Honors Northeast completes 26th semester trip

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By: Dr. Andrew You, Honors Northeast Director

Thanks to contributions from Drs. Jim and Paula Archer, and Ned and Margaret Muse, the students and faculty of Honors Northeast had another remarkable cultural trip to Dallas, Friday, 31 January.  It was their 26th in twenty-six fall and spring semesters since 2008.  The group had their own private concert, given by the Southern Methodist University organist, Benjamin Kolodziej.  They shopped at NorthPark Center, and visited the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Museum, and the Deep Ellum district.  After a meal at the original Twisted Root Burger, the group went bowling at Bowl and Barrel on Dallas’ north side.  Jacob Lambie, and Karla Fuentes won awards as the top two student bowlers, though professors Jim Ward, and Karyn Skaar won the highest scores of the evening.

Those taking part in the excursion are shown above, read like a book from the top: Mr. Benjamin Kolodziej, Dr. Karyn Skaar--Honors Professor, Jansen Laney—Daingerfield, Jacob Lambie—Scroggins, Gem Elmore—Winnsboro, Sam Griffin—Pittsburg, Jaidyn Thompson—Daingerfield, Maritza Quinones—Mount Pleasant, Jalyn English—Bogata, David Martinez—Omaha, Mercedes Collins—Daingerfield, Verania Leyva—Mount Pleasant, Karla Fuentes—Winnsboro, and Dr. Andrew Yox—Honors Director.  Not shown, Honors Professor Jim Ward.

A film on Adina De Zavala, and the making of the Alamo as a patriotic supersite, one of a series of regional films produced by the students Honors Northeast, premieres 21 February at 7PM in the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts.  The production is free and open to the public.  Honors Northeast also is accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.  The application deadline is 1 March.  Contact Dr. Andrew Yox with questions or comments at ayox@ntcc.edu.