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Psychology Awareness Week observed during lunch times at SMHS.

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SMHS teacher Kerry Bekkedahl participates in a sensation and perception experiment with students Arielle Cruz, Miranda Doss, Emily Gonzales, Mercedes Lara, and Jacklyn Canales.

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AP Psychology student Madeline Bumgardner collects data on the use of the non-dominant hand for a co-curricular research project with AP Statistics classes.

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Psychology Club VP Miranda Doss with Dr. Rebecca Deason, demonstrating the use of an EEG for research cognition.

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SMHS club observes Psychology Awareness Week

The San Marcos High School Psychology students have been busy as they recently observed Psychology Awareness Week.

Recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution Awards include (front row) Alyce Parra of San Marcos High School; Jerry Sainah and Mackenzie Heldstab of San Marcos Academy; and Emily King, Demetri Ruiz and Kayla Wagnar of Texas State University. At the far right is Past DAR Regent Mary Whalin. On the back row are Lynda Dawson, DAR Regent; LTC Tony Williams of the San Marcos High School JROTC; Shelley Henry of San Marcos Academy; and LTC Jose Garcia and LTC Mathew Fehrman, both from Texas State. Not pictured is Brianna Pratt of San Marcos High School.

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Local DAR honors seven with student awards

Six students were presented awards from the Capt. Thomas Moore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution during a luncheon at the Price Seniors Center Feb. 18.

Recipients of these awards are selected for demonstrating the qualities of leadership, good character, dependability, service and patriotism.

The Bronze Junior ROTC Medal was presented to cadets Alyce Parra of the San Marcos High School’s Air Force JROTC and Jerry Sainah of San Marcos Academy’s Army JROTC program.

SMYRA brings rugby to Mendez Elementary School students

The San Marcos Youth Rugby Association (SMYRA) plans to hold their first season of youth "non-contact" rugby this next month and will further introduce this international sport by organizing a city-wide summer youth rugby league. The league will be coed and non-contact.

Recently, SMYRA put on a presentation at Irene K. Mendez Elementary in San Marcos. The group taught the basics of the game to kids in grades 3 – 5, with teachers and administrators participating in the action. Teachers Moon Hernandez and Deryk Lindsey were instrumental in helping bring the event to the school.

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