Liberty Students are the Rotary Club Students of the Month
Congratulations to Liberty High School seniors Samuel Mills and Jessie Rho, who were selected as the November Frisco Rotary Club Students of the Month. Mills has been active in a number of activities throughout high school including National Honor Society, band, mock trial, and History Club and YMCA Texas Model United Nations. He has volunteered at the Austin Street Center for the Homeless since he was a child and held several office positions. He has won numerous recognitions including National Merit Commended Scholar and plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Rho has been active in choir, Best Buddies, UNICEF, Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, amongst other activities. She has held numerous offices and received many awards including being named a National AP Scholar and National Merit Semifinalist. Rho plans to major in electrical engineering.
Football Players Selected for All-District Teams
Congratulations to the dozens of FISD student-athletes who are part of the 5-A All-District teams that were revealed this week. Lone Star High School senior receiver Marvin Mims was named the overall MVP of the District after setting a state and national record for receiving yards in a season with 2,629. The list of 5-5A Division I selections can be seen here. (The list of 7-5A Division II selections, which also include FISD players and were announced last week, can be seen here.)
High School Students Competed at the Plano Youth and Government District Conference
Centennial, Heritage, Independence, Lebanon Trail and Liberty high school students competed at the Plano Youth and Government District Conference at Duncanville High School. The students competed in the Legislative, State Affairs and Judicial sections. Liberty club president Sam Mills won the primary election for Speaker of the House in a landslide and will campaign again at the State Conference in January. Seven Liberty students won Distinguished Delegate for their outstanding character and debating including Netra Bhargava, Sanjana Dandu, Shrika Guda, Aleeza Hussain, Shivani Kosuri, Anoushka Majumdar and Nitya Sripati. All of the students represented Frisco ISD with pride by embodying the core values of Youth and Government: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Lebanon Trail High School Student Presented her Research
Congratulations to Lebanon Trail High School senior Sraavya Chintalapati, who was one of 12 high schoolers and one of 1,200 applicants internationally selected to present research at the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR). She spoke on her AP Research topic, “In All Fairness & Unfairness: an Analysis of Colorism in Stanley Ka Dabba” regarding colorism in a Hindi children’s movie. Read more about her presentation here.
Phillips Elementary Teacher Awarded Money via DonorsChoose.org
Phillips Elementary first-grade teacher Heather Upchurch was presented a check for $365 by Horace Mann in support of Upchurch’s “Readers are Leaders” project on DonorsChoose.org. Upchurch had requested funds after researching different books that would help students engage with various STEM and coding projects. The books will engage students by getting them to think about the world around them while supporting their social and emotional intelligence. Upchurch and her students are thankful for the support and excited to take their learning to the next level.