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Choir students earn medals at solo and ensemble contest

March 7, 2015

Choir students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center earned 87 medals at the UIL Region 7 solo and ensemble contest held Feb. Several students earning a superior rating on a Class I solo or ensemble will have the opportunity to take part in the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest on May 29-30 in Austin.

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Hats off to the chief

March 7, 2015
Hats off to the chief

Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan reads to Emma Roberson Elementary School kindergarten students to celebrate Read Across America on March 2. Youngsters recognize the national celebration every year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Community members and school officials joined the Seussian celebration by reading the author’s books or other related books to the students.

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Students Advance To State Bus Safety Speech Contest

March 7, 2015

Three Granbury ISD students are advancing to the state level in the 14th Annual Bus Safety Speech Contest.

Advancing are Granbury High School junior Jaci Cavitt, GHS sophomore Lauren Berry and Crossland Ninth Grade Center freshman Kendall Carroll.

The group will compete in the state contest on April 20 in Waco.

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Stowaways sparkle at DFW Dance Classic

March 7, 2015
Stowaways sparkle at DFW Dance Classic

The Stowaways dance and drill team from Granbury High School sparkled at the DFW Dance Classic at Duncanville High School on Feb. 21. The team and officers won sweepstakes recognition and honors for dance technique, overall presentation, and dance choreography. The GHS squad also had a top 10 score among the 43 teams competing.

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School Briefs

March 4, 2015

Tannery Named to Dean’s List at SFA

Kristina Tannery of Granbury has been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the fall semester.

To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled in 12 or more semester hours and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5.

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Granbury rifle teams compete at JRTOC championships

March 4, 2015
Granbury rifle teams compete at JRTOC championships

The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC precision teams competed in the JROTC Service Championships on Feb. 19-21 in Anniston, Alabama.

One squad received a bid to the national-level contest featuring the best JROTC units from all service branches.

Representing Granbury High School were students Cody Bogle, Hunter Dowell, Jacob Fleshman, Freeman Hawker, Chris Hitshew, Kayla Hitshew, Kollin Ladesic, Katherine Lambert, Tyler Morrissette, G’Angela Pickett and Brittney Pinckard.

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Students honored at elementary science fair

February 28, 2015

Elementary and intermediate students participating in the Granbury ISD Elementary District Science Fair received recognition for developing innovative projects during an awards ceremony held Feb. 12.

Best of Show honors for grades K-2 went to Roberson Elementary School kindergartener Jace Coffman for his project “Catch Me If You Can.”

Jonah Martin, a fifth-grader at Mambrino School, won Best of Show for grades 3-5 for his project “Using Water to Make Hydropower.”

Winners in the individual project competition were:

Kindergarten: Jace Coffman, first; Keegan Vanderpool, second; Andrew Haverlah, third; Carmen Wright, fourth; Tyler Bunting, fifth.

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Tarleton honors Andrews, Tabor

February 28, 2015
Tarleton honors Andrews, Tabor

The Tarleton Alumni Association and Tarleton State University honored several distinguished alumni, former faculty and staff members, and a friend of the institution last Saturday evening during The Gala of Tarleton State University.

Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio and Tarleton Alumni Association (TAA) President Mike Kornegay (’66) welcomed nearly 300 former students, friends of the university and their families to The Gala.

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Thespian troupe shines on stage at dinner theatre

February 28, 2015
Thespian troupe shines on stage at dinner theatre

Theater arts students at Granbury High School performed selected scenes from notable plays during Dessert Bar Theatre on Feb. 19.

The program also included performances from the Texas Thespian Festival competition as well as a preview of the upcoming One Act Play.

Scenes were presented from classic plays in an academic nature that fulfilled a class requirement, according to GHS theater arts directors Krista Alcorn Holman and Mark Weeks.

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GHS students win first two academic meets

February 25, 2015
GHS students win first two academic meets

Granbury High School students won big at invitational UIL academic meets at Joshua High School and Grandview High School.

In Joshua on Jan. 31, the competing students received the following recognitions:

Accounting (Team): Kasen Black, Kim Hays, Michael Perry, second.

Accounting (Individual): Kim Hays, second; Kasen Black, sixth.

Computer Science (Team): Ian Damron, Ben Tunnell, R.J.

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