Blanco County News
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
The Blanco FFA Land, Range, Homesite and Plant ID teams recently competed in the Area VII FFA Fall Career Development Events at the Joshua Springs Park and Preserve in Kendall County. More than 350 contestants from across the area competed for the privilege of advancing to their respective state contests this coming spring.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
A group of students from the Blanco High School Leo Club and National Honor Society participated in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Austin 2014. The Walk raised critical dollars for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to deliver a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for people living with T1D.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
Students in Laura Salazar’s fourth and fifth grade art classes will be displaying their artwork at an exhibition hosted by the RedBud Cafe from October 30 to November 14. “Students have been exploring the concepts of composition, color theory, the interplay of lightness and shadow, exploration of rendering portraits, and creating with a variety of mediums.” said Salazar. “The fifth grade artists work in more of an independent type of framework.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
At the Blanco ISD School Board of Trustees Meeting held October 13, Middle School Principal Keitha St. Clair presented the Spotlight on Students. “We are awarding these students tonight because they have fulfilled our school theme for this year, ‘BMS is all about respect.’ By that we mean respect for self, respect for others, respect for learning, and respect for the school and community.” said St.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 24, 2014 • Photos
For the month of September, the Blanco FFA Chapter would like to recognize senior Logan Dodd as the FFA Student of the Month. Logan is currently the Blanco FFA President and has been a valuable member of the Blanco FFA Chapter for the past four years. He has been a very successful team member and participant in numerous leadership and career development events such as Plant ID, Range and Pasture, ENR, Livestock, Chapter Conducting, Sr.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Members of the Blanco FFA Chapter offered a helping hand to Mrs. Arlitt and her middle school PRIDE class by sponsoring an entomology contest this past Thursday at the BHS Ag Shop. This event served as part of the first six weeks PRIDE activities that the middle school students were involved in and learning about.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
The Panther Band received straight 1s from all three judges at the Region 12 UIL Marching Contest on October 11.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Back row: Lindsay Grimes- Football; Merritt Johnson- Leo Club; Jackelynn Pina- FCCLA; Jamie McClinton- Spanish Club; Ashley Hall- NFL; Cheyenne Klein- FCA; Kari Graham- Volleyball. Front row: Abbie Culton- Student Council; Charlsey Smith- Cheerleading; Breanna Collins- Cross Country; Courtney Marshall- NHS; Mariah Ackerson- Band; Payton Savarino- FFA. The Homecoming Parade begins at 6:00 this evening followed by a Pep Rally at Panther Stadium.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Respect The following students were recognized as the student in their classroom who most exemplifies the character trait of Respect. Top row: Natalie, Kolton, Nathan, Deonte, and Kyler. Middle row: Jaymion, Wyatt, Celeste, Perry, Nina, and Alex. Bottom row: Wyatt, Brady, Bailey, Emily, Ryder, Maddie, and Chance. Not pictured: Rodrigo, Emma, Dominick, Skyler, Carson, Sadies, Caleb, and Nuvia.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
This past Wednesday, the Blanco FFA Chapter, along with the Hill District FFA Association, hosted the Annual Blanco FFA and Hill District Invitational Fall Career Development Events. This marks the 23rd consecutive year that the Blanco FFA has hosted this event, which has become the state’s largest career development event of the fall.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
More than 50 members of the Blanco FFA Chapter competed this past Wednesday against each other in four different career development events in preparation for upcoming district and area competitions. In the Homesite Evaluation contest, Robbie Arlitt placed 1st overall, followed by Jamie McClinton in 2nd, Dru Ramirez 3rd, Savannah Kershaw 4th, and Cross Caldwell 5th. First place in the Land Evaluation event went to Ryan Bible followed by James McFarlin, CJ LoValvo, Devlin Moore, and Kenny Peyto ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Blanco High School students Michael Bagley, Clifton Knoll, and Sebastian Thomas competed in the Region 12 Jazz Band auditions held at Navarro High School September 20. The event was sponsored by the Association of Texas Small School Bands. Both Michael Bagley (Alto Sax) and Sebastian Thomas (Tenor Sax and Baritone Sax) were unanimously awarded first chair honors.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
This year’s theme for Homecoming is “Red, White and Blue”! The Parade will begin at 6pm on Wednesday, October 15th. Immediately following, there will be a Community Pep-Rally at Panther Stadium. The Cheerleaders would like to extend a special invitation to Veterans and current armed-service members in the Blanco community. At the Pep-Rally we will invite them to stand for a special performance. The Parade Route is as follows; From the High School, right on 4th, right on Elm St, left on ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
For the second time this month, members of the Blanco FFA Chapter participated in a leadership building event as 24 local members traveled to Fredericksburg High School to take part in the Hill District FFA Leadership Development Camp. Of the 24 students from Blanco, 23 were first year FFA members, or Greenhands. Junior Bret Leigh Nance also represented the local chapter, as well as the Hill District FFA, by serving as a district officer and serving as a facilitator for the event.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014 • Photos
The Panther Band competed at the Hill Country Marching Festival in Fredericksburg this past Saturday. Blanco received 1st place in class 3A as well as Best Music, Best Marching, Best Drum Major, and Best Drumline awards. This is the 3rd consecutive year Blanco has placed 1st at the Hill Country Marching Festival.