WIT members toured Wharton County Junior College Allied Health Programs before the Thanksgiving break.
Palacios FFA members participated in a Leadership Development Conference at Kingsville A&M on Dec 2. Students learned about how communication, self image, courage, and personal strengths play a major role in the development of relationships, teams, and organizations.  
My name is Kaleb Mikeska. I am the son of Jason and Nickie Mikeska. I am a senior at Palacios High School. I am involved in WIT, NHS, Computer Science UIL, and Science UIL. After high school, I intend to go to Texas A&M University and major in Business Management. My name is Lena Goff, and I am the daughter of Lisa and Mark Goff. I am the president of the Fellowship of Christian Sharks, a member of Stuco, and I sing in the choir at First Baptist Church of Palacios. After high school, I plan on attending Texas A&M - Corpus Christi and major in Marketing and  minor in communications.
The Palacios High School National Honor Society chapter inducted 19 new members at their annual induction ceremony Monday, October 28. These new members join the current members bringing the chapter’s total membership to 35 outstanding students. Front row, from left are Brianna Gonzalez, Patricia Castanon, Evelyn Aparicio, Anh Dang, Macy Wilson, and Huyen Ha. Second row, from left are Nikki Nguyen, Tony Lam, Vivian Nguyen, Cindy Lopez, Teresita Lopez, Angela Sanchez, Caitlin Rodgers, and Emely Pena. Back row, from left are Casimir Huffman, Jordan Peeples, Mishell Nguyen, and Jennifer Sifuentes. Not pictured Julian Diaz.
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PHS is proud to announce the Rotary Students of the Month for October, Griffin White and Lupit Mancera. "My name is Griffin White, son of Robert and Melissa White, and I am a senior at Palacios High School. I am involved with NHS, WIT, UIL Academics, and Chess Club; I also assist the district's Technology Staff. After high school, I plan on attending a state university to receive a specialized Computer Science degree and then enter the workforce as a Network Administrator."  "My name is Lupita Mancera. I am the daughter of Ramiro and Olivia Mancera. I am a current member of National Honor Society, WIT, TAFE, Scrubs Club, and the Cross Country and Track Team. After high school, I plan to attend college to pursue a degree in nursing."  
The Palacios High School Computer Science team won 2nd place team at the State UIL meet on Friday, May 3.  The Computer Science contest challenges students to study a broad range of areas in computer science and has both an individual and a team component. Competition consists of a 45-minute written exam for both components, along with a two-hour programming contest for teams.  Pictured with their medals and plaque are (left to right):  Jackson Engel, Noah Zamarripa, Coach Cindy Hlavaty, Kaleb Mikeska, and Daniel Castanon.
The top 10 students honored a PISD Employee with a Bell.   Daniel Castanon-Stephanie Busby, Justin Vu-James Popham, Noah Zamarripa-Terri Adams, Kayla Vu-Lucy Arnesen, Jackson Engel-Cindy Hlavaty, Katie Nguyen-Ray Hinds, Jordan Nguyen- Heidi Turner, Maria Muniz-Maria Popham, Dorothy Nguyen- Leslie Gerberman, Brooke Vandenbergh- Chris Page, Timothy Kessler- Bill Fort
Griffin White, a junior at Palacios High School, obtained his CompTIA A+ certification.  There are 2 certification tests required for the certification and Griffin passed both of them with flying colors.  One test that is required covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and networking connectivity issues.  The other required test covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux.  It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures.  They also recommend that the test taker have 9-12 months on the job experience. Griffin now holds the CompTIA A+ certification and the CompTIA Network+ certification.  Cindy Hlavaty, Griffin’s teacher, says that this is a huge accomplishment towards his IT career.
Computer Science UIL was held Monday, March 25 in Needville.  Please congratulate the following individuals for advancing to regional. Daniel Castanon – 1st place individual Jackson Engel – 2nd place individual Kaleb Mikeska – 3rd place individual Noah Zamarripa – 4th place indivual   These boys also received 1st place team and will advance to regionals individually as well as a team.