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North Texas Giving Day 2018

Thank you to our 10 donors who collectively gave $1,548 for our first ever North Texas Giving Day! These gifts will help provide scholarships for seniors, grants for teachers and more! We are thrilled that 144 donors gave $24,414 to 9 nonprofits in Fannin County and that more than $48 million was raised overall for North Texas Giving Day! (That’s $9 million more than last year!!)


2018 Texas Scholars

Congratulations to the Bonham High School seniors who earned Texas Scholar recognition in 2018:

Cody Bowen
Blake Bowser
Jacob Campbell
Wyatt Dolberry
Mackenzie Dolberry
Cody Easley
Lisann Fernandez
Juan Garcia
Alex Hinojos
Adrian Ibarra
Lordes Jaimes
Callie Johnson
Cecilia Jbera
Will Lacy
Alex Mitchell
Ryan Murray
Skyler Nichols
Jesse Padilla
Alex Passanisi
Alene Ramirez
Lauren Haley Ross
Diana Salinas
Lawton Spindle
Peyton Terry
Bri Williams
Madison Williams

Grants Awarded 2017

The Board of the Bonham Education Foundation was pleased to grant the following awards for academic enrichment in Bonham ISD in the spring of 2017:

  • $1,000 to Finley-Oates for Nessy Reading
  • $324 to Finley-Oates for Kindergarten Museum Field Trip-Harber
  • $500 to IW Evans for 4th Grade Field Trip to the Rough Rider
  • $150 to IW Evans for Brave Girls Club
  • $1,000 to LH Rather Junior High for Engaging History Lessons
  • $500 to LH Rather Junior High for Building Better Readers
  • $500 to LH Rather Band for Tuners
  • $1,000 to Bonham High School for Math Algebraic Reasoning; TI 84+ Graphing Calculators
  • $500 to Bonham High School Band for Better Sound through Individual Tuning

2017 Texas Scholars

Congratulations to the Texas Scholar seniors of 2017!

Ali Chaghani
Ruth Gainzar
Asia Givens
Corey Hartwell
Logan Kirkpatrick
Megan Leftrick
Brandon Miller
Brady Nichols
Cole Owens
Jett Peeler
Madison Sacco
Austin Simmerman
Alayna Speck
Kaylen Sulley
Kade Trompler

2016 Texas Scholars

Congratulations to the Texas Scholar seniors for 2016!

Angel Aguilera
Alexis Besch
Rachel Campbell
Brittania Hernandez
Cole Johnson
Tad Kissling
Tyce Kissling
Alexis Orsak
Erika Porter
Katy Porter
Ashley Ramirez
David Williamson
Austin Wilson
Ashley Woodruff

Grants Awarded 2016-2017

Each fall, all employees with Bonham Independent School District are invited to submit a grant request to the Bonham Education Foundation for special projects or needs to benefit their students.  The Board reviews all grant proposals and selects the winners.

The board was pleased to award 9 grants totaling $5,474 during the 2016-2017 school year.

  • $1000 to Finley-Oates Elementary for Nessy Reading
  • $324 to Finley-Oates for Kindergarten Museum Field Trip-Harber
  • $500 to I W Evans for 4th Grade Field Trip-Rough Rider’s trip
  • $150 for I W Evans for Brave Girls, 4-6 grade
  • $1000 for L H Rather Junior High for Engaging History Lessons
  • $500 for L H Rather Junior High for Building Better Readers
  • $500 for LHR Band Tuners
  • $1000 for BHS Math for Algebraic Reasoning; TI 84+ Graphing Calculators
  • $500 for BHS Band for Better Sound through Individual Tuning

Grants Awarded for 2015-2016

The Bonham Education Foundation is pleased to announce that 11 grants totaling $5,000 have been awarded for the 2015-2016 school year for academic enrichment.  The funded projects include:

  • $587 to Bailey-Inglish for Tricycles for Trike Path
  • $275 towards Kindergarten Field Trips (Finley Oates)
  • $500 toward First Grade Field Trip to Stephen Fite Concert (Finley Oates)
  • $500 towards Second Grade Field Trip to go see a theatrical production of Beauty and the Beast (Finley Oates)
  • $500 towards the Third Grade Field Trip to learn about the solar system (Finley Oates)
  • $327 for Smart Music for band students in Seventh and Eighth Grade (LH Rather Junior High)
  • $150 for supplies for the Lifeskills Pillow Project (Special Education – LH Rather Junior High)
  • $946 for shop class equipment (LH Rather Junior High)
  • $215 towards AP exam fees for Calculus and Statistics (Bonham High School)
  • $1000 for acoustic panels for the Kiva to improve sound quality for the theater department (Bonham High School)

2015 Texas Scholars

Congratulations to the 2015 Texas Scholars at Bonham High School.  The Bonham Education Foundation was pleased to be able to honor the Seniors who earned Texas Scholars recognition at a special luncheon in their honor and present them each a medal to wear during their graduation ceremony.

2015 Texas Scholars:
Cheyenne Abbott
Alexis Anderson
Edna Cruz Mata
Breanna Cryst
Madeline Dolberry
Allison Foster
Eliud Gonzalez
Marco Hernandez
Kasi Holcomb-Webb
Kaylie Knipe
Daniel Loredo Galicia
Jacy Martin
Karli McKelva
Hannah Monroe
Jae Park
Logan Rattan
Audra Romans
Angelica Smith
Clay Stephens
Kelsey Watkins
Madeline Wells


Academic Excellence 2014

On November 17, 2014, the Bonham Education Foundation was pleased to award Academic Excellence Awards to students at Bonham High School who maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the previous year.

Congratulations to the following students:

Class of 2015

Abbott, Jennifer
Adams, Colton
Anderson, Alexis
Book, Tyler
Butcher, Nathan
Cruz Mata, Edna
Cryst, Breanna
Dennis, Savannah
Dolberry, Madeline
Foster, Allison
Garcia Renteria, Ana
Gonzalez, Eliud
Griffis, Raymond
Griggs, Daccheous
Guymon, Jacquelyn
Hernandez, Marco
Hill, Caleb
Holcomb-Webb, Kasi
Hoops, Andrew
Jenkins, Monica
Keenan, Steven
Kennedy, Kendall
Knipe, Kayli
Kurus, Nicholas
Lappin, Alexis
Longoria Martinez, Aide
Loredo Galicia, Daniel
Manis, Kenton
Martin, Jacy
McDonald, Troy
McKelvi, Karli
Monroe, Hannah
Nichols, Sidney
Park, Jae
Parsons, Ty
Porter, Madison
Prado, Betsy
Prock, Jared
Rattan, Logan
Roberts, Anthony
Romans, Audra
Sewell III, Kenneth
Smith, Angelica
Solano Salas, Jorge
Steele, Catlin
Stephens, Clay
Voorheis, Nicholas
Watkins, Kelsey
Wells, Madeline
Wood, Chelsea

Class of 2016

Aguilera, Angel
Babers, Monty
Besch, Alexis
Campbell, Rachel
Carter, Alexandra
Clark, Jimmy
Coldiron, Ty
Colley, Brian
Compton, Jerika
Copeland, Kyle
Davidson, Trevor
Delgado Martinez, Miriam
Edwards, Amanda
Edwards, Megan
Felmet, Haley
Fields, Joseph
Fulmer, Hannah
Galarza, Loraina
Hernandez, Brittania
Hill, Khanezia
Hubenthal, Nicholas
Ibarra Cruz, Sandra
Kissling, Tad
Kissling, Tyce
Lancaster, Carmen
Longoria Cardoza, Jose
Martinez, Airam
McRae, Jesse
Miller, Amber
Nichols, Karen
Orsak, Alexis
Porter, Erika
Porter, Katy
Ramirez, Ashley
Sewell, Deris
Smallwood, Corey
Williamson, David
Wilson, Austin
Woodruff, Ashley
Wynters, Draven

Class of 2017

Aranday, Denise
Bewley, Melissa
Buckaloo, Trevor
Cary, Brooke
Chaghani, Anwar Ali
Davis, Romare
Dobbels, Carleigh
Dunigan, Jessie
Easley, Joshua
Escalante Renteria, Atziri
Givens, Asia
Hartwell, Corey
Johnson, Grace
Jordan, Clairee
Kirkpatrick, Logan
Lane, Amy
Lappin, Madalyn
Leftrick, Megan
Lemus Martinez, Estela
Martinez, Silvia
McDonald, Evan
Miller, Brandon
Nichols, Brady
Owens, Thomas
Peeler, Jett
Pratt, Shelby
Rodriguez, Francisco
Sacco, Madison
Sewell, Sidney
Simmerman, Austin
Speck, Alayna
Sulley, Kaylen
Torres, Pedro
Trompler, Kade
Watkins, Ashley
Wilson, Evan

Grants Awarded for 2014-2015

The Bonham Education Foundation is pleased to award funding for eight academic enrichment grants, totaling $4,990 for the 2014-2015 school year.  The funded projects included:

  • $146 to Finley Oates second grade for Nature Day
  • $422 to Bailey Inglish for Science Day Camp
  • $500 to Finley Oates second grade to attend Seussical the Musical at Denison High School
  • $981 to Bonham High School English Department for Independent Reading program for 9th and 11th grades
  • $598 to Bonham High School Trails program for Unique Learning Systems
  • $355 to Finley Oates Kindergarten for a field trip to see the play Cinderella performed at Grayson County College
  • $1000 to Finley Oates Elementary for a first grade field trip to the Elves Farm Pumpkin Patch
  • $988 to IW Evans Science Dept for Eye in the Sky Telescope