Friday, December 2, 2022

School Briefs

Marcus High School will host a college fair on Tuesday, May 25, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The fair is open to all Marcus students; however, juniors are strongly recommended to attend due to some Texas colleges moving their application deadline to the earlier date of Dec. 1. The fair will feature approximately 40 colleges, universities and trade schools. Students will also receive information concerning admission requirements, application deadlines and scholarships.

The Flower Mound High School Drill Team will host a summer mini dance camp June 14 – 18 from 9 a.m. to noon for girls in kindergarten through eighth-grade in the cafeteria and third gym. The camp will end with a performance for parents and friends on June 18. Registration is $70 and includes a T-shirt, snacks and more. For registration forms, visit For more information, contact Jennifer Gonzales at 972-691-7939 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Flower Mound High School student athlete Trenton Layne was named “High School Male Athlete of the Year” for the Denton area by The Greater Denton Sports Commission. Trenton was chosen for excelling in multiple sports, serving in the community, participating in extracurricular activities other than sports, possessing leadership skills and focusing on academics. As part of his award, Trenton received a $1,000 scholarship. He will apply it toward uniforms at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he will attend college.

Three McKamy Middle School students won the Electronic Gaming category at the Texas Technology Student Association (TSA) competition. Sixth-graders Ryen Schaetzel and Sean Hampton along with eighth-grader Robbie Krishnan will now compete at the National TSA competition in Baltimore in July.

Flower Mound High School student Connor Adams won the 1600 meter run at the UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin. Marcus High School student Craig Lutz placed third in the event.

The Marcus High School Orchestra won several top awards at the recent Heritage Festival in San Francisco. The varsity orchestra won the Gold Award, which is achieved by receiving a score of 92 or above from all three judges. The non-varsity orchestra received the Silver Award, which is achieved by scoring 85 or above from all three judges. Both groups combined to win the “Sweepstakes Award,” meaning Marcus scored higher than any other school with two or more groups at the event. Dr. Kathlene Goodrich is the director of both orchestras. Additionally, Marcus High School Orchestra member Alex Williams won the top individual award, the Maestro Award, given to the student who shows the most leadership qualities out of all 800 instrumental students at the festival. The orchestras will perform their final concert May 25 at 7 p.m. at the school. The concert is free and open to the public.

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