James and Hortense Faulkner of Tenaha, Tx are pleased to announce that their daughter, Mrs. Gina Bourlon, was awarded the Teacher of The Year by Lufkin Middle School in Lufkin, Tx. We are so Proud of her. She teaches sixth grade math.

On behalf of Elder Faye Dell and the entire Strong Triumph Church family, we extend a huge congratulations wish to our very own Sis. Lanecia Thomas on being nominated as 2017 Chaparral Sweetheart! Sis. Nene, your church family is extremely proud of you, and we love you very much! Keep up the good work and continue to shine like the star that you are!

Congratulations Mya Hubbard the sky is the limit Your Mom, Dad, & Auntie Tameka love you

Celebrate all you have accomplished, use everything that you have learned, to guide you through life's path that is all your own. Best wishes as you begin a new chapter in your life.

Congradulations to Devin Dekota Bridge on graduating high school on Feb.3.2017, it's been a long road but worth every minute, I am so proud of you and wish the best for your future in the Military.

Brynna & Brenden Hughes are heading to Houston for the Junior Olympics, having qualified with the Dawg Dynasty Track Club. After competing in several track meets and many different events, District and then Regionals, Brynna qualified in the Trialithon (200 meter, shot put and high jump) and Brenden in the turbo javelin. During the week long event, the Junior Olympics will host 30,000 spectators and 18,000 athletes in the track and field alone. Wishing good luck from to the twins is proud parent Lindsey Hughes and grandparent Lessie Hughes of Carthage. Good luck Bubba and Sissy!

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Virginia Midkiff graduated with the 2016 graduates of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Department of Religion. During her four years at Princeton, Virginia was very involved with campus organizations and heard many of our nation's leaders speak on campus. She traveled to several countries during her junior year when she studied abroad in Rome, Italy. Virginia graduated with honors with Center High School's Class of 2012, and she had previously attended school at Joaquin ISD. We are thankful for the preparation that our local schools gave to Virginia and her fellow high school classmates so they would have the skills, determination, and fortitude to be successful in college and beyond. Virginia will be working with the National Equity Fund in Chicago after graduating.

Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Lawrence Reid Golden, formerly of Joaquin, Texas! Reid graduated from the University of North Texas School of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 21st. He will be entering a three-year residency program at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, in emergency medicine. Reid is a graduate of Joaquin High School Class of 2003 and a graduate of Texas A&M Class of 2007. He is the son of Donna and Pat Vergo of Joaquin and the late Randy Golden. His proud grandparents are Gene and Linda May Haskins of Logansport, La., Judy and Larry Golden of Stanley, La., Fred and Linda Green Beecher of Keithville, La., and the late Robert S. May.

Tynequa McGee, daughter of the late Darrell McGee and Tamiko McGee, graduate of Center High School. "Delight yourself also in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4

DaCorey McGee, son of Percy McGee and Shirley McGee, graduate of Center High School. "Delight yourself also in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4