Cyber Honor Goes to IHS Team
A four-student team from Independence High School finished first in Texas and eighth in the nation in an online competition offered through Girls Go CyberStart. The contest, which featured all-female teams, required participants to find GPS coordinates embedded in photos and text messages hidden in websites. The IHS team, Cup of Java, included team members Joanne Chen, Liz Wigglesworth, Tashitha Jujjurri and Monali Ardeshna. The young women are all taking Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science at IHS.
HHS Stars Shine
Heritage High School graduates are making their mark in the entertainment world.
Ciara Boniface, Class of 2016, was announced as the winner of the Visionary Filmmaker Contest sponsored by Disney and Nissan as part of the opening of the new movie “A Wrinkle in Time.” Boniface is a student at the University of North Texas and will receive $100,000 to make a film and a chance to be mentored by director Ava DuVerney. She also won a new Nissan Leaf.
Skyler Hunter, Class of 2017, is an aspiring musician with a new album. He recently was given the opportunity to walk the red carpet and attend the Grammy Awards.
Another Heritage graduate, Sasha Lane, has a role in the new “HellBoy” movie due to be released in 2019. Her first film was the critically-acclaimed “American Honey.”
Geographic Bee Winners Head to State
Eight Frisco ISD students have qualified for the Texas Geographic Bee on April 6 in Bedford. They include Aarej Syed of Fowler Middle School, Ian Mathew of Hunt Middle School, Satvik Gurram of Nelson Middle School, Alexander Danko of Pearson Middle School, Jayanth Pandit of Pioneer Heritage Middle School, Aditya Mudgal of Scoggins Middle School, Shyam Sundar of Trent Middle School and Ajay Narayan of Wester Middle School. All eight students won geographic bees at their campus and qualified for the state bee with test scores in the top 100 in the state.
Ten Campuses Awarded Incentives Through the 21-Day Challenge
Kroger and United Way recently presented $500 incentive awards to 10 campuses in Frisco ISD for their efforts to encourage healthy eating habits. The 10 winners of the Kids Teaching Kids 21-Day Challenge had 25 percent or more of their students complete the final survey after completing the 21-Day Challenge, which is sponsored by Medical City Frisco. The winning campuses were Anderson, Boals, Borchardt, Curtsinger, Corbell, Isbell, Miller, Mooneyham, Pink and Norris elementary schools. Norris Elementary was also the District winner of the Snack Master trophy.