Switching Roles: A Surprise in West Side Story
By Jennie Zurovetz
Reagan High School seniors are invited to apply for two $1,500 scholarships offered by Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. This is the third year the hospital, currently under construction near Hwy 281 and Sonterra Boulevard, will present the Hospital of the Future Scholarships.
Bringing passion, talent and determination, the cheer and dance directors for Johnson High School are expecting to lead highly competitive and talented programs at the brand new campus set to open this fall. “I am looking forward to building a program that is successful competitively, but also equally successful in supporting the school, its spirit and its athletes,” says Johnson Cheerleading Director Shannon McKinley.
Hundreds of students and parents attended Johnson High School’s first community meet and greet Jan. 31. Hosted by Kristopher Wickerham, principal of the new school, the meeting offered an opportunity to meet key staff members and hear updates about the new school expected to open this fall.
Having just battled traffic, limited parking and the holiday frenzy, many shoppers entered the nearby bookstore with a scowl, a few grumbles and a humbug or two. Yet, once the peaceful tunes of the Reagan Orchestra touched their ears, the stresses of the day were forgotten and smiles quickly returned.
Reagan High, Bush Middle School and Hardy Oak Elementary were among the state’s 859 best public schools recently named by Texas Monthly. The magazine partnered with the National Center for Educational Accountability (NCEA) to analyze test results from the past three years.
Reagan High School senior Marcus Wright received his latest and grandest accolade Tuesday -- an invitation to play in the 2008 U.S Army All-American Bowl. The record-breaking running back will be among 90 players nationwide chosen to participate in the premier high school football game scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Alamodome.
Reagan Theatre to perform a wildly entertaining farce… Lend Me a Tenor written by Ken Ludwig Lend Me a Tenor is a clever and wildly entertaining contemporary farce that “sends audiences on a wild romp of desperate measures and compromising situations.” In simple terms, farce is broad, basic comedy in which confusion, mistaken identity, innuendo and slapstick are key elements. The story is set in 1934. The Cleveland Grand Opera is celebrating its biggest night in history.
Waves of Rattler fans are expected to descend on the city of Victoria this Saturday to cheer on Reagan’s football team as they compete against the Los Fresnos Falcons in the regional quarterfinals.
Everyone let out a roar! The jaguar has been named the official mascot of the new “Lady Bird” Johnson High School, receiving 67 percent of the 3,670 votes cast earlier this month. All students within Johnson’s newly established attendance boundary were allowed to cast a ballot, picking one of three final mascot suggestions. Jays and Jayhawks were the other options.