Miller Grove has a lot to be proud of this week. Our students did very well in the county’s livestock show and on the basketball court.
Last Wednesday night was the Miller Grove International Livestock Show. Animals were scattered everywhere throughout the school’s ag shop. Thank goodness the ag shop was expanded into the old fire department during the summer! The additional room was much needed. Two judges came from Cooper and Edgewood and helped critique the students on their show animals as well as named winners in individual weight classes, grand champion and reserve grand champion honors. I think the most fun came at the end of the night. The young students (second grade and below) had an opportunity to walk an animal around the show ring and gain some “showing experience." Most of them did really well, even though the animals drug a few of the kids around the ring before it was over!
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were the dates of the Northeast Texas Livestock Association show at the Civic Center. Our students did very well. I’m not sure exactly how many made the sale, but I do know that our students won several of the showmanship and class awards. Jalie Howle won Grand Champion beef heifer, Chase Taylor took the Reserve Grand Champion for his swine, and Cayle Watson had the Grand Champion honors for his goat. It sounds to me like Mr. Watson and Ms. Potts did a good job showing these students the ropes of how to raise and show their animals.
Friday night our basketball boys won the rights of being dubbed “Area Champs” after beating Kennard High School. The Hornets’ fans had to make a trek to Whitehouse to see the amazing game. The first three quarters were slow and our boys were behind, but during the last quarter we rose to victory by only three points. The final score was 71 to 68.
The next stop for the team was the regional quarter-finals game that was played monday night in Mabank. our opponent, Slocum High School, was ranked number one in state. Fans of all ages were at Friday’s game to cheer on the Fighting Hornets. We were neck and neck with the Slocum Muskrats until the last quarter when they passed us by a few shots, ending the ball game with a loss for Miller Grove by only five points. We had a good season while it lasted. Congratulations boys and Coach Billingsley!
Happy birthday this week to: Leslie (Smith) Frobish on March 1, Jerri Petty and Ruby Ann Ross on March 2, and (my dad) Brett Darrow on March 5. Dad will be 50, so if you happen to see him remind him how old he is!
Faye Tipps came home from rehab last week and is showing improvement.
If anyone has any pictures of the Miller Grove School or activities that have gone on at the school over the years please contact me. I would love to make copies of them to include in the school’s Sesquicentennial picture-history book that will be published next year.
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