Special to the Bulletin

The Early Chamber of Commerce board of directors honored four Early Middle School students and their teacher last week.

The students are all involved in L.I.F.T. (Learning Involvement For Tomorrow) — the Early Independent School District’s gifted and talented program, and recently represented Texas, their school and community, in the Future Problem Solving international competition in Colorado.

The four students on the team — Colton Meisner, Grant Gowdy, Caleb Holcomb and Thomas Givan — placed second at the Future Problem Solving state competition held in Austin in late April.

At the chamber board meeting, the students received gifts and certificates. Lisa Beck, their teacher, who is leaving the district to accept a position in Shamrock where her husband, Wes Beck, has been named superintendent, received a bouquet of roses and a certificate of appreciation and a “we will miss you card” signed by the chamber board and staff.