District Accolades--5/28/2015

District Accolades From the May 28, 2015 Board Meeting
Seven students earn Gates scholarship
Dallas ISD has seven students who received the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. The students are among 1,000 high school graduates from across the nation to be selected. The scholarships are good through graduation, meaning they are renewable based on program guidelines from undergraduate studies through the doctoral level. 

The seven students are: Mang Lian, Sung Mawi, and Tika Acharya, all from Emmett J. Conrad High School; Dominique James from Bryan Adams High School; Frank Byers Jr. from South Oak Cliff High School; Victoria Lennox from Booker T. Washington; and Kenneth Robinson, Justin F. Kimball High School.

TAG ranks #1, again
The School for the Talented and Gifted at Townview is the best high school in the nation according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report. For the fourth consecutive year, TAG has occupied the number one spot. School of Science and Engineering came in at number 5. 

Other schools making the list include: Rangel, Booker T. Washington, Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet, School of Health Professions, Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services, School of Business and Management, Garza Early College, A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, Kathlyn Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy and Lassiter Early College. 

District staff take top honors
Tamara Singleton, a counselor at W.W. Samuell High School was named the 2015 Dallas ISD Counselor of Year. Ms. Singleton has been praised for her strong advocacy for students and helping to broaden opportunities for them. 

Librarian Jennifer House was named Dallas ISD’s 2015 Librarian of the Year. Ms. House shares her love for literacy and diversity with the students and staff at Stevens Park Elementary School.