Baylor Masonic Lodge 1235 presented $1,000 scholarships to two Robinson High School seniors. Andrew Oliver and Harlee Campbell were presented the scholarships by scholarship committee members Jim Berry (left) and Darrell Farney.
Waco High senior Sarah Sriram was recently awarded a Terry Traditional Scholarship by the Terry Foundation.
Seven McGregor High School visual arts students will have their artwork displayed in the Region 12 Service Center art gallery.
McGregor ISD sixth-grader Jacob Bell was invited to share his state-qualifying science fair project at the SpaceX facility in McGregor in March.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Greater Waco Service Unit held its bridging and awards ceremony on May 12.
Dr. Agnes Tang, an assistant professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award.
Teachers in the prekindergarten program at South Waco Elementary School have been making double takes as their students scoot from one activity to another.
China Spring resident Patricia Ferguson Coy has been elected corporate president and chair of the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.
Classical Conversations homeschool students were recognized as Memory Masters for 2018 at their campuses.
Midway High School Business Professionals of America qualified 18 students for the national BPA competition in Dallas this week, competing in events such as graphic design, interview skills and software engineering. Qualifiers are (sitting, from left) Sarah Romer, Taylor Mason, Christiana Kaul, Courtney Toscano, Sarah Still, Kiara Lozano, Alex Hoffman, Richard Hutchison, Alex Aragon, (standing) Lucas Carlson, Steven Acevedo, Joey Hogins, Colton Barden, Jeremy Bellert, Madison Hall, Garrett Lackey, Dylan Biggio and Carter Forrest.
Mary Lou Crane, 75, who lives in Axtell’s Beaver Lake neighborhood, opened the side door of her double-wide mobile home, instructed a pooch to stop yapping and walked onto the porch, appearing ready to vent.
Jeremy Wilkey with Troop 456 in Waco was honored for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor ceremony on April 15.
An Eagle Christian Academy student from Lorena was recognized at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas 2018 Art Contest Awards Ceremony on April 7 at the Texas Capitol.
St. Louis Catholic Church’s Quilts from the Heart group handcrafted and donated 17 quilts to Providence Health Center patients and newborns recently.
Eleven Midway Middle School students qualified for the 37th annual Duke University Talent Identification Program’s state recognition.
Isabel Mendoza, a fourth-grade student at South Waco Elementary School, was selected as a winner in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) “Take Care of Texas” art contest.
Waco resident Thelma Little was honored at two parties recently to celebrate her 106th birthday.
The McGregor ISD Education Foundation awarded more than $32,000 in grant funds to support innovative teaching initiatives.
Forty-six McGregor High School visual art students participated at the annual Visual Arts Scholastic Event in February at Harker Heights High School.
Lorena High School senior Gracie Tate was awarded a $500 scholarship from Capital Farm Credit’s Waco branch office.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes clubs of McGregor High School and Bosqueville High School joined together in sponsoring the fourth annual Shoes for Orphan Souls Campaign.
Midway High School graduate Mia Miller made history at Texas A&M University, becoming the first woman in the role of mascot corporal as she became the new handler of Reveille IX.
Local entrepreneur Kollin Behrghundi and Mart Mayor Pro Tem Henry Witt III (left) commissioned Mart High School students Madison Lamb (center) and McKenna Riddle to redesign the city of Mart seal. Madison and McKenna presented the Mart City Council with the conceptual design at a recent council meeting.
Five generations of a family recently met in Waco, visiting at the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Betsy Frix (seated at right), of Waco, is 101 years old. She was joined by her daughter, Arlena Lay (seated at left), of Waco, and (standing, from left) great-great-granddaughter Brinley Isham, great-granddaughter Amy Isham, granddaughter April Adams and great-great-grandson Kyle Isham. Adams lives in Sherman and the Ishams live in Princeton.
McLennan County Republican Women recently received a prestigious award from the National Federation of Republican Women recognizing their community service.
The Waco Center for Youth held its annual volunteer awards supper recognition to honor volunteers, employees, donors and media members for their work with the center.
The Henry Downs Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded David Granger, a sophomore at Midway High School, with the winning submission on an essay about Christopher Columbus.
University High School and Waco High School competed in the District 18-5A One-Act Play Contest in Temple on March 9.
Reicher Catholic High School seniors Manuel DeLaRosa and Hannah Trippe were recognized for outstanding achievement in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Sarah Holland, principal of River Valley Intermediate School, is one of 20 school leaders statewide named as TEPSANs of the Year by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).
The Central Texas Spelling Bee was held at McLennan Community College on March 23.
The McGregor High School Interact Club received a donation from Rocket Federal Credit Union in McGregor to help with a project.
Robinson Independent School District recently received the Sustainability Champion Award, given by Schneider Electric to top-performing public partners in the state for demonstrating leadership in sustainable practices that have produced sustained impacts over time.
The Texas Water Utilities Association presented its Heroism Award to Aqua Texas facility operator Gayln Griffin at the association’s annual meeting in Corpus Christi in March.
As a high school freshman, Phoebe Park thrived on challenge, winning state-level piano competitions, placing in regional swim meets and founding a group to teach swimming lessons to low-income children.
Twenty high school seniors in McLennan County are being recognized for their volunteerism and service in the 38th annual Youth Citizenship Awards sponsored by the Rotary Club of Waco and the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Bell’s Hill Elementary School was recently named a national winner of the Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl contest. Students in the school’s Garden Club, with assistance from the custodial staff and classroom teachers, conducted the campuswide recycling effort that led to national recognition.
Four Waco-area families who are members of the Waco Chess Club traveled to Houston to take part in the 2018 North/Central Texas State Scholastic Chess Championships.
Haeun Moon, a 16-year-old violinist from Woodway, has won “From the Top’s” Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, a national scholarship for extraordinary young musicians.
Well-known local individuals joined Meals on Wheels Waco volunteers during March in delivering meals to homebound residents as part of the March for Meals month.
KXXV-TV News Channel 25 news anchor Makenzi Henderson presented the program “Women in the Field of Communications” to members of the Elizabeth Gordon Bradley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in Waco on Tuesday.
Community leaders this month are joining Meals on Wheels Waco volunteers in delivering meals to homebound residents as part of the March for Meals month.
Educators Credit Union presented six scholarships to area high school seniors at its annual membership meeting on March 19.