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Prihoda, Reed plan future at A&M

Valedictorian Rowan Prihoda and Salutatorian Jennifer Reed

Graduating at the top of their class was something both Fairfield students planned since junior high. Both are also planning to attend Texas A&M in the fall. Rowan Prihoda was named FHS' Class of 2016 Valedictorian with a 5.62 GPA, while Salutatorian Jennifer Reed earned a 5.50.
Prihoda plans to earn his degree in computer electrical engineering at A&M. “I just want to get out into the workforce, make a living, start a family,” said the senior. “Just go through life.”
Throughout his high school career, Prihoda earned numerous academic achievements including National Merit, UIL state math, and a first place at the state UIL Solo/Ensemble in band.
He was also named Student of the Year at January's Chamber of Commerce banquet, a title he says “caught him unexpectedly.”
“It was very surprising to be named student of the year,” he said.


Aggie Muster boasts 70 guest at annual event

The 2016 Freestone County Aggies held their annual Muster April 21 at the home of Mark and Jane Phillips with approximately 70 local Aggies, families, and friends enjoying a barbecue chicken dinner, fellowship, and a guest speaker.
Karen McNeely '74 – the first female campus muster chair while attending Texas A&M – reflected on what it means to be an Aggie. The group began the Muster by singing the Aggie War Hymn, followed by candle ceremony calling the names of lost Aggies, classmates, and friends this year. A fellow Aggie will answer in their memory.
Aggie Muster started when several Aggies gathered together on June 26, 1883, to re-live their college days, the victories and defeats won and lost upon the drill field and in the classroom. By April 21, 1903, this annual gathering evolved into a celebration of Texas Independence on San Jacinto Day.


County readies for Aggie Muster

The Freestone County A&M Club is hosting the annual Aggie Muster at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Muster includes dinner, speaker Karen McNeely '74 (first female campus muster chair while attending A&M) and a Muster program honoring Aggies past and present. The cost of the evening is $15, which includes dinner and a beverage. Kids are $6; age 5 and under are free. Aggie Muster is celebrated in more than 300 locations worldwide and is a wonderful event to connect with fellow Aggies and those that enjoy the spirit of A&M.


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