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Denton LULAC awards scholarships

The Denton League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 4366 recently awarded scholarships to about 30 Latino students attending Denton high schools and recognized outgoing Denton school board member Rudy Rodriguez with the council’s Community Advocate of the Year award.

According to the council, about $209,000 in scholarships was awarded.

Scholarship winners included:

• Denton High School students Bernardino De La Garza, Alex Elizalde, Jessica Juarez, Marisol Muñiz, Manuel Muñoz, Samuel ReCalderon and Rachel Villarreal;

• Guyer High School students Kaitlyn Caro, Maria Chacon-Portillo, Hector Hernandez, Eduardo Mendoza, Eduardo Montoya and Isabel Rodriguez; and

• Ryan High School students Lidia Arvisu, Ismenia Garcia, Abisay Olivares, Selina Piña-Valdes, Reinaldo Rodriguez and Dylan Tomor.

• Students awarded LULAC/North Central Texas College scholarships included: Ryan High student Gizel Diaz and Denton High students Laura Delgado and Christian Garcia.

• Students awarded LULAC/Texas Woman’s University scholarships included: Denton High students Adriana Negrete and Samantha Perez and Ryan High students Heather Stubblefield and Rosaura Torres.

• Students awarded LULAC/University of North Texas scholarships included: Guyer High student Eduardo Mendoza, Denton High student Daija Santillan-McCall and Ryan High students Melissa Gonzalez and David Soto.

The scholarships were awarded April 26 during a banquet at the Denton Country Club.

The scholarships were awarded with community and business contributions matched 50 percent by the National LULAC association. Individuals interested in donating to next year’s scholarship banquet are encouraged to email

Denton ISD

Denton High School

IB students present research projects at UNT

Students in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Denton High School recently presented their research projects alongside graduate students at the University of North Texas’ Toulouse Graduate School Graduate Exhibition.

Twenty-five students took part in a workshop hosted by the graduate students to learn how to conduct a formal presentation and analysis of academic research. Ten of the students formally entered the exhibit and presented their IB personal projects to members of the UNT faculty, college deans and members of the Denton community, school officials said.

Students from Denton High participating in the workshop and exhibit include: Adinawa Adjagbodjou, Anna Awa, Rachel Brumbaugh, John Halbert, Lilly King, Grayson Oney, Ahmed Patel and Dhenai Tunstall.

Kimberly Thaggard is coordinator for the IB Middle Years Programme at Denton High.

Chess Club hosting tournament May 24

A non-rated student chess tournament will be hosted by Denton High School from noon to 6 p.m. May 24 at Denton’s North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.

The entry fee is $10 for entries postmarked by May 17, or $20 at the door, according to the school district. Proceeds benefit the DHS Chess Club.

The tournament is open to students at all chess levels who are in public or private schools or home-schooled. The top finishers will receive trophies.

Entry fees should be postmarked by May 17 and mailed to Fred Mueller, DHS Chess Club sponsor, at 1007 Fulton St., Denton, TX 76201. For more information, contact Mueller at 940-369-2000 or

Guyer High School

Guyer drill team to host annual spring show

The Guyer High School drill team, the Silverados, will host their annual Silverado Spring Showcase at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. “Leave It on the Floor … and Dance” is the theme for this year’s spring show, which includes dance routines and choreography.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Guyer dance office or from a Silverado member. Tickets at the door will cost $8 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information, call 940-369-1000.

Guyer career counselor earns national honor

Jeanie Bragg, career and technology counselor for the Denton school district, received the Region IV Career Guidance Award from the Association for Career and Technical Education at its recent regional conference in New Orleans.

Bragg has been in her current position at Guyer High School for nine years, and before that she worked 10 years as a career counselor at Denton High School. In 2010 she was a regional winner and in 2013 was named Career and Technology Association of Texas’ Outstanding Guidance Educator of the Year, according to a district news release.

The Career Guidance Award recognizes school counselors and career development professionals for “significant contributions” to career and technology programs in their community and state, according to award guidelines.

Bragg is a state board member for the association and the founder of the association’s statewide guidance mentoring program, officials said.

Wildcat Walk to honor graduating class

Guyer Hgh School will recognize its class of 2014 with its annual Wildcat Walk at 9:45 a.m. May 16 in the Wildcat Gymnasium at the school, 7501 Teasley Lane.

During a special presentation, the school will recognize valedictorians, salutatorians and other seniors for their school accomplishments, scholarships or grants and any extracurricular honors, according to the school district. Then, the entire graduating class will take a ceremonial walk through the school.

Parents of graduating seniors, family, friends and community supporters are invited to attend, according to the district.

For more information, call 940-369-1000.

Lake Dallas ISD

Kindergarten registration slated for Friday

The Lake Dallas school district will host kindergarten registration at its three elementary schools on Friday.

In order for parents to pre-register, their child must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Kindergarten registration for 2014-15 will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday.

Parents are required to bring their child’s birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, proof of residency such as a utility bill, rental contract or proof of home purchase and Social Security card.

For more information and registration locations, visit .

Krum ISD

Registration open now for summer program

The Krum school district is registering children 5 years old through fifth grade who attend Krum schools for the district’s Summer FUN Program.

The program will include art, crafts, recreation activities, computer time, and field trips to skating rinks and bowling alleys, according to the district. Participants must bring their own lunch but will be provided morning and afternoon snacks.

Program tuition is $100 per week. For more information, contact program director Marilyn Reeves at 940-482-2650 or

Students qualify for regional academic meet

Twenty Krum students who competed in the University Interscholastic League academic spring meet for District 9-3A have advanced to the region competition.

Nearly 50 Krum High School students competed in the district academic meet on March 20.

Those advancing to region are:

• Accounting: first place, team members Kayla Corey, Alex Graves, Me-Lei Kincaid and Michael Tanttari

• Literary criticism: first place, team members Katherine Alabaster, Danielle Drews, Caitlin Guest and Raven Murray

• Computer science: first place, team members Wyatt Archer, James Fitts, John Groen and Nicole Hernandez

• Current issues: second place, David Mantle

• Computer applications: second place, Kaylee Kern

• Editorial writing: first place, Riley Place; Judith Camunez, third place

• Headline writing: second place, Hunter Howard

• Mathematics: third place, John Groen

• Number sense: third place, Fernando Moreno

• Ready writing: second place, Connor Brown

Liberty Christian School

Spring band concert set for Saturday

Liberty Christian School is hosting its Spring Band Show at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The show will include performances from the school’s fifth- through 12th-grade bands featuring guest guitarist Michael Thompson, a studio session player who’s recorded with Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and others. The show will also include alumnus Raymond Jones, a guitarist.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Liberty Christian is located at 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle.

Students share Easter story in Spanish

Upper school students in Liberty Christian School’s Spanish II class recently celebrated Easter by composing and illustrating their own versions of the Easter story in Spanish, according to a school news release. They then took their stories and read them to Liberty kindergartners through fifth-graders.

Sanger ISD

Musician presents anti-bullying message

Lizzie Sider, a 15-year-old country artist, recently encouraged students in Sanger not to let anyone ruin their day. She spoke at Butterfield and Chisholm Trail elementary schools April 25 as part of a tour across 70 Texas schools in April and May.

According to a news release, Sider talked about her own experiences of being bullied and encouraged students to help prevent bullying. She concluded with a performance of her song “Butterfly,” which touches on how she overcame teasing.

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