Student Activities/Organizations

Guyer students learn about college world
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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...

BSM begins work on new building at UNT
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Mon, Nov 17, 2014 - 1:23pm

Texas Baptist student ministry leaders and key donors broke ground for a $2 million, 10,000-square-foot Baptist Student Ministries building on the University of North Texas campus. The facility will sit directly in front of the university’s Student Union Building, also under construction. The construction is expected to be finished in about a year. Stephanie Gates is the BSM director.

Buckner Children and Family Services  will present a free...

Families made official
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Mon, Nov 17, 2014 - 12:59pm

Agnes Ferrand was all smiles after she officially became the adoptive mother to all six of her great-nieces and great-nephews Friday morning.

Ferrand was among people who participated in the seventh annual Denton County Adoption Day at the Denton County Courts Building. The event is sponsored by the Denton County Bar Association, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Denton County as part of National Adoption Month.

“We adopted 23 children today,” said Jill O’Connell, co-chairwoman for this year’s event. “It’s definitely one of our larger [turnout] years.”

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Guyer students learn about college world
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Fri, Nov 14, 2014 - 12:57pm

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...

Adoption event raises awareness
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Mon, Nov 10, 2014 - 10:38am

Children of all ages were seen playing and having fun at W.S. Ryan Elementary, and it wasn’t even a school day.

More than 50 children and 66 potential parents were brought together Saturday for an adoption-awareness party conducted by five area rotary clubs in collaboration with Child Protective Services and Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Rob Seay, president of the Denton Rotary Club, said it was the club’s second year playing host to an adoption party. This year, the Denton Morning Rotary Club, Lewisville Noon Rotary Club, Lewisville Morning Rotary Club and the Flower Mound Rotary Club assisted.

An...