Texas Future Educators (TFI)
South Garland has a Texas Association of Future Educators chapter this year. TFI competed at the TAFE Area 11 Conference. Everyone did an outstanding job. Students advancing to State are:
- Leanna Jasson
- Gabriela Moreno
- Noelia Martinez
Several of our 9th grade titan band members competed for a spot in the Freshmen All Region Band. We are proud to announce that Jazmin Zavala on Trombone and Zeke Rubalcado on Bari Sax both ended up 3rd overall in their rooms respectively, with Jazmin making the band and Zeke earning 1st alternate. This is the first time in over a decade that the South Garland Band has representatives in the Freshman all Region Band!
The Academic Decathlon team competed and earned a total of 25 medals!
- 1st place in art, 2nd place in mathematics, 3rd in music, and 6th place all around by Emily Vargas
- 2nd place in interview, and 3rd place in speech by Luis Garcia
- 3rd place in speech by Ashely Gamez
Alexis Olvera, Ashley Esquivel, Bryan Gomez, Alberto Collazo, and David Ramirez also took home medals. The team is led by captain Alexis Olvera and co-captain Celia Ornelas and coached by Mrs. Carrington.
The team will move on to Regionals in January.
Lady Titans open season with win
Congratulations to Mrs. Belcher on her debut as South Garland Lady Titans Head Coach! "Varsity girls came out with fire, relentless defense and great display of teamwork! BIG win to open up the basketball season." Way to go Lady Titans!
Library pumpkin decorating contest
Congratulations to the the following winners of our annual pumpkin decorating contest:
- Most Creative - 1st place Griselda Flores (pumpkin with fork)
- Best Character - 1st place Natali Brown (Hocus Pocus)
- Best Character - 1st place Megan Stalvey & Nadia Yearling (Jack and Sally)
- Best Character - 2nd place Julian Lozano (Pokemon)
- Scariest - 1st place Elizabeth Contreras (eye & teeth)
- Scariest - 2nd place Jasmin DeLeon (scary clown)
Welding students design props for band and color guard
"The entire band program would like to thank Mr. Gruel and Aurora Sandoval, plus the students of the SGHS Welding Department for their incredible work helping us create and fix these beautiful props and cart! We came to them in our final hour and not only were they incredibly kind, informative, and professional, they blew our expectations out of the park! With these props we are entering a new era of the South Garland Titan Band, and thanks to these incredible teachers and students, they are making our dream a reality!" - Mr. Lewis (SGHS band director)
Teacher of the month
Another medal for Ashley Rivera! 6th place overall.
Congratulations to these young men for coming out to the the Rick Neil Memorial Cross country Invitational:
- Andrew Zapata - 7th
- Greg Lomax -8th
- Issac Gandarilla - 13th
SG Titan Nation gets 4 Medals, 8 PR’s (personal records) for boys, 10 PR’s for girls. Our boys placed 4th of 20 teams overall and girls placed 7th of 16 teams overall at the Mansfield Legacy cross country meet!
Boys cross country:
- Senior DJ Smith placed 7th and Junior Andrew Zapata placed 10th and led the team as top Medalist.
- The Boys placed 4th overall out of 20 teams with the help of Seniors: Christopher Espinosa, Jonathan Barrera, Kamron Clayborne, Junior: Greg Lomax, Sophomore: Kaleb Jackson and Armando Reyes, and Freshmen: Issac Gandarilla.
- Eight of these young men earned personal record times and this is only their 3rd meet.
Please congratulate these young men when you see them for a job well done.
Ladies cross country:
- Senior Ashley Rivera earned a medal with a seventh overall finish.
- Junior Melanie Gomez won her first medal ever with a 14th place finish and a new personal record.
- Overall, the Lady Titans set 10 new personal records and every single runner improved their time from the week before.
Please congratulate these young athletes. Go Titan Cross Country team as they had a very successful day.
Congrats to Marisela Rivera, she was a top 15 medal winner in a cross country meet.
Football team victory
We are so thrilled to announce our first football game was a victory! Your Titans faced RL Turner and brought the heat, winning 40-21!
Aveon Pacheco shined bright on defense with 15 tackles, and Alessandro Orta had a clutch interception in the first half of the game. At the same time, the Titan offense put up over 400 yards of offense! Quarterback Mirko Martos led the way with over 200 yards of total offense with 2 touchdown passes to Jaden Holland and Rueben Davis. To top it off, the duo Running back crew of Cam McNeil and Alvaro Gonzalez combined for over 200 yards on the ground and 3 touchdowns.
Your Titan Nation Football team would like to give a big thanks for all the support from all the athletes, the band, the drill team, the cheerleaders, and of course all the students and staff that came out to support on Thursday night.
2022 NAACP National ACT-SO Competition
We are excited to announce the following GISD students, involved in CTE, who competed in the 2022 NAACP National ACT-SO Sustainable Building Design Competition this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey. They brought home national bronze championship medals.
These students spent many long hours working virtually after school, weekends, and over the summer to complete an urban redevelopment design of a site located in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- Ifeoma Alika - Rising Junior in the fall at South Garland High School
- Edward Rodriguez- Rising Senior in the fall at South Garland High School
- Travis Dacon - Graduated from Garland High School and will be attending Texas Tech, Majoring in Civil Engineering.
A special thanks to Mr. Richardson, who sponsored our ACT-SO students. Way to represent South!