By TYLER MASK
Although school is out for the summer, Tuesday’s Mineral Wells ISD School Board meeting revealed that big things are still going on at MWISD.
From a new school board member and a change-up in offices to recognizing students’ achievements at the state level, things are not slowing down.
This past election, Joel Hardeman chose not to run for re-election because he was ready for a change. But the school board isn’t complete without all seven of it’s members, so Lauretta Poole rose to the occasion, taking Place 6 on the council.
She was officially sworn in just before the board workshop/dinner on Tuesday. Poole was unopposed, so no election took place.
Maria Jones’ term was also up, but she chose to run for another three years. She, too, was unopposed. On top of taking Place 7 again, however, the board unanimously elected her to the role of vice president for the coming year, replacing Scott Aaron. Aaron will remain on the board.
Joe Ruelas and Scott Elder were both unanimously re-elected to their current roles as president and secretary, respectively.
Recently, four members of the high school UIL choir team traveled to Austin to compete in the UIL State Solo and Ensemble competition. All four received top honors at the competition, featuring high school vocalists from across Texas.
• J.D. Choate, first division, gold medal, male solo.
• Ana Garcia, first division, gold medal, female solo.
• Anjelica Jones, first division, gold medal, female solo.
• Chantel Ramos, secondnd division, silver medal, female solo.
“Mineral Wells ISD is proud of the courageous students who accepted the challenge of performing alone,” MWISD Public Relations Coordinator Karyn Bullock said. “Their success was due not only to their talent, but to their diligence in preparation. It takes an extreme amount of dedication, hard work and talent as well as excellent instruction from the choir director in order for a student to do well at the state competition. We thank Mr. Lorey.”