Class acts

Local students were named to the honor rolls at the University of North Texas in Denton for the fall semester.

Named to the president’s list are:

China Spring — Caleb Emblem.

Hewitt — Catherine Weaver.

Waco — Cal Allen Carter, Kathleen Hamilton, Chance Lee.

Woodway — Alexandra Patterson, Sarah Reynolds.

Named to the dean’s list are:

Hewitt — Mikeal Wilder.

McGregor — Kyle Youmans, Miranda Youmans.

Waco — Lamisa Ali, Alexus Johnson, Macy Ryberg, Jesse Stanford, Warren Willis.

Woodway — Taylor Becknauld, Gabriel Bierwirth, Hannah Herron, Stephanie Savana.

Pitching in

The Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center is the recipient of a $5,000 Immediate Impact Grant from the Waco Foundation.

The donation will provide therapeutic riding for disabled riders who are not funded under any other program and are unable to pay for services, said HOTTRC Executive Director Shirley Wills.

The Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center provides weekly riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities. Riding a horse helps raise their self-esteem and also improves balance, creates trust and develops a friendship between rider and horse.

HOTTRC needs volunteers to assist the riders with their lessons. To volunteer or to ask questions, contact program director Rachel Richards at 254-749-2612, by email at rachelwrichards@yahoo.com or call the center at 254-829- 0674.

Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center, 848 E. White Oak Road, West, TX 76691.

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