Scholarships; North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum; Patriot Preview Day

April 13, 2018-The First State Bank Mary Helen Myrick Scholarship is now available to graduating seniors whose families have low to moderate incomes, in an effort to give these students every opportunity to attend college or vocational school. Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their families 1040 tax return for 2017. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


May 4, 2018– The E.L. Kirk Memorial Scholarship is now ready for application for graduating seniors. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) would like to announce that this year’s North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018. This informational forum, which Hensarling’s co-sponsors, provides interested students in grades eight through twelve an opportunity to learn more about our nation’s service academies, requirements for admission, and the selection process.

Representatives from North Texas congressional offices and all five military service academies- U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S> Air Force Academy- as well as current academy cadets and midshipmen will be on hand to speak with interested students, parents and educators about these premier educational institutions and the career opportunities they generate. Representatives from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC will also attend.

The Forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM, with registration beginning at 7:30 AM. Those with questions about the Forum or the service academy nomination process are encouraged to contact Margaret Smith in Congressman Hensarling’s Dallas office at 214-349-9996, or


WHAT: North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018

TIME: Registration- 7:30AM; Forum 8:00 AM – 12 :00 PM

WHERE: Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts

(1110 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, Texas 76063)



The University of Texas-Tyler is holding their Patriot Preview Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This is a great day for students to visit and tour the campus, meet faculty, staff and students and ask the college related questions they have. Students will also receive a free lunch and T-shirt! To register online, visit




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