Aquilla High School Class of ’22

June 2, 2022 Members of Aquilla High School's Class of 2022 earned diplomas Saturday, May 28. This year's graduating class includes: Casey Bruner, Brianna Bryars, Blakelinn Day, Malik Douglas, Hannah Dunbar, Alexis Fine, Marcus Goetz, Jason Gonzalez, Jackson Grimmett, Hunter Haygood, Kyndall Huffhines, Levi Ihlenfeldt, Lane Keel, Michael McKibben, Carson Miller, Isabella Morales, Caitlyn Morgan, … Continue reading Aquilla High School Class of ’22

Local athletes advance to state

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 12, 2022 Whitney High School sophomore Marcus Wilson will compete in the 300m hurdles at the state track and field meet after his performance at the recent 3A regional meet held in Midway. Wilson posted the fastest third-place time in the state, earning him the wildcard spot and a chance to … Continue reading Local athletes advance to state

Atmos supports Food For Good Backpack program

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 4, 2022 Atmos Energy recently donated $5,000 to the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance to support their Food for Good Backpack Program. This gift is one of hundreds made by Atmos Energy as part of an enterprise-wide Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities drive to invest in educational, literacy, energy assistance and food … Continue reading Atmos supports Food For Good Backpack program

Aquilla girl finds a pigeon pal

Reporter: Ellie Mahan February 23, 2022 BrenLe Dudik, an 8-year-old Aquilla resident, poses with her rescued pigeon, Sky. An 8-year-old Aquilla girl has a new friend after her family saved an injured bird. According to Taylor Dudik, BrenLe Dudik’s mother, the family rescued the bird and began to nurse it back to health Saturday, January … Continue reading Aquilla girl finds a pigeon pal

Food For Families drive a success

Editor: Shannon Cottongame and Reporter: Ellie Mahan November 24, 2021 Collections for this year's Food for Families Drive were strong locally, and by the end of the day Friday, November 19, the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance (LWMA) had exceeded its goal of 65,000 pounds of food with a total of 65,030 pounds collected. Individuals and … Continue reading Food For Families drive a success

Aquilla native serving in U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Amanda Rae Moreno, Navy office of Community Outreach November 24, 2021 An Aquilla, Texas, native is stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, homeport to all East Coast ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines. Seaman Connor McCurdy, a 2020 Aquilla Independent School District graduate, joined the Navy this year. “Serving in the … Continue reading Aquilla native serving in U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’

17-year-old Aquilla student has “big dreams in a small town”

Reporter: Ellie Mahan November 10, 2021 The little girl who grew up hot gluing clothing together to make dresses and filming home movies with her little sister had a passion for fashion, modeling and acting that continued over the years. Little did she know, that passion would lead her to attend New York Fashion Week … Continue reading 17-year-old Aquilla student has “big dreams in a small town”