Vandegrift cheerleaders, under the direction of head coach Brianna Roughton and coach Rachel Hoyle, came home with several team and individual awards from the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) camp held Aug. 4-7 in Galveston, Tex.
The Vandegrift Cheer program received the prestigious Herkie Award, voted on by the NCA staff and given to the top all-around program at camp that exemplifies unity, spirit and leadership. Approximately 30 other cheer teams comprised of over 600 cheerleaders from throughout the state competed at the camp.
Road improvements estimated to cost $500 million are coming to RM 620 North from the bridge near Mansfield Dam to US 183 to increase mobility. The details are still being worked out but the Texas Department of Transportation is working on adding lanes and raised medians as well as flyovers at some intersections on RM 620.
Long term ideas at this point call for a flyover intersection at RM 620 and RM 2222, Bruce Byron, TxDOT spokesperson, said at last week’s Steiner Ranch Neighborhood Association meeting.
As school begins on Thursday, a handful of Vandegrift seniors will begin their final year in the International Baccalaureate program, making the first Viper IB graduating class next spring.
“We have all IB juniors returning as seniors this year and we have added over 50 more students to this year’s IB Programme,” said Debbie Quick, IB coordinator at Vandegrift. “We have 110 students total.”