Timpson ISD Bear Update, Bush Invited to USA Jr. Olympic Softball Team Tryouts

January 9, 2015 -

SENIORS: $500 Scholarship Available - According to Timpson High School Go Center Director Vernett Richardson, the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative (DETECO), Inc. Educational Foundation Scholarship application is now available in the THS Career Guidance Center. Graduating seniors, who wish to apply for this $500 dollar scholarship, must have their application postmarked no later than March 1, 2015. The DETECO scholarship is available to high school seniors who live in the Cooperative’s service area and whose parent or guardian is an active member receiving service from Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarships will be granted to applicants who will attend, as a full-time student, a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness and desire to pursue a course of higher learning. Scholarship funds will be sent to the college or university chosen by the student. Applications will NOT be considered complete without a three (3) page application, completed, signed and returned with a transcript from the last school attended.

Kaylie Bush Invited to USA Jr. Olympic Softball Team Tryouts - Timpson High School Senior Kaylie Bush was invited to try out for the USA Jr. Olympic Softball Team. This invitation is only extended to 250 young ladies across the United States. Of the athletes in attendance, Kaylie was the youngest. In order to participate, Kaylie and her father, Kyle Bush, had to travel to Irvine, California on January 2. While in California, Kaylie not only gained the experience of trying out for this team, but also attended the Rose Bowl and shopped on Rodeo Drive. Although Kaylie wasn’t selected for the team this year, she has an open invitation for try-outs next year. Kaylie is the daughter of Kyle and Carla Bush. Other than playing sports at Timpson High School, Kaylie plays for Nitro, a traveling tournament team based in Nacogdoches. This summer Kaylie has been invited to represent USA softball in Italy.

Bears Care - According to Timpson Elementary Counselor Tammy Sparks, a TES Pre-K student's family lost all their belongings in a recent house fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the house and the contents were all destroyed. We are going to try and help this family out. If you would be willing to help out you may purchase items to donate or you may give money and gift cards will be bought.

The parents have had a good bit of clothing items donated, but the Pre-K child has not. I am including the sizes for the whole family, but the greatest need for clothing items is for the little boy. Also, he lost all of his brand new Christmas presents in the fire.

Pre-K Boy: Size 6 – 7 pants & shirt Size 13 ½ or 1 for shoes

A few of the things he likes are cars, trucks, books, and Paw Patrol.

 Size 2X shirt
 36 x 34 pants
 15 – 15 ½ shoes
 Large tops
 Size 12
 9.5 – 10 shoes

You can bring your items to Tammy or Freida Platt at Timpson Elementary School. If you want to donate money you can also bring that to Tammy or Freida and they will purchase gift cards to give to the family.

Thanks for your help. I know this family will greatly appreciate anything we can do for them.