Hurrah for Morgan Mill!

“Turkey Day at MM School” was wonderful. The weather, the kids, the soldiers, the food, the friendship was all typical Morgan Mill happening. The family Thanksgiving Turkey Project had the following winners: Overall best “disguised” turkey was submitted by Lila Richards, 5th grade. As I remember, it was a pink flamingo. “Disguised” animals were first, Brylee Seabourn (5th) and second, Haven Long (K). “Disguised” storybook characters were first, Carly Sanders (6th), and second, Henley Ballenger (3rd). “Disguised” sports characters were submitted by Memphis Prosser (2nd) first prize and Georgina Felan (1st) second prize. “Disguised” Cartoon Characters were first prize, Clinton Nelson (5th) and second prize, Kalder Halbrook (2nd). “Disguised” professions were submitted by Piper Slawson (5th) first prize and second prize by Abigail Fisher (2nd). All of the disguised turkeys were fantastic. The creative spirit was in use last week.

The soldiers from Ft. Hood came out in force for this year’s turkey dinner. I heard that the buses were loaded when they found out that 40 more soldiers had signed up to go and were waiting. It was great to see 150 soldiers in our gym and enjoying the Morgan Mill spirit. Lauren Ritter was from Albany, New York. Her last assignment was in Germany and she had been in Texas for one week. Marie Torres, from California, said that she had been in the right place at the right time in order to get her invite to Morgan Mill. She was just out of basic training and had been in Texas for one week. Several soldiers that were in Morgan Mill had just been in Korea. Everyone that I talked to had been in Texas for only one week. With their smiling faces, it looked like they were enjoying their introduction to Texas. The kids, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators were honored by the soldiers by a plaque given to them in appreciation for their “Turkey Day” for the troops. This is the seventh year that Superintendent Edwards, Ken Smith and Coach Hutchinson have driven to Ft. Hood in the early morning hours in order to bring the troops to Morgan Mill. Thanks again. The kids have been working hard these last few weeks in sharpening their UIL skills for contest this week. We will have results soon. We want to wish all of them luck.

Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. is the Morgan Mill Baptist Women’s Tea. Everyone is invited to this annual tradition to the holiday season.