Monthly Archives: November 2013


A Trip to the Renaissance Festival

The Regents juniors and seniors, along with three of their teachers, took a trip to the School Days of the Texas Renaissance Festival, near Plantersville, Texas, last week. A day of fun with Renaissance food, costumes, and entertainment, as well as elephant rides and a nice afternoon downpour made it a truly memorable day. Since it was School Days (and therefore closed to the general public) we were able to enjoy the day without the distractions of alcohol and rowdy faire-goers.

Yes, there were barbarians, too (can you pick him out?).

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Thankful for Minoru

Regents recently said goodbye to its Japanese exchange student, Minoru Sumazono, who returned to his home in Tokyo. Minoru spent about 3 months with his new friends in East Texas, but it felt much longer since he so quickly became a part of our lives. We said goodbye to Minoru with a party, a cake, a signed Regents yearbook, and a Texas belt buckle to take home.

We will miss you, Minoru!

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A Visit by SFA Harpist Emily Mitchell

Last week Regents students and teachers were delighted by the music of harpist and SFA music professor Emily Mitchell. The performance was part of the program “Music in the Schools.” Mrs. Mitchell performed pieces from movie scores such as the Harry Potter theme and music from the Hobbit.

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