Friends, family and staff recently gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of 62 fifth grade students at Tyro Elementary School. These students were proud graduates of D.A.R.E, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, sponsored by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department.
Kemp Smith, assistant principal, introduced Deputy Canady, the students’ instructor, and honored guests and speakers Sheriff David Grice and Judge April Wood.
Each student that completed the requirements received a medal, a D.A.R.E. tee shirt and a certificate of graduation.
As one of the requirements of graduation, students were to submit essays. Each essay had to include the D.A.R.E. pledge and three of the eight topics that were taught in class. Three students were selected as essay winners and read their compositions before the assembly. Those students were Peyton Trantham from Britney Lockhart’s class, Katherine Branscome from Ricky Martin’s class and Mackenzie Walser from Jill Michener’s class. Cody Miles was selected as D.A.R.E Student of the Year. He is also from Mrs. Michener’s class. Congratulations to all of the fifth-grade students for a job well done.
Band concerts planned
The annual Tyro Middle School Spring Concert will be held at 6 p.m. May 7 for the sixth- and seventh-grade bands. The eight-grade band will perform at 7 p.m.
Rising sixth-graders to Tyro Middle School are invited to “Mouthpiece Night" May 8 from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity try out whatever instrument they may be interested in playing. If you are unable to attend this event but are interested in being a part of the band, contact Sara Tolles at email@example.com or call the school at (336) 853-7795.
Space is still available for the July 2021 Hawaii trip with the Traveling Dragons. For information., contact Tracy Walser at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 8537795.
Athletic camps set
The 18th Annual West Davidson Soccer Camp will be held June 18-21. The camp will take place at Tyro Middle School from 8:30 to 11:30 daily. The camp is open to participants ages 5 to rising eighth-graders. The cost of the camp is $70. If you sign up before June 1, the cost is $65. The camp includes insurance, t-shirts, daily snacks and awards day (Thursday). Call Chris Brown at (336) 309-3822 or by email at email@example.com with questions.
The West Davidson Basketball Camp will be held June 18-21 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The camp is open to participants ages 5 to rising eighth-graders. The cost of the camp is $70. If you sign up before June 1, the cost will be $65. Please contact Coach Elliott Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If you plan on attending both camps (soccer and basketball) the cost is $120.
The West Davidson High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its 11th induction ceremony Oct. 20 at the school. This year’s class will be announced during the homecoming football game Oct. 19. Nomination forms are due to the Athletic Department by July 15. Download a form at www.wdhs.davidson.k12.nc.us.
Seniors will meet May 15
Senior Moments next meeting will be May 15 at Smith Grove Baptist Church. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Musician Tony Corner will entertain the group. All seniors in the community are invited to join in the fun. Call Lorie Mast at (336) 239-0726 to sign up.
New service times will begin
Tyro United Methodist Church will begin their summer worship schedule May 13. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. followed by one worship service at 10 a.m.
Saturday church service - why not?
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will begin offering a Saturday evening worship service at 6 p.m. May 5 in Vanderford Hall.
Congratulations to Jerry and Geraldene Leonard who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 13. The couple was honored with a party at Murano’s hosted by their two sons. Friends and family attended to help the couple celebrate. In addition to their sons, they have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Walk will highlight Lupus
Nancy Capps is on a mission and it begins today. That mission is to bring awareness to Lupus. May is Lupus Awareness Month. She has had this chronic illness for 24 years and she began a 100-mile hike of the North Carolina mountain trails. She wants people to know that even with a moderate form of lupus, it affects every aspect of her every day life. Those with a more severe form are adversely affected in even more ways.
A Gofundme.com/NancysLupusHike account has been started to help with donations. If you would like to help, either by making a donation or maybe by joining her on the hike, contact her at email@example.com.
Please add to your daily prayer list Mary Ruth Snider, Ted Leonard and the families of Brandi Wilson, Bob Voyles, Thelma Myers and Barry Parker.
To report news of Tyro, call Linda Dougan at (336) 853-6981.