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Band01jpgThe Trinity Tiger Marching Band was honored for receiving straight Division 2 scores at the Region 9 Marching Contest on Oct. 17. The band is under the direction of Jose Morales, assistant Julie Patrick, and flags Keri Dobbs. COURTESY PHOTO

By Tony Farkas
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TRINITY — Trinity ISD students will have a new scholarship opportunity after the Board of Trustees approved an agreement regarding the Floyd C “Buddy” Drake Memorial Scholarship.

At its regular meeting on Oct. 23, the board approved an agreement with the Trinity Ex-Students Association, which will manage the endowment.

Superintendent Dr. John Kaufman said the board doesn’t give out scholarships, and the plan is the result of about a year of work.

Drake provided around $158,000 in his will for the fund.

Kaufman said the funds will be invested, and scholarships will be handed out based on the interest earned.

“(The scholarships) will be given out to students in need,” he said. “The amount hasn’t been determined but will be based on the interest earned. The association may give one scholarship this year.”

Kaufman said information about the scholarship will be put out at a later date by the association.

In other business, the board:

•approved dividing the 1,675 votes it has toward the board of the Trinity County Appraisal District between Kevin Searcy and Monte Huffmann, and spread the 27 votes for the Walker County Appraisal District among all its candidates;

•set Dec. 11 as the staff Christmas party;

•discussed setting dates for Capturing Kids Hearts training; and

•discussed the last week being the first week for the district’s new 4-day schedule.

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