A look back on Yorktown through 2021

January

More to learn: Coach Acree goes back to school

Two years ago marked 22 years since Acree last took college courses, but in the spring of 2019, he decided to take the advice of his former superintendent, Kenn Norris, and he went back to school. Last month, coach Acree received his master’s degree in history from Sam Houston State University.

First baby of 2021

Chloe Alessandra Ramos, daughter of Jessica Ramos of Yoakum, entered the world on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at 7:55 a.m. Chloe was the first baby delivered of 2021 at Cuero Regional Hospital, weighing nine pounds and three ounces, and she’s 21 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Sheryl Harvey. Also shown are Wilma Reedy, RNC; Bobbi Heller, RN; and Nelda Huber of Heirloom Stitchers Guild. The Heirloom Stitchers Guild donated supplies needed for a newborn baby.

Tablet table

Friends of the Library (FOL) was chosen as a recipient for the $2,000 ConocoPhillips grant that was used to purchase tablets for the Yorktown Public Library. Children in the community now have access to a tablet table at the Yorktown Public Library.

‘Yorktown deserves a first-class band program’

Back in the summer of 2019, Larry  Barnett reached out to YISD’s superintendent Katherine Kuenstler when he noticed there was a vacancy for the band director position. Barnett is in his second year of teaching for YISD. He grew up in Luling and currently resides in Goliad, where he has lived for the past 20 years.

February

Metting makes Kitty Kat history

Even without tournament play this season, Yorktown junior point guard Seely Metting has already set the school’s scoring record. Setting a school scoring record is one thing, but doing it as a junior adds to it. Playing during this covid pandemic also meant there weren’t early-season tournament games, meaning Metting likely would’ve set the mark sooner.

“It’s pretty impressive,” coach Val Acree stated.

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