Dallas Stars Surprise Mooneyham Teacher with Playoff Tickets
The Dallas Stars recognized Mooneyham Elementary Health and Fitness Coach Liz Lotz for using their STEM in Sports program, Future Goals. The Future Goals program brings STEM to life through Hockey Scholar, a web-based program that uses hockey to teach foundational math and science concepts. Marty Turco, former goalie and current President of Dallas Stars Foundation, surprised Lotz with two tickets to the NHL playoffs.
Lebanon Trail Freshman Competes in National Golf Event
Lebanon Trail High School freshman golfer Ryan Ko finished sixth last weekend in the girls 14-15 age group at the prestigious National Drive, Chip and Putt Competition. Ko competed at the golf club in Augusta, Georgia, where the Masters Tournament is being held this week. Ko, part of Lebanon Trail’s District 9-5A champion girls golf team, qualified for the national event by winning the regional qualifier in The Woodlands in September.
Frisco High Senior Named STEM Scholar
Frisco ISD boasts two recipients of a STEM scholarship to Texas Christian University worth $275,000 over four years. Diego Rivera, a senior at Frisco High School, was surprised on campus with the news. The purpose of the STEM Scholar program is to encourage and support scholars who are underrepresented in the STEM field. Only eight high school seniors total were selected for the program, including Rivera and Erika Rebollo Diaz of Centennial High School.
CTE Architecture Student Wins National Scholarship
Cecily Coleman, a fourth-year architecture student at the Career and Technical Education Center, is one of only 25 winners in a new national scholarship competition organized by the ACE Mentor Program. The ACE program, which stands for architecture, construction and engineering, provides an opportunity for students to learn from industry professionals who volunteer their time. Coleman, a senior at Independence High School, was the only student nominated for the scholarship opportunity in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. She was recently surprised with a CMiC-Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship worth $16,000 and will be honored at a ceremony near Washington, D.C. next month. Read more.
Student Journalists Honored by The Dallas Morning News
Students from Liberty High School, Lebanon Trail High School and the Career and Technical Education Center are among the winners in The Dallas Morning News high school journalism competition. This year, the newspaper received more than 300 entries from over 25 schools. Among the honored students were Lucas Barr, Kasey Harvey, Josie Woodward and Roy Nitzan of Liberty High School, Kayla Landers of Lebanon Trail High School and Jared Gonzalez-Yapp and Jake Steele, who are part of the Frisco ISD-TV crew at the CTE Center. See their winning stories and photos here.