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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date April 13

Getting published is usually a writer’s dream and Gretchen Knox, from the creative writing classes at Brookhaven College, has now had that dream come true. Knox recently had a short story published in the online publication, The Quotable. Her story, “Make it Right,” focuses on revenge and “family” in Alaska. Knox is the third student in instructor Lee Sneath’s continuing education class to be published. You can read the entire story online at

The Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble recently returned from the Texas Bronzefest — an invitation-only event held in Waco. Members joined other college handbell choirs from across Texas, as well as community ensembles, for two days of clinics and a massed concert. Since the ensemble is one of the most unusual in the state — offering the handbell course for credit to college-age students and for noncredit to nontraditional students — Director Bonnie Riddle said she was bombarded with questions. Other directors wanted to know how the group is organized, students are recruited and “long ringers” stay with the ensemble.

More than a dozen community agencies participated in the Brookhaven College Earth Day event on April 11th. Students and employees were given the opportunity to learn everything from city services for recycling to simple plans for greener living. There were agencies such as the Dallas County Master Gardeners Association, which offered tips for conserving water and planting native plants; and DART that explained the new expanding options for mass transit in the area. This year, the National Take-Back Initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration was added to the event to offer a way of safely disposing unwanted or expired medications.

Early College High School at Brookhaven College
The Early College High School at Brookhaven College has been named a 2012 Distinguished Performance School by the Texas Education Agency. It is the only high school in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch or Dallas Independent School Districts to earn this distinction. To qualify, schools must maintain a campus population of 40 percent or more of low-income students throughout the year and three years of improvement in their ratings.



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