August 2, 2017~Year 9, No. 51

Local Kids Attend Entrepreneur Camp

Sara Prins and Ainsley Schultz attended an Ogallala Commons Youth Entrepreneur Camp in Tulia on July 24-26. There were eleven other middle school students who came.

At the camp, the students learned about debt, equity, how to pitch business ideas and other key aspects of starting and growing a business. The group of campers were able to tour various businesses in Swisher County to talk to entrepreneurs about questions they had.

They were asked to pair up into groups and create a business idea to show the other students. Prins and Schultz partnered up with Laynee Unterkrisher from Tulia to present an idea for a pet care business. They designed a pet service business that would wash, walk and sit with their customer’s pet.

Aside from learning about business, the students learned key social skills.

“My favorite part of the camp was getting to hear other people’s ideas so it wasn’t just mine or Sara’s ideas,” Schultz said.

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Sara Prins and Ainsley Schultz at the Ogallala Commons Youth Entrepreneur Camp

Tour of Texas

On July 26-30, Katherine Fulkerson traveled with the Kwahadis on a short tour around Texas. The group visited Six Flags in Arlington, the Dallas Cowboys stadium, Whitewater Bay Waterpark in San Antonio, the Alamo and a Native American exhibit in the Briscoe Western Art Museum. To finish the trip, the group attended the Sahawe Dancers’ final summer show.

The group was able to learn about different aspects of history through the stops they made. They were able to use the information from the museum to create more authentic outfits for the shows.

“My favorite stop on the tour was the Sahawe show at the end,” Fulkerson said. “It was awesome to see other kids doing the same things we do. They had some of the same dances and a few different ones. It was inspiring to see their outfits to have more ideas for ours. I also enjoyed the museum because it showed us how the Natives used to live.”

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Katherine Fulkerson and Derek Martin

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The Kwahadi and Sahawe Dancers

 

Community Announcements

Castro County Fair Booths

If you are interested in a booth at the Castro County Fair / Harvest Days on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 in Dimmitt, TX, please contact Donna at 647-2243 or dsr60@windstream.net.  Remember it is first come, first served, and booths inside the Expo go fast.  Booths range from $30 to $45 depending on where they are, and if you need electricity.

CCD Signup

Parents of all CCD students should register their children after masses on August 5-6 and 12-13. We must have permission and updated information for each child.

Server Appreciation

Parents of altar servers may pick up a permission form at the parish office or post office before Saturday or at mass on Saturday, but everyone must have one signed in order to attend. Burgers will be served after mass and drivers will leave for Canyon at 7:00 p.m. Please be at church by 6:15 to fill out the permission form and eat.

School Registration

August 10 is High School and Junior High registration. The scheduled times are below. School dress code is required, and pictures will be taken on this day.

 

Seniors: 8-9 am                                                                 8th: 1:00-1:40 pm

Juniors: 9-10 am                                                               7th: 1:45-2:25 pm

Sophomores: 10-11 am                                                    6th: 2:30-3:10 pm

Freshman: 11-12 pm

Summer Band Begins

The start of summer band marks the end of summer for some. Tuesday was the first day of summer band for the Nazareth High School band. The day was spent getting to know the new band director, re-learning marching commands and brushing up on instrument fingerings.

For those who missed Tuesday’s practice, the band will have practice Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 8:30 to 11:30 as well as sectionals in the afternoon. Next week, there will be practices on Tuesday and Wednesday in the afternoon. For those who miss a practice this week, we will have a make-up practice on Friday, August 4, from 9:00 to 12:00.

The band has a busy marching season coming up, so it is imperative that every member make all the practices possible. If you are unable to attend a practice, please contact Angela Fulkerson to let her know at (806) 344-8304.

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