The Godley High School varsity tennis team competed in the TTCA Team Tennis Regional Meet February 21st and 22nd. The team placed second earning the team a return trip to the Team Tennis State Meet March 7th and 8th. Last year the team placed 8th in state. They have big plans for their return this year.
On Saturday March 22nd, a benefit golf tournament will be held benefiting Owen Turner. Owen is an 8-month-old little boy who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia. All proceeds will go to help the family with medical treatments. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm. Tee off will be at 1:00 pm. There will be a silent auction and and closest to the pin prize. Click on the article heading for more information and to download the flyer and entry form.
Bullying! Too many students have experienced some type of bullying. It may have been physical or verbal, but either way it has to stop. To help us better understand how we can prevent bullying, Godley High School had the opportunity to welcome "The Seven Project" to our campus.
The members of "The Seven Project" travel across the United States to educate students on how to recognize and be pro-active in taking a stand against bullying.
One of the speakers that day was our own Matti Rooks. She was born with challenges due to her biological mother's drug use. She was sexually abused growing up and verbally abused at school because of her physical differences.
Matti's testimony that day gave students a firsthand look at what victims go through and how they can overcome difficult situations. At the end of the presentation all the students pledged to end bullying by all joining hands and standing together as one group. (Please click on headline for slideshow and more of Matti's story)
Blake Howell is a very unique athlete at Godley because he does not participate in the usual team sports. He is an outstanding swimmer. Last Saturday, he competed and at the regional swim meet at Mansfield ISD Natatorium. Blake won regionals in the 200m IM with a time of 1:58.14 and placed second in the 100m breaststroke with a time 58.75. As a result of his outstanding performance, he will now represent Godley High School in the UIL State Swim Meet in Austin, February 21 and 22.(Please click on headline for picture.)
The Cleburne Times Review recently published an article on all of the support the Turner's have received in helping with Owens's illness. Click on the Article headline to read the Times Review article.
Owen Turner, 8 month old son of Coach Turner, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Leukemia on Sunday January 12th. This year, the Godley Middle School Student Council is joining the High School Student Council to do "Pennies for Owen" instead of doing our usual "Pennies for Patients" drive. The drive will begin on Monday February 10, 2014 and will end March 7th. We will donate 15-20% to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and will donate the rest of the money to Coach Turner and his family. Please show your support for the Turner family and baby Owen by bringing in your change, dollars, or checks made payable to Godley Middle School!