News From County Schools

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There’s always a lot happening with the students in school districts across Hopkins County. Here are a few news items involving the students.

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The Lady Eagles of Como-Pickton CISD ended their basketball season 3rd in District. The Symphonic Band earned a 2nd Division rating in Stage and Sight Reading. And on March 28, the one-act play cast and crew will advance to the Bi-District contest at PJC. Spring Break at Como-Pickton is March 11-15.

Once again, the Cumby Trojans Robotics team qualified for the VEX National Championships. The team will travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa in early April. Recently, an L-3 engineer was a speaker to 8th-grade through 12th-grade students during Career Day, sharing information about Stem careers and Robotics as a career. Spring Break at Cumby ISD is March 18-22.

At Miller Grove ISD, FFA students will go to Tarleton State University later this month to compete in CDE contests. One Act Play Area competition begins April 1. There will be a Talent Search conducted by PJC on March 29. Spring Break for the Hornets is March 11-15.

Saltillo Cross Country boys and girls teams competed in the State Meet and brought home two third-place trophies. An Open House is set for March 14 from 5:30-7pm. During Open House, a Stew and Chili Supper is planned, with donations to go to the Castillo family to help with expenses for a family emergency. Also, the annual Saltillo Scholarship Dinner and Auction is planned for April 13 at 6pm in the Kerry Garmon Memorial Gymnasium. A beef and chicken fajita dinner, catered by Andy Wright, will be served at the event with dinner tickets at $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tables are also available. To attend, contact Kim Moore at the Saltillo school or phone 903-537-2386. Spring Break for the Saltillo Lions is March 18-22.

The North Hopkins Beta Club will advance to Nationals! Recently 55 of these students competed at the Beta State Convention. North Hopkins, claiming the Club Growth Award. Twelve students brought home First, Second and Third place honors from the State Convention. Spring Break for the Panthers is March 18-22.

Sulphur Bluff ISD recently were awarded a $50,000 grant from the Gillis Family Foundation. Six Sulphur Bluff FFA students were included in the NETLA Sale of Champions, and their projects raised over $18,000 in scholarship funds for those students. Also, the Ag Mechanics team won a blue ribbon for their chute project. Recently the 5-member Sulphur Bluff Bears Golf team took second place overall in the Boles Invitational at Lake Fork Golf Club, and Trayton South took first place individual at the Invitational.

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Author: Enola Gay

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