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Comal ISD Trustees Recognize Student Leaders and Top Volleyball Coach

2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy participants honored by Comal ISD trustees Wednesday include, from left, Baiden Martinez, Katherine Threm, Tytus Gonzalez, Cali Wiatrek and Tulip Juarez.

Comal ISD’s Board of Trustees recognized a dozen students and a head volleyball coach at their monthly meeting on Wednesday.

Honored were:

Smithson Valley High School (SVHS) Senior Tytus Gonzalez

Gonzalez served as a 2021 Bank of America student leader this summer, one of four students selected from 320 San Antonio-area students. He was honored by trustees for serving an eight-week internship with a local nonprofit organization.

He also volunteers on a regular basis and is a member of the SVHS theater department. He participated in this summer’s American Legion Boys State leadership program.

Smithson Valley Eleventh Graders Abigail Permenter and Wyatt Sedlak

The two students are working as student election clerks for the Nov. 2 election. The program is sponsored by the Texas Secretary of State’s office and provides students who are 16 years of age or older the opportunity to participate in the electoral process by serving as election clerks at the polling place during early voting or on election day.

Nine Middle School and High School Students for 2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy

Nine Comal ISD students who participated in Education in Action’s summer 2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps were honored at the trustees’ meeting. They were nominated based on their leadership abilities, academic success and involvement in school and community activities.

The 2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy participants from Comal ISD included the following students: Trent Fagala, Elija Kirkland, Joaquin Kirkland and Baiden Martinez from Pieper Middle School; Chief Rendon from Mountain Valley Middle School; Tulip Juarez and Cali Wiatrek from Memorial Early College High School; and Averi Monk and Katherine Threm from Church Hill Middle School.

Canyon High School Head Volleyball Coach Heather Sanders

Canyon High School (CHS) Head Volleyball Coach Heather Sanders was recognized for her 700th career win on Oct. 19, when her team played Tivy High School.

Sanders has coached 10 district championships with four state appearances, three state bronze-medalist teams and a state silver-medalist team in 2001. She also is a two-time Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Coach.

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