By Sally Andrews Coordinator of Community Relations
February 11th the VHS Mock Trial Team competed in a mock trial challenge event. Thousands of high school students from across the state participate each year in this highly motivating, energetic, and challenging academic competition! The program provides a great way for students to gain an “insider’s view” of our judicial system, plus, they gain confidence speaking in front of others and have a lot of fun at the same time. Each team must learn both sides of the case study (Prosecution/Plaintiff and Defense) and students must play the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a ‘mock’ trial. Members work together to learn the facts of the case and create strategies for trial and then compete in local-area meets.
The Vidor Public Library held Story Time on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Director Colette Turner read “Woolbur” by Leslie Helakoski. Woolbur is a sheep who never follows the flock. He is sure to strike a chord with anyone who has ever felt different. The children made sheep masks for the craft.
Vidor Little Dribblers will be conducting closing ceremonies for the Under12 and Under10 boys and girls this Saturday at 6pm at the Vidor High School Gym. Also at that time, we will have the great pleasure of honoring a wonderful man who has done a great deal of good for his community as the driving force behind and the lead co-founder of the Vidor Little Dribblers Program, Sidney Pillow.
Prior to 2012, there was no competitive youth basketball program in Vidor. Pillow recognized the need and began found a group of willing volunteers to help him get it started. It was his love of the game and the children of Vidor that led to the success of this undertaking.
The Stark Museum of Art worked with students at Vidor Elementary on creating a scene that depicts part of the state’s western culture. This mural will be added with murals from other schools in our area.
Oak Forest Elementary announce s thei r Pirate Pride award winners for the fir st semester. This is a new award given to only one boy and one girl out of each class based on excellent behavior and character.
Bridgett Hlavinka from TXDOT was the guest speaker at Vidor Rotary Club’s Monday meeting. The group meets at noon on Mondays at Capital One. Hlavinka told about the many safety programs offered by TXDOT.