Daily Archives: October 11, 2019

Piney Woods Fair Grand Champions

Cason Cobb, 3rd grader at Regents Academy, was named grand champion in the market broiler competition. Cason raised the broilers for 6 weeks, providing all the care needed to raise chickens with the most meat. He competed against 45 other competitors.

Elizabeth Nichols, 1st grader at Regents Academy, was named grand champion in the breeding buck competition. Elizabeth cared for the rabbit for two months before the competition and competed with over 50 other children.

Congratulations, Cason and Elizabeth! We are so proud of you!

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5th Grade Visits Texas Fresh Water Fisheries

The Regents 5th grade class studies water-dwelling creatures in their science class. But as they focus on sea creatures, they don’t forget about our very own Texas ponds and lakes. Fishing is a favorite hobby for many Texans, and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens helps to keep the tradition going strong. On their visit the 5th graders got to see fish production facilities first hand. They are able to go eyeball to eyeball with massive catfish, bass, and even alligator gars! They are excited to feed them handful after handful of fish food until the water is nearly boiling with the frenzy!

At the end of the tour, the students have the opportunity to wet a hook (and hopefully not too much of their clothing!) and catch catfish using kernel corn as bait. Most students caught at least one fish, and most students eagerly tried to take the fish off the hook without help.

Happy fish-filled memories!

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