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October 6, 2009
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
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Ramirez Honored at Chamber Luncheon

       Allison Ramirez, a junior at North Shore Senior High School, was recognized as the Galena Park ISD Student of the Month during the October 2 North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
       Ramirez was recently elected by her peers to serve as the District 2 FFA Secretary and is the first FFA member from North Shore to ever be elected to a District FFA Office. She represents a wide range of districts including Galena Park, Houston, Humble, Spring, North Forest, Aldine, Crosby, Huffman, Sheldon and Alief.
       During her year as secretary she will conduct meetings using Parliamentary Procedure, produce leadership academies, speak to fellow FFA members and overall promote successful leadership.
       Allison has been involved with the FFA throughout her high school career. She is a calf scramble winner at several events during the last school year, including scrambles in Austin, Fort Worth and the Harris County Fair and Expo.
       She is preparing to show her red Brahman heifer “Khloe” at the Harris County Fair, the Harris County Expo and the Galena Park ISD FFA show, all in the next seven weeks. Khloe is now a media star thanks to the coverage she received after she got spooked and ran across Highway 90 after a routine visit to the veterinarian in Crosby. Luckily for Khloe, and for Allison, she was found a couple of days later in a pasture with other red Brahmans and returned to her pen and is now preparing for the upcoming competitions.
       Allison’s favorite classes are canine science and agricultural mechanics. She would like to attend Sam Houston State University and study agriculture and industrial science and then return to the area to teach agriculture at a local high school.

Allison Ramirez
      Shown (l-r) are: by Ken Wallace, Principal at North Shore Senior High School; Allison Ramirez; Stephanie Jones, agriculture teacher at North Shore Senior High School; and Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools.