By Laurie Bettis 
HISDPI 

Chad Childress, a senior at Hempstead High School, signed a letter of intent to play football with Austin College during a celebratory signing ceremony held on Friday, May 6, at Hempstead High School. Family, friends, coaches, teachers and administrators were on hand to witness the event.

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By Bailey Hubbard 
Chapter Reporter 

The Annual Royal FFA Appreciation & Awards Banquet was held on Tuesday May 9th, 2016. This year’s banquet turned out to be an exciting evening for the students of the Royal FFA Chapter. Many dynamic awards were presented to our fellow FFA members along with numerous different local FFA degrees. Also, the people in the community that helped make this year possible were acknowledged. Awards were presented to helpful volunteers and community supporters throughout the year and show season. The “Top 5” supporters and buyers at the livestock auction in April were also recognized along with the Honorary Distinguished Service and Blue & Gold award recipients. The Top 5 Auction Buyers at the 60th Anniversary Livestock Show and Sale were in number 5th Michael and Janet Montgomery, 4th Friends of the FFA, 3rd Scott and Michelle Hartman, 2nd The Hildebrand’s/Tonkawa Farm and in 1st The Good Guys. Thank you for the support at our annual show and sale.

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas - The Prairie View A&M Marching Storm Band will be performing for a national audience next year with millions of people watching. The Creative Director for the parade Wesley Whatley flew into Houston May 2 to make the big announcement to the band. “It’s my job to look across the country and identify the finest student musicians in the country,” said Whatley,

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