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“When I was about 10 years old, my grandpa and me worked on a tractor, a 1939 Ford 9N. That was the first one that I actually got to restore and I just fell in love with restoring tractors,” Shelby Nichols said. That was the beginning of a hobby for her that continues to this day. Sammy Nichols, Shelby’s grandfather, actually began by restoring old pick-up trucks, beginning with his own grandfather’s 1959 Chevrolet. more
Angie Copeland, Director of Admissions at University of Texas at Tyler, made a surprise announcement at Whitehouse High School on Friday, Feb. 2. Accompanied by cheerleaders and staff, Copeland awarded four students with full-ride scholarships. The students receiving the honor were Alex Baham, daughter of Kim and Kerry Baham; Nicolas Means, son of Stuart and Kathy Means; Seth Roberts, son of Jeff and Shelly Roberts and Favour Thomas, daughter of Frances and Victor Thomas. more
Quentin Fisher, a member of the Whitehouse High School Band Program, will perform with the Texas All-State 5A Symphonic Band in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. He was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Fisher plays French horn at school under the direction of Tom Mensch who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 19,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. more
• Thursday, Feb. 8: 6 p.m., Fish Fair at WHS cafeteria/commons • Friday, Feb. 9: 5/6:15/7:30, 9th/JV/Varsity Wildcat basketball, WHS auxiliary gym/Arena; 5/7 p.m., more
The generosity of children often amazes those around them. The students of Donna Emmons’ third grade class are no exception. Their willingness to help those in need has grown from a classroom fund-raiser to a school-wide project. It all began with the reading of “The Water Princess,” according to Emmons. The book is based on the childhood of Georgie Badiel and tells the story of a young girl who dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her village in Africa. more
Colton Smith, a member of Arp FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. Smith’s parents are Donald and Mindy Smith. Smith’s award was sponsored by Hull Associates, LLC. more
Since January was School Board Recognition Month, the trustees, in recognition for their work, were given gift baskets at the Thursday, Jan. 25, meeting. Superintendent Dr. Chris Moran interviewed elementary students for a video presentation about the students’ thoughts on what a board member looks like, how old they are and what they do. more
Applications for the 2018 Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year. more
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