Pirate Press

January 2021 English

Senior Spotlight

Schoolwide Christmas Fundraiser

Our student body held its annual Christmas fundraiser to help local families in need. Each grade level competed against each other to see who could raise the most money. This year we had a coin drive that raised $3529.75!!!!! The winning classes were as follows: High School - 9th grade, Jr. High - 6th grade, Elementary - 4th and Kindergarten. All of the money was donated to the Center Point Alliance For Progress. This donation provided food for 34 local families, which included 108 children! Ms. Glenda Lackey from the Center Point Alliance For Progress was presented a check by representatives from all of the winning grade levels.

Pictured from L-R: Fernando Chavez (4th grade), Emma Reed (4th), Houston Wilrich (9th), Ms. Glenda Lackey, Jared Valadez (6th), and Autumn Richards (K)

It's a GREAT DAY to be a Pirate!!!

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Sports updates

High School

Lady Pirates Powerlifting

A cold morning saw the lady pirates trek to Rocksprings to compete in their 1st meet of the season delayed by the pandemic. The girls have been preparing since late November, and were hungry for their opportunity to perform. A squad of 9 girls(12 is a full team) pulled together to garner 43 points as a team and claim 1st place. 4 girls won their respective divisions

Karina Longoria 625 total

Allyssa Marlowe qualifying total for regionals total 755

Teresa Valadez 775

Chastity Holt qualified for regionals 940 total 400lb squat

Every single girl placed.

Clarisa Olvera 2nd 590

Mady Steele 3rd 740

Cesi Ramirez 3rd 635

Sadie Duran 4th 545

Chloe Williams 4th 545

Our girls are led by a lone senior in Ramirez who is a 4 year letterman and state qualifier.

This year's squad while young is a scrappy group who garnered valuable experience last season. We have 6 returning regional and state qualifiers. The opportunity to perform at the highest level was taken from them as the State meet was canceled during the pandemic.

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December 8, 2020

The Lady Pirates lost 54-49 in double OT to Medina last night. Leading the way for the girls were Toree Beckerson with 15 points and 5 steals, Kourtney Carmouche with 16 points and 9 rebounds and Hailey rayburn with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Jaz Gonzalez scored 7 points and Paige Ponce added 1 point along with her team leading 4 assists.

Your Pirates lost to Medina 47-27 last night as they took a step backwards. They never got untracked on the offensive end, shooting only 26% from the floor. They also turned the ball over too many times which allowed Medina to score easy layups. The bright spot of the night was that their defense was excellent.

Middle School


December 10, 2020

MS Girls

The Lady Pirates played Harper on Monday, December 10th in a home contest. The girls lost to Harper but played their best game of the season. Jasmine had 4 points, Bianca had 3, and Danny had 1. Others that played were: Julia, Lilli, Andrea, Isela, Naomi, Olivia, and Briana.

MS Boys

The middle school Pirates fell short in their two games against the Longhorns in Harper. Despite the outcome, the 7th grade continued to show improvement. Jonathan Castaneda led the way offensively, while Michael Heinen & Cavan Davis provided strong defense.

The second half was the 8th grade team’s best half of the season, but they weren’t able to overcome a first half deficit in losing 37-13. Mauricio Gallegos led the scoring with six. Leighton Johnson added four and Misael Valadez provided a three pointer. The defense forced 20 turnovers, most coming in the second half. Quick turnaround with San Saba on Monday.

Elementary Corner

Future World Changers

Historical Foundation Art Show

Art students entered a show for the Historical Foundation for Center Point in the beginning of the school year, around October. Zoe Crider won 1st place and Clay Vincent won 2nd place; they each received a $25 gift card. All of the students did a great job. Pictured below is Clay Vincent.
Pictured is Clay Vincent.

Christmas Door Decorating Competition

The Winner is:

Each year the Secondary Campus has a Christmas Door Decorating friendly competition for the 2nd period classes. This year we had many wonderful doors, but the High School winner was Mrs. Meyers and the Middle School winner was Mrs. Menzies.

Also the Elementary Campus jumped in on the fun and had the same competition. Their winner was Ms. Blankenship.

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