Timpson ISD Bear Update: Livestock Show Results, BITS Launch

January 29, 2015 - Southwestern Livestock Show and Rodeo Results - According to Kristen Powers, the following TISD students competed at the Southwestern Livestock Show in Fort Worth, TX in the Jr. Beef Heifer Show. Congratulations to all of these exhibitors and competitors!

  • Ally Kimbro - 1st in Class and Calf Division Champion
  • Baylor Kimbro - 5th in Class
  • Keaton Bush - 2nd in Class
  • Sadie Ramsey - 8th in Class
  • April Ramsey - 3rd in Class

Keaton Bush competed in the Beef Heifer Superintendents Challenge and Bethany Lindgren participated in the Jr. Calf Scramble. Congratulations to all the students.

BITS Launch – The Timpson ISD Bears In the Sky team launched a weather balloon Tuesday, January 28th at 9:20 a.m. This project, called HARPO, for High Altitude Research Photo Operation, ascended into near space to an altitude of 104,000 feet crossing Highway 7 and Highway 96. It traveled for 78 miles before the balloon burst and descended over Louisiana landing at the edge of Clear Creek Wildlife Management area near Leesville, Louisiana, 20 miles south of Toledo Bend Lake. The BITS recovery team traveled to the landing area and retrieved the package finding its contents intact and fully operational. The BITS team is very grateful to Devon Energy who sponsored this project. The team also thanks the Nacogdoches Ham Radio Club who provided a tracking device package that assisted in tracking HARPO during its entire flight. Roy Platt and Vernett Richardson are school sponsors of the Bears In The Sky project.