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Former Americas High Football Standout Jack Fields Killed in Georgia

El Paso resident and former Americas High School and Boise State Running Back Jack Fields was killed after a confrontation in Georgia that involved local police.

According to the Augusta Chronicle, the 25-year-old Fields was staying at a local hotel when the local police department received a call regarding some sort of incident with a guest.

The report goes on to state:

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, around 8:11 p.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the hotel in reference to a “trouble with subject call.” Richmond County Deputy Stephan Psillos responded to the location and encountered Fields in the lobby of the hotel.

Psillos attempted to place handcuffs on Fields, but Fields resisted arrested. Fields pulled a knife from his coat pocket and stabbed Deputy Psillos multiple times. Psillos fired his service weapon at Fields.

According to the Idaho Statesman, Fields’ coach at Americas High School, Patrick Melton, confirmed with the Statesman that it was the same fields who played at Boise State.

Socorro ISD released the following statement regarding Field’s death:

The Socorro Independent School District and Americas High School is deeply saddened by the news about Jack Fields, a 2012 graduate of Americas High School. Jack was a respected and talented student-athlete and leader while at Americas High School. We do not know the details of the tragic incident that occurred in Georgia last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fields family, as well as the officer involved.

Fields graduated from Americas High School in 2012, ending his high school football career with over 4,000 yards rushing. That performance landed him at Boise State, where he played from 2012 to 2015.

**This story will be updated, as needed, throughout the day.

Story in Many Pics: Trailblazers Trounce Onate 35-13

It was a state line rivalry game at Socorro ISD’s SAC as the Knights from Onate High in Las Cruces took I-10 to take on the homestanding Americas Trailblazers.

While it was close at the half, the Trailblazers came out of the locker room on fire, and the ‘Blazer defense held the Knights to only 13 points en route to a 35-13 win.

Our very own Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta was there and brings you his view of the game in tonight’s “Story in Many Pics”

 

Story in Many Pics: Americas Falls to Midland Christian 22-3

The Trailblazers hosted the Mustangs of Midland Christian Friday night at the SAC, and the visitors from the Permian Basin made themselves at home, defeating Americas 22-3.

Our very own Johnny Mendiola was there and brings you his views of the game with this ‘Story in Many Pics.’

Teachers of the Year Crowned Saturday Night

Saturday night, ESC Region 19, in conjunction with Teachers Federal Credit Union, announced the 2019 Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration Winners.

Out of 21 nominated teachers, Anna Peden, elementary school teacher from Clint ISD and Eduardo Hinojos, secondary teacher from Socorro ISD, were announced as this years teachers of the year.

Peden is a 5th grade teacher at Desert Hills Elementary School and Hinojos teaches government and political science at Americas High School.

The awards ceremony took place at the El Paso Convention Center, in front of scores of educators, friends, and family.

Peden and Hinojos will now go on to represent the region, competing for the Texas teacher of the year title.

Americas High Student to Perform at Sydney Opera House

A sophomore student at Americas High School will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of performing in the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series on July 21 at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

“I am so excited and honored to be selected,” Newby-Sanchez said. “I am really looking forward to visiting Australia and being able to perform next to some of the most talented musicians in the world!”

Sienna Newby-Sanchez is one of 250 performers selected for the series from the 18,000 applicants worldwide. The violin player is eager to join accomplished, international high school performers and study under master conductors and performers in the iconic concert hall.

Newby has been mastering her instrument for five years. She currently serves as an officer for the Americas orchestra program, and is a member of the El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra. She was a top performer in the All-region orchestra competition, and earned a superior, division 1 rating for her solo at state her freshman year. She also was a two-time top-rated soloist in middle school. She also plays the cello and piano.

“We are very proud Sienna,” said Adria Dunn, orchestra director at Americas High School. “She has an amazing work ethic, practices hard on a regular basis, and consistently volunteers for any performance opportunity. She is definitely a model student when it comes to orchestra.”

The young performer was entered into the Australia honors program by nomination where she was later invited to audition. The audition was an audio recording of a seven-minute excerpt.

“It took me seven hours to record the piece before I was happy with it,” she said. “It was a lot of work and effort, but I love everything about music and performing.”

The Honors Performance Series is sponsored by WorldStrides. To learn more about the Honors Performance Series, click here.

Three Socorro ISD High Schools win Safe Sports School Award

Americas, Eastlake and Pebble Hills high schools won the Safe Sports School Award by the National Athletic Trainers Association. The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.

SISD athletic trainers said they are proud to offer the highest safety standards for students in various programs, such as soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, marching band, and dance.

“We are very proud of this award because it champions safety and recognizes that we provide a safe environment for student-athletes,” said Christopher Lopez, athletic trainer at Pebble Hills. “It reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.”

Athletic trainers provide and coordinate physical examinations before and after games to promote safe and appropriate practices. They minimize risk of a concussion, fractured bones, sprained ankles, and other life-threatening injuries such as cardiac arrest, heat illness, and exertional sickling.

“We keep the standards high for our sports medicine program and athletic teams,” said Lindsay Parrish, athletic trainer at Eastlake High School. “It is our job and our passion to make sure that every student athlete is taken care of. This award just means that we take those responsibilities to the next level.”

Athletes between the ages of 5 and 14 account for almost half of all sports-related injuries treated in hospitals, with the severity of the injury increasing with the age of the participant, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Students in the athletic trainer program said they are happy to help protect student-athletes’ health and safety. They credit the recognition of the high school programs to the support of personnel, proper planning and equipment.

“Our administrators, athletic trainers, nurses and security officers always emphasize safety,” said Kyra Saenz, a senior at Americas High School. “One of the first things you do as an athletic trainer is become CPR certified. It’s rewarding to know that we have the knowledge to prevent injuries, handle allergic reactions, work with blood pressure machines, and know how to react to emergency situations.”

SISD, EPCC to Kick Off Dual Credit Summer Program

Hundreds of Socorro Independent School District (SISD) students will earn college credit over the summer break by participating in the SISD Dual Credit Summer Program, June 5-30 at Americas High School.

The program, now in its second year and a first-of-its-kind in the area, is one of Team SISD’s endless opportunities that prepares students for college, careers and life. The four-week summer session will allow high school students to earn college credit for two courses. Students may take Education 1300, Speech 1321, Government 2305, Economics 2301, English 1301 or Criminal Justice1301 and 1306, at no cost.

More than 350 students have enrolled in the Summer Dual Credit Program, said Nancy Torres, SISD’s advanced academics coordinator.

“This year we are offering additional courses,” Torres said. “This is a great opportunity for 11th-grade students to earn college credit before their senior year of high school.”

The program is a collaboration between Team SISD and El Paso Community College. Transportation and cafeteria services will be provided for students.

What:              Dual Credit Summer Program kick-off

Who:               Students, SISD and EPCC administration, faculty and staff

Where:            Americas High School, small gym 12101 Pellicano Dr.

When:             Monday, June 5, 2017 8 – 8:40 a.m.

Socorro ISD Student Councils work to Raise Awareness for Organ Donations

In an effort to raise awareness and increase the number of organ donors within the state of Texas, student council organizations in the Socorro Independent School District partnered with Donate Life Texas to participate in “Dare to Dream. Dare to Do,” the annual Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) campaign to help the cause.

The statewide project will allow Team SISD student council groups to educate the community about the need for organ/tissue donations, and encourage them to register as donors. The goal is to make a difference by saving lives.

According to Donate Life America, 125,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants, and every 10 minutes another person is added to the list.

“A few weeks ago I met a lady who shared her story of battling cancer for more than ten years and how grateful she was for her lung and kidney transplant,” said Flor Dominguez, senior student at Socorro High School and the student council community service chair. “It wasn’t until I looked into her eyes that I fully understood the impact a donor can have.”

Each campus will strive to meet its goal of 200 registrations to have a collective total of more than 1,000 registrations. The schools will promote registrations at basketball games, school assemblies, parent nights and on their school websites.

“This is a unique project,” said Lorraine Varela, student activities director at Americas High School. “It’s teaching students the importance of giving back and true service, helping one another. We are extremely excited to be a part of such a large project that will essentially help save lives.”

To learn more about the “Dare to Dream. Dare to Do” initiative click HERE. Below are the links for the SISD school campaigns.

Americas High School

Eastlake High School

El Dorado High School

Montwood High School

Socorro High School

Pebble Hills High School

Americas High’s 20th Christmas Fair set for Friday

The 20th annual Americas High School Christmas Fair will take place this Friday, December 4th from 5:30-9:30 pm.

Officials say over 100 vendors from the El Paso and Las Cruces area will be in attendance.  Vendors will be selling handmade items such as Christmas decorations, jewelry, handbags, sports collectibles, and much more.

Entertainment will be provided by the Americas High School Fine Arts Department and delicious food provided by local food trucks and vendors.

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