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The PHS Wildcat’s boy’s and girl’s teams competed at the Hayworth Invitational Golf Tournament at Idabel Country Club on Monday(3/5). The girls finished 2nd behind Idabel with a team total 399(lowest team total in 10 years). Jessica Vines led all Cats with a 91 and finished 3rd overall. Tanner Napier led the boys with a 2nd place individual score of 69(1-under par). He was penalized 2 shots for hitting the wrong ball costing him a first place finish. The boy’s team (330) did not place. Other scores are as follows:
Julianna Clipson-112(first tournament)
When it comes to finding out if drag affects a swimmer’s time in 25 yard freestyle, Stone Middle School 6th grader, Bailey Fowler, tested and presented her findings at the Kilgore Regional Science Fair. Her project “Swimming is a Drag” earned her 8th place.
Bailey’s hypothesis was that a person would swim an average of three seconds faster wearing a swimsuit verses wearing T-shirt and shorts. She tested volunteers wearing swimsuits and swimming 25 yards then had them repeat the laps wearing T-shirts and shorts. Her result was swimmers do better wearing swimsuits.
Students at Justiss Elementary participated in a variety of “Minute to Win It” competitions as part of their celebration of 10,000 Accelerated Reader (AR) points. Students with the most points in their grade level competed in games made popular by the TV game show and were cheered on by the entire campus.
Competitors race to bounce jingle bells out of boxes tied around their waist in the Jingle Jangle game. From the left, Jordan Perkins, Assistant Principal Kristi Callihan, Laura Torres, and AR Coordinator, Charlotte Grooms.
The Paris Junior College African American Student Union recently sponsored a program celebrating Black History Month.
“The program creates positive awareness of African Americans in the community,” said AASU President Chris Palmore, a veteran who lives in Paris. “Our club does fundraisers and community service and we work the concession stand at PJC basketball games. We meet every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the PJC Student Center. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.”
The inspirational program led off with a welcome from AASU member Cindy Blanton of Henderson, who also introduced the speakers. Following a prayer by Lasuelo Jackson of Clarksville, Student Life Director and club advisor Kenneth Webb gave a general welcome. All the AASU members gave the African American pledge, and they also sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” later in the program.
LaQuinzia McKnight of Seagoville read the Maya Angelou poem, “Still I Rise”. Clyde Polk of Dallas gave a speech about historical African American achievements, and Devin Childs of Paris performed a cultural dance.
Evangelist Tracey Spies, a motivational speaker and wife of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church of Paris Pastor J.W.T. Spies, spoke of the many contributions to America that have been and continue to be made by African Americans and challenged audience members to educate themselves and others about those contributions and the inspiring stories of those making them.
Pictured Above: Evangelist Tracey Spies delivered a motivational speech to the audience at the Paris Junior College Black History Month program, sponsored by the African American Student Union. She challenged audience members to educate themselves and others about the contributions made to America by African-Americans.
Technology is all around us — at work, at home, even in the car. To show the community the sort of impact technology makes in the classroom, Chisum Independent School District held a Technology Showcase on Thursday.
Or, as the teachers liked to call it, “Technopalooza.”
“They’re taxpayers. They’re paying for this. Sometimes, you like to see where your money’s going,” Casey Rogers, the elementary school’s technology coordinator said.
“As parents, they should be aware of what opportunities we’re giving their children. Our vision is to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. The world is digital. What were w doing to prepare the children for that?”
Teachers and students at Chisum Elementary School held presentations in various classrooms to show off their techno-savvy. Topics included:
The middle and high school presentations included multimedia classes, mobile labs, calculator and smart board interaction and more.
“It’s important to the district that we have the most current version so the kids are ready for what they will see when they leave here,” Rogers said.