honor Archive


City forester receives honor for service

Fort Worth city forester Melinda Adams received the John South Spirit of Extension Award from Texas AgriLife Extension.

The award is in honor of retired county extension agent for agriculture and Texas A&M Regents Fellow John South and recognizes an individual who provides exemplary support and service of educational programs that enhance the quality of life for the people of Tarrant County.

View full post on City News

Carroll ISD Named to AP District Honor Roll

Carroll ISD is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that was named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Out of the eight years that the AP District Honor Roll has been in place, Carroll has received the designation six times, more than any other district in Texas.

“Carroll ISD is honored to be included in the 8th Annual AP Honor Roll. Being recognized by College Board for both increasing participation in the AP program and increasing the scores on the AP exams is an honor few schools are able to achieve, said Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Gina Peddy. “CISD is most fortunate to have students, staff, and community who work together to ensure the success of our schools and we are thrilled to be recognized for this award.”

Out of the eight years that the AP District Honor Roll has been in place, Carroll has received the designation six times, more than any other district in Texas.

“We are thrilled to receive this award for increased participation and increased performance. Our students and staff never cease to amaze me,” said Superintendent Dr. David Faltys.

Carroll ISD is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that simultaneously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

“CISD is excited that our students are being recognized by the College Board for the hard work, commitment, time, and energy put into accomplishing being named to the 8th annual AP Honor Roll,” said Janet McDade, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. “Congratulations also goes out to our outstanding AP teachers who help to prepare these students for the exams.”

View full post on MySouthlakeNews

TCC Chef to Compete for National Pastry Chef Honor

It’s official!
Tarrant County College Southeast Culinary Arts instructor Alison Hodges is a regional semi-finalist for the American Culinary Federation’s 2018 Pastry Chef of the Year Award.

Hodges, named in August as the state Pastry Chef of the Year at the Texas Chefs Association state convention in Corpus Christi, will compete at the 2018 ACF Central Regional Salon Feb. 16-18 at Madison College in Madison, WI. Four regional winners will advance to the national finals at the Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show next year July 15-19 in New Orleans. Hodges earned the

View full post on TCC News

Honor veterans at downtown parade Nov. 11

The Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade will roll through downtown Fort Worth on Nov. 11. The theme is “Vietnam Letters from Home.”

The parade will feature more than 5,000 participants, including veterans, active military, Junior ROTC groups, school bands, and civic and patriotic organizations. The Grand marshal is Kevin Farmer, the 37th postmaster of Fort Worth.

Parade entries will stage by 9:30 a.m. at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., and step off at 10:30 a.m. The parade will proceed south on Main Street to Sundance Square for an 11 a.m. opening ceremony.

After the ceremony, the parade will continue south on Main Street to West Fifth Street, west to Houston Street, then north on Houston Street to return to the staging area.

View full post on City News

Carroll ISD to Celebrate and Honor Those Who Have Served

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, and all 11 campuses in Carroll ISD will be taking time out of their regular schedules on Thursday or Friday to celebrate and honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Each campus has prepared a special ceremony or recognition and is inviting any family, friends, or members of the community who have served in the military to attend and be honored by Carroll students, faculty and staff on this special day. Check the list below to see the activities planned for your campus.

Carroll Elementary:
CES Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” Choir Performance and Guest Speaker – Friday, November 10 – 8:15 a.m.

Johnson Elementary:
Thursday, November 9
JES Veterans Day Assembly #1 – JES Auditorium – 8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
JES Veterans Day Assembly #2 – JES Auditorium – 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Old Union Elementary:
OUES Veterans Day Program – Thursday, November 9 – 6:00 pm and Friday, November, 10 – 9:00 a.m.

Rockenbaugh Elementary:
RES 3rd Grade Veterans Day Performance – Thursday, November 9 – 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Walnut Grove Elementary:
WGES 3rd Grade Veterans Day Tribute – Friday, November 10 – 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Durham Intermediate:
DIS Veterans Day Assembly and Reception – Friday, November 10 – 9:10 – 10:10 a.m.

Eubanks Intermediate:
EIS Veterans Day Program and Guest Speakers –Friday, November 10 – 9:00 a.m.

Carroll Middle:
CMS Veterans Day Assembly with Colonel Gavin D. Tade, United States Air Force – Friday, November 10 – 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Dawson Middle:
DMS Veterans Day Assembly with U.S Air Force Staff Sergeant Johnnie Yellock – Friday, November 10 – 2:45 p.m.

Carroll High:
CHS Veterans Day Reception & Luncheon with Military Veterans – Friday, November 10 – 9:45 a.m.

Carroll Senior High:
CSHS Veterans Day Assembly – CSHS Main Gym – Friday, November 10 – 10:00 a.m.

View full post on MySouthlakeNews

2017 Carroll ISD Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees Announced

The Carroll I.S.D. Athletic Department is proud to announce the Carroll Athletics Hall of Honor Inductees for 2017.

The Carroll Athletics Hall of Honor celebrates excellence and salutes the contributions of individuals whose advancement of athletics in Carroll ISD and beyond has made a profound difference in the lives of our young people and the community.

2017 Inductees:

  • Marty Dunbar                 Athlete- Football/Track                 
  • Kevin Murphy                 Coach- Swimming/Diving
  • Kyle Brown                      Athlete- Football
  • Shanon Anders               Athlete- Girls Basketball
  • Scott Chandler                Athlete- Football
  • Glen Brashier                  Fan of All Sports

The 2017 Inductees will be honored at the homecoming parade October 11, 2017 and introduced at the homecoming game on October 13, 2017.

These Inductees will be joining a distinguished group of Hall of Honor members including:

2011 Inductees:

  • Phil Barber                     Fan of All Sports
  • Kathy Harston               Athlete- Basketball
  • Jack Johnson                 Administrator
  • Bob Ledbetter                Football Coach / Athletic Director
  • John Lowery                  Coach/Administrator

2013 Inductees:

  • Kris Brown                       Athlete- Football
  • Ken Cook                          Basketball/Baseball Coach
  • Dane Johnson                 Athlete- Football
  • Gene Stanford                 Fan of All Sports
  • Chauncy Willingham     Coach/Administrator

2014 Inductees:

  • Don Durham                            Coach/Administrator
  • Jessica Johnson-Hudack       Athlete- Track
  • Will Mantooth                          Athlete- Football
  • Al Rushing                                 Football/Track Coach
  • Charlie Stalcup                         Football Coach
  • Bob & Crystal Steele                Fan of All Sports

2015 Inductees:

  • Chase Daniel                            Athlete- Football
  • Todd Dodge                              Football Coach
  • Kristi Eveland                          Athlete- Soccer/Bskb/Track
  • Colby Lowe                               Athlete- Cross Country
  • Aaron Luna                              Athlete- Football/Baseball
  • L.“Shop”Shoping                    Football/Baseball Announcer

2016 Inductees:

  • Ed Beauvais                 Fan of All Sports
  • Sam Booker                 Athlete- Baseball
  • Kate Eveland               Athlete- Basketball
  • Ted Gillum                  Superintendent
  • Mike Uldrich              Athlete- Football
  • Chase Wasson            Athlete- Football

View full post on MySouthlakeNews

Stair climb to honor first responders, vets

Fort Worth’s first responder stair climb, Climb for a Calling, is a tribute to the sacrifices of fallen heroes. Fulfilling a promise to never forget their brothers and sisters who have died in the line of duty, participants will climb honoring the fallen at 8 a.m. Sept. 10.

The climb will be no easy feat. At 40 stories high and 567 feet tall, Burnett Plaza is the tallest building in Fort Worth. Burnett Plaza is at 800 Cherry St.

The climb consists of two and a half laps for the First Responders Challenge and is open to anyone who wants to pay tribute. Register on their website.

Medical teams and water stations will be staged throughout the climb to ensure a safe experience for all.

Spectators are welcome to the event. Burnett Park will be transformed into a carnival atmosphere with food trucks, live music, vendors, clowns and more.

View full post on City News

TCC Southeast Chef Wins Top State Pastry Honor

Hodges, right, and Warner display Hodges awards.

Alison Hodges (right) celebrates with Katrina Warner, coordinator of TCC’s Culinary Arts program.

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug.10, 2017) – Alison Hodges, Tarrant County College Southeast culinary instructor, recently was named state Pastry Chef of the Year at the Texas Chefs Association state convention in Corpus Christi. Hodges was selected from eligible honorees from the 12 Texas chapters and was honored at the President’s dinner.
Hodges began her culinary career at the Hyatt Regency as an apprentice in the Dallas Chapter of American Culinary Federation in January 1990. In 1992, she was named the chapter’s Apprentice of the Year. That same year, Hodges earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Food and Hospitality Services from Dallas County Community College’s El Centro College. She has since earned her AAS in Culinary Arts and her AAS in Bakery and Pastry, also from El Centro.
After completing her apprenticeship, she remained at the Hyatt for another seven years, where she specialized in pastries. Hodges said she was drawn to pastry work because of its “artistry and craftsmanship.”
“I enjoy detail work,” she said, adding, “Also, I simply like the way sweets taste!”
Hodges took a purchasing job at a catering and vending company in 2000 because she started to develop carpel tunnel syndrome in her wrists. She soon realized she missed the art of pastry, so when she was offered an adjunct teaching position at her alma mater, El Centro College, she took it. She joined TCC’s Culinary Arts program as a member of the adjunct faculty in 2006, teaching both the Fundamentals of Baking and the Advanced Pastry classes.
In the spring 2014, she became full time faculty at TCC Southeast and began teaching the Dual Credit Purchasing and Dining Room classes. Additionally, she has taught cake decorating as part of Community & Industry Education curriculum at TCC’s South Campus.
Hodges has been an active member of both the ACF and the Texas Chefs Association (TCA) since 1990. She has competed in numerous ACF-sanctioned competitions and won a number of medals — four gold, one silver and one bronze, as well as several medals through the TCA. Hodges joined the World Master Chefs Association in 1996 and participated on that year’s Golden Platter Banqueting Competition team as a member of its pastry team that brought home the Golden Platter from Limerick, Ireland.
Watch this video to learn more about TCC’s Culinary Arts Program.

View full post on TCC Buzz

Carroll ISD Taking Nominations for Athletic Hall of Honor

The Carroll ISD Athletic Department is asking for nominees for the Athletic Hall of Honor to celebrate excellence and salute the contributions of individuals whose advancement of athletics in Carroll ISD and beyond has made a profound difference in the lives of young people and the community.

Each year, nominations will be taken and five members will be selected to the Athletic Hall of Honor by a Hall of Honor committee. Once nominated, an individual will stay on the nomination list. Nominees can be coaches, teachers, administrators, athletes, fans, or booster club members who have contributed significantly to Carroll ISD athletics programs. Once nominated, individuals remain indefinitely on the nomination list for future consideration.

Nomination forms can be found online here or by contacting the CISD Athletic Department at 817-949-8300. Nominations for the class of 2017 will be due to the CISD Athletic Office by August 14, 2017. The inductees will be announced August 25, 2017. They will be honored at the homecoming parade October 11, 2017, and introduced at the homecoming game on October 13, 2017.

View full post on MySouthlakeNews

Dawson Middle School Wind Ensemble Takes 5th in State Honor Band Contest

The DMS Wind Ensemble, made up of 54 Dawson Middle School students, has been working hard over their summer break, bringing home 5th place from the State Honor Band Contest.

The Honor Band selection process occurred throughout the summer, with over 80 2C middle school bands from across the state entering the contest through their respective region. The DMS band participated in the Region 31 listening on June 7, and advanced to the Area level listening on June 23 in Abilene. Dawson placed first at both the Region and Area levels, and advanced to the State level, which took place on July 20. Out of the 16 state finalists, the DMS Wind Ensemble placed 5th.

As part of the TMEA Honor Band process, middle schools were required to submit three selections including one march, from recordings of competitive, concert or festival performances in the current year. A maximum of four performances scheduled for recordings was allowed. Three of the performances could be non-competitive; the fourth had to come from the UIL Concert Contest.

The Wind Ensemble also received superior ratings from all judges at UIL Concert and Sighreading, named “Best in Class” for the 2C Invitational Classification of the Beach Within Reach Festival, and was named “Best in Class” and ” Most Outstanding Middle School Band” at the Peak Music Festival.

View full post on MySouthlakeNews