Monday, January 7, 2013
This senior from Burroughs learned valuable lessons on his mystical football journey through life.
Ezekiel Elliott, Burroughs Wonder-kind football star learned some tough but valuable lessons Saturday. He was one of 90 players selected to play in the 13th annual U.S. Army All-Star football game in San Antonio. These hand-picked stars were the best in the land. In life, and in sports in general, lessons are plentiful to learn. Athletes have to persevere; fight through injuries, adversity and rejection. Zeke learned some valuable lessons in that 48 minute of competition on the turf of the Alamodome in San Antonio. He found that even with his bountiful talents, coaches felt others were more needed. Unless viewers had it wrong, No.24 didn’t even get into the game until 3:21 left in the first quarter. He didn’t reappear until midway …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Both will play in the International Bowl in Austin, TX February 5.
Jack Kurzu, 285 pound tackle from MICDS has been again given the honor of being named to the 45-man roster of Team USA (an NFL Organization). This honor is reserved for the country's most promising football players. Last week, the organization made the announcement that another local player Chase Abbington of Ft. Zumwalt South was announced to have made the team as well - http://usafootball.com/news/high-school/eight-defensive-backs-named-us-under-19-national-team Both Kurzu and Abbington will participate in the 2013 US Under-19 National Team program. Selection of players are based on outstanding football skill, leadership and character. Team USA will compete on February 5 in Austin, TX at the 4th International Bowl where he will compete …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Frontenac makes this video available, produced by the police in Houston, Texas.
In light of the recent shooting in Aurora, CO, the City of Frontenac police department has sent a training video for active shooter situations. The police urge citizens to take the time to review these rules of the road for this potentially serious situation. The City of Houston, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has produced a training video on how to react in an Active Shooter Situation if you are in a large building such as your place of employment. The video can be viewed at the department's website.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Recognized for his achievements at the recent national convention in Houston.
Information was provided by the St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP. As the recent National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 103rd annual National Convention in Houston Texas, the NAACP elected youth leaders that will serve their individual youth members throughout the nation. John Gaskin III, a sophomore at Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas, and a 1911 Ladue High graduate was elected by a majority as chairman of the National Youth Work Committee (NYWC). The committee Represents 27 youth and adults from across the nation, representing various regions of the NAACP. He is the first chairman ever elected to this position from Missouri. In his new role as chairman he will create plans of action to increase …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The grandsons are coming to visit from Houston for two weeks.
Will and Charlie are coming to St. Louis today. They are my grandsons, William, age 9 and Charlie, age 6 from Houston, Texas. Their dad, Tom, from Kirkwood would call them the house wreckers. Their grandmother, Barb would call them perfect little angels. Likely, they fall somewhere in between. I am really looking forward to their two-week visit. I’ve not seen them or their mom Emily (our daughter) in some six months or more. It is far too much time between visits. The boys are products of the ‘move-around-the-country’ generation. Seems that Tom is an executive with the Union Pacific Railroad. He is a rising star with the railroads, and supervises a couple thousand workers from Houston to Corpus Christi, Texas. While the title and pay is …