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Registration has begun for the 2nd annual Santa Anna High School Summer Tennis Camp presented by Jeff Hartman and S.M.A.C.K.T.E.C. Tennis. This camp will focus on fundamentals and mechanics, footwork, strategy and tactics, and enjoyment of the game!

Session Dates and Times:
July 1st – 4th (Monday - Thursday)
9:00 AM– 12:00 PM
for boys and girls ages 12 and up.

Location: Santa Anna H.S. tennis courts.

Fee: $75.00 + 2 cans of unopened tennis balls.

What to bring: Tennis Racket, water jug(1 gal. if possible), sunscreen, cap/visor.

Checks payable to: Jeff Hartman.

For further information contact:
Jeff Hartman @ (512) 923 – 3936


ATHENS: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth

JUNE 24-29

Monday - Friday,
6:30 - 9:00 pm

10:00 - 11:30 am
with lunch at noon

Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Santa Anna

To beat the rush on Monday night you may register for VBS on Sunday afternoon, June 23 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Join us in ancient Athens, where we’ll explore what life was like for the Apostle Paul on his dangerous journey to share about Jesus. You’ll create cool projects in the Marketplace, laugh as you play Bible-times games, visit with Paul, and eat some interesting new food. Plus, you’ll meet lots of fun friends, AND by the way, PARENTS, you are invited to share this experience WITH your children! Come and join in: Help them learn songs, make crafts, study the Daily Bible Points Scriptures together, eat snacks, play games and have a load of fun!!!

The Body Shop Training Camp


The Body Shop will be offering a weight training camp again this year for all High School Mountaineer boys. Camp will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30 am to 8:00 am. Camp will begin Monday, June 17th! This camp will be free of charge! If you have any questions, please call David at 325-348-7056.

After Church Meal Raises Funds for Blanket Teachers

Thanks to all who came to the Armory after church on Sunday for a meal of barbecue brisket sandwich and chips. Due to the generous donations of those attending, the Mountain Mafia raised over $800 for the teachers of Blanket ISD. These funds will go toward helping with the cost to replace teaching supplies that were lost in the recent tornado!

Guests enjoyed a wonderful meal from the barbecue provided by 47 of the best cookers in Texas that attended Santa Anna’s Annual Funtier Days celebration The meat was frozen and revived in new form as sumptuous chopped barbecue. Teri and Gayland Edmiston provided the red beans, Santa Anna Grocery provided the buns and Tom’s Snacks provided the chips. Pickles, onions, and tea rounded out the fare--- all for the cost of a donation.

Again, the Mountain Mafia would like to thank our generous community for the funds raised; the event would not have been a success without your support.

Reunion of Sorts

Two former Santa Anna citizens enjoyed a reunion of sorts on Monday in Denver Colorado.

Joe England of Victoria BC Canada, a SAHS Graduate of 1950 and Duane Moredock of Denver Colorado, also a 1950 Grad, met for coffee and a long chat in Denver. Although they have corresponded by email a number of years, they actually haven't met since 1954 when they were both home on leave from their respective military services.

The chatter never stopped for three hours as many old stories were retold but Joe and his wife travelling to Texas for the annual reunion had a schedule to keep and had to get back "Ontheroadagin" as Willie would say. He will be passing through Santa Anna in a few days.
Joe England

Six Santa Anna Foundation Ex-Students
Scholarships of $500 Each Awarded to
College-Bound Mountaineers

The Board of Directors of The Santa Anna Foundation is proud to announce that six Santa Anna High School graduates received scholarships of $500 each at the 2013 SAHS graduation ceremony. Santa Anna Foundation Ex-Student Scholarships have been helping today¹s students become tomorrow’s leaders for more than a decade. These ambitious SAHS students are pursuing a wide spectrum of post-secondary education goals at Texas colleges and technical schools. This year’s recipients are: Carlee Coats, Tarleton State University, Education and Sports Medicine; Dakota Enriquez, Angelo State University, Engineering; Kourtney Guerrero, Weatherford College, Radiologic Technician; Hanna Hartman, Angelo State University, Education; Mariah Murray, Angelo State University, Fine Arts; and Breanna Parker, Tarleton State University, Pre-Veterinary. Applications for the scholarships each year are evaluated by the officers of the Santa Anna Ex-Students Association. This year’s officers are Danna Jones - President, Tom Guthrie - Past President, and Ross Bradley – Vice-President.

The Santa Anna Foundation Ex-Students Association began giving scholarships to SAHS graduates over fifteen years ago and has awarded over $10,000 to Mountaineer graduates. The program was established in 1994 to help SAHS graduates make their dreams into reality.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Santa Anna Foundation is an independent public charity, qualifying all donations for the maximum deduction for charitable contributions under IRS Regulations. Foundations like The Santa Anna Foundation enable donors to set up a charitable fund that supports specific causes they care about. If you want to make a gift as a memorial in the name of a deceased Mountaineer, or if your class wants to make a special scholarship; if you want to set up a family endowment, or if you are thinking about having the work you have done here go on after you, please contact the Foundation at PO Box 3, Santa Anna Texas 76878.

Santa Anna Seniors Rake in an Estimated $69,350 in Scholarships

Thirty-one scholarships totaling $69,350 were awarded to ten graduating seniors at SAHS who have distinguished themselves in music, art, character, community service and overall academic achievement. The presentations were part of Santa Anna High School commencement on May 31, 2013.

"SAHS has a tradition of helping our graduates get started in life," Santa Anna High School Principal David Robinett said. "A big part of that tradition is the many scholarships established by individuals, families, businesses and organizations with ties to the school."

The scholarships come from SAHS alumni donations, bequests from individuals and families, the Santa Anna Foundation Ex-Student’s scholarship fund, service organizations, colleges the students will attend, and the generosity of businesses in the area.

"The Santa Anna Foundation (SAF) works hard to support our high school seniors," SAF co-founder and former SAHS Ex-Student’s Association president, James Pelton said. This year SAF Ex-Student scholarships of $500 were awarded to every senior that applied.

The following is a compilation of the awards: 2012-2013 Scholarships
Carlee Coats:
• Walter & Sarah George Scholarship $1475.00
• Humane Society of Coleman County Scholarship $350.00
• Valedictorian Tuition Remission Scholarship $5000.00
• Lilly & Arthur King Scholarship $75.00
• Santa Anna Ex-Student Scholarship $500.00
• Alton Henry Diserens Memorial Endowed Scholarship 20000.00

Christina Diaz:
• Panhandle-Plains Scholarship $200.00
• Santa Anna Vocational Scholarship $250.00

Dakota Enriquez:
• A.T. Mendoza Scholarship $1000.00
• Loadcraft Industries Scholarship $1000.00
• Santa Anna Ex-Student Scholarship $500.00

Kourtney Guerrero:
• Lake Brownwood Lions Club Scholarship $500.00
• Fine Arts League of Coleman County Scholarship $1500.00
• Ranger College Academic Scholarship $2500.00
• Class of 1954 Scholarship $1000.00
• Santa Anna Ex-Student Scholarship $500.00

Hannah Hartman:
• Santa Anna Ex-Student Scholarship $500.00
• The Guthrie Family Scholarship $1000.00
• The Santa Anna Presbyterian Church Scholarship $500.00
• Alton Henry Diserens Memorial Endowed Scholarship 20000.00

Kindsey Holland:
• Ranger College Academic Scholarship $2500.00
• Mike Hosch Memorial Scholarship $1000.00

Talon King:
• Coleman Baptist Church $500.00

Mariah Murray: • Santa Anna Ex-Student Scholarship $500.00
• Cynthia Philpot Memorial $1000.00
• Angelo State University CARR Scholarship $1000.00

Hunter Musick:
• Delta Omicron Sorority Scholarship $200.00
• Cisco Band Scholarship $1800.00
• Cisco Achievement Scholarship $1500.00

Breanna Parker:
• Santa Anna Ex-Student Scholarship $500.00
• West Central Wireless Scholarship $500.00

Total: 69,350.00



Kindsey Reyes Holland, daughter of Silvia Adams, has been selected to receive the inaugural Mike Hosch Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Paschal and Joyce Hosch to honor the memory of Paschal’s brother, Mike, an SAHS graduate of the Class of 1965. To honor Mike, the award was created to provide financial aid to students who are not at the top of their class, have faced challenges making higher education difficult to attain without help, and who plan to go into a vocational or technical training program. Award recipients are chosen primarily on qualities they demonstrate that make them likely to succeed if given the chance.

To be nominated for the award by a teacher or counselor, a student must be a graduating senior in good standing at SAHS, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and demonstrate traits of strong personal character and potential for success, as determined by the nominating educator.

The Hosch family created the scholarship for students pursuing a recognized degree at an accredited institution leading to a career in a field critical to the local economy, including, but not limited to, agriculture, business, energy, health, or technology. Kindsey plans to attend Ranger college where she will play softball while completing her basics, then transfer to a four-year college to become a nurse.

Memorial Day Program

The Santa Anna High School hosted a Memorial Day program at the flag pole of the Santa Anna Cemetery on Memorial Day. The program included patriotic songs by the Mountaineer Band, solos, poems, a reading of veteran names, and a flyover.

Photos courtesy of Tex Wright.

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