Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Scholarship Recipient Katy Fort - doing well!


Katy Fort was the USS Houston scholarship recipient last year. Her Mom, Mary, writes that Katy has had a very successful first semester at Florida State University earning a 3.9 grade point average while taking honors chemistry, honors chemistry lab, an honors colloquium, pre-calculus algebra, and Spanish. In addition to her studies this semester, she coaches an 8-and-under soccer team, participates in Wesley foundation activities, and teaches a preschool Sunday School class.

Mary says, "Thank you for helping give her the opportunity for a quality education at a good school. We were so proud for her to be selected to receive the USS Houston scholarship last year. I know her grandpa would be so proud too."

Congratulations, Katy! Keep up the good work.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Reunion Coming Up!

The annual reunion of survivors from the USS Houston and friends and family will soon be here. The dates are February 24-26 and the location is the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Houston. It should be a great time for all.

On Friday, February 24, the University of Houston will host a reception. They have recently completed the new display cases for the USS Houston archives which will be interesting for everyone to see. Friday night we will enjoy a good dinner together and an auction.

The memorial service to honor fallen shipmates will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m. in Sam Houston Park around the monument. In the evening we will again enjoy a delicious meal and a great program. In addition to the planned events, there is ample opportunity for interaction with friends and family in the hospitality room. If you have not yet signed up, do so right away. It will be a good time for fellowship for all.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Sick Call: Ray Goodson has heart attack

Ray Goodson recently had a heart attack and is currently in a rehab center in Jacksonville, Florida. Please keep him in your prayers.