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Teacher Appreciation Week was Monday-Friday, April 30-May 4, and the Troup Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) made every effort to make certain the Troup Elementary teachers felt appreciated. “The Troup Elementary PTO supports our teachers and students throughout the year,” stated Melanie Johnson, principal at Troup Elementary. “Their efforts during Teacher Appreciation Week are simply amazing. Year in and year out, this organization provides our staff with thoughtful gifts and great food. I know that the teachers look forward to this week all year. I really would like to thank all of the Troup Elementary PTO, past and present, for their support.”v more
Patriotic pride will return to the city of Bullard, as The American Freedom Museum will take time to honor the sacrifices made by veterans at the upcoming East Texas Salute 2018 event, to be held 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, on the museum’s grounds, located on the campus of The Brook Hill Upper School. “The East Texas Salute provides the opportunity for the citizens and students of East Texas to show their appreciation for the sacrifices of our military men and women, to acknowledge their courage, and to show them the honor and support they have earned,” said Jan Hommel, director of the American Freedom Museum. more
Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation honored the Innovators of the Year, along with all of this year’s grant recipients, and thanked their sponsors Saturday, April 28. The annual Celebration of Innovation banquet took place at K.E. Bushman’s in Bullard and featured a Taste of the Town, selected menu items provided by various area restaurants. more
Higgins Elementary has a new piece of playground equipment installed thanks to the efforts of Dwayne Spangler, Whitehouse High School senior. Spangler chose to build a tire swing at Higgins as his Eagle Scout project. Spangler joined Cub Scouts while in the first grade and crossed over into Boy Scouts in 2011. more
JT Womack of Troup FFA was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Scholarship Committee. He is the son of Thomas and Becky Womack. Womack participated in the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show Calf Scramble making him eligible for 2018 scholarship awards. Sixty-seven youth shared in $292,000 of Calf Scramble scholarship dollars. more
I arranged for the Tyler Junior College football players and coaches to come out to Holloway Friday, April 27, to work with our sixth-grade students. Head Coach Danny Palmer helped organize a mini-camp for the day. We had seven different stations for the students to rotate through which included passing, receiving, kicking, tackling dummies, agility obstacle courses, and even a station to show off your best dance moves if you made it into the end-zone for a touchdown. Our students had a blast playing with the TJC Apaches. more
 We are happy to announce that Whitehouse High School’s Head Majorette, Kaylee Williams, will be twirling her way to Texas State University in the Texas Hill Country of San Marcos, as a Top Scholar and Feature Twirler for the 2018 season! She is honored, excited and blessed to take the field with returning feature twirler Jillian Romaguera representing their Bobcat band. As an ambitious and dedicated senior at Whitehouse High School she goes above and beyond to maintain high grades, yet still finds the time to get involved in many hobbies, interests and campus activities that help more
Students from across the state will be recognized as part of the 2018 Law Day contest, an annual competition hosted by the State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) that invites students to submit essays, photographs, and posters that celebrate the rule of law. State Bar President Tom Vick and TYLA President Baili Rhodes will present the awards at the Texas Law Center. The winners were honored by their local bar associations before advancing to the statewide competition. This year’s national Law Day theme is Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom. more
Troup High School students honored one of their own during the week of April 23-27 which followed the tragic vehicle accident that cut short the life of Alyssa Baker and her mother Susan. On Monday, April 23, the student body wore yellow to honor Baker. The color was chosen because she loved sunflowers, according to Sydney Garrett and Holly Weathers who were friends of Baker’s. more
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