Brother against brother

Lake Highlands mom Lauren Jones with sons Trent and Brock.

Some moms might be a little nervous having one quarterback son go head-to-head against the other in the annual spring football scrimmage, but Lake Highlands mom Lauren Jones was taking it all in stride at May’s Red White Game. Trent, a rising senior, played for the red team, and Brock, a rising sophomore, played wearing white.

Newfound fitness

Danielle Kennedy, Marta Ballesta, Ian Torok, Brenda Stowe and Denise Kuenstler.

Danielle Kennedy, Marta Ballesta, Ian Torok, Brenda Stowe and Denise Kuenstler overcame big obstacles to finish the Run the Highlands 5k, a fundraiser for the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League. Kennedy is a mom who battled baby fat and depression. Ballesta’s lung-cancer surgery left her with only a small amount of her lung. Plus, she was obese and led a sedentary lifestyle for many years. Torok battled knee injuries to become the group leader. Kuenstler was a busy working mom who never took time to focus on herself. Through the D’fine training program, the group got back into shape, the 5k being a major milestone.

 

Star of the show

Doug Keffer, a junior at Lake Highlands High School at the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Theatre Awards

Doug Keffer, a junior at Lake Highlands High School, was nominated for Best Actor in a Dallas-area high school musical. The nominees of the new Dallas Summer Musicals High School Theatre Awards were chosen by DSM’s Michael Jenkins and his committee of experts. Keffer was recognized for his role as William Barfee in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”