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SSHS FFA Savannah Allen One of State’s Top Speakers, District FFA Officer Philip Rater Conducts Workshop at Greenhand Camp
Dec12

SSHS FFA Savannah Allen One of State’s Top Speakers, District FFA Officer Philip Rater Conducts Workshop at Greenhand Camp

According to FFA Sponsor John Holland, Sulphur Springs FFA member Savannah Allen competed in the Texas FFA State Leadership Development Event contest held in Huntsville, Tx at Sam Houston State University. Savannah had to advance out of District as well as Area to be able to compete at the State Greenhand Creed speaking contest. At the start of the year there were 641 hopeful contestants trying to make it to State Contest with only 20...

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Savannah Owens Interning At KSST

Savannah Owens of Allen who has relatives in Sulphur Springs is back at KSST this week doing intern work. On Monday, July 21, she read the Tradin’ Post. Savannah was a guest on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Tuesday morning. Savannah told Enola all about a trip she took to Japan earlier this summer. It was her sister’s graduation present trip. Savannah returned to the states with a kimono and lots of memories. By Don Julian,...

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SSHS Students Receive More Than $3.1 Million In Scholarships, Awards
May23

SSHS Students Receive More Than $3.1 Million In Scholarships, Awards

Sulphur Springs High School seniors have received more than $3.1 million in scholarships and financial awards, which were announced during Thursday afternoon’s Senior Awards Ceremony. The 27 SSHS 12th graders ranked in the top 10 percent of the graduating seniors were also all recognized as UIL scholars. Nearly half of the amount announced Thursday, an estimated $1.5 million, went to students planning to enter the military....

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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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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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SSHS Honors Students At Honor Society, Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremonies
Apr15

SSHS Honors Students At Honor Society, Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremonies

Sulphur Springs High School honored two groups of exemplary students during first the National Technical Honor Society induction then the National Honor Society induction. Typically, the National Honor Society induction is held in the fall and the National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony is conducted in the spring. However, this school year, as was the case with many events and activities, the NHS induction ceremony could...

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SSHS FFA Cash Vititow’s Red Brahman Heifer Wins Best in Breed at Houston Livestock Show!
Mar23

SSHS FFA Cash Vititow’s Red Brahman Heifer Wins Best in Breed at Houston Livestock Show!

Cash Vititow with his entry TO 68, named Overall Grand Champion Red Brahman Female at Houston From a March 22 press release from John Holland, SSHS Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor, during this past month 8 students on the livestock show team traveled to the Houston Livestock Show. Cash Vititow, Maurie Flecker, Savannah Allen, Jace Mayers, and Jose Flores all took Breeding Beef Heifers, and all showed extremely well in very large...

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NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Sale Of Champions
Mar01

NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Sale Of Champions

Northeast Texas Livestock Association’s 2021 Hopkins County Junior Livestock Show concluded Saturday with another successful Sale of Champions, featuring 135 of the top swine, goat, lamb, poultry and steer projects, which raised approximately half a million dollars for the students to apply toward their next projects or future education, according to initial estimates from NETLA officials. “I’ve been asked several times...

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Heifer Show at 2021 HC Junior Market Livestock Show
Feb27

Heifer Show at 2021 HC Junior Market Livestock Show

Twenty eight heifers were entered in the NETLA show held on February 26, 2021 in Sulphur Springs. Students showing these projects were judged on showmanship and their projects were judged based on the animal’s weight. The heifers were beautiful and obviously brimming with health, ready to become an asset to any owner’s herd. Heifers and first-calf heifers were exhibited Showmanship winners were: Savannah Allen of SS FFA in...

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