The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

October 12, 2012

Middle School Athletics: Trio selected as PMS Character Athletes for September

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

— The Palestine Middle School girls’ athletic department selected eighth-grader Jacquelyn Rubalcava, seventh-grader Dominique Lacy and seventh-grader Katherine Stone as its Character Athletes of the Month for September.

By earning the honor, selected by PMS coaches, the duo earned the chance to go to lunch at El Toro with the coaching staff.

“We love the fact that we have young ladies that can be athletes and be great young citizens as well,” PMS coach Tiffany Cooksey said in a release.


An eighth-grade honor student, Rubalcava is a member of the Ladycats’ eighth-grade volleyball team.

A setter on the squad, Rubalcava is also involved in cheerleading, band and the National Junior Honor Society.

“She has really stepped it up this year as one of our setters, and as a leader on the court,” Cooksey said, via the release.


Along with being a member of the seventh-grade volleyball team, Lacy also runs cross country for the Ladycats. She is also a member of the Student Council, where she is running for president.

“I am thrilled to know that she has been selected for this award, but not surprised at all...she is a great athlete to be able to coach,” Cooksey said.


Stone is also an honor student, who participates in Youth and Government, the PMS band and dance, to go along with her play on the court for the seventh-grade volleyball team.

Said Cooksey of Stone, “Everytime we see Katy, she always has a smile on her face, works hard, and is a coachable athlete.”