Loads of good news emanates from Devine High School on a daily basis, however, this community does not always hear all of the positives that happens with regularity on the campus of their local high school. The calendar shows the end of another six-week grading cycle is quickly approaching. With the current enrollment topping 600 students for grades nine through twelve for the first time in the high school’s history, hundreds of teenage children in YOUR community have provided upbeat headlines for DHS that deserve recognition.
In the opening weeks of school, the high school chapter of National Honor Society inducted fifty-four new members to increase the total to 83. Along with the 13 players and 3 managers comprising the Arabian Volleyball team who recently captured its second straight district championship and fifth consecutive area title, the Warhorse football team has opened their district schedule with consecutive wins against Lytle, Carrizo Springs, and Poteet.
The Mighty Warhorse Marching Band continues to deliver awesome Friday night halftime performances and has earned a lot of hardware after recent area competitions. Recently, the 124-member strong band earned a Superior Rating/Division One at the UIL Region 11 Marching Band Contest.
Nineteen Fall Tennis players claimed a District Championship and advanced to Area competition. One Cross Country Warhorse runner advanced to the Regional Meet while the entire Arabian team advanced to Corpus for the Regional Meet as well. One Arabian advanced to Saturday’s State Meet in Round Rock.
Forty-six high school students participated in elementary and intermediate Red Ribbon Rally while fifty-six combined volleyball and football players greeted many of those same students at morning drop off.
One hundred and five total students have made school sponsored college visits while eighty-five FCCLA and NHS members collected items for hurricane victims. Forty-five students are currently involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and another forty-five attended See You at the Pole to pray for our schools.
To say the noteworthy accomplishments listed above are the only positives accomplished this school year would be shortchanging the teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, counselors, office staff, bus drivers, and the custodial staff of things they do on a daily basis to ensure the young adults in the Devine community are provided a tremendous education and opportunities that just do not happen in anywhere USA.
If you have taken the time to read this article to its completion, feel free to mention any of these positives anytime anyone wants to know What’s going on at DHS?