Prairiland High School Band student Clay Clemmer Wins Medals

clay clemmerPrairiland High School Band student Clay Clemmer competed in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble contest this past weekend in Austin, TX.

Clay qualified in February to perform a marimba solo and a piano solo.  Clay earned a 1st division medal on piano and a second division medal on marimba.

Local business awards scholarships to six local graduates

Scholarships have been awarded to six Lamar County high school graduates by local company, LMS Restoration. Students were considered for the award based on extracurricular involvement, future plans and grade performance.

Sara Mann, Madeleine Hatley, and Meghan Gillean from Paris ISD; Sierra Kruse and Lucas Chipman from Prairiland; and Carson Rast from North Lamar impressed LMS with their applications and will now receive earned help as they proceed to the next level of education.

“These students’ applications stood out due to their strong and committed work ethic, their school and community contributions, and their sincere confidence in achieving future goals.”

  • Sarah, who will attend Austin College and major in Biology, is the daughter of Mike & Misty Edzards.
  • Madeleine is the daughter of Richard & Deborah Hatley and plans to attend the University of Texas to major in Public Relations.
  • Meghan ranks fourth in her graduating class among hundreds of students at Paris High School. She is the daughter of Ricky & Missy Gillean.
  • Sierra will study Animal Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is the daughter of Brian & Debbie Kruse.
  • Son of Joel & Melissia Chipman, Lucas ranks second in his class and plans to earn a pre-med degree at Baylor University.
  • Carson is the son of Bob & Laurie Rast and has plans to study Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He ranks second in his class at North Lamar.

LMS Restoration is proud to support and encourage these outstanding young leaders in the Paris community and Lamar County area.

Paris High winners (from left): Sarah Mann, Madeleine Hatley & Meghan Gillean

Paris High winners Sarah Mann, Madeleine Hatley & Meghan Gillean

Prairiland winners (from left): Sierra Kruse & Lucas Chipman

Prairiland winners Sierra Kruse & Lucas Chipman

North Lamar HS Principal Clint Hildreth, winner Carson Rast, LMS Restoration Director of Communications Mahona Kinabrew

North Lamar HS Principal Clint Hildreth, winner Carson Rast, LMS Restoration Director of Communications Mahona Kinabrew

Prairiland FFA Talent Team

ffaprairielandffa.jpgPrairiland FFA Talent Team competed at the Area VI FFA Convention Monday, February 24. They took the honor of receiving 1st Place advancing them to the State FFA Convention which will be held this summer in Ft Worth.

Front row: Bryce May and Trey Anderson; Back row: Jonathan Ruckman, Lauren Jeanes, Mr. Stapleton (FFA Advisor), Elizabeth Hines, and Luke Chipman

Prairiland Students Qualify for the All Region Band Clinic and Concert

prairieland hs bandPrairiland High School had 3 students qualify for the All Region Band Clinic and Concert in January.  

They are from left to right: Kenzie Jackson, Josh Crawford and Lily Gibson.  Kenzie Jackson received first chair, first band on alto saxophone and qualified to compete at the Area competition in January as well.  

Prairieland Jr. High had seven students qualify for the All Region Band Clinic and Concert which will be held in January.  

They are from left to right:  Morgan Landreth, Daylan Whitely, Tyler Holt, Matt Bland, Alex Lamb, Lindsey Bliar Bethel and Trace Smith.  Trace Smith received first chair on Alto Saxophone. 

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Prairiland Lady Patriots middle school basketball results

The Prairiland Lady Pats traveled to DeKalb to take on the Lady Cubs last week. The 7th grade B team squeaked out a win by a score of 8-7. Leading scorer for 7B was Kayleigh Potter with 4 points. Savanna Moore and Kameron Reeves chipped in with 2 points a piece.

Prairiland Patriot LogoThe 7th grade A team continued their strong start by winning their game 28-7. Keagan Maroney had a good game offensively, with a game high 10 points. Alexis Williams was a key contributor off the bench with 6 points. Skyler Kelley, Kayla Spray, Hannah Brown, and Madison Story had 4, 4, 2 and 2 points, respectively.

The 8th grade B added to their perfect record with a hard fought 8-6 victory. Kayleigh Potter lead the team with 4 points. Madison Cannedy and Jaycie Philip each had 2 points in the win for 8B.

The 8th grade A team, despite missing 3 players, lost a very close game in overtime, 25-21. Emalee Freelen lead the way offensively for the Lady Pats with 6 points. Erin Butler finished up with 5 points. Lauren Ross, Blair Upchurch, and Alyssa Harris had 4, 4, and 2 points, respectively.

District action will kick back up Tuesday, December 17, against Clarksville.