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Lubbock swimmers sign letters of intent
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Thu, May 7, 2015 - 7:21am

Four Lubbock Independent School District swimmers signed their letters of intent to swim at the collegiate level late Wednesday afternoon.

Coronado High School dive team captain Averie Ruiz signed to continue her career at the University of North Texas. Ruiz was named to the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Academic All-State in 2014 & 2015 along with being honored as the District Diver of the year as a senior.

Fellow Mustang Aaron Rozneck signed a letter of intent to swim at Austin College. Rozneck was named to the all district team his Junior and Senior year.

Another Coronado swimmer,...

GISD, UNT partner for Eagle Advantage program
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Tue, May 5, 2015 - 10:08pm

High-achieving juniors in the Gainesville Independent School District are now guaranteed admission to the University of North Texas through UNT’s Eagle Advantage program.

Juniors in Gainesville ISD who rank in the top 20 percent of their class will earn guaranteed admission to UNT. In addition, this year’s Gainesville ISD seniors who rank in the top 20 percent will be grandfathered into the program, receiving automatic admission to UNT. After Fall 2015, guaranteed admission will apply only to juniors.

 

“Having Gainesville ISD’s top students join UNT’s Eagle Advantage program moves us closer to our goal of...

Colorful competition
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Mon, Apr 13, 2015 - 2:20pm

Since 1981, ArtCentre of Plano has made it a mission to support artists and enthusiasts from the area and “promote vitality” within the arts community. At the center of this vision are exhibits such as the one that opened on April 10.

For over 15 years, the organization has created an exhibit of works created by Plano high school students. Within the past few years, the organization has chosen to focus specifically on high school seniors in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.

“We’ve invited any student in an AP or IB [art] course to submit one piece,” said Suzy Jones, executive...

Student filmmakers score with chilling 'Emma'
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Wed, Mar 11, 2015 - 8:15am

What Friendswood resident Rachael Acosta really wants to do is direct.

A year ago, the Clear Brook High School student advanced to the district level as an actress in ...

Boys and Girls Clubs Award Youth of the Year
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Wed, Mar 4, 2015 - 9:20am

Sixteen kids from across Texas shared their tortures and triumphs Tuesday afternoon.

Dayleon Miller might not have been here if his mom had listened to her parents and gone through with an abortion 18 years ago.

"Homeless and alone, my mother chose to sleep in cars to stay dry instead of taking my life away,” Miller said.

Miller and the other finalists for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Texas' Youth of the Year award have faced numerous obstacles, including bullying, depression and abuse, but what makes them remarkable is those stories don’t define them.

Miller coordinates, prepares and provides food for...