Bagwell earns Apple Distinguished Educator award

Bagwell earns Apple Distinguished Educator award

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
March 18, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

Troy Bagwell, Director of Technology, found himself filled with honor and excitement after learning he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator on Feb. 19. Bagwell’s interest in computers trace back to his high school years. “When I was a sophomore I raised chickens and won first place at... Read more »

Youth spends weekends volunteering at homeless shelters

Youth spends weekends volunteering at homeless shelters

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
February 1, 2013
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Rather than spending their weekends at the movies or home, DHS students occupy their Saturdays by helping serve the homeless in Fort Worth. Every month on the last Saturday, various Wise County churches gather at Community Church in Decatur. After loading vans with food and supplies, the groups depart... Read more »

UIL event opportunities

UIL event opportunities

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
January 23, 2013
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Lincoln-Douglas Debate During a one-on-one argument, debaters aim to convince judges that their side of the proposition is acceptable. Coach: Sean Akchin Email: sean.akchin@decatur.esc11.net Accounting Focuses on the elementary principles and practices... Read more »

Staffer reflects on Christmas meaning

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
December 20, 2012
Filed under Opinion

For as long as I remember, Christmas has always been a magical time of the year. A time when families and friends gather together, serve a delicious Christmas dinner, and in the evening gather around the Christmas tree to open presents. All through the year I know that I am truly blessed, and with News... Read more »

Senior FFA ranks third in state

Senior FFA ranks third in state

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
December 6, 2012
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On Dec. 1, Decatur FFA rang throughout the Sam Houston University as the Texas FFA First Vice President, Tyler Reiley, announced the Quiz team as third in state. Starting in September, the quiz team consisting of Shelbie Chandler, Brittney Hubbard, Hannah Hubbard and Michaela Cross began working towards... Read more »

FFA quiz team advances to state

FFA quiz team advances to state

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
November 29, 2012
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New banners hang in the hallway of the Ag building, after Decatur FFA’s success at the Area LDE Contest held in Prosper. At the competition, FFA teams competed for area title and the opportunity to advance to State. Decatur was represented at area by seven teams, with three placing in the top five.... Read more »

Former DHS student runs for State Representative

Former DHS student runs for State Representative

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
November 5, 2012
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Now that November has arrived, 2010 graduate Matthew Britt finds himself hard at work, campaigning and making last minute preparations for upcoming elections. Matthew Britt, currently recognized as a candidate for State Representative, is a former DHS student. While attending high school, Britt actively... Read more »

Freshmen cheerleaders deserve respect

Freshmen cheerleaders deserve respect

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
October 4, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Sounds of booing rang throughout the gym during last weeks 80’s themed pep rally while the freshman cheerleaders performed. This action, which came as a surprise, was completely uncalled for. Throughout the school year, many sports and other activities work to represent our school in a positive... Read more »

News Brief- FFA ranked fifth in state

News Brief- FFA ranked fifth in state

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer
October 2, 2012
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FFA students and Ag instructors traveled to Corpus Christi July 9–13, where they earned the National Chapter Award and the Golden Horizons Award. The National Chapter Award rates chapters based on their student development, chapter development, and community development, whereas the Golden Horizons... Read more »