NISD Lance Thompson Elementary

Land donors, Northwest ISD school board members and Superintendent Ryder Warren break ground on Lance Thompson Elementary School, the district's 19th elementary set to open in fall 2019 in the Harvest Community between Northlake and Argyle. The school is named after the son of former board member and land donor Roger Thompson, who died unexpectedly at age 6.

Liberty Christian School

Graduate earns student of the year

Peyton Jolley mug



Peyton Jolley, who graduated from Liberty Christian High School this spring, was honored by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools as the Fine Arts Female Student of the Year.

Each of the schools in the TAPPS 6A division nominate one male and one female student who has contributed significantly to the school’s fine arts department. The TAPPS board of directors and the Fine Arts Executive Committee then select the two winners.

Jolley won the state championship in poetry and took second place in solo acting at the state academic and speech contest this year. She also starred in My Fair Lady at Liberty in February and performed with the school’s choir, which won back-to-back state championships.

Jolley will major in forensic chemistry at New York University this fall.

Denton ISD

Denton High School

Student invited to join national scholar group

Alexis Wood mug


Alexis Wood, a student at Denton High School, will be inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars, an academic organization that offers resources and scholarships to its members.

Wood, the daughter of Shannon Newman and Beau Wood, was chosen for the organization after demonstrating leadership qualities, community commitment and academic excellence.

Since its inception in 2002, the Georgia-based honor society provides a network of resources and scholarships to members throughout their high school and college years into their career.

According to a press release, the honor society boasts more than 1 million members in 160 countries.

Aubrey ISD

Aubrey High School

Aubrey students place in top 10 at convention

Aubrey High School Beta Club

Aubrey High School students celebrate their wins at the National Senior Beta Club convention in Savannah, Georgia. Pictured from left are Morgan Place, Lauren Strittmatter, Sarah Wainwright, Jacan Farmer, Mark Mayes, Hannah Travascio and Broderick Cross.

Students representing Aubrey High School took home five awards at the National Senior Beta Club Convention in Georgia last month.

Nine Aubrey students descended on Savannah from June 17-20 to represent their local Beta Club chapter, a youth organization that promotes academic achievement, character, service and leadership.

Broderick Cross placed first in ninth-grade social studies, while Jacan Farmer took sixth in Division II math. Sarah Wainwright placed second in digital art and eighth in drawing. Rachel Housewright, Farmer, Wainwright and Cross earned fourth place in the Meeting of the Minds contest.

— Compiled by Caitlyn Jones

CAITLYN JONES can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @CjonesDRC.

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