Submitted by Jennifer McCann

Joaquin Girls Powerlifters Compete At State

March 25, 2015 - Desere' Cooper and Jaz Atkins, traveled to Corpus Christi for the state meet over spring break along with their coach, Carrie Obregon. Desere' had qualified to participate and once they arrived at the meet they learned that Jaz had the opportunity to participate also. Headed into the deadlift, Desere' was in third place and going for a weight that would possibly move her into 2nd she was unable to successfully make her lift. Jaz, however was able to make her lifts and placed 4th in her class.

Joaquin Lifters Takes First in Several Weight Classes at Kirbyville Meet

February 16, 2015 - Joaquin ISD Powerlifting team participated in the February 5th Kirbyville Power Lifting Meet and took 1st place in 5 different weight classes. In the men's weight classes Case Chambliss, Nate Belrose, and Zach Bell each took 1st place in their weight class. In the women's weight classes Jaz Atkins and Desere Cooper both took 1st place in their class.

Below are the stats for the Joaquin lifters:

Joaquin Junior High Basketball Teams Earn District Champion Titles

February 10, 2015 - The junior high 22-2A basketball district recently came to an end for many area teams. Joaquin had three teams finish with top honors. The 8th grade boys finished their outstanding season with a district record of 9-1 earning the title of District Champions. The 7th grade girls also finished the district race with a record of 9-1 taking the title of district champs. The 7th grade boys completed district with a 9-1 record earning them top honors also.

Increase in Revenue for Shelby County Schools

January 6, 2015 - Superintendents from Joaquin, Shelbyville, Tenaha, Timpson and Excelsior discussed the impact of the funding level for small schools in Texas after a meeting with the Equity Center Executive Director, Dr. Wayne Pierce. Many of our funding levels and weights are underfunded, but why would the state purposely create a special formula just to penalize a group of districts? This question originated some 31 years ago and has continued with significate impact on our schools in Shelby County and another 463 statewide.


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