Former Cobb Students Acknowledged in New Novel
Stacy Cameron, coordinator of library and media services, has announced that several former Cobb Middle School students were named in the acknowledgement section of the new young adult novel The Hotel Between by Sean Easley of Little Elm. The now high school students were his Beta readers while they were in middle school. Easley wrote that the readers gave him hope. Some of the students, as well as Cobb librarian Mary Virginia Meeks, were able to attend the book launch party.
Priscilla Holt Performs with International Lyric Academy Orchestra
Priscilla Holt, orchestra director at Centennial High School, spent the month of July performing in the orchestra of the International Lyric Academy in Vicenza, Italy. The International Lyric Academy is a unique experience tailored for vocalists and emerging artists. Professional musicians and college students, selected through by competitive audition by Stefano Vignati, the ILA artistic director, comprised this summer’s orchestra. Holt coordinated the chamber music program for ILA and her husband, Professor John Holt of the University of North Texas, coordinated the orchestra musicians. This year the teaching staff included musicians from around the United States, Europe and South Africa. Priscilla Holt says she plans to return next summer. Her students will also benefit from the professional experiences of their teacher’s summer endeavor.
Reedy Student Makes a Difference
Ellie’s Mum Challenge, brainchild of Ellie Meinershagen of Reedy High School, benefits the Frisco Education Foundation this year. Meinershagen and her Mum Challenge was featured in the September 13 edition of The Dallas Morning News.