Nelson student places second in contest
Nelson High School student Nico Holt recently took one of the top honors in the 2014 Fort Worth Star-Telegram Stock Show Art Contest.
With more than 1,000 entries from 103 different schools and 45 home schools around the state, Holt placed second and received a $1,500 scholarship for his portrait painting of a longhorn.
Through Saturday, Holt, along with other art contest winners, will have their work auctioned off at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Holt is eligible to receive a scholarship up to $4,500 if the painting sells. If the sale reaches the maximum allotment for Holt’s scholarship, the increased bid money will go to the Nelson High School art program.
District’s annual report now available
This year Northwest Independent School District is introducing its first interactive annual report.
To view the report, visit http://www.nisdtx.org/annualreport2014.
NISD named Fit-Friendly Workplace
Northwest Independent School District was recently named as a Fit-Friendly Workplace by the American Heart Association.
In November, an application was submitted by Northwest ISD staff to the American Heart Association for Platinum Recognition as a Fit-Friendly Workplace.
An independent committee reviews applications from across the United States and awards the designation to a limited number of applications.
Northwest ISD along with Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas were among the small number of Texas honorees.
NHS student to perform with all-state choir
Roarke McKinzie, a member of the Northwest High School choir, will perform with the Texas All-State Choir on Feb. 15 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio as part of the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.
This is Roarke’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization.