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Nelson, Landolt honored by Optimists

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Bandera High School senior Kelly Nelson was named Optimist Club of Bandera Student of the Month for February. Nelson is a lifelong Bandera County resident. Her teachers describe her as a model student who is kind, motivated and extremely talented with a strong commitment to excellence. She has played volleyball since third grade and wants to continue that sport in college. Nelson participated in Girls State at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. She plans to attend Texas A&M University to major in forensic science and ultimately work in law enforcement. Nelson said she wants to be involved in a career in the field working with different people in different areas of the country. She is the daughter of Tammy and Eric Nelson of Lakehills.

Jamison Landolt, a senior at BHS, received his certificate for being named Optimist Student of the Month for February. Landolt was born in Guam and moved to the Hill Country as a first grader. He began his school career in Bandera ISD as a sixth grade student in Bandera Middle School. His teachers noted that he has great wit and is fabulously funny. He is described as being a delight to have in class due to his pleasant and cooperative nature. While Landolt and his family have traveled extensively, he found time to play soccer for three years while at BHS. Currently, he is working on earning his private pilots' license. He plans to attend LaTourneau University in Longview, Texas and pursue a bachelors degree in aeronautical studies with a major in professional flight. He plans to become a private pilot or enter the military. He is the son of Maryann and Cal Landolt of Bandera.