By KAY MEALIO
Perrin-Whitt Consolidated ISD will have six teams competing in the Trinity Valley North Central Regional DI Tournament on March 2 at Marcus High School, in Flower Mound, Texas.
Thirty-seven students in grades two through 12 are working diligently to solve difficult challenges. Three teams are building structures weighing less than 170 grams that will hold hundreds of pounds. One high school team is solving the technical challenge by designing vehicles that will move specific distances. A middle school team is creating a mask that will morph into another disguise while the team performs a skit, loosely based on the history of Bonnie and Clyde. The youngest team is researching wind energy and is building a giant whistle to use in a hilarious skit about a coach.
The teams will be competing against teams from several different districts including Classes 4A and 5A schools. PWCISD has a definite reputation as one of the strongest competitors. We are looking forward to teams advancing to the state level and on to the global competition in Knoxville, Tenn.
In other Perrin news:
• Youth from First Baptist in Perrin will be heading to Dallas, March 10-13, to work at Dallas Life, the city’s largest homeless shelter. They will help by serving meals and sharing Christ’s love.
• Next week is National FFA week.
• The Lady Pirate’s softball schedule had to be altered due to the girls’ basketball team playing Goldwaithe ISD in the playoffs last Tuesday. Unfortunately, they lost, so the first softball game will be this Tuesday, at home, against Paradise ISD. The game begins at 7 p.m.
The first Pirate’s home baseball game is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., against Deleon ISD.
• The Jacksboro Softball Tournament is Feb. 21-23. There will be a baseball tournament in Bowie on the same dates.
• Be looking for the Perrin Softball Tournament, Feb. 28-March 2, here at the Pirate field.
• Spring break at PWCISD is March 11-15.
Thought for the week: “There are three things most men love but never understand: females, girls and women.”