Mineola Anchors win international award

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A Pilot International award was announced this past week for the Anchor Club of Mineola High School sponsored by the Pilot Club of Mineola. The club won the Anchor Community Service Award for its BrainMinders program.

BrainMinders is a brain safety program designed for youth and seniors to help them become aware of brain injuries and how to avoid them. Puppets are used for the younger ages to relate the various rules for safety. Members of the Pilot and Anchor clubs perform with the puppets for first and second graders at Mineola Primary School. A more advanced skit is done for fifth grade students at Mineola Elementary. The Anchor Club also does performances at various events around Mineola.

In February at the Texas District Anchor convention in Granbury the Mineola Anchor Club was named Outstanding Anchor Club of the Year. This was the seventh year the club received this honor. Incoming Mineola Anchor President Kayla Keith will represent the club at the Pilot/ Anchor International Conference in July in Las Vegas. Also attending from Mineola will be Adriana Hernandez, newly-elected Texas district vice president; Janell Abbott, past Texas district governor and faculty advisor for the Mineola Anchor Club, and Joyce Curry, a past governor and Anchor coordinator for the Mineola Pilot Club. The Anchor International Community Service - BrainMinders award will be presented at this conference.

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