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JROTC teams shine in match

November 8, 2014

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC competed in the Fort Worth ISD’s JROTC Cowtown Classic Rifle match at Paschal High School recently.

Tyler Morrissette led the precision category with a total score of 286 out of 300 and placed fourth out of the field of 50 shooters. Precision Team 1 – which also included Cody Bogle, Kayla Hitshew and Hunter Dowell – finished with a score of 1115 that earned them second place just behind Joshua High School.

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AMS student in Cowboy Poetry Contest

November 8, 2014
AMS student in Cowboy Poetry Contest

Acton Middle School eighth-grader Zoe Mehall competed as finalist at the Young Writers Cowboy Poetry Contest, a part of the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering. The contest included entries from several thousand students aged 8-18 from the North Texas region. Only 10 finalists in two age divisions were invited to the gathering to compete in person.

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Lakeside on the move

November 8, 2014
Lakeside on the move

The seventh-grade Texas history class of Lakeside Baptist Academy enjoyed a tour of the Hood County Courthouse, the Jail Museum and the Depot Museum, as well as walking the square and surrounding streets to observe various styles of architecture in Granbury. Pictured are: front row, seated left to right: Lydia Long, Elizabeth Long, Hope Gray, Sarah Reilly and Chloe McCombs.

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GMS students join honor society

November 1, 2014
GMS students join honor society

Several students from Granbury Middle School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society during a ceremony held on Oct. 22. The students joining NJHS are: Hannah Barber, Haylee Branum, Martin Briones, Meghan Childers, Morgan Dixon, Anna Elkins, Enrique Espinoza, Cody Fojtasek, Abigail Gage, Cameron Gibson, Alyssa Hall, Jadalyn Huey, Hannah Myers, Marissa Overman, Angelina Pena, Elise Pepper, Amanda Peterson, Andrea Rodriguez, Jolie Rudisalile, Madison Samuelson, Shayley Teeter, Bryn Vandermark, Bailey Vermillion, Jed Wagner, and Rachel McWilliams.

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High School Musical Jr. coming to GMS stage

November 1, 2014

Granbury Middle School theater students will present High School Musical Jr. on Dec. 5, 6 and 8. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Admission is $7 at the door.

According to a synopsis from Music Theatre International, “It’s the first day after winter break at East High.

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‘Pippin’ conquers: Last-minute role change handled with Grace

November 1, 2014
‘Pippin’ conquers: Last-minute role change handled with Grace

The old theater adage “break a leg” took on a whole new meaning for the Granbury High School fine arts musical “Pippin.” And the challenging part didn’t even happen on stage – but rather the football field at Pirate Stadium.

It was early in the second quarter of the District 8-5A matchup between the Granbury Pirates and visiting Burleson Centennial Spartans.

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Speech team excels at Midland Lee

November 1, 2014
Speech team excels at Midland Lee

Granbury High School speech team members competed at the Midland Lee Tall City Invitational speech and debate tournament on Oct. 18. In the Congressional Debate, Jamie Escarcega took fifth place and Lauren Berry took eighth. In the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Jaci Cavitt was a semifinalist (4-1 record). All three earned qualifying points towards the Texas Forensic Association state tourney in the spring.

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Top Granbury students honored by parents for academic excellence

November 1, 2014

The top students in Granbury schools were recently honored by Parents for Academic Excellence.

The recognition came at the 20th Annual Granbury Scholars Award banquet held on Oct. 20 at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

The awards were given to the top 2 percent of each class in grades 6-12 at Granbury High School, Crossland Ninth Grade Center, Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School for the 2013-14 school year.

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Brawner kids run for Scarecrow Scamper

October 29, 2014
Brawner kids run for Scarecrow Scamper

Brawner Intermediate School students were running and walking laps for the annual Scarecrow Scamper on Friday. Sponsored by the student council, the running and walking event helps raise funds for the school as students earn money through pledges for each lap they complete. Together with the school PTO, the student leaders hope to gather enough money to assist school programs and for items such as an electronic marquee.

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Pirate Band earns top region rating

October 22, 2014

The Granbury High School Pirate Band earned a Division I superior rating at the University Interscholastic League region marching competition Saturday at Burleson Stadium.

The “Asylum” marching show received the top rating from all three judges.

This year’s marching show features music by Hector Berlioz, Peter Graham, Pat Metheny, Sergei Profofiev and Samuel Barber.

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