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Cargill Grant

Members of the Cargill Corporation's Environmental Committee attended the December 21st school board meeting to present the check for a $10,000 grant that will be used to help fund the school's greenhouse. Jason Brewer, Facility Superintendent for the Crush Plant, spoke to the board before presenting the check to FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, FFA President Micalah Hensley, and FFA Vice President Azen Reier.

Jason Brewer (second from left) speaks to the school board.

Jason Brewer (far left) and Karla Pottkotter (far right) of Cargill Corporation present the check to FFA Advisor Derek McCracken, and FFA officers Micalah Hensley and Azen Reier.

Houston Lego-Robotics

The 5th and 6th grade Robotics Team competed in the Lego Robotics Competition at Honda on November 19. A total of eleven teams competed.  The Houston Wild-Bots took first place with a commanding lead at 277 points. The second place team came in with 219 points. The team members include (from left to right): Megan Maier, McKynna Holbrooks, Shea Gordon, Ryan Ely, Alex Kellersmith, Bryce Sauvie, and Brodie Nishwitz. We want to wish a big congratulations to coaches Dr. Kellersmith and Mrs. Monnin and the team!

Houston Lego-Robotics

Students in Mrs. Sherman's Gifted and Talented class are preparing to take part in Shelby County's annual Lego-Robotic Scrimmage on November 19th at the Honda engine plant in Anna. It will be an all day competition against 10 teams. The team is part of an international competition organized by the First Lego League. They are working on designing and programming a Lego-Mindstorm EV3 robot to complete complicated missions on a playing field. Team members are 6th graders: Ryan Ely, Shae Gordon, McKynna Holbrooks, and Megan Maier and 5th graders: Alex Kellersmith, Brodie Nishwitz, and Bryce Sauvie.

Houston receives grant

Houston's FFA Chapter was awarded a $25,000 grant through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Monsanto Representatives Kyle Miller and Kevin Martin presented the the check to the Houston FFA during an assembly on October 16th. The money will be used to fund half of a brand-new greenhouse behind the school.

Monsanto Representatives Kyle Miller and Kevin Martin present the Houston FFA Officers and Advisor Derek McCraken with the check for the grant. Also pictured are Art Ayers, Paul Monnier and Bruce Walker, the local farmers that nominated the Houston FFA for the grant.

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