ORANGEFIELD — The Orangefield Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) attended the state convention, which was held Feb. 17 - Feb. 19 in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsors Veronica Johnson and Janet Mills brought 17 students to the convention. Three of the students competed at this state level. Kirsten Wolfford placed first in impromptu speaking and Carrie Grace Henderson made it to the finals in Keynote speaking. Elizabeth Newell and Ashley Kibodeaux also competed at this level. When not attending the general sessions or competitions the students were able to sight-see. They went up the Tower of Americas, rode the river walk tour boats; saw the Alamo, as well as a few other activities. The students became eligible to attend by gaining points throughout the fall semester and attending the regional convention held this past December.
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VHS Interact Club installs new officers
The Vidor High School Interact officers for the 2014-2015 school year are, from second at left to right: President Taylor Frazier, Vice President Tiffany Charleston, Secretary Madison Marino and Treasurer Mallory Gray. They are pictured with Rotary Assistant District Governor Bobby Simon of Nederland. Interact is a Rotary affiliate.
LCJH drill team secures awards at Galveston contest
The Little Cypress Junior High Golden Dazzler Dance Team attended American Dance/Drill Team camp in Galveston, Texas from June 24 to June 26.
KVLU radio adds new programming
Lamar University public radio 91.3 KVLU has announced the acquisition of two programs new to the station’s Saturday afternoon schedule.
Daleo, McNeil receive Catholic Daughters of America scholarships
Two local high school students have been selected as recipients of an annual scholarship award from a local organization.
LSC-O to resume ACE program
Due to the demand for highly qualified teachers who have received face-to-face instruction by highly experienced master teachers, the Alternative Certification for Educators Program, the ACE program, at Lamar State College–Orange will restart in fall 2014 on a limited basis.
Intrigued by robotics, student heads to Austin
Marissa Gray, student at Community Christian School and a FIRST Robotics FRC 5287 team member was accepted to First Bytes at UT in Austin.
Killgo shares info with Friends of the Library
Dr. Jay Killgo, Superintendent of Schools for the Vidor Independent School District, was the guest speaker at the Vidor Friends of the Library meeting this past week. Killgo discussed goals for the upcoming year for Vidor ISD and shared success stories, such as improved test scores and student achievement.
VISD offers fun summer camp events
Boys in Vidor ISD Community Education’s summer basketball camp had a great time this past week learning skills and drills. Other camps, which are open to anyone, not just Vidor residents, this summer are cooking, animals, princess camp, pirates, girls’ volleyball, drama, arts and crafts, science, soccer, and running. For more information, call 409-951-9700.
WO-C CISD announces Summer Feeding Program
The West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s Summer Feeding program is in operation now at two locations: West Orange-Stark Elementary and West Orange-Stark High School.
Orange County sees rise in homeless students
Homeless is a word that conjures images of people covered in dirt, rags and sleeping in a cardboard box, if they are fortunate enough to find one.
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