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Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal recognizes two extraordinary Houston High School Seniors, Colton Lind and Suha Arshad

Germantown, Tennessee--May 11, 2021-- The Memphis Business Journal selected Colton Lind for the Young Men Who Matter Award and Suha Arshad for the Girls Who Mean Business Award. This is based on academic excellence as well as extracurricular activities including community service on a daily basis. 
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Tennessee Highway Safety Office presents the Arrive Alive Tour at Houston High School

Germantown, Tennessee -- May 3, 2021-- With the goal to prevent hazardous driving behaviors, the UNITE’s Arrive Alive Tour, sponsored by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, came to Houston High school on May 3rd and 4th. with an eye-opening simulator.  
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Ninth grade Houston High School student Julie Bierdz is headed to Las Vegas for the Junior National Championship for Volleyball

Germantown, Tennessee -- May 3, 2021—
Her team will be representing the greater Memphis/ Mid-South are at the 2021 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada during the summer. 
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Congratulations to this year’s Ned McWherter Scholars from Houston High School for their academic excellence

Germantown, Tennessee—May 3, 2021— This year, approximately 1,760 seniors from the class of 2021 had applied, but only 112 students were selected for the scholarship. These students had an average GPA of 4.0 and average test score of 34 composite on the ACT. 
Upon acceptance, Ned McWherter Scholars receive $6,000 per academic years which may be renewed three times for a total of four years.
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Emily Squires has been accepted into the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshops

Germantown, Tennessee-- April 26, 2021-- GMSD is proud to say that Emily Squires from Houston Middle School has been chosen to attend an NEH Landmark of American History Workshop regarding the history of Mobile, Alabama’s Africatown. 
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Calling all student poets: GPAC announces their annual sidewalk poetry contest, Word Travels

Germantown, Tennessee-- April, 26, 2021-- New, aspiring or professional writers of any age, living or working in Germantown, can submit a poem or song lyric of up to 150 words. Poems should be unique and must not use copyrighted materials. The inaugural contest theme is Nature. 
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Congratulations to Laura Smith for being recognized as the John Traverse Memorial Scholarship winner

Germantown, Tennessee-- April 22, 2021-- Laura Smith, recipient of the scholarship, was recognized at the GMSD District Board meeting on April 20, 2021. 
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John Traverse

John Traverse Memorial Scholarship Recipient and Library Dedication

Germantown, Tennessee—April 21st-- John Insley Traverse began working at Houston High School in 1999.  In addition to mentoring thousands of students and providing incredible, thought-provoking instruction, Mr. Traverse also laid much of the groundwork that contributed to Houston High School’s growth in ACT scores.  He was an asset to the school and will be dearly missed.
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GMSD Nominates Emma Grace Benzing for the 2021 TSBA Student Excellence Award

Germantown, Tennessee—April 21st-- Each year the Tennessee School Boards Association recognizes rising senior students from across the state who have distinguished themselves in academics, community and service activities, and leadership roles and activities.
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Kelly Yates and Family

GMSD Nominates Kelly Yates for the 2021 TSBA Volunteer Award

Germantown, Tennessee—April 21st-- Each year the Tennessee School Boards Association recognizes school district volunteers from across the state who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating exceptional commitment to volunteerism in a local school district.
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Houston High is now scheduling course selection appointments for new students

Houston High School is currently scheduling appointments in regard to course selections for new students
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GMSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Germantown, Tennessee - April 6th - GMSD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
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