-R : Conner Gray, Aiden Knight, Evan Busenlehner, Reagan Helms.
Bottom row, L-R: Kira Garcia, Emma Cullen, Tashaja (TJ) Gonzales

Each of these vocal students demonstrated great preparation and presented wonderful performances. They each made huge strides in developing their vocal abilities and were recognized by Vocal Chair for Region 6, Landon Gilmore, for their maturity and appropriate representation of their school.

Ida Lee Ellis played the piano accompaniments for the students.

Dale Ellis is director of BISD secondary choral activities. Ballinger Junior High Band Director Matthew Cleveland greatly assisted the students in their preparation and warm-ups for their performances.

Paint Rock Masonic Lodge Community Builder award

On February 4th, 2021, at a Open presentation of Paint Rock Masonic  Lodge # 613, Mr. Duane Joseph Schniers  of Paint Rock Community was presented  the  Masonic Community Builder Award, for his  many contributions to  Paint Rock Community.  The award, is for his many years of serving his  Community and for his honest and  integrity as a carpenter and contractor in the area, for being Mayor of the City of Paint Rock for many years, and for assisting with fundraisers during Hunter Appreciation weeks and Concho County Livestock events.  We would like  to recognize Mr. Schniers's  contributions thru this Award.