Blog 3/ Commonwealth
July 28, 2019

I grew up in Happy, Tx. Happy is located 30 minutes south of Amarillo. This is a small town with a population of around 700 people. The town of happy is primarily supported by farmers, ranchers, and other jobs related to the production of food. The farmland around Happy is great for dryland farmers. Wheat is the most common crop grown in this area. Some people will bale their wheat during years that the area gets an abundance of rain. Most years cattle are turned out on the wheat pasture to graze. The wheat provides a cheaper still sufficient food source for cattle to eat. Cattle often are healthier when they are turned out on pasture versus being fed out in a feed yard.

Another aspect of commonwealth that is in Happy is the education system. Happy offers education from pre-K to 12th grade. The drop out rate at Happy is very low. Because it is such a small community, teachers are able to focus on students individually. There are many advantages to attending a small school. Happy ISD provides not only an academic education but also give students many other opportunities. At Happy students are able to participate in sports, UIL academics, FCCLA, FFA, One Act Play, and many others. This lets students express themselves through different organizations. This has allowed students to experiment with many different career options before they are adults.

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