Three area private schools can say they have a 2012 National Merit Scholar in their midst. Hockaday’s Jessica Bluedorn, Jesuit’s Andrew Bain, and Charles Jin and Nicholas Uebele of St. Mark’s have all secured the highest award from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Other local winners include:
William Joseph Beeby and Cassidy Tanner, Highland Park High School
Samuel Fernandez, School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Jesuit graduate Jordan Spieth has become only the second golfer to win the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship more than once. Perhaps you’ve heard of the other guy: Tiger Woods.
Jesuit graduate Jordan Spieth has made it to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, which is being contested in Bremerton, Wash. Spieth won the golf tournament in 2009.
Meanwhile, in Olympia Fields, Ill., Ursuline senior Talia Campbell has earned a berth in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.
Sports editor Chuck Cox and photo editor Chris McGathey are en route to Houston, where the Texas High School Lacrosse League will crown two champions Sunday. It’s entirely possible that both championship teams will represent Preston Hollow schools.
In Division I, ESD will take on Jesuit in one semifinal, and St. Mark’s will face Coppell in the other. In Division II, Hillcrest will take on some school called TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas. (TMI apparently stands for Texas Military Institute.) The winner of that game will then face either Stony Point or Clear Lake.
If you can find the Fox College Sports Atlantic channel on your satellite or cable lineup, you can watch the championship games from the comfort of your living room. If only I had known about that before signing off on Chuck and Chris’ road trip.
The Park Cities Rotary Club will get a first-hand account today of the devastation in Japan. Adm. Patrick Walsh, a Jesuit graduate who is the commander of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet and the commander of the Joint Support Force, is scheduled to speak at the club’s weekly meeting, which starts at noon on the second floor of Maggiano’s in NorthPark Center.
For a while, a storm has been brewing about Lowe’s plans to add a large gas station to its lot at Forest Lane and Inwood Road. Residents from Melshire Estates as well as members of the Jesuit and St. Rita’s community are rallying together to prevent the proposal from passing.
On March 7, concerned parties met with Councilwoman Ann Margolin and city representatives to discuss the issue. Now the debate is moving past the point of conversation into one of action. In order to defeat the proposal, a petition with at least 200 signatures and a strong show of community opposition is needed at the upcoming City Plan Commission meeting.
If you’re passionate about this issue, mark your calendar for next Thursday.
WHERE: Dallas City Hall, council chambers
WHEN: 1:30 p.m., March 24
WHY: To voice your opinion about the Lowe’s Rezoning application
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