Class acts

Kelsey Lance, of Eddy, graduated in December from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in merchandising and consumer sciences.

She is a 2013 graduate of Bruceville-Eddy High School and is the daughter of Terral and Carol Lance.

Texas State Technical College has received a 2018 Military Friendly Schools gold designation, marking the third year that TSTC has been selected as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

Up from last year’s silver designation, the gold status signifies that TSTC has programs that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within that category.

The Military Friendly Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide. TSTC serves over 1,100 veterans and their dependents across its 10 campuses statewide.

Hill College hosted a Fire Academy graduation ceremony Dec. 6 at the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center on the Hill County campus.

Area graduates included: January Boman, of Hillsboro; Jacob Elkins, of Waco; Tanner Finley, of Hillsboro; Jose Orozco, of Hillsboro; Diamond Salazar, of Whitney; Mitchell Teel, of Blum; James Upchurch, of Itasca; and Blake Watkins, of Whitney.

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