Trains at Northpark Chairs Make Holiday Magic

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Dr. Dale and Jean Fuller with Kathleen and Ban Bywaters. (Photo: Bret Redman)

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) thanked the chairs and sponsors of this year’s The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas, at the Highland Park home of Lindsay Billingsley. The Trains at NorthPark is a beloved holiday attraction that draws about 75,000 visitors each year and provides the largest source of funding for RMHD. This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller.


Meeks Leads Lady Scots in Optional Meet

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Tatum Meeks, right, tied for the all-around title and led a Highland Park sweep of the balance beam podium at Rockwall-Heath.

The Highland Park girls narrowly lost the team title to host Rockwall-Heath at their first optional meet of the season on Jan. 11.

Tatum Meeks led the way for the Lady Scots, tying for first place in the all-around competition while winning event titles on uneven bars and balance beam. She also placed second on vault.

Lily Overton was third in all-around and second on bars, beam, and floor exercise, Allison Walters finished third on beam to complete a podium sweep for HP in that event.


HP Girls Dominate in Round Rock

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Highland Park won all three of its tournament games in chilly conditions over the weekend. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park showed plenty of offensive firepower in sweeping its three games at the Round Rock ISD tournament over the weekend.

The Lady Scots (5-0-1) outscored their three opponents by a combined margin of 14-1, earning victories over Tomball Memorial 2-0, The Woodlands College Park 7-1, and Belton 5-0.

Presley Echols scored three goals against Belton, while Rachel Wasserman added two. Other goal-scorers for the Lady Scots in the tournament included Frances Ann Matise, Sarah O’Neal, Sierra Jones, Mackenzie Zimmerman, and Ryan Bozman.


SMU Broadens Eligibility for Four-Year Tuition and Fees Scholarships

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SMU is expanding an existing scholarship program and partnering with Dallas County Promise to provide more students in the Dallas area to attend the private university.

“There are future Dallas County leaders among the students attending high school in our community who may not get their best chance to lead because financial means is a barrier to an undergraduate college degree,” said Wes Waggoner, SMU associate vice president for enrollment management.


TWU to Honor Norman P. Bagwell

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Ralph Hawkins, Dr. Carine Feyten, Norm Bagwell, Virginia Chandler Dykes, Bob White, Marilyn Mansfield, and Dr. Stephen Mansfield. (Photo: Kristina Bowman)

Norman P. Bagwell, CEO of Bank of Texas and Executive Vice President of BOK Financial, has been named the recipient of the 16th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Bank of Texas and Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Woman’s University Foundation. The announcement was made at the home of last year’s award recipient Stephen Mansfield on Nov. 15.


Front Row Darlings

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Fans such as Frances Ann Matise, Tierney Block, and Ashley Fowler support the Scots. (Photo: Bianca R. Montes)

From ringing cowbells to rustling blue and gold pompoms, Highland Park High School football fans didn’t hold back when it came to supporting their team’s quest for a repeat state championship at AT&T Stadium.

But beyond hollering moms in the stands and the high kicks of the cheerleaders on the field, a front row of senior girls sought to be the most dedicated devotees in the crowd.