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GHS students perform with All-Region Bands

February 6, 2016
GHS students perform with All-Region Bands

Twenty-two Granbury High School Band members performed with the All-Region Bands during a concert Jan. 30 at Burleson Centennial High School.

Students from GHS and Crossland Ninth Grade Center performing with the region ensembles were:

Symphonic Band: Reece Ahler, trombone; Lauren Boleng, flute; Melanie Boleng, clarinet; Ian Cone, French horn; Reagan Hall, percussion; Kalvin Hughes, tenor saxophone; Aaron Morgan, tuba; and Brennan Ross, French horn.

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Sensational Stowaways

February 6, 2016
Sensational Stowaways

The Granbury High School Stowaways performed with military precision at Tuesday’s home game against Cleburne. The Stowaways became a performing drill team in 1986. The 21 girls on the first team were asked to vote on the team name. They chose “Stowaways” because it went well with the Pirate mascot.

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Spelling champs

February 6, 2016
Spelling champs

Spencer Burnfield (third from left), a fifth-grader at Acton Elementary School, won the Area Spelling Bee Thursday. The contest pitted campus-level winners from seven Granbury campuses. Burnfield and Robby Castandea, a third-grader at Brawner Intermediate School, battled for four rounds before he emerged the victor on the road ”eleemosynary.” As the Hood County area champion, Burnfield will advance to the Star-Telegram Regional Spelling Bee March 2.

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Middle school students perform with region band

February 3, 2016
Middle school students perform with region band

Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School students performed with the All-Region Band during a clinic and concert at Joshua High School.

Two AMS eighth-graders earned first chair honors in the top band: Luke Forrest, French horn; and Adam Sanchez, contra bass clarinet.

The group was among 900 junior high and middle school students competing in Region 7, which is composed of schools in Fort Worth and extending west to Brownwood.

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History comes alive at fair

February 3, 2016

Winners in the Granbury ISD District History Fair were honored at an awards ceremony on Thursday.

The theme of this year’s contest is “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History.”

Students from Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School created websites and multimedia presentations, staged performances, prepared exhibits and wrote research papers.

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GHS students perform with region orchestra

January 27, 2016
GHS students perform with region orchestra

Three Granbury High School Band members performed with the All-Region Orchestra at Fort Worth Paschal High School.

Selected for the orchestra were sophomore flute player Lauren Boleng, senior tuba player Aaron Morgan and senior percussionist Reagan Hall.

The three were honored with the placement as top students in the all-region tryouts last December.

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Champion steer

January 27, 2016
Champion steer

Case Rhodes, 9, of Clyde, showed the Grand Champion Steer at the Callahan County Junior Livestock Show in Cross Plains. Also pictured are his parents Josh and Christine Rhodes. He is the grandson of Charlie and Cher Thompson of Granbury, and Reagan and Joni Rhodes of Tolar.

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GISD students on state choir

January 16, 2016

Four Granbury High School students and one from Crossland Ninth Grade Center were honored with selection to the All-State choirs of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).

Seniors Kiersten Mathis and Zach Zagrocki along with junior Brynn Deger won spots in the All-State Mixed Choir.

Baylee Davis, a senior, will be in the All-State Women’s Choir, while freshman Andrew Walters will sing with the All-State Men’s Choir.

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Two from Granbury on state band

January 16, 2016

Granbury High School students Lauren Boleng and Aaron Morgan qualified for one of the All-State bands of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) during auditions last Saturday in Midland.

Boleng, a sophomore flute player, and Morgan, a senior tuba player, will be among various state bands and orchestras at the beginning of the 2016 TMEA Clinic/Convention.

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Phoebe Wallace graduates from Mary-Hardin Baylor

January 16, 2016

2013 Granbury High School graduate Phoebe Wallace graduated from The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology.

Wallace graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Alpha Chi, Phi Gamma Mu and Gamma Beta Phi, all academic honor societies. She was on the provost and dean’s list every semester.

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