PALs Update


PALs startedthe year strong by attendeding numerous community service projecta and had theĀ  Lion’s Den at the football games.However, the major project the PALs are taking on this year would be Zoo Boo. Zoo Boo is a Halloween event where kids get to go trick-or-treating in the zoo. There are endless games and activities for ghosts and ghouls of all ages.


Seniors Honored by NCTE

The English Department on campus has much to be proud of this year. Three current seniors: Priyanka Petluru, Hilda Santiago, and Carla Richerson, have been recognized for their superb writing by the National Council of Teachers of English. Churchill is honored to have three students awarded this prestigious achievement. Thousands of Texas students submit the required portolio, and compete in the writing on demand challenges while judged by college professors and senior AP teachers. After passing through these hurdles, 37 students in the entire state of Texas were selected for this award. Our three winners were coached by Mrs. Julie Pasterchick. Congratulations go out to these girls on their outstanding writing and best of luck in their future endeavors.

Publications Students Prepare for Annual Convention, Competition

The Statesman staff and Chancellor staff will head down town to the Gunter Hotel October 22, 23, and 24 for the annual Texas Association of Journalism Educations Fall Fiesta Convention.

Students will compete in writing, photography, and design competitions on Saturday. On Sunday students will attend informational class sessions taught by professionals and experts on journalism. The final day of the convention will feature a keynotes speaker, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas French. French, who won the Pulitzer for Feature Writing in 1998, will speak for an hour prior to the afternoon awards ceremony.