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Berry advances to state congressional debate

November 15, 2014
Berry advances to state congressional debate

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Granbury High School speech and debate team member Lauren Berry placed third in the UIL district congressional debate contest and qualified for the 2nd Annual State Congress to be held Jan. 12-14 on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

The student congress competition has been called “a realistic approach to the democratic idea of cooperative discussion” as participants consider some of the problems that actually confront state and federal lawmakers.

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Gutierrez advances to Texas Reading Bee

November 15, 2014
Gutierrez advances to Texas Reading Bee

Gavin Gutierrez, a second-grader at Emma Roberson Elementary School, will be representing Granbury ISD at the 14th Annual Texas Reading Bee Championship on Saturday, Nov. 22, on the campus of Texas Christian University. Gutierrez is pictured with reading coach Melinda Winterbauer.

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Middle school students make All-Region Band

November 15, 2014

Twenty-five students from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School were selected for the All-Region Band during tryouts held Nov. 8 at Cleburne High School.

Four students earned first chair honors in the top band: Caden Ahler, tuba; Ian Cone, French horn; Hannah Myers, oboe; Savannah Oliver, alto saxophone.

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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Students thank veterans

November 15, 2014
Students thank veterans

Several Granbury ISD students are thanking United States military veterans for their service to the country through a letter-writing campaign in social studies classes.

Honor Flight DFW is a non-profit organization sponsoring once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid trips for World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit Arlington National Cemetery, war memorials and other sites some have never had the chance to see.

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Fort Worth Children’s Opera Theatre set to bring fairy tales to life

November 8, 2014
Fort Worth Children’s Opera Theatre set to bring fairy tales to life

On a mission to prove that opera can be fun for even the youngest audiences, Fort Worth Opera is bringing the magic of opera to thousands of Granbury ISD sixth-graders on Tuesday and Wednesday of this coming week. On the state-of-the-art stage of Granbury’s historic Opera House, members of the Fort Worth Opera Studio will bring the classical fairy tale Billy Goats Gruff to life in four 45-minute performances.

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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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‘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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