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Jefferson seniors look to the future

Fri, Feb 6, 2015 - 12:16pm

Jefferson High School seniors, Jacob Kendrick, Morgan Smith, Gage Dorgan and Ashley Lawson all agree that living in the rural community of Jefferson has its high points and medium points.

For Kendrick and Lawson they love the idea that the Jefferson is small.

“It is important because you know everyone, and if you need something, there is always someone around to call,” Kendrick said.

Lawson loves the downtown area of Jefferson.

“I love going in and seeing all the antiques … everyone is so friendly.”

Smith agreed with her classmates.

“There is such a strong sense of community here,” she...

North Texas H.S. Determined To Enroll Every Senior In College

Fri, Dec 5, 2014 - 11:43am

The senior class at Haltom High School is working on something no other senior class has done before, at this campus.

Principal Clarence Simmons is challenging students to see a higher education… and by February all of the senior class will have applied for college.

Adriene Salgado is the college adviser at Haltom High. “It’s just amazing that these students are putting so much initiative in and that they’re willing to come to me and ask for help,” she said.

“It doesn’t matter where you come from. It’s where you get,” says 17-year-old Luz Delgado.

Sixty-five percent...

Advisers helping more first-generation students apply for college

Mon, Dec 1, 2014 - 9:33am

Being a high school senior is as easy as pie, right? Fill out college applications, look for scholarships, apply for financial aid.

Maybe it’s not so easy, but at Haltom High School, there is pie involved. College adviser Adriene Salgado will help with essays, but she also came up with “No Pie ’Til You Apply” during college application season.

Getting more seniors to apply for college before Thanksgiving was the goal. Salgado said many colleges have deadlines in early December so it was important to apply early. Students planning to apply at...

Guyer students learn about college world

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 - 1:27pm

University of North Texas students are using their experiences applying for college to encourage a future generation of high school students and show them that they too can pursue degrees.

Since January, UNT students have served as mentors to Denton school district Hispanic English language learners as they prepare to transition from high school to college.

This semester, college mentors have met with about 40 Guyer High School students twice a month in small groups to discuss applying for college, financial aid opportunities, selecting a career, improving grades and preparing for college admission exams. Each visit...

Wounded warrior welcomed to new Fort Worth home

Thu, Nov 13, 2014 - 11:31am

FORT WORTH — John Hootsell wakes up in pain every day. He was wounded by roadside bomb blasts in 2012 in Afghanistan, and subsequent surgeries left him with metal in his back and a foot.

But on Thursday, Hootsell and his wife, Brandie, will wake up in a new, furnished home, thanks to Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit that provides mortgage-free custom homes to veterans, and home-building company PulteGroup’s “ Built to Honor” program.