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MSU Honor Students

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Victoria Valenzuela and Alexis Valenzuela were among 1,284 honor students recognized by Midwestern State University for the Spring 2020 semester. The honor roll included 477 students on the president’s honor roll, 361 students on the provost’s honor roll, including both Victoria and Alexis, and 446 students on the dean’s honor roll. A student who completes 12 hours in one semester with no grade lower than an A (4.0) will be included on the president’s honor roll. A student who completes 12 hours in one semester with a grade-point average of 3.75 to 3.99 and no grade lower than a C will be included on the provost’s honor roll. A student who completes a 12 hours in one semester with a grade-point average of 3.50 to 3.74 and no grade lower than a C will be included on the dean’s honor roll. No students on the honor roll are allowed to have semester grades of I, WF, or NC. Victoria and Alexis are the daughters of George and Cynthia Reeves of Canadian.
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Canadian Education Foundation Passion Award presented to JJ Cullender

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JJ Cullender was the recipient of this year’s Canadian Education Foundation Passion Award, created in 2018 to honor the lifelong work of CISD teacher Pam Spencer. The award was delivered to Cullender at her home Thursday evening by a group of her fellow educators, foundation board members and CISD Superintendent Lynn Pulliam, along with yard sign announcing the award and a $2,500 check.
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John Philip Sousa Award winner x2

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For the second consecutive year, CHS Senior Alex Moreno was named the recipient of the Canadian High School Band’s 2020 John Philip Sousa Award. The award was presented by directors James and Daisy Edwards following the annual band banquet, which was videotaped and posted on social media. Moreno was also the winner of the band’s overall Outstanding Musician Award. “Alex is an incredible student, musician, and person,” Edwards said in making the presentation. Alex announced last month that he had committed to Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, after receiving offers from several of the top music schools in the United States. He plans to earn a doctorate in orchestral conducting, and ultimately to be teaching at a university or conducting a professional orchestra—or both.