The Forte Junior High honors band received a perfect score of straight “1s” when the band competed at the district UIL music competition April 11.
The honors band is comprised of seventh and eighth graders who competed at Saginaw High School, director Ben Eades said.
“The band undergoes a rigorous process learning the music with many hours of preparation for the competition,” director Renee Cantrell said.
“We are all extremely proud of the students and the hard work that earned them this prestigious honor.”
Band members include:
Tony Acevedo, Zach Allen, Brianna Bartlett, Nikolas Birkeland, Emily Blackwell, Jacob Burton, Morgan Cain, Robert Caney, Jhonathan Carmane, Paige Childress, Collin Clark, Cole Cline, Celsea Colley, Monti Collins, Jesse Crowley, Isaiah Davidson, Josie Davidson, Ian Deel, Andrea Duran, Elizabeth Feldman, Steven George;
Gaelyn Gibson, Brianna Gonzales, Jessica Green, Haley Guerrero, Aksel Hiros, Alyssa Holland, Samuel Holmes, Makenlee Holmelsy, Jasmine Howard, Katie Ingram, Chase Lazamana, Logan Malewiski, Rebekah Mclaughlan, Jaden Mello, Maria Nava-Plata, Rosa Nava-Plata, Leah North, Riley Norton, Edwin Pacheco, Tori Patton, Genna Peyton, Robert Philips;
Nicholas Portales, Charles Ramon, Austin Redd, Angelina Rivera, Vivi Sandoval, Erika Shaver, Ranger Sprabary, Bonnie Thomas, Kelen Totty, Laney Upshaw, Emma Walker, Kaela Westrup, Madeline Wilder.… Read the rest
Dunn is in her second year at Hoover and is the dyslexia and Grand Central Station teacher.
She believes she has found her “teaching home” at the elementary, she said.
Dunn arrived in Texas in 2008 from South Jersey.
Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a zookeeper for the Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd and at the Dallas Zoo.
At the latter, she worked with primates, tigers, and otters for three years.
She received a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in animal behavior from the University of New Hampshire.… Read the rest
A quartet of Azle High School seniors were picked as the Rotary Club’s Students of the Month.
Lauded at a meeting were Brooke Ashmore, Sarah Idell, Joshua Surratt, and Brendan Marchand.
Ashmore, daughter of Steve and Shauna Ashmore, plans on attending Texas Woman’s University after graduating from AHS.
She is a four-year member of the Dazzlers dance team, serving as a first lieutenant as a twelfth grader.… Read the rest
Kristin Lynn Sutton, Azle High School Class of 2015, graduated basic military training and will attend the Air Force’s tech school for security forces at Lackland AFB in San Antonio. Sutton is the daughter of Dennis and Karrie Sutton of Azle and Damien and Shelley Raines of Lake Worth.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Just as AHS’ head softball coach Tracy Tadlock said as 7-5A play began, the district race is one where everybody is beating everybody.
Azle splitting two 7-5A games has kept that trend going. With two games remaining in district play, Azle (6-6 in district) is one of six teams just one game apart.
Only four teams advance to the playoffs so the final two games will determine everything.… Read the rest