It seemed like more of a formality than anything else, but Highland Park clinched its first Class 6A playoff berth with a 55-10 win over Richardson Berkner on Friday.
The accomplishment didn’t come with much suspense, as the Scots rallied from an early deficit to repeat an act we’ve seen many times this season – a lopsided win over a District 10-6A opponent. Each of HP’s six league wins have been by margins of 20 or more points.
Brooks Burgin threw for 378 yards and five touchdowns, and ran for another score to lead an HP offense that scored 48 unanswered points to turn a close game into a rout.
Eight Highland Park High School choral members competed in the third round of the Texas All-State Choir auditions on Oct. 25.
The students have been practicing since this summer, preparing the assigned music pieces for the auditions. A total of 735 students competed at the district audition in September for TMEA Region 20. Of these students, only 80 will continue on Nov. 18 at the Pre-Area audition to be held at HPHS.
Making the All-State Choir is the highest honor a Texas choral student can receive. Superior rankings qualify them to be a part of the choir directed by nationally recognized conductors.
The biggest challenge left in the regular season for Highland Park might be staying focused.
The Scots can clinch a playoff spot if they win their final road game of the season tonight against last-place Richardson Berkner, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Wildcat-Ram Stadium.
At this point, it appears HP will likely get the top seed in the Division II bracket from the district, since league champion Mesquite Horn will go to the Division I bracket.
Park Cities residents and noted arts patrons Jim and Gayle Halperin were honored during an annual awards ceremony at the Sammons Center for the Arts last week.
The James and Gayle Halperin Foundation was awarded the Benefactor of the Year honor for 2014, in recognition for contributions to the center’s capital campaign. The foundation also supports other causes in arts, education, health, and international relief.
Other Sammons award winners included The Arts Community Alliance, the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Julie Bonk, Ruth Eleanor Roylance, Linda and Larry Petty, and Diane Kennedy.
Preston Road Pharmacy, home to gifts and friendly pharmacists, is turning 75 and is celebrating with an open house on Nov. 12 and a week of great deals.
PRD, as it is lovingly called in my household, will kick off the week on Nov. 10 with pastries and coffee from 8-11 a.m. and a buy-one-get-one-free deal on greeting cards.
Wednesday’s open house is from 2-6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served and free product samples and tote bags stuffed with goodies will be passed out. You’ll also have a chance to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire and iPod Nano.
While we’re talking about pharmacies, just a reminder that you might want to go get your flu shot.
Plan ahead for next weekend’s Hyer Preschool Association Hollydays Bazaar, Fri.-Sat., Nov. 7 – 8. With more than 100 unique vendors you are sure to find the perfect gift. There’s live entertainment, a silent auction and food trucks. For more information and advance tickets.
On Wednesday morning, local government officials met with faith leaders from all over town at Park Cities Baptist Church to give updates on Dallas’ Ebola situation and discuss best practices and issues going forward. Mayor Mike Rawlings, City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins were among the panelists to speak.
“It has been a challenge for Clay and myself this past month, but we feel blessed,” Rawlings said. He emphasized that with only one fatality, the situation could have been much worse, and pointed to more numerous deaths in the city due to West Nile Virus and domestic violence. Read More…
Highland Park High School alums Clayton and Ellen Kershaw have built quite a portfolio when it comes to philanthropy and community involvement. Their latest effort will be co-chairing the 30th annual CARE breakfast on Monday at the Omni Hotel.
The fundraiser for the Dallas-based nonprofit Chemical Awareness, Resources & Education will include a presentation by Chris Herren, a former Boston Celtics player whose basketball career was cut short by substance abuse. His story was the subject of a powerful documentary that aired recently on ESPN.
The event starts at 8 a.m. Tickets and table sponsorships are available by calling 214-526-8986 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not long ago, we said goodbye to longtime institution Dallas Metropolitan Ballet and pondered what new tenant could possibly take its place — at least in the physical sense. Well, The Pilates Barre, a three-year-old fitness boutique, will open its second Hillcrest Avenue location in that very spot. The new branch is scheduled to open next month. So trade your ballet slippers for some Pilates socks and get ready.
Presbyterian Communities and Services will hold its fifth annual Each Moment Matters luncheon at noon Friday at the Hilton Anatole, raising money for the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund.
The luncheon will honor 44 agents of community change and philanthropic visionaries in Dallas. The keynote speaker will be David Hudgins, a television writer and producer for such shows as “Everwood” and “Friday Night Lights.”
The event is being chaired by Clare Buie Chaney, with Barbara Lord Watkins as honorary chair. You can purchase tickets or table sponsorships by calling 214-316-4575 or at email@example.com.
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