The April Alumni Connection
Hilton Howell
Hilton Howell 
Chairman, President & CEO of Gray Advertising

No matter what’s handed to him, Hilton H. Howell, Jr. isn’t afraid to tackle it head-on. The Vanguard alumnus is the chairman,
president and CEO of Gray Television as well as Atlantic American Corporation, an insurance holding company.

 “Vanguard taught me to work ahead and be prepared,” he said. “It also taught me to be competitive.”

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Alumni in the News
Cole Kerns , a 2016 graduate of Vanguard, recently earned his Commercial Pilots License with Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings at the University of North Dakota on April 4, 2018.
Thank you to the Alumni who played it the 21st Annual Viking Crew Golf Tournament!
(Pictured - Nick Deaver, Rufus Spain, Chad Robinson)
Kyle Cooper, Class of 2015, currently a junior at Texas A&M University, was just accepted into the Undergraduate Summer Research Program. This program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to immerse themselves in research under the guidance of The College of Engineering faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Kyle will work with his major professor to engage in research projects in the nationally recognized research lab and prepare a poster presentation based on this research for a conference in the Fall. He is majoring in Biomedical Engineering (with a minor in Electrical Engineering) and plans to study the inner ear to develop devices to improve hearing. Specifically, he plans to research how the inner ear converts sound into electrical signals and how the auditory cortex interprets these signals. This summer research program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies and Kyle plans to go right into a PhD program after he graduates in May 2019.

Has Education Changed ?
Annual Fund $40,000 Match Opportunity
Only $7,000 needed!
Thank you, Mr. Bewley for your pledge again this year to match the Annual Fund up to $40,000.

The Arminda Bewley Scholarship will be awarded again this year to a rising 9th grader.

Class of 2008 Reunion !
SAVE THE DATE - Vanguard Graduation
May 25, 7:00 PM

Jones Concert Hall - McCrary Music Building, Baylor University

Speaker - Dr. Linda Livingstone - President of Baylor University
Summer Camps!
Join the Alumni Only Facebook Group!
Night of Fine Arts!
Vanguard's students have won more awards in Central Texas this year than any other public or private school, under the instruction of Mr. Syltie instruction.
Come support the Arts!

NOFA - Art & Orchestra Performance/Awards
May 2
6:00 PM - Art Showing, Bostick
7:00 PM - Orchestra Performance, Jaworski

NOFA - Theatre Arts Performance/Awards
May 3, 6:00 PM, Jaworski

The Vanguard Orchestra placed 3rd in State with combined points for the 4A District!
Best of Waco Award this Year!
Viking Athletics

Congratulations to our Tennis Team! 2nd in the State!
State Golf is next week!
We have many athletes competing in May in State Track!

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