LOCAL STUDENTS QUALIFY TO ATTEND CX DEBATE STATE TOURNAMENT
Hallsville, TX - February 20, 2012
Whitehouse High School attended the district CX Debate tournament on February 7, 2012. Three CX Whitehouse High School CX Debate teams swept the district debate tournament, finishing 1st – 3rd. As a result, two Whitehouse teams have earned a place in the State CX Tournament being held on the campus of UT Austin on March 12-17, 2012.
State Qualifiers from Whitehouse High School include the following:
Robby Bennett and Arjun Rawal / 1st place
Morgan Bridges and Taylor Parker / 2nd place
Sam Cook and James Cannon / 3rd place
BROWN ELEMENTARY PTO AUCTION HUGE SUCCESS
The Brown PTO held their 2nd annual hotdog supper and auction on Friday, February 10th. The hotdog supper was at 5:30 p.m. and the silent auction began at 6:15 p.m. with the bidding stopping at 7:15 p.m. Several baskets were highly sought after! The live auction began at 7:30 and there were several instances of fierce bidding going on over several items! Duane Barber, a parent and the high school principal, was our auctioneer. We were able to raise close to $7,000. Thanks to our PTO Board and all the auction helpers and to our parents and the local businesses that donated items to go in the baskets. We could not have raised this much money without your generosity and support!!
NEW MEMBERS INDUCTED INTO HOLLOWAY SIXTH GRADE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ELEMENTARY HONOR SOCIETY
On February 7th, Holloway Sixth Grade inducted 44 students into the Holloway Chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. These students had to have a 90+ semester average in each of the 5 core subjects. They also had to have a citizenship grade of S or above. The event was hosted by NEHS co-advisors Melanie Causey and Laurie Guthrie as well as the other members of the NEHS Advisory Board (Kate Iglesias, Sharyn Womble, Nancy Kirkpatrick and Michele Cole). The highlight of the evening was the three distinguished speakers from the Whitehouse High School National Honor Society. Samantha Anderson, Anna Hayden and James Ray spoke to the new Holloway NEHS members about the honor of being inducted into an honor society and the great responsibilities that come with being a member.
NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST
The principal, Mr. Duane Barber, of Whitehouse High School announced today that ASA A. JOHNSON has been awarded the honor of National Merit Finalist.
The 2010 PSAT/NMSQT served as the initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants to the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Selection Index scores of students who met program participation requirements were used to designate a pool of about 16,000 Semifinalists on a state allocation basis. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors. Although Semifinalist qualifying scores vary from one state to another, the scores of all Semifinalists are extremely high.
HIGGINS STUDENT COUNCIL IS OFF AND RUNNING!
Higgins Elementary held Student Council elections, elected its members and hit the ground running! Their first project was a can food drive to benefit Project Joy. Surpassing all previous school totals, they were able to collect 6,235 cans this year- a school record!
Their second project was a “penny bomb” to raise money for CASA. Another huge success, they raised more than $1300.00 to buy toys and supplies for the children. They also made 21 fleece blankets to donate. Higgins is so proud of all they have accomplished in such a short time!