Girl Scouts to Honor First African American Woman in Space


jemisonDr. Mae C. Jemison will be the keynote speaker at the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon on Nov 3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas representatives said they are thrilled to hear the first African American woman in space talk about her experiences.

The luncheon honors extraordinary women who have made significant contributions toward advancing opportunities for women. 

Unbeaten Eagles Race Past Jesuit

Jesuit's Reid Hatzmann is defended by Klein Forest during a Class 6A Region II semifinal game on Friday.

Jesuit’s Reid Hatzmann is defended by Klein Forest’ Kharee McDaniel during a Class 6A Region II semifinal game on Friday. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

By Sean Shapiro / Special Contributor

The best UIL playoff run in Jesuit history came to an end in the Class 6A Region II semifinals on Friday at Davis Field House. Top-ranked and undefeated Klein Forest jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in a 71-57 victory.

Cedrick Alley had a game-high 31 points, including 16 in the first quarter, for the Eagles (34-0). Tavion Robinson added 16 points.

“We had our chances. We just didn’t play very well,” Jesuit head coach Chris Hill said. “They’re very good, well coached, and very athletic. But we had our chances to get back in it and we didn’t play real well.”

Mitch Prendergast led the Rangers (23-11) with 16 points. Michael Jankovich finished with 14 and Marcus Hill added nine.

Klein Forest’s Reggie Miller hit a corner 3-pointer on the opening possession to spark a 13-4 run to start the game. The Eagles led 20-9 after the first quarter, but Jesuit cut the deficit to 36-29 before halftime when it connected on three 3-pointers and started getting to the free-throw line in the second quarter.

Jesuit continued to fire 3-pointers in the second half and finished with nine in the game, but couldn’t make up for the early deficit as the Eagles won by double digits for the 30th time this season.

While the season came to an end, Jesuit surpassed expectations by reaching the regional tournament. With 10 losses in the regular season, the Rangers were an underdog throughout their postseason push.

“I’m proud of them. Tonight we could have done better, but no one picked us to be here,” Hill said. “Before the season started, we weren’t even picked as one of the top four teams in our district, so to be playing as one of the top four teams in the region is something we can be proud of.”

Alt Philanthropy

Sattar (left) and HPHS senior Ferguson partner with bands to help worthy causes. (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Sattar (left) and HPHS senior Ferguson partner with bands to help worthy causes. (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich)

At first glance, heading backstage, Caitlin Ferguson and Ramisha Sattar look like two average high school students hoping to get a glimpse of their favorite bands.

A second look reveals the duo shaking up the Dallas music scene, with 20 young writers, photographers, and artists in tow.

Ferguson and Sattar are the founders of Alt Philanthropy. They interview and photograph popular and up-and-coming pop and indie bands. Those bands sign some merchandise for Ferguson and Sattar to sell on their website. The sale runs alongside the band’s interview, and the proceeds are donated to a charity of the artist’s choice.

The Brow Awakening


In my quest for perfect eyebrows I had a procedure done that is changing the lives of many who have lost brow hair due to age, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, or other reasons.

I feel fortunate to have naturally full eyebrows, but I have still always tried to tame them and fill them in with makeup in places hair was sparse. Age and over-tweezing have thinned them and made them a little unbalanced, so I’m always looking for a way to get back to my natural fullness and shape.

I wanted to try microblading so I could share my experience. While this technique is relatively new in the United States, it has been practiced in Asia for 25 years and in Europe for some time as well. I went to Robin Looper, owner of Highbrows Eye Couture (don’t you love that name?) in Preston Center to get the service, which she calls a “Brow Awakening”.

TED Phenomenon to Speak at CASA’s Cherish the Children Luncheon

Casey Gerald speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED 0
Casey Gerald speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

The 10th annual Cherish the Children Luncheon will feature Dallas native Casey Gerald. Hosted by Dallas CASA Children’s Council, Gerald will bring his message of doing business with a purpose.

The April 5  luncheon will raise funds for the neglected and abused children served by Dallas CASA.

Coming from a rough childhood in Oak Cliff, Gerald overcame the odds and went on to receive degrees from Yale University and Harvard Business School. He rose to fame after his 2014 Harvard commencement speech went viral with over one million views.

His father was a drug addict and his mother struggled with mental illness. He credits his community for his success after his mother disappeared when he was only 12 years old. 

Rangers Head to Regional Tournament

Jesuit has reached uncharted territory in the playoffs, and will face undefeated Klein Forest in the regional tournament on Friday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Jesuit has reached uncharted territory in the playoffs. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

After narrow escapes and dramatic comebacks in the first two rounds, Jesuit pulled a surprise on Tuesday against Rockwall, rolling to a lopsided 69-46 victory in the Class 6A Region II quarterfinals in Richardson.

The Rangers (23-10) advance to the regional semifinals for the first time in program history, where they will face unbeaten Klein Forest at 6 p.m. Friday at Ellis Davis Field House.

Jesuit took advantage of cold shooting by the Yellowjackets (22-11), who connected on just one 3-pointer and were 7-of-17 from the free-throw line, and gradually pulled away after taking an early lead.

Michael Jankovich scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Rangers, while Marcus Hill added 16 points and seven rebounds. Reid Hatzmann contributed eight points, six rebounds, and nine assists. Jeff Grimes grabbed nine rebounds off the bench.

Lamplighter Parents Enjoy ‘Night in Havana’


TJS_0393It was a night to remember for Lamplighter School parents. They channeled their inner Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as they danced the night away at the Night in Havana themed auction at the Hall of State in Fair Park.

There was a live auction including prizes such as trips to Miami South Beach and Southern California. Perhaps the most sought after prize was “Head of School for the Day” where a family’s son or daughter could fill the shoes by running meetings, greeting students, and making special announcements.