Education

Thu
23
Feb

High flyers

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Entrants in the Senior Category of this year’s Van Zandt County Regional Airport Aviation Art Contest included students in Stacy Porter and Karin Davis’ art classes. Local winners included Johnny Godinez, third place Senior category, and Uriel Valdez, first place Senior category. Winners in all categories will receive a free airplane ride during the Oct. 14 VZCRA Fly-In event.

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Wed
22
Feb

High flyers

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The Van Zandt County Regional Airport recently hosted its annual Aviation Art Contest. Winning entrants included entrants from classes taught by Karin Davis at the high school, Stacy Porter at the junior high and Tamara Hiler at the middle school class. Winners included: George Castaneda, second place Senior category; Olga Martinez, third place Intermediate category; Kamryn Kilgore, first place Intermediate; and Emily Cockerham, second place Intermediate.

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Tue
21
Feb

JH Tigerettes

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The Wills Point Junior High Tigerettes were Sweepstakes winners and recipients of the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence for their performance at the Rockwall Heath American Dance/Drill Team Competition held Feb. 4. JH Tigerette team members include Abby Barker, Alyssa Lee, Ava Ewins, Brooklyn Tanner, Cheyenne Bocook, Daley Smith, Emily Hernandez, Gracie Cross, Hailey Brannon, Haleigh Jones, Jackie Ryder, Jamesiah Cobb, Katie Ryder, Kenzie Samples, Lucy Lusk, Madie King, Miena Cervantes, Ryann Goldberg, Sierra Wilson, Victoria Young and Violet Ibarra.

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Sat
11
Feb

“Blind Date with a Book” at the WP Junior High Library

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Aaron Hardman, Cade Phillips and Christian Zincke were all smiles as they prepared for their date.  

Wills Point Junior High students are enjoying great evenings with their blind dates! During this season of love and valentines, students can choose a gift bag with clues about a book, but they do not know what the book is until they open it at home. With this fun experience, they end up spending time with a genre or author they might not have otherwise enjoyed. Students then rate their “date,” letting others know if their date was “love at first sight,” amazing, or disastrous. 

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Wed
01
Feb

University News

Baylor University
More than 3, 900 Baylor University students were named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2016 fall semester. To be named to the dean's list, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. .
Andrew M. Hardman of Wills Point was named to the Dean’s Academic Honor Roll for the 2016 fall semester. He is enrolled in the Hankamer School of Business

LeTourneau University 

Tue
31
Jan

WPMS releases honor roll list

Students on the A Honor Roll at Wills Point Middle School are  Fifth Grade – Jersi Adams, Marc Battle, Chloe Cockerham, Kole Collins, Kathryn Davis, Kelcie Doering, Kyle Etheridge, Yuri Frykholm, Payton Fugate, Gerald Goode, Jose Hernandez, Michael Jenkins, Ethan Kornegay, McKenzie Littrell, Carson Maddox, Gaybrie Malone, Scottie Manning, Elisa McVeigh, Julia Meade, Tennyson Pritchett, Alyssa Ramsey, Reagan Rounsavall, Charleston Sanders, Presley Self, Emily Sewell, Molly Sewell, Hunter Stokes, Landon Strong, Makale Strutton, Seth Sturgill, Cody Tate, Kiera Tate, Nathan Thomas, Adrian Turner and Emma Wallas.

Mon
30
Jan

Rockwall High student receives award for volunteering

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Brandon Taylor, the grandson of Danny and Joyce Harris of Wills Point, was awarded the Gold Presidential Service Award for volunteering around the Rockwall area. Dr. Courtney Gober, RHS Principal, helped to present Brandon with the award.

Brandon Taylor, a junior at Rockwall High, was awarded the Gold Presidential Service Award for his volunteering efforts in and around Rockwall. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a volunteer award program that encourages citizens to live a life of service.
While Brandon participated in several programs for volunteering, the majority of his time was spent spreading STEM. Brandon earned his hours by being a robotics mentor to elementary and middle school students around Rockwall, participating in robotics summer camps through both the YMCA and ROCK as well as judging at local robotics competitions.
Brandon, the grandson of Danny and Joyce Harris of Wills Point, is a proud member of FRC Team 1296 - Full Metal Jackets (the RHS Robotics team).

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Sun
29
Jan

Hardman named to Dean's List

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Andrew Hardman, salutatorian of the Wills Point High School Class of 2016, recently completed his first semester at Baylor University in Waco. Hardman finished the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average to earn a spot on the Dean's Academic Honor List.

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Thu
19
Jan

Eaton wins 2016 Patriotic Art contest

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The 2016 local Patriotic Art winner was Ka'lah Eaton, a junior from Martins Mill. Her art was exceptional in creativity and was sent to the state level for judging.  It did not place in state competition, but was enjoyed by all who saw it. She is the daughter of Sheila and Ryan Hanson of Van.
Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 9171 of Canton offers the contest to local high school students, grades 9-12 to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships.
Students begin by submitting original artwork on paper or canvas. Forms are distributed to the students with all rules listed. It is then judged and the first-place art is sent to the State for judging.

Fri
06
Jan

Christmas projects

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Chasity Mixon’s third grade class at the Wills Point Intermediate School campus put together Christmas tree projects prior to the end of 2016.

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