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Graduates, scholarship recipients and top school leaders in Dallas ISD’s District 4

DALLAS ISD – There is much to celebrate in Dallas ISD’s District 4. Hearty congratulations are due to the Class of 2019 graduates from H. Grady Spruce, W.W. Samuell and Seagoville high schools who will be receiving their diplomas this month. Their families also deserve a hand for the support and guidance they have given these students throughout their education to be able to reach this important milestone. Everyone at Dallas ISD wishes these seniors all the best as they embark on the next phase of what will undoubtedly be a journey of life-long learning.

Congratulations are also in order for the two District 4 principals who were recognized as master principals—top school leaders in Dallas ISD—for their positive school culture and the academic growth of their students. They are Damien Stovall from Edward Titche Elementary School and Julie Singleton from Central Elementary School.

For many students, money often puts the dream of college out of their reach, but thanks to several community and business organizations, a number of District 4 students are getting valuable financial help.

During this school year, more than 223 Dallas ISD students took part in the Fairway to Success program—a five-week after-school golf initiative where they learned the basics of golf from PGA professionals. By participating in this program, the students also had the opportunity to receive one of seven scholarships awarded by Deloitte, the North Texas PGA and United Way. Aracely Escobar, Salma Gonzalez, and Yobesh Ogari Okero, all seniors at W.W. Samuell High School, each received a $20,000 scholarship. Salma Gonzalez also was chosen to receive a full four-year scholarship to the University of North Texas Dallas.

Other seniors receiving scholarships to pursue their dreams of a college education included several from H. Grady Spruce High School who will be attending The University of Texas at Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management on full scholarships. These students proved their hard work and dedication beyond academics through their participation in the Jindal Young Scholars Program.

All in District 4 extend their gratitude to the many community organizations and individuals who partner with the district to provide students with invaluable support through college scholarships and as mentors and volunteers.

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