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Goodrich ISD Hornet Facing LeftFrom Enterprise Staff

The Goodrich ISD Board of Trustees acknowledged extracurricular excellence, swore in a new member and heard an update on the preparations for the 2022-23 year in Thursday’s meeting for May. 

Newly elected board members for Positions 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 were sworn in. Rigoberto Reyes, Rosalie Blackstock, Thomas Finger and Brenda Bennett all retain their seats. Finger and Blackstock both took over existing terms. Finger’s was contested, winning a 36-20 decision over Berenice Merino. Bobby Bridwell, a new member, won a 34-25 decision over Lidia Merino. All board members were reminded that the date for requirements for continuing education has been reset with the election. 

Among those receiving recognition Thursday for extracurriculars was the bi-district finalist volleyball team and cross country, which had both the boys and girls finish as state qualifiers. Basketball was also acknowledged, with the girls bi-district finalists. Tennis girls were district champions this year, while the boys finished second.

In FFA, two girls received participation for meat rabbits at the Trinity-Neches show, one girl made sale with her meat rabbit and another entered the showmanship for meat rabbits.

The board’s District Investment Policy and Strategies received its scheduled yearly review. 

Preparations for the 2022-23 school year are well underway, with new textbooks ordered and professional development already on the schedule.

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