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Paris, TX, April 2, 2012 – North Lamar High School Band Director Randy Jones announced the State Solo and Ensemble Band. The competition was held February 24 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas.
Grace Myrick and Dakota Kilcrease were each named State Outstanding Soloists.
Named to the State Solo and Ensemble Percussion Band from left seated are Bonnie McIlyar, Hunter Nobles, Levi Armstrong, Ty Driggers, Maddie Drake and Gabi Risinger; back row, Grayson Smith, Kreagan Scott, Molly Denman, Stetson Henderson, Diego Rosas, Trever Bestul and Cullen Jones.
State Soloists seated beginning left are Sarah Ducan, Jalon Franklin, Ashlyn Watson, Haley Blount, Emily McIlyar and Jessica French; standing are Bailey Bolton, Zach Routon, Caleb Smith, Dakota Kilcrease, Chad Kautz and Grace Myrick.
State Ensemble Members sitting are Mitchell Lacy, Sergio Rosas, Jalon Franklin, Victoria White, Tori Sullivan, Emily McIlyar and Erin Stone; standing are Scotty Batson, Tyler Stone, Connor Johnson, Zach Routon, Randall Sanders, Caleb Baker, Lane Pierce, Kathleen Dawson and Grace Myrick.
The band is under the direction of Randy Jones, Jason R. Smith, Matt Neal and Tom Neugent.
Paris, TX, April 5, 2012 – Dalton Young, the son of Eddie Young of Powderly and a 5th grade student at Bailey Intermediate School in Paris, has been chosen by State Representative Erwin Cain as a January 2012 Student of the Month for House District 3. Young was described by his Principal Missy Starnes as “a really hard worker with an unbelievable spirit. He is outgoing, committed, a really good student.”
Young was nominated along with a number of other students from across House District 3 in an effort coordinated by Rep. Cain to recognize excellence in youth. Cain today personally presented the 5th grader with a resolution from the State of Texas praising him for not only surviving very serious injuries in a family violence incident a year ago but for fostering his developing commitment to serve others at the same time.
Rep. Cain each month solicits voluntary nominations from school systems throughout the district. All of the students nominated are worthy of recognition, according to Rep. Cain, but not all can be chosen for this honor. In making the presentation, Cain said, “Dalton is an inspiration. He has overcome tremendous odds and continues to achieve. He has successfully resisted the temptation to lower his standards because of very difficult circumstances, and is a great example of someone who actively seeks ways to serve others. We need more bright, outgoing, thoughtful young people like Dalton. I am proud of him, and I look forward to hearing about more great things that he will accomplish in the future.”
During his extended recovery, Young asked for a Christmas tree “angel,” part of a yearly event to provide gifts for underprivileged children. When asked why, he responded that it was because when he was in the hospital other people brought him stuff, came to see him, and prayed for him, and he wanted to give back to someone like others had given to him. He said, “I want to get an angel because people helped me. I want the angel to be for a boy about twelve years old, because I know what they want.”
Bailey Intermediate Principal Missy Starnes asked Dalton if he thought of others this way before he was injured, and Dalton replied, “Yes, at Christmas, but not at Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving I thought of myself … turkey and dressing!”
Jimmy Womack is a Sergeant with the Paris Police Department where he has been employed for the past sixteen years. Since coming to work for the police department he has received numerous awards that have included Metal of Commendation; Sons of the American Revolution 2010, VFW Police Officer of the Year; 2010, Paris Police Officer of the Year; 2009 and 1999, Letter of Appreciation; NASA Columbia Recovery; 2003, along with several letters of commendation from the police department itself. He has also received two degrees from Paris Junior College as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University-Commerce where he graduated in the top 5% of his class (Summa Cum Laude). Jimmy is also pursuing his Master’s Degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Jimmy has achieved some of the top certifications in the state for policing which consist of Master Peace Officer, Special Investigator, Mental Health Officer, Police Proficiency Instructor, Advanced Complex Incident Command, and is S.W.A.T. certified. He has also served as a community oriented police officer for the city and a school resource officer / Gang Resistance Education and Training Instructor for North Lamar ISD. In 2003 he promoted to the rank of corporal and returned to a supervision role in the police department.
Prior to joining the police department, Jimmy served four years in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Strom. During his time in the military he received a National Defense metal and a letter of commendation from the Commander of the Naval Air Reserve Force.
Out of all the achievements he has made in his life, his proudest is that he is a loving husband and father. Jimmy is a graduate of North Lamar and his kids have attended North Lamar. Jimmy is now raising his niece (3) and nephews (5, 6) and two sons (7, 14) who also attend North Lamar. Jimmy has long ties to North Lamar that will continue for years to come. He is committed to his family, country, and community and looks for new ways of giving back to the community that help raise and nourish him and his family.
Paris, TX, March 31, 2012 – North Lamar’s Zone 32 now has a plaque in place at the high school for contributors. For $50 individuals and groups may purchase an engraved name plate in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend. Proceeds will benefit North Lamar’s Zone 32 project by helping students obtain the support services they need and bringing in guest speakers to talk about making right choices when it comes to drugs and alcohol.
The contributor’s plaque was designed by Wes Brown and the NLHS Ag Department. Steve Glover with Management Awards contributed and designed the engraving plates for the plaque.
To purchase an engraved name plate in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend, contact Wendy Bozarth at 903.491.8067 or by email email@example.com.
Paris, TX, March 28, 2012 – North Lamar elementary campuses will begin their Annual Skip, Jump and Run Children’s Fundraiser March 30 and run two weeks concluding on April 13. Students from Bailey Intermediate, Aaron Parker, Everett and Higgins Elementaries will be seeking individuals and businesses to sponsor them in their campus’s Skip, Jump and Run day in May.
The fundraiser is sponsored by the Physical Education Department at each campus. Half of the proceeds will go to the PE Department and the other to the North Lamar Children’s Fund to help NL students throughout the year who are in need of shoes, clothes, medications, eye exams, glasses, and other personal needs. The fund also helps NL angels and their families at Christmas time and to have food and turkeys for the holidays.
The top fundraiser from all four campuses will win a grand prize of a Weekend Getaway to Great Wolf Lodge. First place winners at each school will receive a 32” flat screen TV, second place winners will receive a 3DS Nintendo with 2 games and third place winners will receive a $75 gift card to Hibbett Sports. Students receiving a donation of $40 or more will receive a t-shirt.
Pictured with the prizes are last year’s Everett Skip, Jump and Run winners. From left are Mylee Nottingham, Riley Reaves, Ellie Ables and Amy Moody.