Troup High School National Honor Society student Vadeah Akmel wanted to do something special for the Troup Police Department for her service project. It was a truly sweet deal. Akmel baked, wrapped and sold $742 worth of cupcakes on Valentine’s Day with the money going to the PD for something special.
Volleyball player Jansen Reid took a team approach to her service project for National Honor Society. She has arranged for a volleyball clinic hosted by the Troup Lady Tigers’ volleyball team to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25.
“Students were asked to derive their projects from their hearts, something that is meaningful to them and will be a service to the community,” NHS sponsor DeeAnn Berryhill said. “Their parents play a very supportive role in most situations too but it is their project and they are responsible for making it happen.”
The Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation is preparing for their annual Taste of the Town, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, April 1 at Whitehouse High School.
Elections were called for Troup ISD, Whitehouse ISD as well as the City of Troup to fill terms that will be up in May 2017. The Troup entities will forego an election as only one person filed for each position. WISD will have an election.
The Arp Garden Club met in the Arp Chamber of Commerce Building in January and enjoyed a program on “Backyard Birds” presented by Boyd Sanders. He has been a ranger at the Tyler State Park for the past eight years. We were educated on being watchful stewards of our backyard birds. He gave us references of books with illustrations and map locations for our specific areas as well as on types of feeders and water features to place in our yards. He told us of “Audubon Guide Apps” to load on our phones where we could hear each species’ song so we would know who is visiting our yard. The last bit of advice was to always have a set of binoculars handy.