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Posted Date: 01/30/2023





     Wow, what a great weekend at the county stock show.  Our students did a fantastic job exhibiting their animals.  Thursday and Friday were a result of a lot of time spent in barns preparing for the show.  Of course, the show could not have happened without the Sherman County Livestock Association and our Ag teachers (Kaleb Horsford and Macy Begley).  A special thank you to Billye Zak for her work in making this event go off without a glitch.  The All-Star Showdown is also a great event and would not happen without Abby Law.  The sale Saturday night was the culminating event of the weekend.  Our students are extremely fortunate to live in such a supportive community.  Thank you to everyone who participated in supporting our students in the sale.  Congratulations to the following exhibitors on their success at the show:

  • Grand Champion Lamb-Cole Hinds
  • Reserve Grand Champion Lamb-Kadence Copley
  • Jr. Showmanship Lambs-Beau Copley
  • Sr. Showmanship Lambs-Cole Hinds
  • Grand Champion Goat-Maverick Whittington
  • Reserve Grand Champion Goat-Maverick Whittington
  • Jr. Showmanship Goats-Maverick Whittington
  • Sr. Showmanship Goats-Luke Braden
  • Grand Champion Pig-Jackson Wyatt
  • Jr. Showmanship Pigs-Matti Wyatt
  • Grand Champion Heifer-Cole Hamilton
  • Reserve Grand Champion Heifer-Cole Hamilton
  • Sr. Showmanship Heifers-Hannah McCurry
  • Jr. Top Hand-Brylynn Hauser
  • Sr. Top Hand-Zane Burr

     The weather has once again played havoc on our activities this week. The OAP cast and crew were supposed to travel to Lubbock today (1-30) for a festival.  Due to weather conditions in the Lubbock area, SISD did not send our students.  This was unfortunate, but the safety of our students and teachers dictated that decision.  The JH games scheduled for tonight (1-30) have been moved to Thursday (2-2) due to Booker not being comfortable traveling this evening. 


     Our Lady Elks and Elks have big games this week.  Our high school teams will play Gruver, at home, tomorrow (1-31) and these are always big games.  We will finish the week playing home against Booker.  The Lady Elks will finish the regular season Tuesday (2-7) at Sunray.  Let’s pack the stands this week and bring a home court advantage to our Lady Elks and Elks.  The Lady Elks are currently 5-2 in district and the Elks are 4-1 in district. 


     SISD is currently looking for individuals, with college degrees, to tutor our students.  The tutoring will be during the day and will pay $25 an hour.  Preference will be given to those with teaching degrees.  If you are interested in tutoring students during the day, please contact Mrs. Rios (366-3301) and she will start the onboarding process (a criminal background check is required). 


     The date for the OAP Dinner Theatre has changed.  The new date will be February 26th (Sunday).  The dinner portion of the evening will begin at 7:00 with the performance starting at 8:00.  This change is necessary to ensure that we stay within the UIL rule that only allows for one performance a week.  I apologize for the inconvenience and I hope that you can still attend on the 26th.  Refunds will be given to those who purchased tickets for the original evening who cannot attend on the 26th.  Please contact the SHS office if you have any questions related to receiving a refund.


     Zane Burr has been nominated for the 2A Texas Student-Athlete of the Year.  This is an honor which is presented by Stephen Mackey with 2Words Character Development. This organization is a sponsor with the Texas High School Coaches Association.  Congratulations to Zane and please vote at  The first annual THSCA Super Elite Football team has been released.  These Stratford players were selected as being the most ‘elite’ players in Texas by a small committee of coaches.  Congratulations to:

  • Julio Castillo - Offense
  • Luke Braden - Offense
  • Emiliano Alvarez – Defense

Have a great week and stay warm.  Go Lady Elks and Elks.       


Paul Uttley