At its annual Status of Women luncheon May 4, the Zonta Club of Parker County awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships to 14 Parker County women and named Roxanne Hobart, incoming club vice president, as its 2011 Clubwoman of the Year.
Receiving scholarships - and their major and college or university - were:
§ Catherine Lundy-Peterson of Weatherford, marketing and fashion merchandising, Stephen F. Austin;
§ Elisa Gomez of Weatherford, medical, Weatherford College
§ Chandler Spooner, Weatherford, nursing, WC/TCU
§ Christie Dossey, Weatherford, accounting, WC
§ Diana Steedley, Weatherford, nursing, WC
§ Christy Hardin of Poolville, psychology, Tarleton
§ Shelby Carter, Weatherford, education-dance, Ranger College
§ Amy Smith, Weatherford, nursing, WC
Screenshot: The Daily Show Web SiteAledo's David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders, was recently featured in the New York Times in an article entitled "Using History to Mold Ideas on the Right."
Ms. Senior Parker County, Carmen Ashby: Lady Lions roaring for an opportunity to pose with the newly crowned, 2011 Ms. Senior Parker County, Carmen Ashby. Pictured from left to right are Gail Tilley, Connie White, Carmen Ashby, Lynn Manaco, Kathy Lyon. The Weatherford Senior Center takes pride in the fact that Ms. Ashby is a daily attendee at the center where everyone encouraged her to participate in the pageant.
Former Aledo pitcher Whitney Canion pitched a shutout (a no-hitter through 6.2 innings) to lead Baylor to its fourth regional title with a 1-0 win over East Carolina yesterday in College Park, MD. The shutout marked Canion's 27th consecutive inning of shutout pitching.
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Fifteen high school students in Angela Arthurs' class teamed up with Weatherford Regional Medical Center to participate in a mock tornado disaster drill on May 11.
The hypothetical torndao touched down at 8 a.m. on May 11, and students entered the hospital with "artificial" wounds. WRMC staff assisted the students with their own protocol.
Board Recognizes Community Education: Pictured (from left) are Dr. Chip Evans, WISD Director of Community Education, Adult Education Instructor Donnie McGowen, and WISD Board Member Kip Hooks (photo by DERIK MOORE).
The Weatherford ISD Adult Education Program recently received the Outstanding Community Education Event Award at the Texas Community Education Association state convention held inKerrville.
Weatherford High School's graduation event will take place May 31 at the Fort Worth Convention Center beginning at 7 p.m.
This year's valedictorian is Baha Eren who plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin. His parents are Zuhal and Selahattie Eren.
Spencer Christiansen is the salutatorian, and he plans on attending Brigham Young University. His parents are James and Heather Christiansen.
Weatherford High School has approximately 498 graduates this year.
Weatherford High School Valedictorian Baha Eren
Weatherford High School Salutatorian Spencer Christiansen
Board Recognizes EECU: Pictured (from left) are Kip Hooks, WISD Board member; Shara Hardin; and Linda Harris (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Wright Elementary students show their appreciation to Weatherford EECU employees for their gracious donation of gift cards for students earning perfect attendances in the fifth and sixth six-week grading periords.
Mary Martin Elementary Teacher Recognized: Pictured (from left) are WISD Board Member Kip Hooks and Susan Nelson (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Susan Nelson, STACI teacher at Mary Martin Elementary, was awarded the Tarleton Star Award on April 22 from Tarleton State University in Stephenville. She was also recognized at the May 12 Weatherford ISD Board meeting.
The Tarleton Star Award was instituted this year to recognize TSU graduates in the field for their outstanding teaching as well as those who may be outstanding pre-service teachers. The award is also part of the Effective Schools Project and is sponsored by The Journal of Effective Schools Project.
Third Graders Visit Rangers Ballpark in Arlington: Third graders at Austin Elementary have been studying baseball for the past couple of weeks. To close the unit, they went on a field trip to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington where they toured the dugout, press box, players' batting cages, and concluded the trip with lunch on the homerun porch. Jim Sundberg, former Rangers catcher and Hall of Famer, came and spoke to the students about his career, answered questions, and took time to take pictures with individual students.