Spotlight

Manuel Patino

Manuel Patino (8) is a student here at Garner involved in a lot of activities outside of school. Manuel is involved in soccer, plays guitar, is in Principles of Hospitality which is home economics, and is an all-star at sports. And besides all the activities, he is an amazing person and smart.

Manuel’s favorite sport is soccer, which is what he practices the most out of everything Manuel plays for the San Antonio Crocketteers. When he’s not out on the field kicking a ball on his free time he plays the acoustic guitar. Manuel was asked since when has he played soccer his response was, “I’ve been playing soccer since I was 5 and my inspiration is my dad.” Manuel wants to be a soccer player and play for Real Madrid professional soccer team.

Manuel is also learning how to cook, finance etc. on home economics so he can be a smarter person in the future. Manuel over all is an outstanding person always wanting to surpass limits.Manuel Patino

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A Slice of Life : Nathan Robertson

Nathan Robertson (8) at Garner Middle School is a good, intelligent student , but what does he do?

Nathan is involved in theatre arts it’s the advanced theatre arts class . He told me that the theatre arts kids have to get ready for UIL.“We are getting ready by auditioning for the parts, then we will start rehearsals up until February,” says Nathan.

He is involved in basketball for Garner Middle School, too . Nathan is on Go-Team and plays the center position . He hasn’t played yet  because of the large size of the Go-Team . Nathan is expected to play the next game after Thanksgiving break .

Nathan is even in the morning announcements so Nathan told me about it. “We first record opening and closing . Then we work on voice over ( if any ), find videos for certain projects, and finally work on skits .”

He is also in Go Getters Club. “We talk about colleges and how to get in them, and how to earn school scholarships. We also sometimes have special speakers from colleges,” he says.

Nathan surely does a lot of things but why does he do all this, and how does he make the time to do this ?

 

Nathan said, “ Well theatre arts and morning announcement are my electives , so I get them done during school . Basketball and  Go Getters are just a couple of after school activities that are fun & most of the time easy to be there for . Theatre arts has also school activities such as UIL , competitions , the school play , etc . I’ve had the privilege of participating in almost all of those events the past 3 years. It’s fun , but also you want to be able to work hard at all of these activities , and not just join them.”

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A Marvelous Math Teacher

Amy Renee Ferree (33) likes to do Bible Study, read and hang out with her family in her free time. She also is a UIL coordinator, co-sponsor of FCA (Fellowship Christian Athletes), and she helps with her son’s Boy Scout troop. She amazingly does CIC (Campus Improvement Committee), and College Readiness.  She also recently has been asked if The Rialto Movie Theatre can include her son in a “Silent Cellphones, and Please Be Quiet” commercial. Sadly, they did not pay her, but she now has free movies.

She has worked at Garner for 5 years, and she says, “I love working here.”  I also asked her if she would like to change subjects in the future and her response was, “No, only math.”

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