Education

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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.

Thu
10
Apr
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Attention graduating senior’s first come first served

T-STEM Scholarships at Blinn College were made possible from a grant provided to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) from the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. T-STEM Scholarships are merit scholarships, based on past and continued student performance in specific T-STEM instructional programs.

What is its Purpose?

T-STEM scholarships recruit students into much-needed STEM disciplines by providing financial assistance as they earn their degree.

Who is Qualified?

Eligible students receiving a first-time Blinn College T-STEM Scholarship must:

Thu
07
Nov
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Volunteer opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities in Franklin for anyone who wants to volunteer or for a student who need community service hours for scholarships.

One opportunity is at the Carnegie Library. The job usually consists of weed pulling in the flower beds, straightening books on the shelf’s, helping with the after school programs, and decorating for the season. The contact person for this opportunity is Melanie Redden at (979) 828-4331.

Another opportunity would be at the Franklin food pantry. For this job you would need to show up at South New Hope Baptist Church on a Saturday morning. You would be helping bag groceries, carrying them out to cars, cleaning, and much more.

There are often opportunities for volunteering at every church but you would need to check with your pastor, priest, or youth minister.

Thu
07
Nov
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4-H judging teams ask for support

Robertson County has 34 children participating in the Livestock and Horse judging competitions. These kids practice weekly and travel to competitions. These kids practice weekly & travel to competitions at all Major Livestock Shows including State Fair of Texas, San Antonio Stock Show & Houston Livestock Show. As well as Local, District & State Competitions.

Judging is a process of evaluating, selecting, and placing various livestock species. Through learning to judge, 4-Her’s develop skills in decision making, presentation skills & Leadership.

Please support these kids by purchasing a Balsam Fir Wreath.

Thu
31
Oct
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Local teacher studies with distinguished scholars

Earlier this month, a Gause teacher traveled to Austin to participate in a one-day workshop focused on teaching critical events from early U.S. history.

Debra Salcido, who teaches social studies at Gause Elementary and Junior High School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying events that shaped America between 1776 and 1836 while also reflecting on their lasting significance. Topics included James Madison, the Constitution, the Second Great Awakening and Jacksonian Democracy.

During the morning, participants attended dynamic lectures and presentations. In the afternoon, they joined faculty in small workshops to examine primary sources and develop effective strategies for classroom instruction.

Wed
16
Oct
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Mustang Honor Roll

Mumford ISD does their A and A/B honor roll just a little bit different. They award the students who get all A’s with the Gold award, students who only get one B and the rest are A’s get the Silver award, and the students who get two B’s and the rest are A’s receive the Bronze award.
The Kindergarten students who received the Gold award are Ayden Batts, Hagen Berlan, Lily Freeman, Dylan Pemberton, Kelsie Rangel, Ariana Romero, Garrett Schoneman, Jadyn Sims, Lucio Tapia Cruz, Tyler Boyd, Jonas Bucknum, Melikka Condado Sanchez, Sandon Davis, Nancy Galvan, Genae Gilchrest, Joshua Martinez, Chelsea McFetridge, Charlsie Mortimer, Sophia Naron, Jesus Puente, Connor Rice, Cullen Skiles, Summer Sodek, Lucero Tapia Cruiz, Anthony Trujillo, Edgar Velasquez, and Braxton Zeig.

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