STATE BOUND! Congratulations to Sam Martin and Bobby Hamilton, who will be representing Cherokee at the State CX Debate competition in Austin on March 12-13. Sam received the district’s Best Speaker award and Bobby got 2nd best speaker. The young men also competed in a CX debate in Lampasas this past Saturday, coming away with another 2nd place trophy!Recently, Senior Ryan Breadner and Junior Stephen Austermann traveled Round Rock to attend the International Bowl. Ryan had the opportunity to meet the head coach of The University of Saskatchewan. Ryan plans to go to the University to play football and major in Agriculture. Science Fair awards were given out at the past PTC meeting. Congratulations to all students for doing such a great job.In basketball news, the Lady Indians played Lohn on Friday to determine who would advance to the bi-district round. The Lady Indians played hard but were, unfortunately, defeated by the Lady Eagles. The Indians played their final game of the season on Tuesday night at home against the Lometa Hornets. Sheriff Brown shared a bullying program with all CISD students last Friday. Policies have been set in place and parents are encouraged to talk to their children about it.All students and faculty will be having school holidays on February 23-24. Science Fair 2012 results:Collections K-2 division1st-Witt Tedder2nd-Skylar Harris3rd-Cooper McWilliams3rd grade Exhibits1st-Zayne Porch and Christopher Watson2nd-Kendall Johnson and Abigail Medrano3rd-Jaden Mendez and Joshua Reyes4th-Hunter Wisdom and J.J. Ake4-6th grade1st-Kendall Bell2nd-Kaytlin Castro (Best Display)3rd-Aiden Penny (Outstanding Oral Presentation)Best Elementary Scientist-Priscilla VegaMiddle School1st-Tori Morrison (Oral Display and Oral Presentation)2nd-Uriel Arredondo3rd-Tommy HenegarBest Middle School Scientist-Rolando DavisHigh School1st-Liberty Lasley and Amber Bell (Outstanding Display and Oral Presentation)2nd-Brittany Cavness and Ashlyne Lanza3rd-Talli Morrison and Nichole FranklinBest High School Scientist-T.J. JacksonStudent Council-Valentine’s Day Art Contest results:Best In Show-Krystian (Paco) Castro, with a beautiful necklace made of a hammered spoon with a heart1st place Drawing—Madison White1st place Coloring—Kendall Bell1st place Poster—Barbara Uribe1st place Painting—Joshua Reyes1st place Craft—Karsyn Castro.