Board honors student achievements and hires new Athletic Director

Photo by Kimberly Palmer
The Whitewright ISD FFA show team were honored during the recent school board meeting for their recent achievements at stock shows. 

By Kimberly Palmer

The Whitewright ISD Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting last Monday night and honored the final Superintendent Award winners for the school year, the regional qualifiers in academic UIL and the FFA Show Team. The Superintendent Award winners were: 4th Grader Caden Collinsworth and Caitlin Knabe; 5th Graders Gracie Armstrong and Will Donaldson; 8th Graders Gracie Robinson and Brandon Woods and seniors Justin Davis and Jaidyn Melichar. “This is the most prestigious award that a student can get only one time in their 12 or 13 years at Whitewright ISD. One boy and one girl from each grade level, each year are the cream of the crop, top students and great role models.” Superintendent Steve Arthur said, “Thank you parents, grandparents, teachers and friends for supporting these kids in their education. These kids are what make Whitewright ISD great.” These students and other winners from this school year will be treated to a lunch out in Sherman later in May. For photos see Page 6 on Tiger Tracks.

The UIL academic regional qualifiers were recognized for their achievements at the UIL district meet held in early April. Addy Whiten was recognized for taking first place in feature writing; Sasha Tran took first place in math and also first place overall in chemistry; the science team took second place overall; Emily Holloway took second place in poetry interpretation; Ajha Farrow took first place in prose interpretation and Justin Davis took second place in ready writing.

Rusty Turner brought the FFA show team before the board and recapped their season and their achievements at the recent stock shows.

The board also unanimously approved a two year administrative contract for Mason Edwards promoting him to athletic director and head football coach. The contract runs through June 30, 2019.

Enrollment for the district is at 835 with 264 at the high school, 206 at the middle school and 365 at the elementary school.