On September 17, 2016 students from the Interact Club joined forces with the Magnolia Rotary Club as they packaged and boxed freeze dried food and vitamins which will be used to feed people throughout the world. Many of those people awaken each day to the reality that they do not know where their next meal will come from. In two hours, student helped to complete 1,652 packages which is enough food for 10,000 nutritional meals. Click the headline of this story to see the students in action.
Locatelli's Italian restaurant, a local favorite, is supporting the Fillies Dance team by donating 10% of its Wednesday dine-in sales to the Fillies. Click the headline of this story for details.
West student sweep Performance Oral Interpretation, with Carver Ray taking first place, Anna Maywald taking second place, and Brittany Collette taking third place. Jose Rueda placed sixth in both Impromtu Speaking and Dramatic Interpretation, Madison Vilven, a rookie in her first tournament, placed second in prose, Hannah Arungwa placed fourth in poetry, Morgan Bishop placed second in poetry, and Sarah Shingler and Hannah Arungwa took first place in Duet Acting. Many other students did well, making it to the semi-final rounds.
According to Kevin Barnett, Union Pacific's Public Safety Manager, there have been multiple grade crossings and trespass incidents on the rail lines that extend from Brownsville to Texarkana, with two of the incidents resulting in fatalities. With the new school year underway, Union Pacific decided to share a video to help remind students to be safe around railroad tracks. Click the story headline to see the link to the video.
The FFA Clay Shooting Team took third place at the Needville FFA Clay Shoot on September 10, 2016. Several students placed individually in the top 10:
Cody Diamond - 7th Place
Ethan Wischnewsky - 8th Place