West Houston

Eleven Lamar CISD students earn Commended status

Eleven Lamar CISD students earned Commended status in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Terry High’s Emilee Martin, George Ranch High’s Ethan Hoover, Mahak Mithani and Wesley Thompson, and Foster High’s Hunter Bartay, Vivian Dinh, Kathryn Gillespie, Denise Irvin, Nathaniel Krogel, Mallet Njonkem and Calvin Witt have been honored for their academic achievement.

“Pop” Bennett Receives SBOE Heroes for Children Award

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Barney “Pop” Bennett stands next to the Heroes for Children plaque, bearing his name, that is permanently displayed at Texas Education Agency headquarters. The State Board of Education recently honored 15 volunteers from school districts across Texas with the Heroes for Children award, and Spring ISD’s own Barney “Pop” Bennett was one of the recipients.