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Eleven students from Rising Star High School advance to the Regional Academic Meet to be held at Angelo State University, San Angelo on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.
The Current Issues and Events team placed 1st in District 15A with James Keeling taking 1st place individual. Team members also include Cade Brennan, Jakob Carnley, and Blaise Greenfield. Blaise will also compete in Feature Writing and join Rylee Edwards in Headline Writing. Alexander Wheeler took top honors in the Biology portion of the Science contest at District and will compete at Regionals with Noah Simpson who placed 2nd overall. Freshman Sarah Keeling advances in Social Studies and the Computer Science team of Richard Patterson, Hayley Willett, Lars Brennan, and Morgan Medford took 1st. Richard Patterson and Hayley Willett advance to Regionals as individuals. Reigning State Champion, Kaylee Meador advances in Persuasive Speaking.
These students are proof that Rising Star ISD is “doing something right”!
The Rising Star Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting Monday March 20, 2017 and took action in a unanimous vote to name Joe Branham as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Branham has served as the Mullin ISD PK-12 Principal for the past 3 years.
Branham earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1985 from Howard Payne University and his Master’s degree in 2014 from Sul Ross State University.
State statutes require school districts to name a lone finalist for the Superintendent position. A 21-day waiting period is then required before the School Board may take action to extend an employment contract to the new Superintendent.
The Rising Star ISD Board of Trustees look forward to working with Branham and the leadership he will provide for the district.
Rising Star FFA Advances to State Tractor Technician Contest
Micah Carnley, Jordan Fraley and Hayley Willett of the Rising Star FFA Chapter advanced to the state level after competing at the Area IV Tractor Technician Contest in Canyon, TX. The Area IV Contest was hosted by West Texas A&M on Friday, January 20th, 2017. The Rising Star team placed 3rd.
The tractor technician contest consists of three sections: Test, Components and Debugging. The test is 100 questions over anything to do with the electrical, mechanical, hydraulic or power train systems. The test also has general safety questions and operating procedure questions. During the components part, students evaluate tractor parts to determine if they are serviceable or need to be replaced. They also answer general questions about each component. The debugging part requires students to read the customer complaints and then find solutions to the problems. The tractor the student debugs usually has 4-5 issues. The problem could be as simple as a blown fuse or as complicated as a loose wire deep within the tractor. Students only have 30 minutes to complete debugging and drive the tractor the required distance.
Rising Star – Kaylee Meador and Hannah Willett of the Rising Star FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville, Thursday, December 1st, to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development Events.
Kaylee and Hannah qualified for the state competition by finishing first or second in one of the state’s 57 district competitions and first or second in one of ten area competitions. A total of 6,197 entries began the statewide-tournament in 13 different events which reflect classroom instruction in basic leadership skills.
Ms. Willett placed 7th out of 750 students in the Greenhand Creed Speaking Contest. Ms. Meador placed in the top 20 of the Job Interview Contest which had over 537 contestants state wide.
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA associations with a membership of more than 113,000 active FFA members. FFA programs teach skills in leadership, career development and personal growth. FFA gives students the opportunity to practically apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences through local, state and national competitions.
Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in hosting these competitions for 81 years.
Summer at Duke - 2017 Available Now!
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Visit our website to review the 2017 programs dates and details:
If you are currently in Grades 10 or 11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College.
If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
TodayA 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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SundayMostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 68. Windy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
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