Immaculate Conception Catholic School
Seventh-grader wins patriotic essay contest
Liam Mason, a seventh-grade student at Immaculate Conception Catholic School, was named the winner of the Denton Breakfast Kiwanis Club Veteran's Day essay contest.
The essay topic was "What a Veteran Means to Me on Veteran's Day" and Mason wrote about his great-grandfather's military service during World War II. Mason read his essay to nearly 4,000 audience members at the American Airlines Sky Ball Gala earlier this month. Mason also received a $500 college scholarship.
The Sky Ball is one of the nation's largest military galas and the money raised during this year's event will go toward educational outreach programs in North Texas schools.
Lake Dallas ISD
Board recognizes students, staffers at monthly meeting
The Lake Dallas ISD school board handed out several awards to students, teachers and staff members during its November board meeting.
Board members recognized its Palio's Student/Teacher/Staff Member of the Month, with winners receiving a free meal at Palio's Pizza in Hickory Creek along with a certificate. November's recipients include Lake Dallas Elementary student Vaughn Scott, Lake Dallas Elementary teacher Kristi Webb and Lake Dallas Elementary custodian Zack Hare.
The board also honored Lake Dallas Elementary students Jayden Potts and Isabella Ortiz for their participation in the school's fire safety competition. Potts won the poster contest and Ortiz won the essay contest.
Shady Shores Elementary teacher Keli Petty was also named DATCU's November Teacher of the Month. She received a certificate and gift card as well as board recognition at the meeting. Deputy Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Wes Eversole was also congratulated on the Lake Dallas ISD's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Certificate of Excellence, a federal award given to select districts that exhibit outstanding financial records.
Teacher named StuCo Area Advisor of the Year
Lake Dallas Middle School math teacher and Student Council adviser John Fabro is a finalist for the Texas Association of Student Councils State Advisor of the Year award.
The organization announced at a state convention earlier this month that Fabro was the District 3 Middle Level Adviser of the Year. He is one of seven advisers to receive the award and will go on to compete for the state title.
Fabro was also elected to the TASC Board of Directors and will be one of two middle level advisers to serve on the board. The Lake Dallas Middle School Student Council has won several Outstanding Student Council and Sweepstakes Awards under Fabro's guidance.
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