Calvert ISD recognizes exceptional student achievement

Melissa Freeman
Staff Writer

Tuesday’s Calvert ISD Board meeting was called for lack of a quorum but Superintendent Maxie Morgan and Board members Sandra Greaves, Nelda Eustice and Bea Cephas made good use of the time by honoring a host of students who have given a lot of substance to Trojan Pride.
Morgan began by commending teacher Brenda Krnavek and her fellow science teachers, Mr. Cotton and Mr. Babers, who sent seven students to the Robertson County Youth Fair Science Fair. All seven placed. Among those, TreQuinton Green (a perennial science fair standout) earned a first place finish in the Physics category and William Golden took a second place in Chemistry. Corderrius Gilmore scored a fourth in Engineering and Tiffany Williams took a fifth place in Environmental Science.
Making these accomplishments even more striking is the fact that Calvert ISD has less than 150 students.
Next, Morgan turned his attention to the girls’ basketball team—the “best I’ve seen since I have been here.” The girls reached the playoffs for the first time in several years, receiving several honors including all district and all-region for Jaylonn Walker; District 27 defensive player of the year, all district and all-region for Diesha Clark; all district second team for Lakeydra Mosley; all-district and all-region for Tiffany Williams; and all-district for senior captain Jesha Ramirez. Watch for all honorees excepting Ramirez to return next year.
Returning to the Fair, Calvert kids under the leadership of FAA sponsor Troy Mitchell “made the sale” and even earned a belt buckle at last month’s event. William Golden took Grand Champion honors in Hog Showmanship this year; his feather weight hog made the sale with a fifth place finish. Jamikel Fletcher took a sixth place in the Heavy Weight Hog category, Taron Gipson’s middle weight took a second place, and Jesha Ramirez and C. J. Grimes who both showed lambs took a sixth place (light heavy class) and a fifth place (light class) respectively. Sales added up to a total of $8,700.
The Calvert boys’ basketball team also went to the playoffs after winning the state championship the year before. This time, they lost in early rounds to a team that went all the way, losing only to this year’s state champion. Taking all-district and all-region honors were Tyrone Huffman and Taron Gibson, both MVP’s, under the leadership of Coach Marcus Wortham. Jamikel Fletcher also had an outstanding year on the boards.
After all the certificates were handed out, many of these same students came forward to thank the Board for sending them to the state-wide Student Council Conference in Arlington, Texas. Spokesperson Tiffany Williams said they had learned a lot about leadership and are applying what they learned by adding programs to Calvert ISD to make the school a more positive place. The Board thanked the Student Council and all students present for the excellent way they represented CISD—both in their achievements and in their consistent respective behavior.

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