Capital Idea: ESD Students Invest In Stock Market


Matthew Dross hopes to become an investment banker after college. Math and numbers come easily to him; he’s already excelled in several AP classes, including calculus, physics, and microeconomics, and plans to add macroeconomics to his resume before May’s graduation.

Outside of class, Dross is a member of ESD’s Student-Managed Investment Fund club. The group, which meets weekly with ESD chief financial officer Robert Buchholz and several parent volunteers, works together to manage and monitor a portion of the school’s cash reserves the club had invested in the stock market.

Last year, ESD’s board of directors set aside $50,000 specifically for the SMIF; the current portfolio is valued at a little under $52,000. The idea is that students who are involved in ESD’s investment group can gain a competitive edge when it comes to college admission processes.

Police Report: Jan. 25 to 31




Between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., a burglar broke the glass door of an apartment in the 8100 block of Lemmon Avenue. It is unclear whether property was stolen.

Between 5:30 and 5:50 p.m., a thief stole merchandise from Nordstrom at NorthPark Center. Tiva Marie Wright, 26, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.


At 1:10 p.m., a thief stole property from the bed of a truck at the Market at Preston Forest.

Between 5 and 5:20 p.m., two thieves stole merchandise from Dillard’s at NorthPark Center. Justin Camacho, 18, and a juvenile were arrested on a charge of shoplifting.

ESD Keeper Signs With Longhorns

ESD goalkeeper Nicole Curry signed with Texas on Wednesday.

ESD goalkeeper Nicole Curry signed with Texas on Wednesday.

It was a festive National Signing Day for two ESD soccer standouts who signed with Division I programs on Wednesday. Nicole Curry signed with Texas, while Adan Garcia is heading to Valparaiso.

Curry has been a stalwart as the ESD goalkeeper for the past few seasons. She posted 12 shutouts in 16 games last year, and has led the Lady Eagles to consecutive SPC titles.

On the boys side, Garcia likewise has been a key part of two straight SPC championship teams at ESD. He is one of the team’s top scorers.

Also on Wednesday, ESD’s MacKenzie Kelly announced her commitment to play next season at Bates College in Maine.

Will Tunnel Plan Provide Regional Relief?

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There aren’t any definitive plans to construct a high-speed cantilevered expressway, or toll tunnel, or whatever, through the heart of Preston Hollow just yet. Right now, it’s just speculation.

But the North Central Texas Council of Governments has started floating the concept, with two possible routes for a potential underground highway as an east-west regional reliever through Dallas.

One of them could run through the Oak Lawn area, and the other along Northwest Highway, approximately between Hillcrest Avenue and Love Field.

It’s not yet known whether such an idea would even be economically feasible, but local residents and city officials are split on whether building more roadways would be the right solution to neighborhood traffic issues.

Jesuit Linebacker Commits to Navy

These four Jesuit athletes will compete at the college level next year

These four Jesuit athletes will compete at the college level next year, including (from left) Campbell Lang, Hugo Scala Jr., Peyton Long, and Griffin Scott.

Jesuit athletes in four different sports – from the common to the obscure – were recognized during a National Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday.

Among those signing or announcing their college commitments was football player Peyton Long (United States Naval Academy), a standout linebacker who helped lead the Rangers to a District 9-6A title last season.

Others honorees at the ceremony included soccer player Griffin Scott (Washington & Lee), rower Campbell Lang (Marist), and cyclist Hugo Scala Jr. (Marian University).

Rolling Into College: Winston Senior Finds Outlet for Competition

Winston School senior Jada Davis has continued her family legacy by becoming a successful competitive bowler. (Photo: Tanner Garza) 0
Winston School senior Jada Davis has continued her family legacy by becoming a successful competitive bowler. (Photo: Tanner Garza)
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Jada Davis

Jada Davis doesn’t go to a bowling alley to eat pizza or joke around with her friends. She goes to win.

Davis is an athlete, and bowling is her sport. That competitiveness not only led to the senior at the Winston School signing a bowling scholarship to attend North Carolina A&T, but it’s fueled an effort to tout the benefits of her sport to many of her teenage peers.

“Most of the time, people just see it as a recreational thing,” said Davis, who’s been trying to popularize the hashtag #bowlingisasport on social media. “I want people to know that it’s a sport.”

From Building Blocks to Robots at Parish


Looking for something free to do this weekend? How about watching a bunch of kids build and battle bots? Around 600 North Texas kids will be gathering at Parish Episcopal School to see who can construct the best robot.

The eighth annual North Texas First LEGO League (FLL) Regional Championship will test students to build and program an autonomous robot, follow presentations of team’s research projects and robot design. The teams will use LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to battle robots in two and a half minute matches.

The event goes from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and is free to the public.

Top 5 Reasons to Join a Dating Service

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(Stock photo)

Another Valentine’s Day is around the corner — possibly one of the most dreaded day of the year for single people. Maybe you were recently in a relationship and realized you were going nowhere. Maybe you are just looking for better options. Or maybe it’s been a few since you felt a real spark.

Whatever the reason, if you’re single and ready for a change, you have two choices: go at it on your own or hire a professional to do the work for you. Here are some reasons you may consider using a matchmaking service:

Cycle For Love This Valentine’s Day

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(Courtesy Photo)

This Valentine’s Day, hop on a bike for love at ZYN22 at the Shops at Park Lane.

When you sign up for one of five classes, you can drop a heart (serving as $5) into one of the four following non-profit organizations.

Lena Pope Home is an organization designed to help children and families through treatment with mental health and substance abuse.

Operation Kindness providing shelter for homeless cats and dogs until they are given a home.

Vogel Alcove helps children and families that are homeless or living in poverty with child development and early education programs by providing free childcare and case management.

El Tesoro de la Vida is a camp established in 1934 for children who have lost one or both of their parents. The camp is designed to help children through the grieving process and for them to make friends with children in the same situation.

For class times and locations, visit ZYN22.