Carroll Selected Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador
Jun02

Carroll Selected Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, [email protected] Rylie Carroll, Hopkins County 4-H member, has been selected as a Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador. But first, I want to explain what the Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador program involves. Participation was announced to all high school youth in the spring. Those selected are trained to serve as a community health and...

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Sulphur Springs FFA Chapter Recognizes Members’ Achievements
May20

Sulphur Springs FFA Chapter Recognizes Members’ Achievements

The Sulphur Springs High School FFA Chapter recently recognized members’ achievements and honors throughout the 2021-2022 school year at the 84th Annual Parent and Member Awards Banquet. The students kicked off the meeting with Chapter President Cash Vititow serving as toastmaster for the occasion. Sentinel Wayne Hinton giving the invocation, then serving lines opened for the buffet meal catered by Big Smith’s BBQ....

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You Would Not Drive Intoxicated, Why Drive Intexticated?
Apr13

You Would Not Drive Intoxicated, Why Drive Intexticated?

Johanna Hicks, Extension Agent, FCH By Johanna Hicks You have undoubtedly heard of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but what about other driving distractions? Our roadways are more dangerous now than they were pre-pandemic and 2021 marks the second deadliest year on Texas roads. Calling attention to the dangers of distracted driving can help end this deadly streak on our roads. In a study done by American Automobile...

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SSHS Students Did Well In The Houston Livestock Show The Week of March 7-13, 2022
Mar15

SSHS Students Did Well In The Houston Livestock Show The Week of March 7-13, 2022

Sulphur Springs High School students did well during their participating last week at the 90th Houston Livestock Show and competition, with three students showing beef heifers, one showing lambs at two different contests and one was ranked among the top 5 in speaking events the week of March 7-13, 2022. sh (Left) Cash Vititow and (right) Coen Bell show their beef heifers at the 90th Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Cash Vititow placed...

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2022 CTE Month: Career and Technical Student Organizations
Feb28

2022 CTE Month: Career and Technical Student Organizations

Editor’s Note: February is Career and Technical Education Month, a public awareness campaign to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. To help Sulphur Springs High School celebrate CTE Month 2022, KSST has compiled short videos featuring a few of the CTE programs offered at SSHS. Sulphur Springs High School students enrolled in Career and Technical Education classes, in...

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2021 Creative Arts Contest Results are in!
Oct27

2021 Creative Arts Contest Results are in!

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County The Arts and Crafts Show at Sulphur Springs High School on Friday and Saturday, October 22-23, 2021. The beautiful weather, plus the cooler temperatures added to the success of the 2021 Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest, which took place in the Sulphur Springs High School Conference Center. In the children’s division...

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4-H Project Show Results and the Annual Christmas Joys Program
Oct13

4-H Project Show Results and the Annual Christmas Joys Program

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County 4-H Project Show Results Every year during National 4-H Week, Hopkins County 4-H members have the opportunity to enter items in the 4-H Project Show. This serves as an avenue to showcase talents of our 4-H youth. Even though entries were down, 22 quality items were entered in this year’s Project Show.  Here are the...

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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 Column: Restaurant Leftover Safety Tips and Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador
Jul28

Hicks Column: Restaurant Leftover Safety Tips and Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Restaurant Leftover Safety Tips Meeting friends at a restaurant is common among many folks who enjoy socializing. My husband and I will often share an entrée, but every now and then we have more food than we can eat.  Bringing home leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day is becoming ordinary again. Don’t invite bacteria to your...

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Sulphur Springs Student Among Top 10 In State FFA Junior Prepared Public Speaking Event
Jul12

Sulphur Springs Student Among Top 10 In State FFA Junior Prepared Public Speaking Event

Sulphur Springs High School sophomore Rylie Carroll competed at the Texas FFA State Convention in Fort Worth last week. The Sulphur Springs student finished 9th in the state in junior prepared public speaking. “We are so proud of Rylie and all her current and future successes!” said Taylor Thompson, SSHS agriculture teacher. “We are proud of this accomplishment for this student in our FFA program,” added Jenny...

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