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Mineola team named top delegation in Model UN contest

During the two-day competition, students spoke on behalf of their committees and held a mock General Assembly, where they were awarded points based on speaking ability, and research and development of an issue. more

Hawkins student raises winning calf

FFA student Madison Haney from Hawkins captured Champion Junior Heifer Calf with Made Marleigh in the Junior Shorthorn Heifer Show at the 2019 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Jan. 26. The 2019 show is hosting junior breeding beef exhibitors from across Texas competing for awards and $36,210 in premiums. Of the 33,000 entries at the nation’s longest-running livestock show, the livestock exhibited by the more than 11,500 junior exhibitors are among the best market animals in the country. While the livestock are impressive, one of the Show’s main objectives is to support the professional and leadership development efforts offered by the 4-H and FFA programs in Texas. [more] more

Alba-Golden Elementary Honor Roll

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Yantis FFA member wins $500 at Calf Scramble

Carlee Vavra, a member of Yantis FFA, caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble on Jan. 26, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. more

Quitman school employees design special chair for fourth-grader

For one Quitman Elementary student, a new mobile desk and chair was one of the best presents he could have ever received. Fourth-grader Angel Cortez was born with no arms and was in need of a smaller, mobile chair when switching classes throughout the day.  QES Assistant Principal Lance Morrow and maintenance worker Chris Williams found spare wooden parts, a rolling cart and cushioned office chair to put together Angel’s new desk. In a few days, Williams constructed a seat for Angel to move to his classrooms more easily. [read more] more

Area students named to OBU President’s List

Allyson Edwards of Hawkins and Hanah Moore of Winnsboro were among 340 students named to the President’s List at Ouachita Baptist University for the fall 2018 semester. more

Quitman honors trustees during School Board Appreciation Month

In honor of January being school board appreciation month, Quitman ISD Superintendent Rhonda Turner recognized the trustees for their service to the district. more

Holt named to All-State band

Megan Holt, a member of the Mineola High School Band, will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. more

MHS business team takes first at regional competition

Mineola High School’s Business Professionals of America Parliamentary Procedure Team won first place at regional competition earlier in January and advances to State competition. more

MISD prioritizes Meredith Foundation requests

The Mineola school board recently prioritized a list of requests that will be submitted to the Meredith Foundation for possible funding in 2019. At the top of the list is $30,000 in scholarships for graduating seniors. Scholarships are always at the top of the list for requests since this funding goes directly to students, according to Supt. Kim Tunnell, who noted that Meredith has increased the amount of scholarships over the years.  more

Mineola eighth-graders preview high school offerings at Career Day

Mineola eighth-graders experienced an educational smorgasbord earlier this month during Career Day at Mineola High School. The students sampled a multitude of academic and occupational classes and learned about the myriad options open to them. more

Students make Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University

Natalie Robinson of Yantis and Ray Rohrbeck of Winnsboro have been named to the Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University College of Adult Studies for the spring 2018 semester. more
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