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Howard Payne University awarded degrees to 120 graduates during its spring 2019 commencement ceremony at the close of the semester. 

The Lonestar Degree is the highest degree of membership the State FFA Association can award. 

The McDade High School NASA Satellite Team was invited by NASA to attend the launch of their recently built satellite this week, shortly after the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk during the Apollo 11 mission. 


What is NIE?

Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing teachers access to the Elgin Courier print and E-edition for use in their classroom. The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.

Our program is dedicated to promoting literacy in our communities. Our goal is to educate, inform and inspire students by providing classroom teachers unique, timely and creative online resources to engage students and encourage lifelong learning. NIE provides resources for teachers, students and parents in all subject areas for grades 2-8. The eEdition (digital newspaper) subscriptions and educational resources are provided at no cost to schools and learning facilities, thanks to generous donations made by community members, businesses and our subscribers.