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December 2022 Board Recognitions

During their regular December meeting, the Joshua ISD Board of Trustees recognized several students and staff for their recent accomplishments.

Life Saving Award

Officer Catron and Nurse Stacy Hopingardner receiving award

On Tuesday November 15th, 2022, two Nichols Middle School students identified as Melody Aris and Summer McCormick observed an unresponsive female student in the girl’s bathroom. The students immediately notified Mrs. Rodriguez, who responded to the restroom, crawled under the stall door to unlock the door, and positioned the student on her side.Officer Thomas Catron and Nurse Stacy Hopingardner were notified of the unresponsive student in the girl’s bathroom. Both Officer Catron and Nurse Hopingardner responded immediately and notified EMS to respond to campus. The student was found to be unresponsive with labored breathing. Nurse Hopingardner administered “NALOXONE”, which caused the student to respond. The student went unresponsive again upon arrival of the EMTs and was transported to a local hospital.

I truly believe that due to proper training and the quick response of Nurse Hopingardner and Officer Catron, they in fact saved a human life.

Loflin 8th Grade "A" Team Volleyball Take 2nd Place in Lonestar 8 District  

Loflin 8th Grade A Team Volleyball

Congratulations to Loflin Middle School's 8th Grade A Girls Volleyball team, which was recognized for winning 2nd Place in Lonestar 8 District Volleyball. Team members include Cady Cory, Brynn Dodd, Kaylee Elrod, Rebecca Duran, Aly Merino, Presley Noojin, Whitney Roy, Evelyn Tate, Savannah Tammell, Heidi Walker, and Coach Bonnie Brooks.

Joshua NROTC Drill Teams

Joshua NROTC Drill Team

Joshua’s NJROTC has advanced to compete at the state level which will be held on February 24-25, at Texas A&M, College Station.  The teams have attended competitions this year at Smithson Valley High School, La Vega High School, and Lehman High School all located in the central Texas area. Drill competitions include Academics, Physical Fitness, Personnel Inspection, Color Guard, Unarmed Drill Regulation, Unarmed Drill Exhibition, Armed Drill Regulation, and Armed Drill Exhibition.  Drill Team Members include:

Seniors-Brandon Ellis, Austin Hill, and Sean McWilliams

Juniors-Ryland Aguzzi, Hunter Cook, James Jackson, Garrett Weber, and Courtney Womack

Sophomores-Clara Campbell, Emma Hand, and Haley Prescott

Freshmen-Aden Bohon, Rose Brown, Ashton Elliott, Brodee Jackson, Colton Weber, Wyatt Weber, and Clryssa Wood.

Joshua NROTC Rifle Teams

Joshua NROTC Rifle Team

There are 700 NJROTC units worldwide, divided into 13 Areas.  Joshua is in Area 10, which has 68 units.  After a pre-qualification match in October, the 17 most competitive programs in Area 10 sent their top marksmen to Joshua, who hosted the championship from December 1st through 3rd.  Joshua’s marksmen simply dominated in the two competition categories of Precision and Sporter, placing 1st and 2nd in both.  Additionally, the top eight individual shooters in each category squared off for finals on the last day of the competition.  Thirteen of the 16 finalists were Joshua marksmen.

1st Place Precision Team:  Cadets Nolan Sharp, Carter Trahan, Brooklyn Reames, and Aren Golleher. 

2nd Place Precision Team:  Cadets Jaren Vickers, Christian Vyers, Hunter White, and Jaxon Bunch.

1st Place Sporter Team:  Cadets Riley Woods, Hayden Miller, Sam Garci,a and Nathan Catoe.

2nd Place Sporter Team:  Cadets Triston Rodrigues, Alex Glenn, Aidan Warmath, and Gavin Ross.

Precision 1st Place Individual Brooklyn Reames

Precision 2nd Place Individual Aren Golleher

Precision 3rd Place Individual Jaxon Bunch

Precision 4th Place Honorable Mention Diego Farzam

Sporter 2nd Place Individual Cadet Alex Glenn

Sporter 3rd Place Individual Cadet Riley Woods

Sporter 4th Place Honorable Mention Nathan Catoe

The teams will be traveling to Sandy, Utah in February to represent Area 10 for the Navy National Championship. 

Joshua High School Theatre

Joshua High School Theatre

The Texas International Thespian Festival hosts competitions in Grapevine and San Antonio, where over 10,000 students attend workshops and compete in different areas of Theatre.

Dani Bernard competed in the Texas Only Event for Props competition and was a top 8 Finalist with her prop for our Shrek Musical.

Russell Hollins and Ava Justice competed in the Monologue competition and were ranked Superior, making them National Qualifiers.

Kennedi Boren, and Jewell Bullard competed in the Acting Duet competition and were ranked Superior, making them National Qualifiers.

Congratulations to these students for competing at such a high level.

The National Qualifier's will compete in Indiana in June.

Joshua FFA Public Relations Team

Joshua FFA Student

The FFA Public Relations team placed 1st at the Burleson Centennial Invitational, 1st at the Tarleton Invitational, 2nd at the Chisholm Trail District, 2nd at the Area VIII contest, and ranked in the top 24 teams in the State of Texas.

Team members include Caroline Moffitt, Macey Boroson, Hunter McKenzie, Lexie Tucker, and Emery Jarrell.