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Scenes from Saturday’s Junior Roller Derby

June 18, 2014
Scenes from Saturday’s Junior Roller Derby

TRIAL RUN: The junior roller derby participants took a few laps around the rink in their socks while coach Kaylee Pemberton, aka Pyscho Filly, taught them some basic roller derby game objectives and rules.

FOLLOW THE LEADER: Junior roller derby coach Laurie Phipps, aka Princess Paralyzer, leads the kids around the rink to teach them some roller derby specific skating techniques.

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Take a ‘trip around the world’ at the Boys & Girls Club

June 18, 2014
Take a ‘trip around the world’ at the Boys & Girls Club

SUMMER FUN: Dylan Smith takes a turn at disc golf while Bryson Tanner (center) and Noah Guinn (right) look on. Dozens of children enjoy the many activities available at the Boys & Girls Club of Hood County each summer.

Does your 6-year-old need a little culture?

Do you wish your second-grader would embrace eating something other than chicken nuggets?

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Camp El Tesoro duplex cabins now open

June 18, 2014
Camp El Tesoro duplex cabins now open

Camp Fire First Texas celebrated the completion of four duplex cabins with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 3. The ribbon was cut by Lee McConnell from the Ryan Foundation and Karol Genovese Del Real from the Vincent Genovese Foundation just in time for summer camps to begin at Camp El Tesoro southeast of Acton.

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Stowaway officers attend camp

June 18, 2014

Officers for the Stowaways dance and drill team at Granbury High School attended a leadership camp last week in Rockwall.

The officers are captain Sarah Hayner, first lieutenant Katie Leonard, junior lieutenants Gabby Munoz and Libby Stone, and sophomore lieutenant Liesl Krone.

As an officer line, the young ladies earned Grand Champion honors.

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Dixon named student ambassador

June 18, 2014
Dixon named student ambassador

Dixon

Nicholas Dixon, an incoming seventh-grader at Acton Middle School, will be leaving tomorrow for a two-week tour of England and France as part of the People To People Student Ambassador program.

Points of interest on the trip include the London Eye, Le Mémorial de Caen Museum in Normandy, the Eiffel Tower and Warwick Castle.

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Medlin to lead fine arts society next year

June 18, 2014
Medlin to lead fine arts society next year

Medlin

Dakota Medlin, an incoming senior, will lead both the choir council and the Granbury High School chapter of the International Thespian Society.

Other choir council members are: Deanna Rupp, vice president; Zach Zagrocki, secretary; Nikolai Press, treasurer; Kiersten Mathis, historian; and Ciera Kade, librarian.

In addition to Medlin, thespian officers for next school year are: Baylee Davis, vice president; Faith Melton, secretary; and Kiersten Mathis, treasurer.

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Enroll now for children’s garden school

June 18, 2014

Children ages 7 to 11 are encouraged to enroll early for the Master Gardeners’ children garden class, “Eat What You Grow.” Class size is restricted to the first 20 registrants due to limited space and resources.

The garden school is scheduled for Thursday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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GHS Choir tours Washington with concerts, visits to historic landmarks

June 14, 2014
GHS Choir tours  Washington with concerts, visits to historic landmarks

The Granbury High School Choir has returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. The group left Granbury on June 5 for a tour that included concerts and sightseeing in the nation’s capital as well as Colonial Williamsburg.

Students participated in the National Festival of the States beginning with a concert at the World War II Memorial to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allies’ D-Day invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944.

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Kids can rock and rollat junior derby today

June 14, 2014

The Cowboy Capital Rollergirls are holding a junior derby boot camp today at Granbury Skating Rink for children 7-17 years of age.

The two-hour clinic, that lasts from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., costs $25, and includes two hours of instruction, skate rentals (if needed) and a T-shirt.

Campers will learn fundamentals of quad roller skating, roller derby specific skating techniques, and basic game objectives and rules.

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School Briefs

June 14, 2014

Southall named to President’s List

Schreiner University has named Hannah Grace Southall of Granbury to its president’s list. Southall was named to the roster of high-achieving students for the spring 2014 term.

Douglas graduates from Rice University

Samuel Douglas of Granbury graduated May 17 from Rice University. Douglas received a Master of Architecture in Architecture.

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