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Pittsburg SkillsUSA sends 17 to State

The Pittsburg High School (PHS) SkillsUSA students attended the SkillsUSA District 5 competition in Waco February 8–10. Pittsburg had 24 competitors who brought home a combined total of 31 medals – 14 Gold, 4 Silver, and 13 Bronze. This contest was the largest District 5 competition in history with over 845 competitors in 146 unique competitions.

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Nominations for Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

The Texas Governor’s Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the State of Texas.

Organized by the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women, the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame includes former First Ladies, astronauts, entrepreneurs and Olympic athletes.

 

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14
Feb
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CASA receives $1, 000 donation

CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties received a donation of $1,000 from the “Nita DeWoody Memorial Fund”. Ms. DeWoody served on the CASA Board in 2014 and was very passionate about helping children that were removed from their families and placed in foster care due to abuse and neglect. “As a Physician Assistant, Nita would sometimes witness signs of abuse or neglect during her medical care of patients ,” her sister Christi Denney said.

 

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Rotary Club

The children of Don Reynolds, Mike and Elizabeth, accepted a Paul Harris Fellow from the Pittsburg Rotary Club last week in memory of their dad, Don Reynolds. The Rotary Club recognized Mr. Reynolds for his devotion to Rotary for 57 years, joining in 1961.

 

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Wed
07
Feb
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NTCC honors students enjoy cultural trip

Northeast Texas Community College honors students recently returned from a cultural trip to the DFW metroplex. The group toured the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, shopped in Frisco, saw one of Texas’ largest pipe organs at Stonebriar Community Church and attended an Allen Americans hockey game. The trip was sponsored by Drs. Jim and Paula Archer and other friends of Honors Northeast. The group is pictured above.

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Texas Heritage National Bank sponsors Travis LeDoyt at the Whatley Center

Texas Heritage National Bank recently presented a $3,000 check to the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College to sponsor the upcoming performance of Travis LeDoyt, “the world’s best young Elvis.”

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01
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Pittsburg High School students advance to Area

By AUSTIN JESMORE Director of PISD Bands

Pittsburg High School students competed in the Region Band Auditions for the 2018 Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Region 4 All-Region Band.

Twelve PISD students were selected for the All-Region Band: A’niya Davis, Elizabeth Puckett, Nikki Priddy, Katlyn Holmes, Melanie Torres, Nayelly Enriquez, Zoe Osthoff, Ivan Becerril, Angel Ortiz, Kaleb Fitch, and Yahir Avila and Sabrina Attaway.

 

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Local youth wins calf scramble at the Fort Worth Stock Show

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, January 27, 2018 - Bradon Wilkes, a member of Pittsburg FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards. Wilkes’s parents are Brandon Wilkes and Deanna Martin. Wilkes’s award was sponsored by Lucchese Boot Co.

During 28 rodeo performances the Calf Scramble gives 16 Texas 4-H and FFA members, the opportunity to catch 8 calves, in one of the most thrilling and unpredictable events. Justin Boots and Texas Mutual Insurance Company are long time supporters of the Calf Scramble. Participants who do not catch a calf receive a pair of Justin Boots.

 

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Wed
17
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Students visit Dallas museum

Calling it a “very educational and moving tour,” Pittsburg High School dual credit and advanced placement (AP) juniors and seniors visited the Holocaust Museum in Dallas. Elizabeth Lawton, one of the sponsors of the event, said the group heard from Holocaust survivor Bert Romberg, who was on the Kinder transport

 

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Scholarship donation

Joe and Sue Sandlin recently gave $2,000 to sponsor a student in the Work Scholarship Program at Northeast Texas Community College. The gift will be matched by a grant program, doubling the amount to $4,000. The Sandlins are pictured presenting the check to Nita May (center), NTCC Director of Development.

To learn more about how you can support local students and have your gift matched, please contact Dr. Jonathan McCullough at 903-434-8115 or give now at www.ntcc.edu/give.

 

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