Through challenging programs and rigorous training, Quitman High School engineering students are preparing for college, tackling hands-on projects and earning career certifications.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) class is one of many outlets available to QHS students involved in Career and Technical Education (CTE).
David Cross, QHS STEM teacher, says it’s important for students to know what they enjoy and what they don’t so they’ll move in the right direction after high school.
Yantis High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian have been named for this year. Ashten Burnett is the valedictorian and Maggie Hooker is the salutatorian.
Yantis graduation will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Yantis High School gym.
Burnett has participated in basketball, volleyball, track, cheer, tennis, golf and softball. She has served as basketball captain, volleyball captain and cheer captain. She is senior class vice president.
Burnett is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), Beta Club, Phi Theta Kappa, FFA, UIL Academics, Superintendent Student Advisory Member and FCCLA.
After graduation, she will attend Tyler Junior College for a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She is the daughter of Michael and Amber Burnett.
Lucy Brannon was crowned 2019 Miss Dogwood in front of a packed Quitman High School auditorium at the annual pageant on Saturday.
With her new title, she earned the prize of $1,000. Brannon also sold the most tickets in the Miss Dogwood category.
Aliegh Farnham received Miss Dogwood first runner-up and a prize of $500. For the Junior Miss competition (sixth through eighth grade), Kameran Farnham was crowned and received a prize of $250. Alexus Richey received first runner-up in Junior Miss. Breanna Gilbreath sold the most tickets in the Junior Miss category.
Karley Kernes was crowned Little Miss Dogwood and claimed a prize of $100. Bella Maynard was named first runner-up in addition to selling the most tickets for her category. Timberlyn Wheeler received the Ally Baker Memorial award.
Quitman City Council last week established the position of municipal judge/clerk. Lauren Doan, who serves as the court clerk and an associate judge, was sworn-in for the two-year appointment.
Prior to the regular meeting, the council used a workshop session to discuss the use of a judge/clerk position and Doan’s appointment.
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