Extraordinary Nolan Catholic High School Student Honored

Damon Ramirez is known for his leadership, work ethic, athleticism and instincts…is a smart, max effort player and considered a tough competitor.”    Damon was the baseball team’s primary leadoff hitter as a junior and selected 1st Team All District.  He is a 4-year letterman in football, selected 1st Team All District and 2nd Team All State for two consecutive years.  Ramirez carries a 97+ GPA, a National Hispanic Merit Scholar, and had perfect attendance his freshman and sophomore years.

Damon was presented the prestigious Don Miller Award by Ernie Horn at the end of the 2016-2017 school year at the Nolan Catholic High School’s annual sports banquet.  Go Vikings!!   

Hero Award Winner – Beth Carpenter

On July 9, 2017 Lone Star Park and Score A Goal In The Classroom were honored to present the 2017 Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award to Beth Carpenter, an over thirty-one-year employee of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw I.S.D.!  Beth is a very outstanding custodian at Eagle Mountain Elementary School, where her daughter Rebecca also works in the Physical Education Department as a third generation employee!!

“HERO DASH” SCHOOL HONOREE THE BEST!

Mrs. Carpenter is a Hero to all her students and staff, continually demonstrating great values and leadership.  Congratulations to Beth and to her husband, Nicholas!  We deeply appreciate who she is, and all she does – “with such class!!” 

Arlington Heights High School Tennis Player’s Award

LIBBY CURTIS, student at Fort Worth I.S.D.’s AHHS, is the new Jayne Trigg Fraley “Heart of the Jacket” Award winner.  Libby was selected as the most improved player on the tennis squad this school year, and she demonstrates a remarkable, ‘never-never-give-up’ attitude.  Way to go, Libby!!

Special Summer Reading Lists for Youngsters!

FOR KIDS & PARENTS — Here are the Score A Goal In The Classroom Suggested Summer Reading Lists for 2017.  We hope you adults will encourage your kids to read these very entertaining and educational books for recommended for their age groups.  GIVE THEM A HEADSTART FOR SCHOOL NEXT YEAR!!  Please try sitting down and reading with them awhile several nights a week!  This will help you connect better with them, will be an excellent example for them to see your interest, and we think you’ll find it very rewarding!  SAGITC Reading Lists 2017 / SAGITC 6th-8 Sugg Reading List / SAGITC 9th-12 Sugg Reading List 2017

Kool Sock Achievement Awards

The selected most-improved students and one outstanding teacher in eight area schools were awarded the KOOL SOCK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD late May and June of this year.  These very special sock awards are provided once a year by Foot Cardigan of Dallas in conjunction with SAGITC.  Congratulations to each of these winners, as listed below:

Hunter McDade Receives Kool Sock Award 2017

Eagle Mt.-Saginaw ISD – Antonio Arellano, 2nd gr. student, and Christi Dauphinals, teacher – at Comanche Springs Elementary

Fort Worth ISD – Edward Briscoe Elementary – Gang Lam, 4th grade / Carroll Peak – Timothy Nunez, 2nd grade / M.L. Phillips – Benny Speed, 4th grade / Van Zandt Guinn – Daylon Potter, 5th grade

International Leadership of Texas, Keller – Hunter McDade, 1st grade

NICHOLAS MORRIS NEW DRAMA-THEATRE HERO

The Drama/Theater Teacher at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Mr. Nicholas Morris, was honored at the May 25, 2017 Betty Buckley Awards at Casa Manana. He was awarded the 2017 Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being the most outstanding in his field in North Texas, and given an all-expense-paid trip to San Diego for two this summer!

Nicholas has dedicated his career of more than twenty-five years to instill a love of the theater and drama in all of his students.  He says he is continuously amazed at how they overcome challenges and rise to the next level of excellence!  Mr. Morris received his Bachelor of Arts and Theatre from Midwestern State University, and his Master of Arts from Dallas Baptist University.  

B. H. FRIEDMAN HERO HONORED 5-12&14-2017

DEBBIE O’BRIEN has been named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding secondary school teacher in all of the North Texas schools!  Miss O’Brien received her new crystal trophy and check for $1,000 at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performance at Bass Hall on Friday, May 12; and was recognized again at the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra concert on May 14, 2017.

Debbie is currently the orchestral music teacher at Fort Worth I.S.D.’s combined Benbrook Middle-High Schools, and has produced many Texas state winners in her twenty-nine years of teaching.  She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Texas in Arlington, and her Master’s Degree from Texas Christian University.  Congratulations, Debbie!!  

D & M LEASING “Keep the Reading Lamp Lit” Reading Program

Thank You to D & M LEASING for sponsoring our organization’s “Keep the Reading Lamp Lit” Reading Program, which benefits elementary schools all over the North Texas area.  The data shows that their loyal support really helps participating students improve their READING SKILLS, READING STAMINA and SELF-ESTEEM!!!