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Adventure Guides wanted

The Cross Timbers Family YMCA Adventure Guides group is seeking new members.

YMCA Adventure Guides is a parent-child program designed to help foster a lifetime of companionship to strengthen the relationship between children and parents.

As an Adventure Guide, you and your child will join a unique “Circle” with whom you’ll participate in games, camping trips, and ceremonies, while fostering a sense of self-esteem, personal worth, and quality family time.

Pre-Kindergarten Papooses (3 & 4 year olds):
This program also builds relationships between father and child (son or daughter.) Papooses are invited to all the national events including camp-outs. This is a great way to get started in the Adventure Guides program.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Explorers and Princesses:
Father and child participate together in this relationship-building program. Circles meet one to two times per month and have one big expedition event each month.

Register at: www.lewisvilleymca.org/Index.cfm?FuseAction=Page&PageID=1001393

Scholarship winners announced

The North Texas State Fair announced the recipients of this year’s State Fair Association and Bob C. Powers Scholarships.

Elizabeth Solomon Morris was awarded the North Texas State Fair Association Scholarship. Elizabeth graduated from John H. Guyer High School in 2011. She will be attending Texas A&M through a program at Blinn Junior College. She is majoring in Biomedical Sciences. She hopes to pursue a career in medical rehabilitation therapy.

Andrew Knight was awarded the Bob C. Powers Scholarship. Andrew graduated from Krum High School with a GPA of 4.4. He will be attending Texas A&M University to  major in Agricultural Communications and minor in Business. Andrew’s goal is to continue his education and obtain his MBA.

Booster Club to hold car show

The Guyer High School Orchestra Booster Club will hold their 2nd Annual High Octane Wildcat Car, Cycle & Craft Show from 10am to  2pm in high school parking lot B at 7501 Teasley Lane in Denton

There is a $25 entry fee. Early registration is $20, with a multiple entry discount.

Over 40 awards will be up for grabs at the event, along with goodie prizes and event t-shirts. Register online at www.guyerorchestra.com, request registration via email at [email protected] or contact Becki at 972-302-7207.

Battle of the Mound Tickets go on sale Monday

Tickets for the annual Battle of the Mound football game this Friday between Marcus and Flower Mound High School at Marauder Stadium will go on sale, Monday, Sept. 26, at both high schools. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $4 for students. No tickets will be sold at the gate. There is a limit of six tickets per person.


To help with traffic and parking, shuttle service will run from Flower Mound High School to Marcus before and after the game from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 10:30-11:30 p.m. The shuttle will pick up at FMHS in front of the gym on the west side of campus and drop off in front of the gym at MHS.

Scholarships available to students with learning disabilities

IASIS Academy of Lake Dallas is offering four scholarships to benefit new students under the Florence Nevans Star Scholarship Program.

The private school specializes in teaching children in grades one through six with various learning disabilities which include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Attention Deficit Disorder.

In addition to the typical curriculum of reading, math, social studies, and science, an emphasis is also placed on teaching students how to interact with their peers on a social level.

Students that wish to apply for a scholarship will be evaluated to ensure that each student selected will have a high probability of success and not necessarily according to the family’s level of income.

Each award will reduce a student’s tuition for the 2011–2012 school year by 75 percent.

Applications can be downloaded from http://iasisacademy.com, or picked up in person at the school located at 112 East Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas and will be accepted through October 21, 2011.

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