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$5000 National FFA Scholarship Awarded to Katy Wilkins

$5000 National FFA Scholarship Awarded to Katy Wilkins

The National FFA Organization awarded a $5000.00 BNSF Railway Foundation scholarship to Katy Wilkins of the Prairiland High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by BNSF Railway Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Wilkins plans to use the funds to pursue...

06/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD’s Future Problem Solving Program Brings Home International Wins

Paris ISD’s Future Problem Solving Program Brings Home International Wins

Paris ISD Future Problem students competed against 4,000 from the nation and 11 foreign countries at the International Conference.  They won two first place awards, two third place awards, one fourth place award, and three finalist honors.  They are coached by Debb Fleming, Sandra Strom, Dr....

06/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Carrying Concealed Guns on PJC Campus Discussed by Board of Regents

Carrying Concealed Guns on PJC Campus Discussed by Board of Regents

Monday evening the Paris Junior College Board of Regents discussed carrying concealed guns on campus as the new Texas law just passed applies to all college campuses, though it will not go into effect for the college until the fall of 2017. “The college CEO is allowed to create common sense...

06/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Williamson To Attend Air Force Academy

Williamson To Attend Air Force Academy

Kaileb Williamson, a recent Paris High School Honors Graduate, receives a certificate of appointment to the Air Force Academy from Lt. Col. Joe Barkate. Kaileb will be joining older brother Daron Williamson (PHS Class of 2013) at the university outside of Colorado Springs, CO. ...

06/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD School Board Names New Principals

Paris ISD School Board Names New Principals

The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed principals at Paris Junior High and Aikin Elementary schools at its special board meeting Wednesday. Stephen Long (pictured right) will take the reins at Paris Junior High after serving as assistant principal at Paris High School...

06/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Gilbert to retire as Aikin Elementary Principal

Gilbert to retire as Aikin Elementary Principal

After more than four decades in education, Aikin Elementary School’s principal will call it a career at the end of August. Pat Gilbert, principal of Aikin Elementary School for the past 24 years, entered the field of public education in 1971.  She spent eight years as a teacher, eight...

06/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Grilling Burgers to Say Thank You to NL Peer Mentors

Grilling Burgers to Say Thank You to NL Peer Mentors

North Lamar High School Peer Mentors were treated to hamburgers and all the fixings for going above and beyond in mentoring students throughout the year.  The junior and senior mentors, who are carefully paired with students who have learning disabilities or who struggle in the classroom,...

06/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Rotary Club awards 20 students scholarships to PJC

Rotary Club awards 20 students scholarships to PJC

The Rotary Club of Paris United recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 20 area high school students attending Paris Junior College in the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarships are designed to cover educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and room and board and are split between...

06/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High School’s Future Problem Solving Program outperforms the toughest competition in the state

Paris High School’s Future Problem Solving Program outperforms the toughest competition in the state

Forty-six (46) Paris High School students won bids to compete at the 2015 State Bowl by outperforming the toughest competition in the State of Texas including all classifications of public and private schools. 1st row: Mallory Shoemake, Shikha Prakash, Zoie Young, Sara Lancaster, Matthew...

06/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Stone Choir Earns Top Rating

Stone Choir Earns Top Rating

Stone Middle School Beginner Choir attended the Sandy Lake Funfest contest in Dallas on May 14 and received a 1st Division rating from all three judges.  Contributing to the choir’s success were members: Ellie Ables, Ivie Allmon, Ella Amis, Whitney Austin, Kami Bailey, Candace Bateman,...

06/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Officers Slated for 15-16 North Lamar Beta Club

Officers Slated for 15-16 North Lamar Beta Club

The new officers for the North Lamar High School Beta Club have been selected and will begin their duties in August for the 2015-2016 school year.  B eginning front row left are Kristen Hodges – secretary, Abby Lacey – president, Eric Shelton – vice president, and Brittany Nichols...

06/07/2015 by eParisExtra
Everett Recognizes Top AR Readers

Everett Recognizes Top AR Readers

Everett Elementary recognized the top AR readers this week for the 2014-15 school year. Pictured are Jackson Kirk, 2nd grade, and Raylee Mahon, 3rd grade, with librarian Lynnette Johnson.   ...

06/06/2015 by eParisExtra
 2015 NLEF Scholarship Recipients

2015 NLEF Scholarship Recipients

Fifty-six North Lamar graduates were awarded scholarships from the North Lamar Education Foundation (NLEF) totaling $41,250. Scholarship range from $500 to $2,000 and may be used at junior colleges, colleges, universities, and vocational and technical schools.  The 2015 recipients are: Tyler...

06/06/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Graduates Enlist in the Navy

North Lamar Graduates Enlist in the Navy

Trevor Burns, center, with Petty Officer Sam Money, left, Petty Officer Christopher Gault, right, andNLHS Principal Clint Hildreth, standing. Two 2015 North Lamar graduates have chosen to enlist in the Navy. Trevor Burns and Chase Allen will begin their careers in the military by joining other...

06/06/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Graduates Enlist in the Army

North Lamar Graduates Enlist in the Army

Craig Hale, center, with NLHS Principal Clint Hildreth and Army Recruiter Nicholas Royse. Three 2015 North Lamar graduates have been sworn in to support and defend the Constitution of the United State by joining the Army.  Jacob Mills, Craig Hale, and Joseph Daniels will all ship out this...

06/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Persuasive Speaking Seniors Leave Mark at State

Persuasive Speaking Seniors Leave Mark at State

North Lamar seniors, Seth Gurley, left, and Jared Chenevey, right, proudly represented North Lamar High School as they debated their way to earning  medals from the State UIL Speech and Debate Tournament in Austin.  In a tight-knit competition, Chenevey placed third in Persuasive Speaking...

06/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Getting a Jump on Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year

Getting a Jump on Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year

Aaron Parker Elementary and W. L. Higgins Elementary held a one day Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, June 4 inviting prospective students and parents to meet teachers, tour the campus, and register early for the 2015-2016 school year.  Staff was on hand to help families fill out forms and...

06/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Justiss Student Council Raises Runds to Plant Tree

Justiss Student Council Raises Runds to Plant Tree

Proudly standing by their new tree at Justiss Elementary are student council representatives.  The new tree was purchased through a donation by Diane Stegall and Modern Woodsmen of America Company.  The Student Council raised funds to have the tree delivered and planted at Justiss. Pictured...

06/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Dallas Cowboys’ mascot Rowdy visits Aikin

Dallas Cowboys’ mascot Rowdy visits Aikin

On Wednesday, June 3rd the Aikin Elementary fourth grade students today had a visit from the Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy. The Aikin fourth graders took their annual field trip to Cowboy Stadium in May.   ...

06/04/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC announces 2015 Annual Fund Campaign Co-Chairs

PJC announces 2015 Annual Fund Campaign Co-Chairs

Ruth Ann and Gene “Bebes” Stallings (pictured) are the honorary co-chairs leading the 2015 Paris Junior College Annual Fund Campaign. The fund raising effort, called “A Tradition of Giving,” is scheduled to kick off in the coming weeks. Now in its third year, the 2015 campaign is...

06/04/2015 by eParisExtra