Summer reading programs begin in local libraries
Summer reading programs for area youngsters got underway this week at the Bowie Public Library and the Nocona Public Library.
The opening day for Bowie was Tuesday at 10 a.m. Theme for the season is “Build a Better World,” and it featured the high school cheerleaders, music and storytime.
Summer reading is open to youngsters through age 12. Each program last about an hour. On opening day children picked up their reading logs.
At the end of the program participants who complete 10 hours of reading will receive a certificate, can select a book for their age group and other prizes. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
On July 11 there will be Three Little Pigs skit, a puppet show on July 18 and a drum program on July 25.
Other dates will be July 11, July 18 and July 25, all at 10 a.m. There will not be a program on July 4.
For those older children, Teen and Tween Summer Reading is 2 p.m. each Wednesday in July for those ages 12-18. Other activities during July will be Makers Space each Tuesday at 2 p.m. and Minecraft and computer coding each Thursday at 4 p.m. for ages 12 and up.
Questions can be directed to the library by calling 872-2681.
Nocona Public Library’s Summer Reading also will be at 10 a.m. each Monday in July.
Children ages 3-16 are invited to attend. Call 825-6373 or stop by 10 Cooke Street.
Memorial Day ceremonies planned at Nocona VFW
Memorial Day ceremonies will be hosted at The V in Nocona at 11 a.m. on May 29 at the post. The public is welcome to attend.
Railey Smith first BHS graduate to earn diploma plus associate degree
By BARBARA GREEN
Railey Smith is described by one of her teachers as “the definition of quiet determination.”
It is an apt description as she received not only her Bowie High School diploma but an associate degree from North Central Texas College.
The 17-year-old is the first student to receive an associate degree through the joint venture between the high school and college joint venture, the Collegiate Academy.
The Collegiate Academy is a Dual Credit program which allows students to begin college in ninth grade. Beginning fall 2018, students entering 9th grade had an opportunity to enroll in a college Texas Success Initiative preparatory course. Successful completion of this course can lead to meeting the prerequisites for college enrollment in the spring.
The NCTC/Bowie HS Collegiate Academy course plan allows for two pathways: An associate degree (60 credit hours) or core complete (42-44 credit hours).
For Smith she earned 62 hours of college credit after starting the program through dual credit as a sophomore. She averaged three classes (nine hours) a semester in a combination of in-person and online classes
Read the full feature in your weekend Bowie News.
Pictured: Railey Smith stands with her Aunt Bridget Buck after she received her associate degree from North Central Texas College. She walked the field for her BHS diploma Friday. (Courtesy photo)
Memorial Day ceremony planned
There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at The V in Nocona at 11 a.m. May 29 at 100 Boston Street. The public is welcome to attend as those who have fallen in service to this country are remembered.
The Bowie News office will be closed Monday, along with city and county offices.
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