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Floresville October students of the month

Floresville October students of the month
Floresville High School students of the month Derek Moczygemba and Amber Hovanec-Carey

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October 23, 2013
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The Floresville High School October female student of the month is Amber Hovanec-Carey, the 17-year-old daughter of Cynthia Havonec-Carey and Robert Carey.

Amber is currently a member in good standing with the National Honor Society and the FHS Red Cross Club. She is also a member of Link Crew. She is a past member of Drama Club, and Family, Community, Career Leaders of America. As a former member of the Tigerettes Dance team, she assisted the team in earning several dance competition awards. Amber has participated in the VASE art competition. In addition, she has earned first-place honors in the VFW art and essay competitions.

For her efforts in the classroom, Amber has received recognition for making the “A” Honor Roll. She was also named Outstanding Student of the Year for both art and aerobics. Amber has already received the Presidential Scholarship for $12,000 and the Regional Scholarship for $2,000 from Schreiner University.

When not busy with academics and extracurricular activities, Amber is giving back to her community. She has volunteered at the local nursing home and with Habitat for Humanity. She has assisted in projects to clean up both the park and the elementary campus. Through a community outreach program, Amber has spent time cleaning houses and doing yard work. She has also volunteered at the library.

She currently works at the Oak Hills Animal Hospital four days a week.

Upon graduation in June, Amber plans to attend a private university. She is undecided on a major but is considering something in the English field with a minor in psychology.

The October male student of the month is Derek Moczygemba, the 18-year-old son of Tammy and Jimmy Moczygemba.

Derek is a member in good standing with the National Honor Society, and is a member of the Link Crew. He has been recognized for perfect attendance and for making the “A” Honor Roll for the past three years.

Derek is a member of the varsity cross-country, basketball, and track teams. He was named Academic All-District in basketball the past two years. Last year he was also named honorable mention All-District for basketball. As a member of the varsity track team his sophomore year, Derek finished third in district in the 300m hurdles and fifth in the 1600m relay. Last year, he finished district fifth in long jump and fourth in 110m hurdles. He earned first-place medals in the 300m hurdles and the 4x400 relay, advancing to area. At area, he finished third in the 4x100 relay, fourth in the 4x400 relay and first in the 300m hurdles. In addition, he earned countless medals in various practice meets.

Derek is also very active in his community. He has spent the past two summers doing community yard work. This year, Derek is a prince in the 69th annual Peanut Festival Royal Court. As a member of the court, Derek serves as an ambassador for the city of Floresville.

Upon graduation in June, Derek plans to attend either Texas State University or Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He plans to major in kinesiology and hopes to become a physical therapist.

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