Saint Jo High tied at seventh for Lone Star Cup
Saint Jo High School is tied in seventh place in the 2021 Lone Star Cup Standings for 1A schools.
The University Interscholastic League Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications based on their team performances in district and state championships.
The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship. Standings as of Feb. 1 include team tennis, cross country, marching band, volleyball, robotics BEST, football and spirit.
Saint Jo is tied in seventh with Leakey, Mertzon Irion County, Strawn and Water Valley all with 16 points. Cumby Miller Grove is first in Lone Star Cup standings with 30; Sterling City, 28; Blum and D’Hanis, 26; Neches, 18 and Benjamin, 17.
Nocona BBQ team advances to nationals on dessert
The two Nocona High School barbecue teams competed at the state championship this past weekend with the Second Hand Smokers placing sixth in the dutch oven dessert category giving them points and clearing a way to the national competition in June.
Team member Denise DeLeon prepared the dessert.
The competition will be hosted at the Kahlari Resort June 18-21, a multi-day event with pork butt as the tie-breaker. There also will be some keynote speakers and training specific to barbecue.
The Burnt Ends did not make the final cut for nationals, but the team made up of two freshmen and three seniors had a great debut year.
Final scores from the state contest have not arrived to show where the teams placed in all five events. Both teams have been invited to attend and assist two teams cooking at the world championship contest in Memphis later in May.
Pre-K, kindergarten ‘signing day” planned
Celebrate the big day of your child starting pre-kindergarten or kindergarten with “Signing Day” from 4-6 p.m. on May 8 at Bowie Elementary School.
Any family who has a three to five-year-old that will be registered for the 2023-24 school year are invited to this special celebration that harkens to a graduate signing to move on to higher education.
Families can meet the teachers, pick up registration packets and take a picture of the day. The campus Head Start team from Region 9 Education Service Center also will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the application.
Choir concert on May 11
Bowie High School Choir students will present their spring concert at 6 p.m. in the junior high auditorium.
The program will be a “Salute to the Screen,” featuring songs from movies and TV shows. The public is invited to attend. The choir is under the direction of Melissa Zamzow.
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