Student earns Eagle Scout rank
Jamie Hammang, 18, son of Tom and Amy Dunlop of Austin, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest recognition in the Boy Scouts. Hammang built and decorated ten benches and sold them in a silent auction that benefited Camp Bluebonnet, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes. His project raised more than $1,500. Hammang is a member of Troop 441, which is chartered by Lake Travis United Methodist Church and is a senior at Concordia High School.
San Marcos teacher wins national award
Chris Hanson, orchestra director at San Marcos High School, was one of 20 music teachers recognized as “MusicEd Idols” by the Give a Note Foundation at the National Music Education Conference in Grapevine in November. Hanson also was one of five teachers selected to take part in a panel discussion on how to help students reach their full potential in music. The award included a $1,000 grant for the music program at San Marcos High.