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Frisco ISD journalism teachers won four of the nine places awarded in a statewide contest sponsored by the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) and retired journalists. Winners received cash prizes and were honored at the ILPC Spring Convention this month. FISD winners in the 2017-18 Texas Journalism Adviser's Challenge include: Leah Waters of Heritage High School, first place for objective writing; Eva Coleman of the Career and Technical Education Center, second place for objective writing and third place for subjective writing; and Carole Babineaux of Liberty High School, second place for subjective writing.
Softball Players Named District Most Valuable Players
Wakeland High School’s Kendall Fritz and Heritage High School’s Alli Harris were named the Most Valuable Players of the District 13-5A softball season. Fritz, a senior pitcher who signed with the University of Nevada, helped Wakeland advance to the area round of the playoffs. Harris, a senior who signed with Fort Hays State, helped Heritage qualify for the playoffs.
Griffin, Hunt Teams Win Frisco ISD Robotics Competition
Students from Griffin and Hunt middle schools won first, second and third place in the Frisco ISD Robotics Competition, held Saturday at Hunt. This year’s theme was “Robo Junkies.” Students built and programmed robots to perform specific tasks related to recycling. Teams of students had to complete as many of the tasks as possible in a two-minute time period. The winning team from Griffin was named GR33NM4CH1N5. Griffin’s Green Team came in second place. Both teams were coached by robotics teacher Christian Beran. The Scrappy Scavengers from Hunt, coached by teacher Christin McMahon, took third place. All three teams won gift certificates from Lego.
Cobb Teacher Wins Grant from Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
Congratulations to Lisa Williams, sixth grade teacher at Cobb Middle School, who has been named a finalist in the Funds for Fitness program sponsored by the Texas Lottery, the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and the Dallas Cowboys.Her Movement in the Classroom project will receive a $1,000 grant from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation.
Patriotic Scoggins Students and Teacher Win VFW Awards
Scoggins Middle School Principal Barb Warner announced this week that seventh grade student Joi Jiles won first place and a scholarship award of $500 in the Frisco VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest. Sohan Subudhi, also in seventh grade, placed third and a scholarship award of $125. The VFW also honored social studies teacher David Breaux as winner of the annual VFW Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year award, which comes with a professional development scholarship of $250!