Education

Thu
22
May
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Katherine Hull takes top honors in the 2014 Congressional Art Contest

Local Photo | Robertson County News Overall winner of the annual Congressional Art Contest Katherine Hull stands with Congressman Bill Flores.

The Bremond ISD program continues to win accolades across the state and the nation. Recently, young artist Katherine Hull of BISD earned “overall winner” in the annual Congressional Art Contest competition sponsored by the U. S. House of Representatives, our local congressman Bill Flores, and Baylor University, contest host.

Hull received her award from Flores with congratulations from Flores and staff, Baylor President Kenneth Starr and wife Alice, and her own entourage including parents Naomi and Vanoy Hull, art teacher Lisa Miller, BISD Superintendent Daryl Stuart and wife, and Bremond School Board member David Kujawa.

Hull’s painting, “Daddy’s Violin,” will be hung in the U.S. capital in Washington for an entire year, along with the works of winners from other congressional districts. It’s striking and will probably stand out wherever it is hung.

Thu
15
May
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Lucky readers from Roland Reynolds Elementary receive bikes

Everybody Reads Day

Roland Reynolds Elementary was “wild” about reading on Everybody Reads Day. The school celebrated with students reading to themselves, to their buddies, volunteers reading to entire classrooms, mob dancing, hall-way decorating competitions and a bike drawing at the end of the day. The hallways were decorated in our “Wild About Reading” theme. Pre-K, which made an interactive hallway based from the book, Going on a Lion Hunt by Margery Cutler, and 4th grade, which decorated their hallways in wild things based off the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, were the winners of the hallway decorating contest. Both grade levels won an ice-cream party. Students in grades 1- 5 were eligible for a bike drawing. Altogether, they took over 15, 969 AR tests to earn tickets for the bicycles. This year’s winners were:

•1st grade: Celeste Jones and Benjamin Swick

•2nd grade: Jaycee Lindeman and Jacob Anderson

Thu
15
May
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Hearne students working to meet STARR standards: Wells’ future still under investigation

The Hearne ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session Tuesday night to get some good news and some bad. First, Erick Kacha of First Southwest Securities informed the panel that Hearne’s bond debt could be refinanced at a lower interest rate, saving the District anywhere from $35,000 to $70,000 a year, depending on the rate Southwest is able to acquire. Kacha said he would have a solid proposal by the next board meeting and from that point on, would be ready to jump at the best re-finance opportunity—the lowest rate.

In the “bad news” category, the panel learned that, even though Hearne 5 graders had show significant improvement over the past year’s scores in math and reading, only 47% had met the standard in math, 42% in reading. Eight grade faired a little better with 53% passing math, 57% passing the reading standard. Students must pass these tests to move to the next grade. Tutoring is on-going; re-testing is coming.

Thu
08
May
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Hearne NHS inducts new members

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News

Students, parents, facility and HISD Administration met in solemn assembly on Thursday evening in the Hearne High School Cafetorium to welcome three outstanding students into the Hearne National Honor Society. Accepting the pledge and promising to be leaders in their school and community were seniors Gustavo Lopez, William Toliver and junior David Hernandez.

Master of ceremonies for the Thursday event was graduating senior and NHS president Kyle Castilleja who welcomed guests and participants. After the invocation, pledge to the U.S. and Texas flags, and a history of the National Honor Society delivered by NHS members Martha Alvarado, Bielka Esqueda, and Rubi Hernandez, Castilleja ushered in the candlelight ceremony. NHS members Erica Vasquez, Juan Rodriquez, Carla Hernandez, and Castilleja each explained a hallmark of NHS—Scholarship, Service, Character, and Leadership—and lit a candle representing that quality.

Thu
08
May
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Hearne Elementary 5-Six Weeks Honor Roll

All A’s
1st Grade
•Blue, LeAsia
•Flores-Rizo, Pamela
•Gonzalez, Marcelino
•Gordon, Malina
•Jackson, Ci’Niya
•Lehoski, Cole
•Perez, Juan
•Sandman, Zachary
•Sauceda, Patrick
•Wade, JaCoryan
2nd Grade
•Guerrero, Cristopher
•Murillo Ayala, Diego
•Ramos, Gabriel
•Tates, Tyler
•Taylor, Ahliahn
4th Grade
•Trujillo Callejas, Nohemi
•Zapata-Gonzalez, Diana
5th Grade
•Gallegos, Mayra
•Hernandez-Mejia, Luis
•Jimenez, Lesly
•Mitchell, Brandon
•Orozco, Jose
•Sanchez-Rojo, Vicky
6th Grade
•Salazar, Bartholomew

Fri
25
Apr
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Mumford High School celebrates with Gatsby

The junior class of Mumford High School hosted their junior – Senior Prom on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 8:00 in the evening. The prom was held in the Mustang Room of the DeStefano Scamardo Building on the Mumford ISD campus. This year’s prom was themed “A Party with Gatsby”. Activities for the evening consisted of dining and dancing and the crowning of senior students, Aubrie King and Angel Gongora, as the 2014 Prom King and Queen. Junior students recognized were Caleb Fuchs and Abbie Eckenrode as the 2014 Prom Prince and Princess.

Local Report | Robertson County News

Fri
25
Apr
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Scholarship opportunity for Robertson County Students

Robertson County Farm Bureau is planning to award a $2,500 scholarship to a student graduating from a Robertson County High School or Home School. The scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to pursue a degree or associate degree from an accredited college, university, junior college, or technical school. This is a one time, one-year only award.

Students, whose parents or guardians are members of Robertson County Farm Bureau and who plan to seek an education as outlined above, who wish to be considered for the award must complete a application.

Applications can be obtained from your high school counselor and must be returned to you counselor no later than May 10. Your counselor will then submit all applications to the Robertson County Farm Bureau Offices where, the scholarship committee will then review them and determine a recipient.

Local Report | Robertson County News

Fri
25
Apr
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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members

Logan Hartson of Franklin and Erica Wallingford of Franklin were inducted into the Texas A&M chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Thu
17
Apr
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Franklin NHS inducts new members

Seated: Kade Mitchell, Morgan Brewer, Tucker Moore, Sydney Herring, Rachel Blackmon, Kayla Elliott, Jeb Hogan, Kadie McCullough, Seth Kissinger, Maddie Nelson, Brittany Scott, Cheyenne Ely, and Jaley Watkins. Kneeling: Savannah Hurst, Kyla Walker, Shelby Mullinix, Caitlin Fulton, Alyssa Garcia, Brittany Bush, Rachel Knight, Bailey Sanders, Makenzie Anderson, Ben Zamzow, Regan Blajeski, Jessica Lopez, Abbie Nelson, and Emma Wilson. Standing: Ethan Blackmon, Kenna Medcalf, Meagan Mann, Evan Blackmon, Madison Rampy, Kiana Cessac, Rachel Hood, Tyler McCormick, Kelsey Brantner, Lane Smith, Jesus Diaz, Jared Burnett, Caroline Flippin, Toby Pitts, Ambry Deleon, Carrie Casey, Dylan Elliott, Maycie Anderson, Casey Barnett, Bailey Baade, Callie Roe, Jenna Eimann, Ian Knight, Taylor Tidwell, Makayla Martel, Hunter Thomas, Jacob Dorsett, Austin Davis, and Hunter Mack.

Jan Roe | Robertson County News

Thu
17
Apr
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Dream comes true for local high school student

The 2014 AQHYA World Cup is sponsored and hosted by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) in cooperation with its affiliate organizations in each of the other 18 competing countries. The event was created in 1986 and has been hosted by countries all over the world. The last World Cup was held in Kreuth, Germany, in 2012. This will be the first time the event has been held in College Station.

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