Jul

13

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 13, 2014

Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo


Kemp Kindergartners (from left) Ellie Canady, Mason Gentzler, Stacie Ingram, Eli Gorden, Hollie Nelson and Robert Robles are named Kemp Primary May Students of the Month.
More photos can be found in the Sunday, July 13, 2014 issue of The Monitor.

Jun

05

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 5, 2014

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK-Mabank High School is hosting six athletic camps in June. To sign up contact the athletic office at (903) 880-1625.

Camp of Champs
Beginning June 9 any incoming 7-12th grade athletes planning to participate in athletics next year can attend Camp of Champs at the high school. Camp of Champs is three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 8-10 a.m. It is designed to enhance character building, strength, agility, core, speed, quickness and endurance. No camp the week of July 4. Camp of Champs ends July 17. Cost is $25 per student.

Baseball
Baseball camp runs June 9-11 from 8 a.m. – noon and is available for incoming first-11 graders. Session 1 is from 8-10 a.m. for first-fifth graders and session 2 is from 10 a.m. – noon for sixth – ninth graders. Both sessions are at the Mabank High School baseball fields. The camp will be directed by Head Coach Rod McDaniel and assisted by the Mabank Baseball coaching staff. Early registration (before or on June 6) is $50 per camper; regular is $55 per camper.

Softball
Softball camp begins Friday June 11 and ends on June 13. It will involve three days of mechanic drills from 8-10 a.m. for fifth-eighth graders and 10 a.m. – noon for first-fourth graders. Day one will focus on defense, day two hitting and day three pitching. Cost is $20 per day or $50 for all three.

Volleyball
The volleyball camp runs July 14-17 from 9 a.m. – noon and is available for incoming fourth-ninth graders. Camp fee is $50. Contact Stacy Shelton at (903) 477-2870, for more information.
Girls basketball
Girls basketball camp will be in session from 1 – 4 p.m. June 16-19 at the high school. It is available for first-eighth graders.

Boys basketball
Boys basketball camp runs from 1-4 p.m. June 23-26 at the Mabank High School gym and is available for incoming first-ninth graders. Cost is $60 by June 13 and $70 after. The camp will be facilitated by the Mabank High School coaching staff. The camp’s goal is to “develop each camper’s skills in basketball through individual fundamentals and team play, while incorporating sportsmanship and solid team values.”

May

29

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 29, 2014

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell Gold medalists (from left) Leia Cantrell, Taylor Hennig and Nikki Fisher performed a flute trio titled "Trio No. 2" by James Hook. In addition, Hennig scored a silver medal for her flute solo, "Syrinx" by Claude Debussy.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Gold medalists (from left) Leia Cantrell, Taylor Hennig and Nikki Fisher performed a flute trio titled “Trio No. 2″ by James Hook. In addition, Hennig scored a silver medal for her flute solo, “Syrinx” by Claude Debussy.

Special to The Monitor
KEMP–The Kemp High School Band took 28 qualifying students to the Texas UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest Monday held at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville.
After giving some of the state’s best performances, the students pictured earned first division gold medals and second division silver medals.
“We are also proud of the second division performances turned in by the school’s trumpet ensemble and its percussion ensemble teams,” band director Jimmy Polk said.
This is the highest number of band students qualifying for state level competition, the school has ever sent, he added.