LHS celebrates spring athletics, clubs, and activities

Principal James Brewer said the goal is to celebrate the numerous achievements by a wide variety of LHS clubs, teams, and organizations.

"Everyone knows all about the success of Lobo football, and we all feel a lot of pride in that, but there are a lot of other programs at Longview High School that have had the same kind of excellence," he said. "This is just a small way to recognize these students for the fantastic work they're doing, and share news of their successes with the rest of the student body."

Among the groups recognized was Auto/Diesel Tech, Baseball, Basketball, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, DECA, FFA Ag Mechanics, FFA Meat Science, Golf, HOSA, Marching Band, Orchestra, Power Lifting, Ready Set Teach, Robotics, Skills USA, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, TSA, UIL Academics, and Visual Arts.
The LHS cheerleaders escorted the participants along the track facing the home stands, while the Lobo Band and Viewettes performed non-stop for the entire 30-minute program.

"Whether you're the starting quarterback, on the relay team, in the orchestra, or working with the FFA: you're a Lobo," said LISD Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox. "Our district is proud of the diverse accomplishments of our students, and we're glad to honor student achievement of every kind."

Following the rally Longview High School hosted a Food Fest, featuring a number of vendors from student organizations as well as local businesses.

"We have some fantastic partnerships with local businesses that help our students with fundraising efforts," said Brewer. "(Food Fest) is one of the biggest opportunities of this type our students have."

Interact Club members sold Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, while IB students had Raising Cane's Chicken Strips. HOSA students sold McAlister’s Tea and sandwiches, while the Lobo Band had turkey legs, sausage, and funnel cakes. LHS Student Council sold Ci-Ci’s Pizza by the slice.

The FFA Club had bacon-wrapped fried hot dogs, UIL teams sold Frito Pie, and the Z-Club sold chips, candy, and cupcakes. Lobo Yearbook staffer offered delectable slices of cookie cake, the Junior ROTC had hamburgers, hot dogs, and pickles.

National Honor Society members sold soda by the bottle, while TSA student offered lollypops and jerky, and the Class of 2016 had Golden Chick box lunches available.

Kids With Power students sold snow cones, the Stay In School program made tacos to order, and LHS Bully Awareness offered Kool-Aid, pickles, and candy.
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