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“We have 750 students in high school, and more than 600 of them take classes in the CTE program,” director Wes Brown said at an open house Thursday night for North Lamar’s career and technical education program.

Honey Grove student Ben Patrick was elected the state Beta Vice-President at the recent Texas State Beta Convention. This is the fourth year in a row that the newly elected Vice-President is from Honey Grove.

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North Lamar ISD was recognized along with 18 other businesses during the United Way Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards lunch on Wednesday for their outstanding Workplace Campaign. North Lamar raised $17,255 in the fall for the 2020 United Way campaign supporting 24 local nonprofit agencies.…

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The event is planned for 6 p.m. March 28 at the Trail de Paris, near the basketball courts. Registration costs $35, and payment is due at Chisum High School’s office no later than March 19.

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Chisum students Brayden Land, Bobby Moore, Morgan Bacorn, Keaton Cox and Trenton Gaddy recently passed one or more welding certification tests and are now certified welders, according to the AWS D1.1 Code.

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Paris High School’s photography team made a clean sweep at the recent SkillsUSA district competition. Students will advance to state with the help of photography coach Jennifer Cook.

Melanie Meredith has covered sports and other aspects of the district for years, and she’s been a freelance photojournalist with The Paris News. She intends to continue to foster relationships with local media to promote the activities that’s happening on Paris ISD campuses.

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Students at North Lamar High School returned from the District V SkillsUSA Competition in Waco last week with first, second and third place ribbons. Those who placed first and second in their categories will compete at the State SkillsUSA Competition on April 2-5 in Corpus Christi.

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Selected this year were Brianna Thompson from Chisum High School and Ricardo Trujillo from Clarksville High School. Brianna & Ricardo join Nakariah Turner from Clarksville High School as ambassadors from area Crime Stoppers.

Amanda Barnett’s kindergarten students at Higgins Elementary wait in line to receive a stamp to mail their valentines. The field trip to the Paris Post Office Tuesday morning gave the postal service time for their valentines to arrive to family member by Valentine’s Day.