The Honey Grove High School All-Sports Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Fatboy's BBQ will cater the event. Tickets are $14 for adults or children and can be purchased at the high school office. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 13th and presented at the door. No tickets will be sold at the door.
HGHS Juniors and Seniors attended FANNIN County Futures College and Career Fair on April 26. This event was held at the Multipurpose Complex in Bonham, Texas.
Junior Emilee Hall is state-bound! She placed third in News Writing April 22nd at the Academic UIL Region II meet at Grayson College. Congratulations, Emilee, and good luck at state!
The varsity boys' and girls' track teams traveled to Como-Pickton ISD on Wed., April 20, to compete in the area meet. Both teams advanced several individuals and relays to regionals, which will be held April 29-30, at Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas. Click here for the schedule of events.
The varsity girls finished in a three-way tie for first place at the area meet. Those qualifying for regionals in the field events are junior Jada Redd in shot put; soph. Dee Shaw in triple jump; soph. Shemiyah Finney in both high jump and long jump; and fresh. Tykeya Caesar in high jump.
In the running events, both the 4x100 (junior Shanika Finney, soph. Dee Shaw and Jakali Barnett, fresh. Tykeya Caesar), and 4x400 (senior Page Patrick, junior Jessica Truelock, soph. Shemiyah Finney and Dee Shaw) relays qualified for regionals. Fresh. Amelia Butler qualified in both the 800m dash and the 1600m run. Fresh. Tykeya Caesar qualified in both the 110m hurdles and the 100m dash.
The varsity boys finished in third place overall at the area track meet. Those qualifying for regionals in the field events are senior Bobbie Newman in the high jump and soph. Austin Wilkison in the pole vault.
In the running events, both the 4x100 and 4x200 (juniors Josue Rodriguez and Daniel Rubio, soph. Calvin Corbett, fresh. Aaron Nelson) relays finished in second place, qualifying for regionals. Junior Josue Rodriguez and soph. Calvin Corbett both qualified in the 100m dash, as well.
The high school track athletes traveled to Bells on Wed., April 12, for district competition. They battled a cold wind and rain all day long before the meet was finally called in the afternoon. They returned to Bells on Thurs., April 13, to finish the meet.
The JV boys became the 13AA district champs. The varsity girls finished in third place overall, qualifying a number of athletes for area competition. The varsity boys finished fourth place overall and also qualified a number of boys for area, which will be held Wed., April 20, in Como-Pickton. Field events are scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. and running finals at 6:00 p.m.
Click below to view the district results for each team:
JV Boys' Results
Varsity Girls' Results
Varsity Boys' Results
The academic UIL team traveled to Blue Ridge High School Mon., April 4, with 28 students for the district 13AA contest. Overall, the team finished in second place behind Trenton. They claimed four team titles and a number of other medals, advancing 18 students to regional competition, which will take place April 22-23 at Grayson County College in Denison.
The journalism team coached by Rachel Nelson won the overall journalism award. In News Writing, junior Emilee Hall won first place and soph. Katelynne Ottmo, third. Soph. Elizabeth Vetter also competed in the event. In Feature Writing, Honey Grove swept the top three awards: Emilee Hall won first again; senior Kayce Owen, second; and Katelynne Ottmo, third again. Unfortunately, the three writers in Editorial Writing (junior Ashlee Foster, Katelynne Ottmo, and Elizabeth Vetter) did not place. In Headline Writing, senior Caitlin Warren received fourth place, and junior Rachel Yarbrough, fifth. Katelynne Ottmo was the third competitor but did not place. In the pilot contest Copy Editing, Emilee Hall won first again, fresh. Soleil Landreth claimed second, and Katelynne Ottmo received another bronze medal.
In the math events coached by Ruth Ann Jones, the Number Sense team won first place. Junior Drew Cunningham finished second; soph. Ty Lewis, fourth; junior Ethan Price, sixth; and fresh. Susana Krahn completed the team. The Calculator Applications team also won first place. Junior Ashlee Foster led the pack in first place; senior Margarita Coronado, third; junior Jesus Coronado, fifth; and soph. Reagan Smith completed the team. Fresh. Soleil Landreth brought home a fifth place medal in the Mathematics event. Ty Lewis and Susana Krahn were the other two members, helping earn third place team.
The Literary Criticism team coached by Tammy Whitlock (UIL Coordinator) and Pam Lochridge also won first place team. Senior Caitlin Warren finished in third place; senior Page Patrick, fourth; senior Kailee Frost, fifth; and fresh. Laura Bell completed the team.
In speaking events, coached by Tammy Whitlock, junior Preston Clemons earned the gold medal in Informative Speaking. Junior Ashlee Foster won first place in Persuasive Speaking; junior Jesus Coronado, second; and senior Marshall Clem, fourth. Junior Walter Skidmore also competed in Poetry Interpretation, coached by Pam Lochridge.
In Spelling and Vocabulary, coached by Pam Lochridge, fresh. Soleil Landreth finished in third place, and senior Cheyenne Skidmore received fifth. Junior Walter Skidmore and senior Melanie Boyle completed the team.
Junior Preston Clemons also brought home the gold medal in Ready Writing, coached by Tammy Whitlock. Senior Kayce Owen and fresh. Laura Bell also competed in ready writing.
Junior Amaleigh Baleigh won third place in Current Issues and Events, coached by Jon Banker. Other members were soph. Kyle Curtis, Miguel Coronado, and Calvin Corbett. As a team, they received third place.
Students who competed in Social Studies, coached by Jon Banker, were soph. Calvin Corbett and Myles Knudsen, and juniors Amaleigh Baleigh and Drew Cunningham. They finished as third place team.
Students who competed in Science, coached by Melissa Caldwell, were soph. Myles Knudsen and Miguel Coronado, and juniors Drew Cunningham, Amaleigh Baleigh, and Ethan Price.
In March, the one act play cast and crew, directed by Pam Lochridge, competed at district and finished as alternate play with their performance of "What I Did Last Summer" by A.R. Gurney. Junior Ashlee Foster was awarded Best Actress at district, and junior Rylee Stoltenberg received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, adding points to the academic total. Other cast and crew members were seniors Alexis Wilkison, Margarita Coronado, and Melanie Boyle; juniors Amaleigh Bailey, Drew Cunningham, and Rachel Yarbrough; soph. Katelynne Ottmo; and fresh. Aaron Nelson.
Adding additional points to the academic total, Cross Examination Debate, coached by Tammy Whitlock and Pam Lochridge, was held in February. Senior Jayden Galloway and junior Ashlee Foster won first place in district and advanced to state. Senior Margarita Coronado and junior Jesus Coronado won fourth place in district. Juniors Ethan Price and Drew Cunningham also competed in debate this year.
Congratulations to the following seniors who were recently elected by the high school student body:
[Honey Grove, Texas]—The National Beta Club announced that Brianna Cravens and Page Patrick have been named Beta Scholars, which entitles them to a scholarship award of $1,000 each. This is the third year in the history of the National Beta Club Scholarship program that at least two seniors from Honey Grove have received a $1,000 scholarship.
They competed against more than 1,015 candidates nationwide for this honor. Two hundred ten scholarship recipients were chosen. Brianna plans to attend Hardin-Simmons University – Abilene. Page plans to attend Texas A & M University – College Station. They were recommended for this award by the local Beta Club sponsor, Ruth Ann Jones.
“These outstanding young people represent the true spirit of National Beta, having excelled not only academically, but in leadership and service to school and the community as well,” said the executive director of the National Beta Club.
Below is a newscast created by the Audio Video Production class. It is a little rough in places on the editing. The students were under a real time crunch to finish it, especially with the Good Friday holiday and STAAR testing.
Unfortunately, the students don't have a high-quality production studio, but they used a green screen, lighting kit, and microphones--setting them up daily in a 45-minute class period in a shared space. They then edited the HD video with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Hope you enjoy!