Forney ISD’s senior class of 2020 may have missed out on a lot of the traditional aspects of their senior year, but Superintendent Dr. Justin Terry and the amazing staff at FISD were not satisfied to let the year end that way.
The North Forney High School Percussion Ensemble recently received an invitation to perform at The Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference. The Midwest Clinic is scheduled to be held Dec. 16 through Dec. 19 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is the largest band and orchestra conference in the United States.
“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” - C.S. Lewis
I’ve limited my outdoor outings to one per week lately. With turkeys gobbling all across the state and blue catfish action red hot in the shallows, I simply cannot resist getting ‘out there’ in the woods and on the water. Not to worry though, I’m avoiding contact with large crowds; wearing latex gloves at the gas pumps and mask during those once a week trips to the grocery. As far as I know, social distancing with wild turkeys and blue catfish is still acceptable. After all, a camo face mask is necessary in the turkey woods and at the fish cleaning station, wearing gloves is always a good idea!
Growing up in small-town Forney in the 1950s, my sister and I were quite often “playmates,” since the neighborhood was not large. Needless to say, since we were fairly close in “years on earth,” we quite often “needled” each other about who had more various abilities. I let her know that since I was the first-born and a boy, I was the “special heir” and the oldest and wisest. She let me know that girls were supposed to be the “favorites” of the family and that being “left-handed” from birth made her part of a “special smarter/more creative” group of people!