Retiree group to meet Friday
The Denton Area Retired School Personnel Association will host a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road in Denton.
Extreme Cuisine will cater the event and serve chicken salad supreme, yellow squash and caper pasta salad, asparagus spears, fruit salad and chocolate delight. Attendees are also encouraged to bring cash donations for the Apple Tree Project.
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Denton Calvary Academy
Students win top honors at state contest
Two Denton Calvary Academy choirs earned superior ratings at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state contest last month.
The school's jazz choir performed "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and "Fix You" while the sacred choir performed "Scandal of Grace" and "We Are Not Alone." Both groups received a superior score of "1" from each judge.
Senior Lindsay Warren also represented the school at the state art competition. Her work won first place in animated short film, first place in computer rendered art and fourth place in senior portfolios.
The singers and musicians who participated in both choirs are listed below:
Seniors — Leah Lawler, Lindsey Warren, Elisha Hanes, Madison Lambert, Nathan Schaefer, Zach Masey, Nick Chapman, Jacob Hood, McKenzie Tilton and Hannah Gregory
Juniors — Natalie Hutcherson, Rae Hillman, Jessica Brown, Kerstin Tamulevicz, Claire Wickersham, Megan Armstrong, Gabe Pucci and Carson Carothers
Sophomore — P.J. Orr, Gentry Nelson, Sarah Elam, Luke Wakeland, Caitlin Pirkle and Hudson Adams
Freshmen — Summer Roberson and Sidney Wilson
The singers were accompanied by Griffin Eaton (bass), Jack Debus (percussion), Mason Fellers (guitar), Olivia Donegan (keyboards) and Trevor Motes (percussion)
High schoolers accepted to advanced study programs
Two Koan School students will spend their upcoming summer and school year participating in educational programs domestically and abroad.
Mira McElhinney will spend a week at Georgetown University this August to participate in the American Civil Liberties Union Summer Institute that focuses on social justice issues. McElhinney also won a scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition and travel for the institute.
Elise Fuhrmann won a scholarship that will allow her to study abroad in Senegal next year. She will study at a French school and will serve as a youth ambassador for the program. She will depart in September and return the following June.
Liberty Christian School
High school choir brings home state championship
Liberty Christian took the state title in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state choir contest last month after two rounds of performances and sight reading.
At the end of the first round in March, the 34-member choir had earned 392 points and 83 first-division medals. Three ensembles received a first division rating from each judge during the second round in April, which focuses on performances in sight reading.
After earning an additional 564 points, Liberty Christian came out 300 points ahead of the second-place contender and finished the contest with 956 points.
Middle school to perform spring musical
Liberty Christian students will put on a performance of "Hello! My Baby!" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle.
The musical features ragtime and jazz music and follows characters Mickey and Betty as the duo tries to write a hit song. Tickets are $5 at the door.
School board names assistant superintendent
Diana Freeman will join the Sanger ISD administration as the assistant superintendent of educational services. Her hire was approved by the school board during a special meeting last month.
Freeman is a 28-year veteran of public schools and most recently served as the assistant superintendent in Calhoun County ISD in Port Lavaca. She has also worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and director within school programs.
Freeman earned a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a master's degree from the University of North Texas and an educational doctorate from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Compiled for the Denton Record-Chronicle by Caitlyn Jones.