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THS TIGERVISION PROGRAM EARNS TOP AWARDS DURING STUDENT TELEVISION NETWORK CONVENTION

Left to RightMartha Bratcher, Trent Chisholm, Gabriel Henk

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School’s TigerVision students participated in the annual Student Television Network Convention, which was held virtually from February 12-20.  This year, more than 100 schools and 1,800 audio/video students competed through the virtual program. During the live stream announcement of the Film Excellence Awards, senior student Gabriel Henk was named the winner of Best Art Direction/Set Design for his short film, “Dissumulate.”  The film looks into how a friend can hide deeper things from others, and yet still smile when they really have nothing to smile about.  This is the second year TigerVision students have won for Best Art Direction/Set Design.  To view Henk’s film, visit: www.tigervision.org. Additionally, junior students Martha Bratcher and Trent Chisholm were awarded Third Place in the category of “Tell the Story News Editing.”  For this competition, students were given four hours to write, voice, and edit a feature story that follows a focus statement, using raw footage provided. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana ISD to be closed Wednesday Due to Weather

Texarkana, TX: Texarkana Independent School Districts released a notification earlier today indicating the district would be closed Wednesday 17. The decision to close was made due to current and pending weather conditions which will likely affect area roads. The district plans to follow up each day during the week with updates for parents and students. Continue Reading →

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TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST

Texarkana, TX – Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of Finalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program – two of them being Texas High School Seniors, Jenna Woodard, and Kate Woodard. These academically talented high school seniors will now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered in the Spring. 

To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test (PSAT/NMSQT).  Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Both Jenna and Kate are four year members of the Texas High School Marching Band and Drumline.  Jenna was named a Texas Music Educators Association All-Region Band member during the past three years while Kate was chosen for the same honor during her junior and senior year.  Jenna qualified for State Solo & Ensemble for the past four years and Kate qualified for State Solo & Ensemble during her freshman  and senior year. As members of TigerVision, Kate has served as an Editor and Executive Producer of the daily live shows and both, Jenna and Kate were team members on the short film, Gifted, which received Best Art Direction and Set Design awards during the Student Television Network National Awards program. During their junior year, Jenna and Kate were selected to participate in the Texas high school Aerospace Scholars (HAS) Project sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Through this project, they applied their math and science skills via interactive lessons and participated in a week-long residential program at Johnson Space Center working directly with NASA engineers and scientists on hands-on design challenges and engineering activities to plan a mission to Mars. Continue Reading →

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Genoa Central Schools Go Virtual from February 8-12 Due to Quarantine

Genoa – Genoa Central announced all schools would have virtual school until February 16. The district reported around 5 p.m. today that cafeteria staff have been quarantined. The District followed up with notifications to the middle school that items needed such as Chromebooks may be picked up Monday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition the high school students needing hotspot access can come to the high school office between 7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The district-wide alert did not indicate if any staff had tested positive for COVID. It is not unusual for districts to take precautions with quarantines of staff or students to ensure continued safety of all students. Continue Reading →

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TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL DECA STUDENTS HEADED TO STATE COMPETITION

Left to RightKaterina Jordan, Doug Kyles, Mary Grace McAfee, Carlos Penate

Texarkana, TX – During the recent District 6 Virtual Career Development Conference in January, members of the Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making were selected to advance to the state competition in February. 

They are: Katerina Jordan, Doug Kyles, Mary Grace McAfee and Carlos Penate. Students used creative problem-solving skills to analyze and present examples of effective operations of an entrepreneurial business. Students are coached by Pam Hamilton, THS DECA Sponsor and Career & Technology Marketing Teacher. Continue Reading →

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TEXAS HIGH THESPIAN TROUPE 2526 SELECTED AS TEXAS HONOR TROUPE

Front Row: Braylen Garren, Gabbie Boswell, Jessie GarrenCenter Row: Salem Karr, Maddie Frost, Beth Dietze, Jeremy Creek, Cate Rounds, Lia Graham, Zane Johnston, Anabeth Icenhower, Sydney Watts, Doug KylesBack Row: Tyler Unger, Savannah Hallenbeck, Lola Vanderburg, Mason Smallwood, Preston Smallwood, Abbie Olson

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School Thespian Troupe 2526 has been selected as one of six Texas Honor Troupes by the Texas Thespians Chapter. Other schools selected include:  Cypress Ridge High School, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Frisco Centennial High School, Springtown High School and The Woodlands High School.  Top Theatre Troupes must receive a specific culmination of points based upon various categories covering leadership, organization and dedication to community service. The Texas Thespian Chapter is an affiliate of the International Thespian Society who promote excellence in middle school and high school theatre departments across Texas.  There are over 500 troupes throughout Texas in public, private and charter schools. The Texas High School Thespian Troupe 2526 is more than just a group of student performers.  They are committed to community service efforts and assisting with various events/programs at TISD elementary schools.  The Troupe produces six (6) shows per year, hosts a dramatic theatre day camp along with a one-act play clinic and has earned state recognition during the past years for their theatrical design program.  Members are attending state and national festivals and regional auditions while graduates of the program are earning acceptance in elite theatre programs across the country. 
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The Mickey and Ross Kelder Scholarship Trust

Applications and information for the Mickey and Ross Kelder Scholarship Trust are now available for students in the State of Arkansas who are full-time students and pursuing studies in foreign languages (whether or not as their college major) as an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university. However, teaching foreign languages within the State of Arkansas shall not be a requirement or requisite to any scholarship award. Those who are planning to teach foreign languages within the State of Arkansas will be given preference to the scholarship awards. Farmers & Merchants Bank of Mountain Home, Arkansas, is Trustee of the Mickey and Ross Kelder Scholarship Trust and will award these scholarships based on academic ability, extracurricular achievements, and financial need. Scholarship applications are available on mebanking.com under resources. Continue Reading →

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TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NAMED TO TEXAS ALL-STATE CHOIR

Texarkana, TX – Jeremy Creek and Madelyn Snow, members of the     Texas High School Varsity Mixed Choir and THS Tiger Tones, have earned the prestigious honor of being named a Texas All-State Musician. Despite the innumerable challenges encountered throughout this school year, these 2021 All-Staters remained committed to their personal musical development. They demonstrated the very perseverance and dedication that ongoing participation in a music program fosters. Jeremy and Madelyn were chosen for this impressive honor through a competitive process that began last fall and included Region, Pre-Area, and Area levels. Jeremy sings Bass-Baritone and Madelyn sings Soprano.  This is the first time for both to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Continue Reading →

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FORTY-THREE TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENT CHOSEN FOR TMEA ALL-REGION HONOR BAND; EIGHT NAMED AS AREA QUALIFIERS

Texarkana, TX – During competitive, recorded auditions held in December, 43 Texas High School band students earned placement in the Texas Music Educators Association All-Region Honor Band.  Eight students advanced to earn All-Area Qualifier status. Those students named to the All-Region Band are:  Emma Allen, Martha Bratcher, Kaitlyn Colburn, Connor Corbett, James Dotson, Gabe Dupas, Jessie Garren, Logan Gonzalez, JaQuan Harrison, Alison Head, Joshua Jeffreys, Cayden Jordan, Katarina Jordan, Molly Laird, Josh Lauterbach, Shelby LeJeune, Taurean Lewis, Michael Markham, Ethan McDaniel, Jalena McDermott, Hope McDonald, Aaron Montano, Ana Moreno, Nick Nard, Trisha Patel, Angel Paz, Carlos Penate, Devon Pennington, Madisyn Points, Micah Rayburn, Gabby Reed, Jackson Roberson, Jami Roberson, Julia Ryden, Jenifer Silva, Macy Sloan, Olivia Turner, Robert Weaver, Rhyann Wilson, Jenna Woodard, Kate Woodard, Andrew Wommack and Hunter Yates. Earning All-Area status were: Emma Allen, Cayden Jordan, Molly Laird, Jalena McDermott, Hope McDonald, Devon Pennington, Micah Rayburn and Andrew Wommack. Front Row:  Ethan McDaniel, Trisha Patel, Olivia Turner, Shelby LeJeune, Ana Moreno, Hope McDonald, Kaitlyn Colburn, Emma Allen, Jenifer Silva, Rhyann Wilson, Devon PenningtonSecond Row:   Nick Nard, Micah Rayburn, Hunter Yates, Jessie Garren, Madisyn Points, Jenna Woodard, Kate Woodard, Connor Corbett, Gabe Dupas, Katarina Jordan, Carlos Penate, Michael MarkhamBack Row:  Josh Lauterbach, Jaquan Harrison, Molly Laird, Martha Bratcher, Taurean Lewis, Cayden Jordan, Jalena McDermott, Logan Gonzalez, Joshua Jeffreys, Angel PazNot Pictured:   James Dotson,   Alison Head, Aaron Montano, Gabby Reed, Jackson Roberson, Jami Roberson, Julia Ryden, Macy Sloan, Robert Weaver, Andrew Wommack
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