Granbury High School physics students dazzled younger students with new rollercoaster designs during presentations last week.
The older students developed proposals and a prototype design to replace the Texas Giant, the rollercoaster that had a tragic accident at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington during the summer.
Their younger counterparts took notes on which new rollercoaster would be the most safe – and the most fun.… Read the rest
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC competed in the 8th Annual William J. Bordelon Air Rifle Tournament and the Civilian Marksmanship Program State Championship Tournament at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio last weekend. The first match consisted of air rifle position shooting 20 shots in the prone position, 20 shots in the standing position and 20 shots in the knelling position.
Hunter Dowell led the team with a total score of 551 out of 600 and placed 20th out of the field of 54 shooters, and the team – which also included Rebecca Anderson, Stephen Schofield and Tyler Morrissette – finished with a solid score of 2134 that positioned them in sixth place.… Read the rest
Granbury High School speech team members competed at the Midland Lee Tall City Invitational speech and debate tournament recently.
Cassandra Trevino, a senior, earned third place in the prose interpretation competition.
She also was a semifinalist in humorous interpretation.
Two congressional debate newcomers, Jamie Escarcega and Maria Espinosa, qualified for that event’s finals.
Those participating in the Midland Lee tourney received the following recognition:
Congressional Debate: Jamie Escarcega, finalist; Maria Espinosa, finalist
Humorous Interpretation: Cassandra Trevino, semifinalist
Prose Interpretation: Cassandra Trevino, third
Also competing were Lauren Berry, Lejla Gregory, Talor Swindle and Alexis Woody.… Read the rest
The Hood County for Healthy Children coalition is offering free Parent Cafe sessions adapted from Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting (CBENP) program. Students and parents from any school district are invited to attend.
The first session, slated for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Lipan school library, will focus on the basic philosophies and practices of nurturing parenting.… Read the rest
Tolar’s fifth-grade choir visited Tarleton State University on a field trip last month. They were invited to listen to a rehearsal of the Tarleton Chamber Choir.
The college choir also sang a song with the fifth-grade choir.
The field trip also included visiting the Foster’s Children’s Home in Stephenville. The students were welcomed by director Glen Newberry, who gave them a tour of the facilities as well as an informative presentation of what the home offers to children in foster care.… Read the rest
Princess Leia and Han Solo were in the house to help Brawner Intermediate School students “use the force” to celebrate reading during a “Story Wars” family night recently.
The “Star Wars”-themed evening activities included Light Saber Reading, Princess Leia Lingo Bingo, Yeti-made Bookmarks, and Ewok Bookwalk along with refreshments like Yoda Soda and Wookiee Cookies.
In addition, iPads are assisting all students develop reading skills and fluency.… Read the rest
It’s been a year since Granbury High School student Cody Welch did 44 consecutive back handsprings at the Homecoming football game on Oct. 26, 2012.
But Guinness World Records finally made him official world record holder.
Guinness confirmed to the GHS sophomore on recently that he achieved the world record for “most consecutive handsprings (male).”
“We would like to congratulate you on your record-breaking achievement,” officials said in the email confirmation.… Read the rest