Denton High to host Fine Arts Gala
Families in the Denton community are invited to attend Denton High School's annual Fine Arts Gala next week.
Doors open for the event at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the school's auditorium, located at 1007 Fulton St. The program starts at 6:30 and will include performances from theater students, dance students, the Denton High Wind Ensemble, the Denton High Chorale, the Denton High Chamber Orchestra and Mariachi Los Broncos.
Admission is free and parking is available on Crescent and Fulton streets. For more information, contact Kerri Peters at 940-369-2013 or at email@example.com.
Registration open for FFA Color Run
The Denton ISD chapter of Future Farmers of America is putting together a color run in April that will help fund the program.
Check-in for the race will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex, located at 1504 Long Road in Denton. The 2-mile race will start at 9 a.m. and participants are encouraged to wear a white T-shirt as they run through color sprayers along the route.
The money raised from the event will help fund scholarships for seniors, program travel costs and other expenses associated with the FFA program. Registration costs $25 until March 20 and goes up to $35 after that.
Foundation to host annual scholarship gala
Tickets are on sale for the 19th annual Red and White Gala hosted by the Aubrey Education Foundation.
The event will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, March 9 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, located at 3100 Town Center Trail in Denton. Attendees can enjoy dinner, watch dueling pianos and participate in both a live and silent auction.
The money raised from the event will fund scholarships for seniors and grants for teachers. The Education Foundation raised $41,000 from last year's event.
Tickets are $50 for individuals and $40 for Aubrey ISD staff through Monday, March 5. The prices increase to $75 beginning Tuesday, March 6. Tickets can be purchased at any Aubrey ISD campus or online at https://one.bidpal.net/aef19/welcome.
Lake Dallas ISD
Highsteppers named grand champions at dance competition
The Lake Dallas High School Highsteppers dance team swept their division during the "Danceline Competition" at The Colony High School earlier this month.
The group took home the Grand Champion trophy and received the Platinum Sweepstakes award for Team and Dance Officers. The Highsteppers also won the Judges Choice Award for their jazz dance set to music from the movie Rocky as well as the Danceline Gold Award and Precision Award for their military dance set to the theme from Mission: Impossible.
Individually, seniors Avangeline Graves and Ashley Howell won first place in the duet category. Howell also won in the leap category, with Graves finishing third. Highstepper Captain Ashley Howell also received the Anita Jefferson Conley Award, which goes to the person with the highest score during Officer Camp.
Dozens earn superior rating at regional art contest
Out of the 46 pieces of art submitted, 40 Lake Dallas High School pieces received a Superior rating at the Regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event.
Two artists will see their work at the state contest in April in San Marcos. Freshman Emma Harrison advanced for "Emma with Roses and Snakes" and "Cardiomegaly," while junior Kyrstin Lake advanced for "Adam" and "Wonder."
Other regional medalists include Dillyn Baker, Morgan Bethea, Destinee Blake, Kaleigh Bogan, Jacey Boles, Abbey Bolliger, Ella Bresler, Spencer Buch, Kaleigh Callis, Delaney Cozart, Bailey Dolezalek, Beth Elliott, Tristyn Guevara, Cyndi Harl, Teagan Harkins, Christina King, Amanda Korpal, Arika Crabbe, Chloe Martin, Martin Martinez, Jared Mayfield, Maris Naegeli, Brooke Pollard, Alex Sanford, Allie Strong and Abi Tjosvold
Liberty Christian School
Cheer squad takes third at national contest in Florida
The Liberty Christian Cheer Squad performed in front of 50,000 people earlier this month at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Nationals competition in Orlando, Florida, and came away with the bronze medal in its division.
Liberty competed against 24 other teams from across the country that were made up of squads with 21 to 30 athletes and less than 1,600 students enrolled at the high school. The squad increased their score by 10 points this year and placed in the highest spot in the school's history since Liberty started competing at the UCA contest three years ago.
The nationals performances will air at 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m Saturday, April 7 on ESPN2. For more information, contact Liberty Christian at 940-294-2000.
FEATURED PHOTO: Liberty Christian kindergartners celebrate the 100th day of the school year by wearing crowns and handmade shirts with 100 items on them. The celebration helps students learn how to count to 100. Courtesy photo/Liberty Christian Schools