Students at Whitehouse High School presented a Shattered Dreams event to their peers on Friday, March 9, just prior to spring break. This event “offers real life experience without the real life risks and is designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving,” according to a statement on the WISD website.
Higgins has a huge heart and it was evident Friday, March 9, as the students gathered for an assembly to reveal the amount of money raised so others could have clean water. What began with the reading and discussion of a book in a single class transformed into a school wide fund-raising project, resulting in a $2,222 total. During the fall, Donna Emmons had read a book called “The Water Princess” to her class. The story is based on the childhood of supermodel Georgie Badiel and tells of a young girl’s dream of brining clean drinking water to her African village.
The Korean War Veterans Association will honor M/Sgt. Travis Watkins, who was awarded the Medal of Honor gallantry above and beyond the call of duty, at a ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at Central Baptist Church, 1343 E. Grande Blvd. in Tyler.
Fifteen high schools, including Arp, submitted a total of 250 works of art for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts’ 58th annual Student Invitational. The pieces were submitted in a variety of categories including computer graphics, photography, mixed media, painting and ceramics. Arp’s Briana Dear won third place in the painting category, earning a ribbon and a $50 cash prize.