Kilgore College Twirlerss

Seven Kilgore College Twirlers were selected at tryouts May 18 with three returning twirlers and four new members added to the line. They are, from left, Laney Hearon, Tricia Still, Katie Ash, Madison Wilson, Madison Miley, Zan Turner and Haille Stephenson.

Kilgore College Twirlers selected

Seven Kilgore College Twirlers were selected at tryouts May 18 with three returning twirlers and four new members added to the line.

The twirling line for the 2019-20 school year includes returning twirlers Hallie Stephenson of Kilgore, Tricia Still of Kilgore and Zan Turner of Diana.

New twirlers are Katie Ash of Long Branch, Laney Hearon of Whitehouse, Madison Wilson of Gladewater and Madison Miley of Henderson.

The twirlers performing with the Ranger Band at football games, pep rallies and several school and community events throughout the year.

They are under the direction of Jordan Jenkins.

For more information on the KC Twirlers, visit .

LeTourneau University recognizes five

LeTourneau University recently recognized five students to receive the Distinguished Senior Award for the Class of 2019.

The award is based on academic achievement, servant leadership, generosity with time and resources, spiritual growth and the potential to be an effective ambassador for Christ, according to the university.

The 2019 Distinguished Seniors are:

  • Thomas Janne Alley of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, who earned his bachelor of science degree in professional flight
  • Carissa Pitman of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, who earned her bachelor of science in nursing.
  • Charissa Nicole Puttbach of Charlotte, North Carolina, who earned her bachelor of science in civil engineering
  • Joshua Lian Raies of Midland who earned his bachelor of science in kinesiology and exercise science
  • Ian David Thompson of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, who earned his bachelor of science in materials joining engineering.

LETU’s Distinguished Senior Award Program selection involves faculty, staff, deans, cabinet and the LETU board of trustee members. Candidates must have had a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of the Spring 2018 semester, with no academic, social or chapel probation on their records. Candidates also were required to have been scheduled to graduate with an undergraduate degree either in December 2018, May 2019 or Summer 2019. The top 20 students recommended for the award were invited to apply.

“LeTourneau University is a community of builders, and these bright students represent a continuation of our builder legacy,” President Dale A. Lunsford said. “For more than 70 years now, our graduates have changed lives through what they have built.”

New sign language class begins June 4

Kilgore College Community Education will offer a new sign language class beginning in June at Kilgore College’s Longview campus.

“Introduction to American Sign Language I – Hybrid” will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays June 4 through July 30 in Room 116 of KC-Longview’s Hendrix Building.

Part of the class is taught in the classroom and the other part online. Tuition $169 with a required textbook that costs $25.

Students will learn the basics of language and will be taught simple conversations. Other topics include letters, numbers, feelings, yes and no questions, facial expressions and cultural aspects.

For more information, call Workforce Development Specialist Janis Carrington, at (903) 753-2642, or email .