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Local educators describe mixed emotions of retiring(0)

August 27, 2014

As Lubbock students and teachers headed back to school Monday for a new year, Altah Swindle didn’t join them. After 30 years as a teacher, Swindle said she has had mixed emotions about retiring. Swindle won the Newton Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation just two months before retiring from teaching sophomore English […]

Local educators describe mixed emotions of retiring

First day of classes never the same for educators

How did the first day of school go? It depends who you ask. For a teacher of 21 years at Frenship High School, the day went smoothly. Connie Pfanmiller teaches English at Frenship, and she said no first day has ever been the same. That’s partially because every year, she tries to think of new […]

Frenship HS girls learn legislation at Girls State

Two Frenship High School seniors spent a week this summer learning about local, state and federal government through Texas Bluebonnet Girls State. Lauren Pugh and Jessica Wilkins were two of hundreds of girls throughout the state who traveled to Texas Lutheran University in Seguin to participate in forming their own city, county and state governments. […]

Square dancers seek new dance partners

Swirling skirts and circling dancers aside, Lubbock square dancers believe their hobby is just friendship set to music. Square dancing, the state folk dance, may have been more popular in years past, but the Lubbock Area Square and Round Dance Federation of several dance clubs continues to offer lessons and plan events in hopes of […]

Frenship HS brothers to travel as foreign exchange students

Two brothers from Frenship High School are both embarking on journeys to other countries this month as foreign exchange students. Senior Landon Carter will be leaving in a week to live with a family in Costa Rica. “I’ll miss about the first two weeks of school,” Landon said. Landon said he was allowed to choose […]

Frenship HS class of 1954 celebrates 60 years at reunion

Sixty years after graduating from Frenship High School, members of the class of 1954 opened up their reunion to members of other classes who wished to come. Nine of the original 27 graduates showed up Saturday night for tea and dinner at The Red Zone, where the classmates had a back room reserved for the […]

Frenship grad accepted into West Point

A Frenship High School graduate will continue his education at the United States Military Academy at West Point next month. Joseph Monje graduated from FHS in 2013, but he said he didn’t decide to try aiming for West Point until his senior year. Most applicants start the process in their junior year, he said. So […]

Chivalry leads to May Kindness Award for FHS sophomore

An act of chivalry led to Frenship High School sophomore Matthew McCumber being awarded the Parent Teacher Student Association Acts of Kindness Award for the month of May. Teacher Connie Pfanmiller had never met McCumber before he recently helped her out when she dropped her lunch, a drink and other items. “Only a set of […]


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