Monthly Archives: April 2013


DRT Winners

Regents had two winners in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) Texas History Essay Contest — 7th grader Lindley Bryant and 4th grader Isabelle Hoyle. Lindley’s essay also won at the district level. Lindley and Isabelle recently read their essays at the chapter meeting and did a stellar job. Pictured along with the ladies of the DRT is Mrs. Nicole Alders, who helped our students do such a great job.

Great job, Teas historians!


Gratulationes, Outstanding Latin Scholars!

Mrs. Lara Sowell, resident Latin teacher-extraordinaire (magistra eximia), has produced another crop of outstanding Latin scholars!

Seven Regents Academy students earned honors in this year’s National Latin Exam.

Pictured with her students are (from left) Wesley Young – Magna Cum Laude, Haafiz Hashim – Magna Cum Laude, Lindley Bryant – Magna Cum Laude, Mrs. Sowell, Emma Terrell – Magna Cum Laude, Sarah Grace Alders – Cum Laude, Jake Hill – Cum Laude, and Aaron Bertke – Cum Laude.

Well done, Discipuli!


VFW Contest Participants and Winners

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #3893 Commander Don Kirkley recently presented Regents Academy students with certificates and medals for their participation in this year’s contests. Patriot’s Pen essay contest winners included Lindley Bryant (1st place), Haafiz Hashim (2nd place), and Emma Terrell (3rd place). High school student Caleb Henry placed third in the Voice of Democracy audio essay contest for the area.

Pictured from left are (front) Emma Terrell, and Lindley Bryant; (middle) Caleb Henry, Haafiz Hashim, Don Kirkley, Isaiah Bertke, and Avery Griner; and (back) Jake Hill, Mali Dachelet, and Carleona Johnson.


15,000 … Yes, 15,000

The Nacogdoches Fire Department sponsored a county-wide reading program for 5th graders during March and April, and Miss Hoffmann’s class enthusiastically participated.

The second place winner, who read more than 7,000 pages, was Sydney Bryant. Sydney received a gift bag and congratulation from Captain Michael Self.

(Drum roll, please…) The first place winner, who read more than 8,000 pages, was Ethan Fairley. Ethan also received a gift bag, but he also was given a ride to school on a fire truck while eating breakfast, courtesy of the Nacogdoches Fire Department.

Great job, students! More than 15,000 pages in March and April alone — and that was just two students!

Pictured below is Captain Self and also several of our brave firemen. Also pictured is Miss Hoffmann and Ethan ‘s dad, Kerr Fairley.

Thank you, Nacogodoches Fire Department!


State Champs!

The Regents Speech and Academics Team won the TAPPS 1A championship on April 5-6 at Concordia University in Austin, Texas. The team competed against 29 other teams.

Our 12-member first-place team scored 96 points. (By comparison, the second place team brought 21 students and scored 73 points.) Among our team’s many accolades, three students won first place in their categories, including Persuasive Speaking, Original Oratory, and Calculator.

State champs!