4-H members throughout Hood County attended the recent San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Many placed, and a couple received scholarships.
“San Antonio is in the books and it was a great run,” said sponsor Marty Vahlenkamp. “We are truly blessed to have great youth and great parents involved in the 4-H program.”
The group brought home $22,000 in scholarships and $8,200 in auction dollars from San Antonio, according to Vahlenkamp.… Read the rest
Band students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center recently competed in the UIL Region 7 solo and ensemble contest. The contest was held Feb. 22 at Crowley High School.
Twelve soloists are advancing to the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest on May 24 and 26 in Austin.
Soloists earning a trip to state are: Alexis Baker, marimba; Cadence Chiappe, marimba; Chandler Chiappe, snare drum; Trace Chiappe, marimba; BreAnne Daly, marimba; Reagan Hall, marimba; Justin Kochis, marimba; Katie McKamy, marimba; Aaron Morgan, tuba; Brennan Ross, French horn; Randy Sillivent, marimba; Derrick Singer, marimba.… Read the rest
Project Graduation kicked off its spring fundraising with the annual Fashion Show and Prom Expo last weekend at the Bagby-McMahan Performing Arts Center at Granbury High School.
The fashion show featured seniors wearing both formal and casual wear.
Combined with a dinner and silent auction, the show raised thousands for the organization to host a drug and alcohol free event for GHS seniors following graduation on May 29.… Read the rest
Elementary and intermediate students participating in the Granbury ISD Elementary District Science Fair received recognition for developing innovative projects during a recent awards ceremony.
Best of Show honors went to Olivia McLain for kindergarten-2nd grade and Alex Call for 3rd-5th grades. McLain is a second-grader at Emma Roberson Elementary School, while Call is an Oak Woods School fourth- grader.
All winners with individual and group projects have the opportunity to compete at the regional science fair to be held on Saturday, April 12, on the campus of Texas Woman’s University in Denton.… Read the rest
Tolar students donate cookies to VFW
Tolar Elementary School students presented Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7835 with an unexpected, yet delicious, donation at a recent patriotic ceremony. Members of the VFW proudly accepted Girl Scout cookies purchased by the children through recent fundraising efforts.The post is now making arrangements to ship the cookies to active service men and women who are now serving overseas.… Read the rest
The WATCH D.O.G. program is coming to Nettie Baccus Elementary School.
The Dads of Great Students (DOGS) program is an initiative of the National Center for Fathering that began in 1998 to organize fathers and father figures in order to provide positive male role models for students and to enhance school security. Fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles and others volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal.… Read the rest
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC precision team competed in its first-ever national competition during the JROTC Service Championships on Feb. 14-16 in Anniston, Ala.
The team is composed of Granbury High School students Rebecca Anderson, Hunter Dowell, Stephen Schofield and Tyler Morrissette.
During the two-day competition, the team shot at total of 4501 points coming in fourth place, barely missing a bronze medal by 18 points.… Read the rest
Fourth-graders at Oak Woods School had an opportunity to meet Sam Houston and other figures from Texas history during a presentation recently.
The students listened to talks from Houston along with Davy Crockett and Susanna Dickinson.
“These amazing volunteers brought Texas history alive by dressing in costume and giving interesting accounts and stories of the lives they led during such an important time in our state’s history,” commented teacher Keryn Herbold.… Read the rest
Sharay Boynton, executive director of finance for Granbury ISD, has announced her departure effective at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
“I appreciate the friendships that I have established and opportunities that I have had over the past 22 years serving Granbury ISD students, staff and community,” Boynton said. “I am proud of the part that I have played in the financial well-being of the district.… Read the rest