Attention, sports fans! Put on your thinking caps and get out your typewriters: Nominations are being accepted for the newly formed Lake Highlands Wildcats Sports Hall of Fame.

The first inductees will be honored later this school year with a plaque and their picture displayed in the hallway leading to the gym.

Male and female athletes are eligible for the Hall of Fame five years after graduation, and coaches are eligible five years after separation from their sport.

Only persons who are nominated will be considered, and nominations must be in writing and supported by documentation.

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Final selections will be based on the nominees’ contributions to the sport and other factors such as service and dedication. Nominees not selected for the initial induction will be retained for later consideration.

Nominations should be sent to Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church Road, Dallas 75238.

Members of the selection committee are Jack Clark, Jerry McVay, Jacky Russell, David Wood and Mike Zoffuto. Call 553-4200 for more information.

LHHS Students Attend Class, Win Prizes

A new incentive program to increase student attendance at Lake Highlands High School seems to be working.

For the first six-week grading period, 487 students – 32 percent of the sophomores, 29 percent of the juniors and 27 percent of the seniors – were not absent from any class, a big increase from last year, school officials say.

The incentive program rewards students who attain perfect attendance with coupons for free or reduced-price items from participating merchants, including restaurants, bowling alleys and fitness centers.

Some coupons indicate eligibility for drawings for special prizes. Other incentives are granted by LHHS organizations such as the athletic department, Student Council and Wildcat Club. One of the most coveted prizes is a preferred parking space in the student parking lot.

The program will continue each six weeks. In addition, students who have perfect attendance for an entire semester will be eligible for items of greater value.

The program was designed by a committee of the LHHS School-Based Management team, and the committee is soliciting prizes for the program.

Individuals or businesses who would like to participate or would like more information should call Peggy Stalter, Jerry McVay or Julie Mendelson at 553-4200.

The following merchants contributed prizes for the first six weeks: McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bueno, Genesis Fitness Center, Scotty’s Golf, Galveston Island Seafood, Jack in the Box, Vintage Carwash, CiCi’s Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Winmark Sports, Fox Photo, Joe Willy’s, TCBY, Taco Bell, Whataburger, Ritz Carwash, Don Carter’s Bowling Lanes, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Colter’s Barbecue, and Subway.

Foreign Legion News from LHHS

Three Lake Highlands High Schools students spent the summer abroad as American Field Service exchange students.

Megan Shoup lived in Japan, Elizabeth Tabor visited Australia and Amy Counts traveled to the Netherlands.

Also, Mayu Oshima from Japan is an AFS exchange student visiting LHHS this year. Oshima lives with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Walker.

For additional information concerning the AFS exchange program, contact 341-0497.

Forest Meadow Students Achieve Academic Honors

Sixty-six seventh-grade students at Forest Meadow Junior High have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

The program is designed to help young people who have excellent math, verbal or general intellectual ability by providing them with information about that ability and about education options.

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The students qualified for the program by having math, verbal or total composite scores at the 97th percentile or above on a standardized test taken in the sixth grade.

As part of the program, the students are asked to take the SAT or ACT test. All students who take the test receive a certificate of merit, a results summary, a newsletter, a “Student Counseling Guide” and an “Education Opportunity Guide,” describing educational programs for academically superior students.

In addition, a student who scores at the college level on at least one portion of the test will receive a certificate of distinction at a state awards ceremony.

Students with top scores – less than five percent of those taking the SAT or ACT – will be invited to a special awards ceremony at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and will be eligible to take accelerated course work during summers following their seventh-, eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade years.

The courses can be taken at Duke or at one of four cooperative campuses, including Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The following Forest Meadow students qualified for the program: Justin Bailey, Patricia Bain, James Battles, Andrew Bell, Beth Boulden, Michael Bourdon, Natalie Bowden, Shea Brown, Amanda Camp, Kathryn Clark, Ryan Fischer, Allison Freeman, McKay Heim, Brian Jaffe, Ryan Kafoure, Catherine Livengood, Kevin Malouf, Elizabeth Reap.

Brian Roach, Maki Sakamoto, Kristen Tenney, Kathryn Tucker, Jeffrey Barab, Robert Bong, Lindsey Evans, Julia McFerrin, Shera Nixon, Eric Stern, Amanda Taylor, Lindsey Watkins, Andrew Conover, Jacob Harris, Kristen Mallette, Patrick McClennan, Sara Petton.

Ricardo Rochetti, Lauren Sprecher, Taylor Timmons, Zachary Wiles, Julie Podhrasky, Saeed Mody, Russell Buehrle, Kristen Adams, Jonathan Deats, Aaron Frank, Kevin Graham, Ryan Hall, Hilary Heard, Leigh Highbaugh, Sarah Loaring Clark, Erin Madeley.

Thomas Martin, Meredith McGilvray, Michael McMahan, Adam Phelps, Andrew Phelps, Erin Polhemus, John Sandilands, Eric Seaman, Michael Smith, William Taylor, Jonathan Towner, Danielle Waits, Preston Young, Adam Kennedy and Bria Smith.

Skyview Students Make the ‘A’ Team

The following students at Skyview Elementary received all A’s for the first six-week grading period:

Audrey Basse, Brandon Bruck, Emily Busselman, Andy Cortez, Robin Douthit, Milton Farr, Rolando Guzman, Evan Haynes, Kayli LeBlanc, Trudy Moi, Rachel Munsch, Johanna Norvell, Joshua Patten, Christina Pavlakos, Rebecca Row, Julia Trecartin, Aubin Vieger, Bryan Kelly, David Ok, Celia Palmer, Terell Strowbridge, Jessica Dunn, Kelsey Castleberry, Lauren Hawkins, Julie Kappler, Christine Lee, Honi Migdol, Brianna Nelson, Shannon Boyd, Meredith Colgin, LeKeya Collins, Chris Douthit, Destiny Hardin, Laura Jane Kirby, Kristal Lightning, Bethany Luker, Charles Oyeneye, Vanessa Pullman, Daniel Reagan, Lindsey Sebesta, Tyler Sorenson, Juan Villamizar, Daniel Armstrong, April Barnett, Boone Mooty, Barry Bujol, Katie Fairless, Ashley Farr, Megan Hinojosa, Mark Hueter, Farhan Khawaja, Jason Mitchell, Jemille Morgan, Donald Muhlbach, Carrie Schutza, Rachel Woodward.

Moss Haven Honors Good Citizens

Moss Haven Elementary recognizes students for good behavior, kindness and helpfulness. The following students have been named Good Citizens of the Week at the school:

Week of Sept. 15: Colin Anderson, Jessica Bronner, Barrett Dean, Lari Kalu, Becky Lamberth, Taylor McCabe, John Montgomery, Seth Myers, Sidney O’Neal and Adam Tharp.

Week of Sept. 22: Amy Bradford, Rachel Coughlin, Sam Douglas, Jovan Farris, Jeremie Fletcher, Jennifer Hicks, Alysha Lalji, Karen Malouf, Ashley Martin and Megan Murray.

Week of Sept. 30: Barney Aronoff, Matthew Ellis, Laurie Hominick, O.B. Johnson, Stacy Krumholz, Brooks McCabe, Michelle Muller, Stefani Tharp, Dustin Thomas and Brock Wilson.

Week of Oct. 6: Matthew Ellis, Katie Frazier, Paul Guest, Dana Lane, Karen Malouf, Anna Miltenberger, Ross Morgan, James Smith, Todd Stuart and Zach Urquhart.

Week of Oct. 13: Josh Hayse, Mary Kyle Hendon, Gary Hominick, Kelly Kepley, Tim Murray, Ross Powell, Jackson Reap, Blaire vanHartesvelt, Brock Wilson and Meredith Wilson.

Student Officers Elected at Moss Haven, Stults

Election day is coming up for most of us, but it already has been held at Moss Haven Elementary and Stults Road Elementary schools.

Moss Haven students selected Student Council officers following candidate speeches at an assembly. The officers are John Kent, president; John David Reed, vice president; Katie Lemmon, secretary; and James Bain, treasurer.

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Officers also have been elected for the Student Senate at Stults Road Elementary. They are David Smith, president; Kiira Knabe, vice president; Shonte Castle, secretary; and Jeremy Boyce, reporter.

The following sixth-grade students were recognized for good behavior at Stults: Juan Juarez, David Smith, Stacey Duncan, April Gross, Sauncerae Cameron, Alex Gomez, Kiira Knabe, Chisa Douglas, Kimberly Arvie, Lisa Munn, Sonia Munoz and Jeremy Boyce.

Pittman, Kent Receive Honors

Arielle Pittman, a fifth-grader at Moss Haven Elementary, has been invited to join the Dallas Junior Symphony, a division of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras.

This is an exceptional honor because most members of the Dallas Junior Symphony are in junior high or high school.

Pittman has been playing the violin for more than five years.

John Kent, a sixth-grader at Moss Haven Elementary, won a $1,000 scholarship and a visit to his classroom by a NASA astronaut in a Dallas Home and Garden Show contest. Students were asked to draw a picture of how plants that clean the air might be used on extended space missions. Ken was recognized for his winning entry at the Dallas Home and Garden Show in September.

Later that month, astronaut Bill Gregory visited Kent’s classroom and spoke to a school assembly. He talked about astronaut training, life in space and scientific knowledge gained from space exploration.

Paper Chase Ends at School

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It’s a wrap: Students, parents, teachers and volunteers earned about $12,000 in Moss Haven Elementary’s wrapping paper sale.

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The money will be used to pay for extra books, bus transporation for field trips, teacher training and educational hardware and software.

Sixth-grader Reed Murray was the top salesman with more than $400 in sales.

The following parent volunteers organized the order forms: Cathy Krumholz, Dorie Dunlap, Roddy Elliott, Lauren Hanley, Julie Harrison, Mary Alice Heckman, Brenda Hinton, Sammy Jaffe, Lorri Lamberth, Claire Marlin, Gwen Murray, Pat Smothermon, Karen Stuart, Janeen Whitney and Jill Williams.

White Rock Hosts 5K Run

On your mark, get set and go to the third annual 5K race and one-mile fun run/walk sponsored by the White Rock Elementary PTA.

This year’s event will be Nov. 7, with the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. and the fun run/walk at 9:15 a.m.

Both will start and finish at White Rock Elementary, 9229 Chiswell Road. Sponsors say the 5K is a “challenging” course in the hills of Lake Highlands.

Entry fee is $12; proceeds will be used for renovation and improvement of the White Rock Elementary’s playground. Phil Ross Realtors is the event’s corporate sponsor.

For an entry form or more information, call 341-1532.

News & Notes

A NOTEWORTHY CAUSE: Due to increasing student participation, Forest Meadow Junior High is experiencing a shortage of musical instruments. If you have an instrument to donate to the band and orchestra programs, please call Peggy Tucker at 503-2400 or band director Lee Binford at 503-2413.

WALLACE SKATER QUALIFIES: Wallace Elementary fourth-grade student Jessica Barr has qualified to participate in the Southwestern Regional Ice Skating Competition in Denver Nov. 2-7. Barr will represent the Lone Star Figure Skating Club and is one of the youngest competitors to qualify for the Olympic league competition.

NORTHLAKE RECEIVES STAGE: Northlake Elementary School teacher Loumay Kraushaar’s father, Joe Marchant, designed, built and donated a portable stage to the school, 10059 Ravensway, for use by children in the Continuous Progress Program. “Primary Cats” students (ages 5-7) recently performed in Marchant’s honor to express their appreciation for the new stage.

WALLACE STUDENT HONORED: John Herrington, a fifth-grade student at Wallace Elementary, was one of five winners of the Breyers All Natural Leader Award. Music teacher Jan Baker wrote an essay nominating Herrington, who along with other winners received a half-day clinic with the Dallas Cowboys. Herrington also will spend a day with the community leader to learn leadership skills.