Centennial Student Wins UN Global Goal Impact Awards
Congratulations to Centennial High School junior Pranavi Reddi who has been recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA with National Community Service awards. She was awarded both an Ambassador Award and a Zero Hero Award. She won Global Goal Impact Awards for her community service and serves as an inspiration for other students to get involved in the community. She is a great youth leader who uses her time and talent to drive positive progress toward global issues. Learn more about her and the other winners.
Lebanon Trail Students Recognized in National Cyber Scholarship Competition
Two Lebanon Trail High School juniors have been named scholars in a rigorous 48-hour online competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation. Saishravan Muthukrishnan and Rishit Viral, who take classes at the Career and Technical Education Center, competed against 5,000 high school students from across the country in the cybersecurity competition, which is designed to challenge participants to solve computer security problems and/or capture and defend computer systems. In recognition of their achievement, both Muthukrishnan and Viral earned an invitation to participate in a multi-week online training program valued at more than $3,000.
CTEC Students Win $3,000 in Cowboys Culinary Competition
Culinary arts students from the Career and Technical Education Center battled students from Dallas, Arlington and Hurst-Euless-Bedford in a cooking competition hosted by the Dallas Cowboys and Dairy MAX. Students were required to create recipes that could be replicated by professional chefs from Legends Hospitality and prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert for judging. The one-hour competition, inspired by the Iron Chef and Chopped television shows and utilizing ingredients common to the North Texas Food Bank, included a mystery basket of ingredients to keep students on their toes! CTEC students were mentored in the competition by Frank Sanchez, the executive chef at The Star. The FISD team won $3,000 from Dairy MAX and a $500 gift card from Albertsons after a third-place finish. Congratulations and nice work!
Lebanon Trail Broadcast Honored by 2021 Press Women of Texas
VanguardTV crew members were honored in several video categories of the annual Press Women of Texas contest. Nathan Lowenstein, Leah Williams, Josh Halpern and Dasha Krachun are Best Newscast first-place winners for VanguardTV Season 5 Episode 1 and will move on to the National Federation of Press Women competition. Josh Halpern won second place in the Video Sports Story Category for Still in the Game. Leah Williams won third place in the Video Feature Story Category for her work on Beyond the Badge. Great work VanguardTV!
Student Journalists Recognized in Dallas Morning News Competition
Congratulations to the student journalists who were recognized in the 30th annual Dallas Morning News awards for pandemic and social justice reporting. Liberty High School’s Wingspan was named a Finalist in the Best Digital Coverage category. Liberty High School’s Ana Cuen was named a News Feature Finalist, while Trinity Williams and Kate Graham were recognized as Series or Project Finalists. Lebanon Trail High School’s Josh Halpern was named Most Valuable Staffer for his work on VanguardTV. Congratulations to all of the young journalists!
Boals Elementary Wins Play Frisco Contest
Play Frisco partnered with Frisco ISD’s Environmental Program for a Rain Barrel School Garden Giveaway! Schools were encouraged to submit essays or videos explaining how a rain barrel could benefit their gardens. This contest encouraged students to explore the importance of water conservation and how it plays a role in their community. Congrats to Boals Elementary School and Stafford Middle School for being selected as the winners.
Two FISD Teams Place in Inaugural Ideas Challenge
Frisco ISD is home to two entrepreneurship teams that placed in the 2021 Texas High School Ideas Challenge, hosted by the Texas A&M McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. S.A.P.P.E. by MC team from Frisco High School placed second, while Environmate from Centennial High School placed fifth. Each team was awarded a cash prize to continue the development of their product. The Texas High School Ideas Challenge motivates high school students to explore entrepreneurship and discover the benefit of an entrepreneurial mindset. Students prepared and submitted a compelling application that illustrated the creative, careful and methodical planning that has gone into their idea. Congratulations to all of the teams of students that participated in the state-wide competition!