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8/26 Education briefs

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:00 am

The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce has announced that applications for the Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2009-2010 are now being accepted through Sept. 30. Leadership Tomorrow, hosted by the Chamber, was designed for high school juniors and mirrors the Leadership Lufkin program. Students in the program have the opportunity to learn about Angelina County first hand, to explore possible career opportunities that exist in this area, and give back to the community through volunteer service. The class year will begin with a reception in October to welcome students and thank their sponsors. During the following seven months, the students will attend a total of five sessions that educate them on social services, health care, education and government in Angelina County. During this time the students will also work on three community volunteer projects and close out the year with graduation in April. This year's program will be lead by Chairman, Libby Allen, Lufkin State Supported Living Center; and the Leadership Tomorrow Committee including Andy Adams, Lufkin Daily News; Greg Bowman, Morgan Stanley; Lynne Hopper, Lufkin State Supported Living Center; Brenda Newton, Angelina Plastic Surgery; Natalie Thornton, CASA of the Pines; and Sammy Weaver, Consolidated Communications. Sponsors for 2009-2010 are Angelina Beautiful/Clean, Brookshire Brothers, Etech, Inc. and Lufkin Industries. A special thanks to all these individuals and companies that make this program possible. Applications and tentative schedules for the program will be available at high school counselor's offices, the Chamber office and on-line at: For more information, contact Susie Cardwell at 634-6644 or at ——— All Lil' Panthers will be running through the Panther tunnel at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Please bring your Lil' Panther to the Panther tunnel at this time and be prepared to stay with your child until they return. ——— The Hudson Basketball Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Hornet's Nest-High School Gym. A 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on Sept. 12, with three divisions girls and boys adult, high school and middle school. Entry fee is $10 per person. To register e-mail or call 465-6548. ——— The Lufkin Varsity Cheerleaders Lil' Cheer Clinic is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12, in the LHS Purple Gym. Sign in will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a show-off at 3:45 p.m. The clinic is for ages 4K-5th grade. This is a fundraiser for the varsity cheerleader squad. The $30 fee includes a T-shirt, picture, snack and the clinic. Deadline for registration is Sept. 9. Registration forms are available at LHS front office, any varsity cheerleader, or by e-mail request to

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