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Miller Groves Student Athlete Jorja Bessonett Wins 3200 Meter Run at State
May14

Miller Groves Student Athlete Jorja Bessonett Wins 3200 Meter Run at State

Jorja Bessonett won the State Champion in the 3200 meter run.  Athletic Director and Principal Gary Billingsly described her race. “She ran the first 3 laps where we wanted but really struggled laps 5-7. That allowed the next three girls to stay on the race and eventually catch her. With 100 left she got passed by the Harris girl and cut off. Jorja had to make a move to the outside then to regain the lead.  The move to get back...

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Bessonett And Resendiz Named Top Miller Grove High School 2021 Graduates
May13

Bessonett And Resendiz Named Top Miller Grove High School 2021 Graduates

Jorja Bessonett has been named the valedictorian and Andrea Resendiz the salutatorian of the Miller Grove High School Graduating Class of 2021, MGISD announced earlier this week. Jorja Bessonett Bessonett achieved the top ranking in the senior class with an overall 102.06 grade point average. She is the daughter of Bill and Cherrie Bessonett and the granddaughter of Glen and Carolyn George and Susie and Mike Bessonett. She has an...

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Souper Bowl of Caring
Feb02

Souper Bowl of Caring

By Johanna Hicks, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] Now that we know who will be playing in the Super Bowl, be part of something greater by making an impact on people’s lives! Our Hopkins County 4-H Clubs are teaming up with tacklehunger.org to inspire every household that watches (or has watched) an NFL game to donate just 1 food item. If you watched a...

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Achievement Banquet Honors 4-H’ers with Gold Star Award, Scholarships and Volunteer Recognition
Aug25

Achievement Banquet Honors 4-H’ers with Gold Star Award, Scholarships and Volunteer Recognition

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsome with 4-H students honored at the Achievement Banquet Each year, the Achievement Banquet honors Hopkins County 4-H students who have excelled in their chosen areas of interest during the past 12 months. Now, just as a new 4-H enrollment year is beginning, these students were recognized for hard work and success during 2020/2021.  All five 4-H clubs of Hopkins County had a number of students...

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Hicks: Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn Hefty Scholarships
May17

Hicks: Hopkins County 4-H Members Earn Hefty Scholarships

Tucked away at the end of my column las week was mention of two Hopkins County 4-H members who earned sizable scholarships from the Texas 4-H Foundation.  I wanted to give them the recognition they deserve for their accomplishments.  If you keep up with my column, you have read about these two young ladies, but previously, the amounts of their scholarships were unknown.  As it turns out, they each received the highest amount awarded...

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Miller Grove HS Has 3 UIL Academic Competitors Moving on to State
Apr29

Miller Grove HS Has 3 UIL Academic Competitors Moving on to State

Miller Grove High School Academic UIL competitors showed up at the Regional contest with winning in mind. Of the ten who advanced to Regionals from the District level, the academic team walked away with a total of five medals, three students who are moving on to the state level, and the Speech Team won overall second place. Bailee Shipp placed fifth in poetry. Addison Stanton fared just a bit better in the prose competition, getting...

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Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized
Apr26

Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized

Two outstanding 4- members, two Miller Grove FFA members and an Extension Agent received recognition during Monday’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting. Janie Crump Scholarships Extension Agent Johanna Hicks presents a $500 Janie Crump Memorial Scholarship to Jorja Bessonett Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agents Johanna Hicks and Mario Villarino awarded Jorja Bessonett, a member of Miller Grove 4-H Club, and Savannah...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!
Apr23

Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Hopkins County is honored to have some outstanding youth in the 4-H program!  District 4-H Contests were held recently in Farmersville for 4-H members across the northeast Texas district – 22 counties to be exact. Three from Hopkins County walked away with awards. Here are the results: Senior division (grades 9-12):  Rylie...

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Miller Grove ISD Announces UIL Excellence
Apr02

Miller Grove ISD Announces UIL Excellence

Miller Grove ISD had a successful outcome at their Academic District UIL competition, with many students advancing to Regional competition. The participating students placed as follows: Andi Resendiz(Sr)-6th-Ready WritingJamilyn Hensley(Fr)-3rd Ready Writing-Adv to RegionalsCeleste Robertson(Fr)-5th Editorial WritingBailee Shipp(Soph)-3rd Feature Writing, 1st Prose-Adv to RegionalsJorja Bessonett(Sr)-1st informative speaking-Adv to...

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Miller Grove, Saltillo Teams, SB Runner Recognized For State Cross Country Honors
Dec07

Miller Grove, Saltillo Teams, SB Runner Recognized For State Cross Country Honors

MG Team Earns National Accolade, Coach Billingsley 2019 State Coach of the Year Miller Grove and Saltillo Cross Country Teams were recognized for their state achievements Monday afternoon with proclamations from Hopkins County Commissioners Court. The Miller Grove Team also earned national honors as well. One runner from Sulphur Bluff runner, one runner each from Saltillo and MG, and Coach Gary Billingsley also received individual...

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