Nicole Hodges, a 2003 Lake Highlands High School grad, recently starred in Febreze commercial. The aspiring actress lived for some time in New York and did a couple ads, but this, she says, is her first quirky role. She also has appeared on The Good Wife and All My Children, and she’s acted in numerous stage productions. She recently moved to Los Angeles where she is working on a web-based show called Extravaganza.
The Lake Highlands Exchange Club at it last meeting presented the Lake Highlands YMCA with a gift of $1000. The gift will be used in the YMCA’s Partners Campaign, which enables participants to enjoy a variety of Y programs and activities irrespective of their ability to pay.
District 10 representative Jerry Allen will run uncontested in the May 11 city council election.
The Lake Highlands High School girls’ softball team recently held a game-night fundraiser to benefit the softball team at Conrad High School. Team captain Hannah West says that in one night they brought in $750 to help buy equipment for the Conrad team. Conrad is a DISD school located less than two miles from Lake Highlands. It serves residents of Fair Oaks and Vickery Meadow, which are both areas known for crime and poverty.
Lake Highlands resident Darryl Smyers, a freelance journalist and Garland ISD school teacher, offers a summer writer’s workshop for junior high and high school students. The class will concentrate on creative and professional writing, both in print and online. Open to 7th through 12th graders. Call 214.680.4758 for details.