2013 TX Reading Bee Champ, 2nd grader Tessebellia Read from the Crowley ISD shows off a few of her special awards to North Texas High School Rodeo Queen, Samantha Hernandez. and Score A Goal In The Classroom board member and Fort Worth City Council member (District 4), Danny Scarth and at the conclusion of the TEXAS READING BEE CHAMPIONSHIPS held at Texas Christian University on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Also among those attending to help congratulate the 26 Reading Bee winners from the North Texas area and take pictures was the beautiful reigning Miss Texas 2013, Susan Shuler.
Runner-up was Abby Powell of Aledo ISD; 3rd place winner was Anja Moore of the Birdville ISD; 4th place winner was Alexander Aleman from St. John the Apostle Catholic School; and 5th place winner was Catie McGann from St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School. We are very proud of all these super reader winners!!
Here is list of the other 2013 winners of their districts/private schools competing at the championships level: Evie Ferguson – White Settlement ISD; Zachary Moroneso – St. Paul Lutheran Church School; Ty Cleveland – St. Andrews Catholic School; Mclain Miller – Springtown ISD; Ananda Dobbins – Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School; Alexis Martinez – Lake Worth ISD; Tatum Szikula – Kennedale ID; Tyler Poynter – Joshua ISD; Christopher Tamer – Holy Trinity Catholic School; Ryan Louden – Holy Family Catholic School; Katlyn Springman – Granbury ISD; Christian Martinez – Fort Worth ISD; Tucker Morris – Everman ISD; Ranyah Hugh – E. Fort Worth Montessori; Nathan Allison – Eagle Mt.-Saginaw ISD; Luzcira Villalobos – Dallas ISD; Katy Britt – Cleburne ISD; Kalum White – Castleberry ISD; Tamara Tubbs – Calvary Christian Academy; Bailey Morris – Burleson ISD; and Charly Bartolome – Alvarado ISD.
Below, Tessebellia Read receives the prestigious Thunder Reading Stick from the 2012 Reading Champ, Sam Willey.
Tessebellia is crowned the 2013 most outstanding 2nd grade reader, chosen from the approximate 71,000 North Texas 2nd graders that competed in this year’s TEXAS READING BEE CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITION. Here our champ is getting ready to spin the wheels on her fantastic Karting Distributor’s brand new 1st place award – this candy apple red GoKart! Congratulations, Champ!! “(Stay between the lines; the lines are our friends)”!!
OD Wyatt RF 2013 All ages are welcome to the Chaparral Reading Festival at O.D. Wyatt High School on Saturday, December 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. Books will be given away, and fun will be had by all!
Alice Turner-Jackson, Director of Health Services for the Fort Worth ISD, has been named the Bayard H. Friedman 2013 Nurse of North Texas and will be honored at the TCU vs. Texas game on October 26, 2013. Alice worked as a school nurse for 28 years and has been the Director of Health Services for 7 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the Harris College of Nursing at TCU.
XTO Energy-Exxon Mobil is presenting Mrs. Turner-Jackson with a $1,000 honorarium for all she does for our community’s children. She and her husband Ban have one son, Terry.
The Moslah Shrine Circus and Score A Goal in the Classroom have named Misty Ann Lovell, a fourth grade teacher in the Burleson ISD District as the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award Teacher of the Year at the Shrine Circus on October 17, 2013. Ms. Lovell teaches at Taylor Elementary, and she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Early Childhood Administration from TCU.
In addition to the HERO Award, KXAS-NBC5 presented Misty with a $1,000 honorarium. Congratulations, Misty!!
August 10, 2013
RE: NORTH TEXAS SCHOOL SUPPLY PROGRAM
We at Score A Goal In The Classroom school incentive program really appreciate your participation and support of our efforts to help raise the level of education and honor the real HEROES of our community… teachers and school employees. Many of our North Texas community’s children desperately need adequate school supplies all year long – not just at the beginning of school! Your financial support will ensure that thousands of deserving North Texas students can SCORE A GOAL IN THE CLASSROOM. Our organization serves 39 public school districts and 45 private/church schools from Dallas, west to Mineral Wells – and Denton, south to Cleburne.
This year our 501 (c) (3) non-profit school incentive program is collaborating with NBC-5, the NORTH TEXAS CHEVY DEALERS, and the DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT to publicize the desperate need for your support.
YOU MAY MAKE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS VERY SUCCESSFUL INITIATIVE BY SENDING YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO:
Score A Goal In The Classroom * SCHOOL SUPPLY PROGRAM * 575 Diamond Bar Trail * Aledo, TX 76008.
Thanks, a million times thanks for your support! I assure you that your investing will pay great and enormous dividends in the lives of your communities’ children!!
Ernie Horn, Executive Director (214/533-1333 mobile)
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Communications Director, Kristin Courtney, will receive the prestigious Bayard H. Friedman Hero Award August 24, 2013 at the VISION’S WOMEN’S EXPO. The awards ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on the main stage of the Dallas Market Hall on Stemmons Expressway in Dallas, Texas.
Mrs. Courtney has an outstanding background in marketing and public relations, and has served in her current position for the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD since 2009. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters Degree in Journalism. Kristin is very involved in many community programs and has won numerous community awards from TSPRA and NSPRA. She possesses a near-genius work ethic and an amazing attention to details.
Kristin and her husband Daren have five children – Kylie (13), Hannah (14), Matthew (16), Kyle (19), and Kalyn (21). Obviously our Hero recipient should also be in the running for the MOTHER AND CHAUFFEUR OF THE DECADE Award!!
“Children are made great readers on the laps of their parents!!”
- On June 9, 2013, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and SAGITC honored Aledo ISD’s Joey Paul, this year’s recipient of the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being selected the most outstanding Band Director in all of North Texas. Mr. Paul has made a significant, positive impact on the growth of the Aledo High School band program for the past twenty years. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Texas Christian University. XTO Energy, and Exxon Mobil Subsidiary, presented Mr. Paul with a $1,000 honorarium for all he does for our community’s children.
- June 15, 2013, Score A Goal In The Classroom honored a Mr. & Mrs. team for the first time in history! Beth and Beau Stutts both received the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for their outstanding teaching as Agricultural and Science Teachers, at the Parker County Livestock Show! Congratulations and many thanks for all the many fine students and faculty you impact so positively, Beth and Beau!!
- The new 2013 Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award winner for being recognized as the most outstanding custodian in North Texas is Ms. Susan Moffitt! The award presentation took place on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Lone Star Park races. Ms. Moffitt is head custodian at FWISD’s Eastern Hills Elementary School, and is renowned for her strong work ethic, innovative ideas and planning. In addition to the HERO Award, NBC 5-TV presented Susan with a $1,000 honorarium in appreciation for her excellent service to the field of education in our area! She has two daughters, Jennifer and Amy, and one son, Justin.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Score A Goal In The Classroom School Incentive Program have selected Mrs. Ann Baugh of the Catholic Diocese of North Texas at the recipient of the prestigious HERO Award. Mrs. Baugh is recognized as the most outstanding music teacher in all of North Texas, and the HERO Award presentation to her took place at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s performance on June 1, 2013 in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas.
Mrs. Baugh teaches at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Grapevine, and received her Master’s Degree of Arts in Music Education from the University of Saint Thomas.
Mr. Bill Arnold, the most outstanding History Teacher in North Texas of the year, received the 2013 Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award on May 14, 2013. The award presentation included an entertaining program of “This Was Your Life” at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and he received the $1,000 honorarium from the Mary Potishman Lard Trust.
Bill graduated from FWCD in 1986, and led their football team to the Texas Private & Parochial Schools Championships as their quarterback. He received his Bachelor’s degree in History from the Virginia Military Institute and his Master’s in History from the University of Texas Arlington. Bill returned to Fort Worth Country Day School as a distinguished history teacher, and is also renowned for his noble service and leadership during a military stint in Iraq.
Mr. Arnold and his wife Debby have three children: Allie, Robert and Taylor.