Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

May 16, 2013

Bowie School involves all in ACS Recess Relay

Corsicana — For the third straight year, Bowie students and faculty have “Teamed  Up to Fight Cancer” — and each team was armed with a catchy name, a sports theme, and its own banner and sporty accessories. Bowie Elementary School is an important part of the success of American Cancer Society’s Navarro County Relay for Life. This year, they raised $4,100.52 for cancer research, bringing their three-year total to over $15,000.

“Our school had a three-tier plan to raise money this year,” said Gay Lyn Hendrik, dyslexia teacher and organizer of Recess Relay. “One, we sold T-shirsts that students and staff wore at the event and on spirit days; two, we had a Jean day on April 26 where students, staff and faculty paid $2 to wear jeans to school; and three, students collected donations from family and friends as well as participating in their class’ coin drive.”

In addition to those fundraisers, Painting With a Twist in Waco sponsored a Painting With A Purpose event May 3 where attendees painted an amazing Tiger portrait. The owner donated half the registration fees from that event to the Navarro County Relay for Life.

“The class from each grade that collected the most money will dunk a teacher in the dunking booth Friday,” Hendrik said. “Thank you to Darrin Murray for the use of the booth and to the Corsicana Fire Department for filling it up.”

With fun team names such as “Hopeful Heroes,” “Smarty Pants,” and “Fireballs, certain students were chosen by teachers as ones who have been touched by cancer in their family, or have gone above and beyond in helping Recess Relay be successful. Those students led the school during the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to the Texas Flag, and served as banner bearers for the Survivor Walk as well as the school walk.

Just like “real” Relay, the Bowie Relay began with a Survivor Walk, where those who have survived cancer walk the “track” with silence and respect, and once they crossed the finish line, the cheering began and teams began their competition in earnest.

“Bowie students and teachers carried individual posters, which represent someone they’re walking in memory or honor of,” Hendrik said. “I walked in memory of a former student, Jim Cummins. Jim was in my second grade class when he fell victim to brain cancer. He would be 20 years old now.

“He is the reason I do this. Jim has not been forgotten — he left a mark.”

The class of J.P. Johnson, “Johnson’s Warriors” was awarded the first ever “Spirit of Bowie” award, because they exhibited the true spirit of doing for others.

“Thank you to the children, parents, teachers, staff, custodians, cafeteria ladies, CISD Administration, and many wonderful people in our community,” she said. “So many wonderful people worked so very hard to make our Bowie Relay for Life successful. When a lot of people do something they may think is small, great things can happen!”

Text Only
Latest News
  • 7-31-14 Fire2.jpg Deputies, fire departments have busy weekend

    An attempt to bootleg electricity off a pole using jumper cables is believed to have caused a building fire that took out a former restaurant in Angus Friday morning, one of a series of calls to Navarro County Sheriff’s Office to the southern end of the county over the weekend.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-31-14 Rice ISD Alex Stough mug.jpg Rice students win UIL scholarships

    Three Rice High School students received UIL scholarships for competing in academic competitions at the state level, according to advisor Alan Lewis.

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • 7-31-14 Collin Main signal.jpg Signal finally fixed

    It took a couple of months to get the parts, but the signal light at Main and Collin streets in downtown Corsicana is finally up and working again.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.

    July 30, 2014

  • Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

    SAN DIEGO — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

    July 30, 2014

  • 7-30-14 4-H robotics.jpg Science made simple

    Hats out of old newspaper and leftover wrapping paper, simple robots out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands and pencil erasers, a microcosm of the aquifer made of root beer and ice cream — with a dollop of chocolate syrup. These were among the fun science projects at Tuesday’s 4-H Discovery Days event at the Navarro County Youth Expo.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • County: No increase in city subsidies

    As budget talks continue at the Navarro County Courthouse, one consensus that’s been reached will impact budget planning at the Corsicana Government Center.

    July 29, 2014

  • 7-30-14 AthensFire.jpg Senate report finds fault with government inspection of chemical facilities

    WASHINGTON — The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30-14 Club-Rotary gov.jpg Club News

    News and announcements submitted by clubs and organizations throughout Navarro County.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local Beat 7/30/14

    A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.

    July 29, 2014