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BUILDING THE FIRST CENTURY OF HIGHLAND PARK GRADUATES

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Lauren Holloway Executive Director

214-780-4062

Lauren Holloway@hpef org

Carolyn Ray Senior Director of Finance

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Allison Vanderwoude

Class of 2000

Senior Director of Advancement

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Allison Vanderwoude@hpef org

Meg Jones Boyd

Class of 1996 Director of Alumni Relations

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Meg Boyd@hpef org

Katherine McCandless@hpef org

Jennifer Sellers@hpef org

Shirley Ho Scholarship and Programs Coordinator

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PHOTOGRAPHY: HPISD Communications Department

Melissa Macatee

COVER PHOTO: 1974 HPISD teacher and students, courtesy of HPEF archives

SCOT TIMES is a publication of the Highland Park Education Foundation and the Highland Park High School Alumni Association. Phone: 214-780-4060 info@hpef.org hpef.org

Cindy Vaughan Kerr, HPHS Class of '71 President, HPHS Alumni Association

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FEATURES A Word from Leadership
Denton,
HPHS Class of '89
Highland Park
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Cover Story: Beloved Landmarks Bear Names of HPISD Champions 5 14 Class Notes Golden Scots Reunion Alumni Awards New Lifetime Members Student News In Memoriam Words to Live By 6 10 11 22 24 27 ALUMNI ADVANCEMENT Board Leadership Super Scot Society Mad for Plaid La Fiesta de la Seis Banderas District News 4 12 13 20
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Highland Park Education Foundation 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Officers

Michael Denton, Jr. President

Bill Ogle

President-Elect

Dansby Erwin

VP of Development

Adam Hickey Treasurer

Gretchen Seay Secretary

Claire Baker

Parliamentarian

Cindy Kerr Alumni President

Board of Directors

Ray Balestri

Bryce Benson

Robert Blount

Benjamin Carpenter

Bobby Clark, Jr

Dallas Cothrum

Stuart Cullum

Shamir Dayalji

Pete Flowers

Tina Gwinn

Peter Hegi

Fred Lee

Linh Matthews

Noble Nash

Nancy O'Neil

Nick Peters

Jean Signor

Vanessa Sloan

Tracy Walder

Clinton Warren

Interested in joining

HPHS Alumni Association 2022-2023 Board

Officers

Cindy Vaughan Kerr '71 President

Alan Rose '06

Vice President

Julia Gasc Beckman '09 Treasurer

Amanda Harkey Kalescky '02 Secretary

Jim Castellaw '74

Past-President

Members

Mack Strother '58

Mary Jane York Sledge '59

Donna Florer Small '61

Steve Ungerman '62

Bill Lang '65

Ellen Washburn Templin '71

Tom Ferguson '72

Paige Nash '79

Ann Coleman Fielder '82

Carter Malouf '84

Darian Dreyfuss Reichert '85

Michelle Meadows '85

Karla Adam Trusler '86

Gretchen Carter Hirschey '87

Wayne McCullough '89

Margaret Cervin '90

Andrew Woodward '90

Lindsey Wootton Miller '92

Meredith McKee '93

Scott Trulock '93

Elizabeth Hunt '16

Webb Mulligan '18

Advisory Board

Jon Altschuler

Rebecca Beasley

Cordelia Boone

Margaret Carter

Leslie Cornog

Chuck Edwards

Margo Goodwin

Juli Harrison

Guy Kerr

Shirley Kochman

Keith Laycock

Daniel McVeigh

Connie O'Neill

Holly Philbin

Phyllis Riggins

Doug Roach

Claire Roberts

Kristy Robinson

Blaire Sherer

Sandra Snyder

Marc Taubenfeld

Betsy Welp

Bob White

Marnie Wildenthal

Advisory Members

Syd Carter '54

Ann Collins Binford '56

Petrea Carter Boone '56

Eddie Mahon '56

Cynthia McDonald Cummings '59

Kathy Thomas Krueger '59

Barbara Weddington Cervin '60

Cele Dunlap Johnsen '60

Anne Lutterloh Pierce '62

Jack Myers '62

Laurie Teeple Wright '66

Jackson Harkey '67

John Van Amburgh '74

Stewart Lee '75

Darrell Lane '77

Spence Kendrick '79

Kathleen Thrash Parsons '79

Marc Taubenfeld '80

Stewart Rogers '81

John Carl Rutledge '84

Francie Stevens Johnsen '84

Jeff McKenney '85

Liza Graham Ellis '90

Drew Harris '96

Interested in joining the HPHS Alumni Association Board? Contact Meg Boyd, Director of Alumni Relations, at Meg Boyd@hpef org

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the HP Education Foundation Board? Contact Lauren Holloway, Executive Director, at Lauren.Holloway@hpef.org

a word from leadership

To all our donors , alumni, and students,

As I have shared in previous messages here in Scot Times, I am grateful and appreciative for the continued loyalty of countless HPHS alumni, parents, and friends Our district is arguably the best in Texas by many measures, but that is only possible through the tradition of legacy support extending back many decades and generations

Historic milestones help remind us of this special legacy, and this spring marks a big one On May 26, the HPHS seniors receiving their diploma at commencement will represent the 100th graduating class of our district. Reaching our first 100 years is one thing, but reaching this point and continuing to raise the standard of academic excellence across all our schools is quite another

HPISD, like so many other districts, has faced obstacles over the past century that could have resulted in hard decisions negatively impacting the long-term quality of teaching and learning in our schools Time and again, volunteers and donors have stepped up to ensure this community is doing everything it can for our teachers and our most cherished asset, our students This is the embodiment of the expression I frequently invoke, and is assuredly true today: “Scots Find A Way ”

And we will continue to find a way! HPISD enters its second century with the Highland Park Education Foundation (HPEF) in its strongest position in our 40-year history Mad for Plaid has become a celebrated annual community tradition over the past two decades, providing direct support to our teachers. The Tartan Endowment has seen tremendous growth through more than 50 new funds established over just the past two years. All this is thanks to the tireless efforts of HPEF Executive Director, Lauren Holloway, her dedicated team, and volunteers who step up to lead in so many critical ways including the work of our colleagues in the PTA/PTO groups, Dads Clubs, sports boosters and many others

As we welcome the Class of 2023 in joining us as the final class in HPISD’s first century, let us move forward with unbridled confidence in what the second century of Highland Park Schools will bring for our community, Texas, and our nation. Go Scots!

To our community of supporters and HP Scots:

I am honored to be greeting my fellow HPHS alumni and all our wonderful friends in my first year as board president of the HPHS Alumni Association. There is so much to be proud of as we celebrate this historic moment marking the 100th graduating class of Highland Park High School.

Many of you likely have siblings, nieces, nephews, parents, and even grandparents who count themselves as HPHS alumni While so much of North Texas has grown and changed, Highland Park Schools have remained an enduring constant with our academic excellence, athletic dominance, and commitment to community service

The HPHS Alumni Association is committed to supporting the continued success of our district through our teachers, staff, and students to ensure our second century is even stronger than the first.

You can join us by becoming an HPHS Alumni Association member today Visit hpef org/alumni to learn more about membership options, class reunions, public events, and member benefits.

Once a Scot, always a Scot!

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class notes

1958

Nancy Davis Labastida married Charles F. Guittard, Dec. 11, 2021, in Austin. Charles started school at University Park Elementary and Nancy started at John S Bradfield Elementary They both went to Hillcrest High School but never met while they were there Nancy eventually returned to HPHS to graduate in 1958 They met on classmates com after both were widowed The couple now lives in Austin

1963

Mary Anne Norman Davidson, Ph D , is a member of numerous lineage organizations She has held office in these groups on the local, state and national levels As a member of the Daughters of the

American Revolution, she now serves as national vice chair of the president general's communications committee She is one of three persons on this committee that is in charge of researching, writing and editing the national president's speeches and written communications

Mary Anne held the same position when the current national president served as Texas state president.

1965

Craig Prather and his wife, Barbara, are spending this year celebrating several special 50-year milestones First, they have been married for 52 years Second, they are celebrating their 50-year reunion of graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary Third, they are marking 50 years of missionary service with Avant Ministries to the Spanish-speaking people of Mexico, Spain, the USA and Cuba Their four children and eight grandchildren are ringing in these milestones with the couple.

To submit information for class notes and alumni news, visit hpef.org/classnotes or contact:

1970

Bill Dickenson and his wife Debbie are proud grandparents of three granddaughters Ainsley, Bonnie and Charley, who are the children of Brittany Dickenson Miller ’05 and Spence Miller ’05

1972

Iris L. Bradley, CPL/ESA, will be awarded the Horizon Award at the Horizon Breakfast on June 17, 2023, at the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) Annual Meeting in Huntington Beach, Calif This special event was created to celebrate and honor a trailblazing female land leader in the industry who has distinguished herself in her career, in the profession and has supported AAPL and its mission

1976

David Hallum and his world-class band performed “The Sinatra Experience” in April at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. Attendees enjoyed an evening of music, laughter, and a lineup of Frank Sinatra’s most popular songs Dave has performed to capacity crowds in prestigious venues nationwide His sold-out shows have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of enthusiastic patrons offering standing ovation after standing ovation

1977

Darrell Lane was all smiles walking his daughter Tiffany Lane Anderson ’13 down the aisle to her future husband, Matt Anderson. Proud grandparents Olin ’51 and Sally ’51 Lane and sister Ashley Lane ’10 were there to celebrate the newly married couple.

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1980

Amy Van Amburgh works for Tribute Masters and is working alongside her neighbor and Bradfield Elementary friend, David Hallum. She works as a producer to help promote the talents of those at Tribute Masters.

1988

Wade Nicolas, a father of two Highland Park grads, likes to fish, bird hunt and travel The semi-retired tech guy had been preparing for a nine-day solo backpacking trip in Patagonia when Russia invaded Ukraine Feeling compelled to help, Wade canceled his trip to the southern tip of South America and instead went to Poland.

He arrived in early March and joined a small relief team putting together the World Central Kitchen in Przemysl The first few days involved assembling hot tub-sized paella pans shipped from Spain and unloading equipment and supplies, but Wade soon proved his culinary skills, making hot chocolate, stews, borscht, and baby food

1982

Attorney Bart Bevers was recently hired as the City of Dallas’ first inspector general He will investigate complaints of unethical and possibly criminal behavior by city officials, employees and people in business with the city He is a former solicitor general for the state’s Health and Human Services Commission

1988

John Botefuhr was married on Nov 19, 2022, to Heather Ransone Tomlin with her two children Henry and Cadence present, at Winfrey Point on White Rock Lake

Matthew Spradlin recently had the opportunity to join Raider Career Review at Highland Park Middle School Students were proud to interview an alumnus in the entertainment industry Matthew is a writer, actor, and producer, who is known for the 2013 movie “Bad Kids Go To Hell,” based on the hit comic book (of the same name), which he wrote in 2009. He is also known for writing best-selling comics “The Devils” and “Hot Valley Days and Cocaine Nights ” He has sold two TV series based on comics His latest TV series is “American Forest Fires: The Untold Story ”

Carol Pierce Goglia has cultivated businesses and nonprofits in Dallas for more than two decades, but in her new role as president and CEO of Catch Up & Read, she’s digging deeper to get to the root of one of her

passions: teaching children to read Carol spent almost a dozen years at FritoLay as a brand manager before being hired as the senior marketing lead for Communities Foundation of Texas United to Learn turned to Carol for her skills in building leadership, focusing on people, and encouraging volunteers It was through United to Learn that she saw Cach Up & Read at work, providing important training to teachers and providing after-school programs to children.

1996

Drew Harris married Amanda Akin, from Austin, on March 26, 2023. The wedding took place in Mason, Texas. Drew is a wealth advisor for Shade Tree Investments and Amanda is in medical sales

Scott Woodard leads a podcast called “Lake Hooplands,” a high school basketball podcast featuring Lake Highlands Wildcat basketball coach Joe Duffield. In addition, Woodard, along with his friend Brendan Morris created “LineSight 2020” a podcast where discussions of pro and college sports, and current events, often go hilariously off the rails Brendan is the husband of Christine Buchanan Morris ’97

2000

Allison Vanderwoude joined the Highland Park Education Foundation as Senior Director of Advancement in January She previously worked at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, where as of January, her team had completed 95% of Ursuline’s $85 million comprehensive campaign to raise funds for capital improvements, programs and operations, and endowment growth. Allison also served on the HPHS Alumni Association Board She is pictured here with some Class of 2000 pals after dinner at Hudson House before a Scots Football game!

After 30 years in the Marines, Stu Lankford returned to the DFW area last July and settled in Fort Worth where he started his career as a financial professional with New York Life His wife Kymm has opened her own custom ceramic shop and their six-year-old daughter is a dancer and gymnast, and their 10-year-old son enjoys football, archery, and horseback riding

Lindley Whisenant Arthur launched her namesake interior design business more than a decade ago, seeing it as a natural expansion of her shop on Antique Row on Lovers Lane. In 2008, she opened a booth at Antique Row, which slowly evolved into designing her own home and her friends’ homes She then launched Lindley Arthur Interiors in 2010 She and her team focus on residential projects in Texas and beyond

2001

Kendall Adams Laughlin Jr. received the Executive and Professional Coaching Certificate from The University of Texas at Dallas Kendall is the executive pastor of All Peoples Church, San Diego, Calif., where he resides with his wife Shelly and four children Isaac, Jed, Liberty and Zeke.

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Ashley Beading McCracken married Ian McCracken on April 9, 2016 Their son, Walker, was born on March 1, 2020. The family now lives in Midway Hollow. Ian is a managing director and head of the Dallas office of Accordion. After spending 10 years at Southwest Airlines in revenue management, Ashley is now a stay-athome mom

Nick Hainsfurther was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U S Air Force Reserve He and his wife Jess live in University Park with their Boone Bulldogs AJ (third grade), Sam (first grade) and Teddy (kindergarten fall ’23)

Bret Alexander was named one of Peoples Newspapers’ “20 Under 40,” in 2022 Bret honors the memory of a childhood friend by helping others through nonprofit work Willie Tichenor died of osteosarcoma in 2006 at the age of

19, prompting Alexander to become a founding member and advisory board director for the What Would Willie Want Foundation (QuadW) QuadW supports osteosarcoma research and education with the Willie Tichenor scholarship at The University of Texas at Austin and the Willie Tichenor Arts Scholarship at the Highland Park Education Foundation. Bret also serves on the strategic advisory board of the Osteosarcoma Institute

His day job is as a management consultant in EY’s business transformation practice serving clients in the technology and media industries

2006

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Liz McLane, daughter of Gregory A McLane ’68, married Dr Joshua Smith Hanna on Feb 4, 2023, at The Star in Frisco The couple live in Tyler, Texas,

In 2022, Alan H Rose won a Lone Star Regional EMMY® Award for Community Service and was a key member of the WFAA team honored by the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation with the Celebration of Service to America Award for the station’s “Adoption Awareness” coverage

2009

Alison “Ali” Michelle Hopkins and Willard “Billy” Harold Langhenry IV exchanged wedding vows in a small private ceremony at Highland Park Presbyterian Church on May 2, 2022

Billy is a licensed real estate broker with National Realty Partners and is the owner of Mister Tuxedo in Snider Plaza As a couple, they will live in University Park

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Thomas Laughlin was named one of Peoples Newspapers’ “20 Under 40,” in 2022 Thomas joined Kirkland & Ellis in 2018, helping found a Dallas office that has grown from five lawyers to more than 100 in the years since He enjoys giving Thomas Laughlin was named one of Peoples Newspapers’ “20 Under 40,” in 2022 Thomas joined Kirkland & Ellis in 2018, helping found a Dallas office that has grown

from five lawyers to more than 100 in the years since He enjoys giving back to the Park Cities, where he grew up, and his three children are thirdgeneration Hyer Elementary School students

John Dickenson got engaged to Sydney Hirschey ’17 Sydney is the daughter of Gretchen Carter Hirschey ’87 and Karl Hirschey, and is an R N currently working at Baylor Scott and White hospital downtown, in the oncology unit John is the son of Mark Dickenson ’75 and his wife, Cammy. John works as a managing principal in the Dallas office of Holt Lunsford Commercial They will be married on Sept 16, 2023, in Cashiers, North Carolina

Bishop Loy Laughlin graduated from the University of North Texas in December 2022 with a bachelor of arts degree in applied arts and sciences.

2010

Lauren Baker and Dillon Cook were married on Saturday, Oct 8, 2022, at Highland Park United Methodist Church and the reception at the Bent Tree Country Club The couple resides in Dallas

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Joseph Paul Collins married Katharine Helen Hanson in 2022 at Corona Del Mar Community Church with a reception at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Joseph is an associate with they live with their two dogs, Peanut Butter Cup and Mackinac Fudge.

Katherine Krause Meredith is proud to be a member of the Wealth Management team at McBride & Associates, which was named to the 2023 Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams” list as #2 in North Texas She is joined by fellow alumni Tommy McBride ’84, managing director, and Lauren Garza Drinkwater ’08

Laurel Leigh Looney and Rhett Michael Butler were united in marriage on July 9, 2022, at Park Cities Baptist Church, with a reception of dinner and dancing followed at the Historical Hall of State Laurel is an R N in the neonatal intensive care unit at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Rhett is utilizing his engineering education and experience to support Trammell Crow Residential’s real estate development initiatives

2011, 2012 & 2013

In December, several alumni hosted the art show, “Southwest Serenade,” a night of art and music with more than 200 guests in downtown Dallas Participants included Allison Hall ’12, who displayed southwest landscape paintings, Story Slaughter ’11, the musical headliner who played her original songs and Lait Fitzpatrick ’13, the opening musical act who also played his original songs

Blake and Brandon Shirk ’12 hosted the event at their hotel, SOVA Micro Room and Social Hotel in downtown Dallas

2014

Since 1923, DavisHawn has partnered with Dallas’ finest custom home builders and remodelers. ACM and Lynn Floyd Architectural Millworks have done the same since 1973 and 1978, respectively Ben Reichert ’16 has joined the Davis-Hawn team Along with his brother Austin ’14 and father Dave ’83, Davis-Hawn proudly introduced Reichert Woodworks, a family of companies including Davis-Hawn Lumber, Davis-Hawn Architectural Millworks, Lynn Floyd Architectural Millwork, and Architectural Carpentry Materials.

Scottie Scheffler won the No. 1 spot at the WM Phoenix Open, his fifth PGA Tour victory. In tricky winds, Scottie Scheffler hit just five of 14 fairways for the second straight

day at TPC Scottsdale, but he led the field in approaches and scrambling, made only two bogeys all week, and scratched out a final-round 65 (19 under par total) to successfully defend his WM Phoenix Open title

2015

Tate Giddens and Connor Kickhoefer exchanged wedding vows on Dec 31, 2022, at Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston, South Carolina. Tate and Connor are both in their fourth year of medical school at UT

2016

Sofia Sendra and Luke Petty tied the knot in San Miguel, Mexico on Jan 14, 2023

Emily Singh is the manager of content strategy for Therapy Brands She holds a master’s degree in marketing from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor of science degree in new media and communication technology from The Ohio State University Emily is also an amateur ballroom dancer and will be competing in the Pro-Am circuit with Image Ballroom Dance Academy. She lives in Dallas.

Brooke Marvel is a senior and will graduate from TCU in May with a degree in psychology. She has performed as a TCU Showgirl for the past three years and was proud to be cheering the Frogs on from the sidelines throughout their 2022 magical season

Alexander Singh is a senior at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He will graduate on June 1, 2023, with a degree in computer science Alex will be commissioned into the U S Space Force as a second lieutenant in cyberspace operations

2020

Caroline Massey was named the cheer captain for The University of Texas at Austin Cheerleading Squad for 2023-2024. She is studying to be a K-6 early childhood generalist and is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority

Harrison Key is continuing his love for lacrosse past high school and playing for Rollins College Harrison is currently in his first year at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, after transferring from Clemson, where he also played lacrosse.

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Sara Summers and Ryder Kell will be married on June 3, 2023, in Los Cabos

alumni celebrations

GOLDEN SCOTS

On September 24, 2022, more than 300 alumni came together at HPHS for our annual Golden Reunion, celebrating the classes of 1941-1972 Tradition runs deep among our alumni no matt age! Join us Saturday Se b 23 f h 2023 G ld S R i ! O S ot, always

HPHS ALUMNI AWARDS

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS

GOLDEN

Saturday, Sept. 23

Contact: info@hpef org

CLASS OF 1963 - 60TH

Saturday, Sept. 23

Contact: Suzy Groth Rhodes suzy@rhodesrealestate.com

HIGHLANDER AWARD WINNER

CLASS OF 1968 - 55TH

Saturday, Oct. 14

Contact: 1968hphs@gmail com

CLASS OF 1973 - 50TH

Friday, Oct. 20 & Saturday, Oct. 21

Contact: Tina Guerriero Peyton tgpeyton@gmail.com

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REUNIONS IN 2023
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Foster M. Poole Class of 1950 (posthumously) Steve Van Amburgh Class of 1971 Chris Young Class of 1998 Donna Pierce
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Cordelia Boone

WELCOME TO OUR NEW LIFETIME MEMBERS

Colleen Irby Flowers '46

Steve Chamblee '56

Ward Huey '56

Don Singleton '56

Thomas Paul '58

Bill Hightower '61

Bob McRae '61

Mary Niendorff Heinze '63

Janine Brown Lichstein '64

Carol Carter Utkov '64

Jay Ferguson '66

Pat McEvoy '67

Carol Woolley McEvoy '68

Bobbitt Noel '68

Chrissy Trojack Sledge '68

Tom Littlepage '69

Liz Mizell Schoenvogel '69

Michele Armstrong Petersen '70

Randy Pharo '70

Webb Spradley '70

Dan Yoder '71

Louis Beecherl '74

Cynthia Williams Beecherl '75

Shannon Wilson Callewart '78

Gig Reeves '84

John Williamson '84

Kristy Spence Brusso '89

Anna Hawkins '91

Jeff Montgomery '91

Dana Wilcox Ayres '92

Adam Beshara '92

Jennifer Young Miller '92

Mary Katharine McCulloch Gill '96

Lisa Prather '96

Stefani Chaney Musick '97

Robert Funk '00

Taylor Burns '02

William Banowsky '05

Elizabeth Hunt Harris '07

Shelley Foran Appel '08

Art Barnes '08

Sarah Beecherl Allman '09

Tyler McKimmey '09

Robert Banowsky '10

Trey Deitch '11

Parker Schmidt '11

Christian Hitzelberger '12

Benton Banowsky '13

Blake Schmidt '13

Michael Hitzelberger '15

Savannah Willis '15

Kendall Klingaman '16

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Ben Schmidt '16

Mark Hitzelberger '17

Meridian Reed '19

Brinkley Brown '20

Aubry Loewen '20

Mary Schmidt Schmidt '20

Sophie Biediger '22

Isabel Cali '22

Billy Craft '22

Hailey Harkins '22

Hannah Harkins '22

Mary Kate Henson '22

Lane Jones '22

Ellie Jones '22

Riley Khetan '22

Jack Krejs '22

Katherine Anne Massey '2

Grace Middendorf '22

Hudson Miller '22

Anna Nye '22

Zachary Rhea '22

Catie Samson '22

Mary Sell '22

Libby Signor '22

Rhett Trusler '22

Carly Turner '22

Zoe Wilcox '22

John Withers '22

Elle Barrett '23

Allison Cannon '23

Ellis Coggin '23

Marin Davenport '23

Callie DeSchryver '23

Lucy Feld '23

Catherine Gould '23

Caoilinn Grove-Collins '23

Margaret Hopper '23

Caroline Jackson '23

Sydney Johnson '23

Hannah Jud '23

John Mallare '23

Henry McPherson '23

Ava Mitchell '23

Lewis Montgomery '23

Elizabeth Morgan '23

Morgan Passanante '23

Riley Peterie '23

Mark Philbin '23

Greer Schmerbeck '23

John True '23

Eric Wang '23

Drew White '23

Friday, Sept. 22 & Saturday, Sept. 23

Contacts: Ken Brown, ken@brownruth.com

Allyson Smith Lindsley, allyson@zoida com

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a legacy of service

John G. Taylor ’43 lived a life of service to his country and community, and his legacy lives on through a $200,000 bequest for the schools he loved.

John Taylor died on Jan 2, 2022, but years earlier he made arrangements to support Highland Park Schools with $200,000 from his estate to support the Highland Park Education Foundation (HPEF) And his bequest came with no restrictions

“We are so grateful and honored when alumni and friends include us in their estate plans,” said Lauren Holloway, HPEF executive director

Born in Dallas in 1925, John lived an active life of 96 years that was dedicated to service

He attended Bradfield Elementary School and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1943 During his high school years, he ran track, served as a lieutenant colonel in the ROTC, and lettered in football as the all-district end for the Highland Park Golden Avalanche. John went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

During World War II, John served in the U S Navy through the V-12 Navy College Training Program As a radar officer, he worked in the combat information center aboard the USS Wasp, a naval aircraft carrier In 1949, John became a licensed, independent insurance agent and worked for his father’s company, Roy L. Taylor, Sr. & Sons, alongside his father and brother. When his father died, John continued his legacy as owner of the company. In 1992 and 1993, the Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas honored John with the Distinguished Service Award Throughout his life, John exemplified HPISD’s motto, “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve ”

John treasured his formative years at Highland Park ISD and would reminisce with old friends at the Golden Scots reunion every year. He is fondly remembered for recounting stories, sharing gems of history, and bringing memorabilia from his HP days to the HPEF board meetings during his tenure as an advisory member from 2014 to 2018 In his final days and for many years of his life, John lived in a beloved home that has been in his family for three generations

John was devoted to his wife, Suzanne Ray Taylor. They celebrated 21 years of marriage, before she died in 2005. Suzanne not only modeled in New York City for Neiman Marcus and in Dallas for the Kim Dawson Agency, but also in Europe. John is survived by his son and grandchildren

Established in 2019 in memory of Chuck Lingo Class of ’83, the Super Scot Society, recognizes donors for their generosity and commitment to the Foundation’s future by making a planned gift.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE SUPER SCOT SOCIETY IS EXTENDED TO THOSE WHO:

Include the HP Education Foundation/HPHS Alumni Association in their will or living trust;

Name the HP Education Foundation/HPHS Alumni Association as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan; or

Name the HP Education Foundation/HPHS Alumni Association as a beneficiary from a Donor-Advised Fund or gifts of appreciated stock.

To learn more about naming the Highland Park Education Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate or gift plans, please contact Lauren Holloway, Executive Director at 214-7804062 or Lauren Holloway@hpef org

SUPER SCOT SOCIETY MEMBERS: Anonymous

Janelle and Adam Hickey

William R. Janowski, '52

Cindy and Guy Kerr '71 and '71

Shirley Kochman '53

Nancy MacGregor O'Neil '54

Lee and Lou Schaufele

Jenni Marks Scoggins '90

Sandra and Bill Snyder

John G. Taylor '43

Garry Weber '54

Sidney Weisblat '53

Janis Wells

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MAD FOR PLAID

The Foundation’s annual Mad for Plaid campaign supports one thing: HPISD’s greatest, immediate need each year This 2022-2023 school year will mark a historic effort in response to the district’s most pressing challenge, which is providing competitive teacher pay.

Thanks to the leadership of our campaign co-chairs and campus representatives, the Foundation is on track to give $1 7 million that will contribute one percent of an overall five percent raise for all HP educators More than 2,000 donors rally each year to support our students and teachers through Mad for Plaid, and the staff feels that support.

$1.7 MILLION $1.7 MILLION

“The relationships I have with colleagues, students, parents, and others in HP fills my cup in such a wonderful, positive way,” said Daren Eason, HPHS in-class support and varsity football coach “The love, support, and involvement of our community never gets old.”

THE MAD FOR PLAID LEADERSHIP SOCIETY IS THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR CAMPAIGN AND PROVIDES DONORS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIGNIFICANTLY INVEST IN THE EXCELLENCE OF HPISD

A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES TO THESE DONORS FOR THEIR INSPIRING GENEROSITY

2022-2023 MAD FOR PLAID

LEADERSHIP SOCIETY

Visionary $50,000+

Clements Foundation

Leslie & Bill Cornog

La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas

Katy & Kyle Miller

Legacy $25,000-$49,999

Anonymous

Kamela and Kenneth Aboussie

Simon and Louise Henderson Foundation

Mad for Plaid Co-chairs

Claire and Andy Baker

Chris Palmer and Terry Steger

Catherine and Mike Sweet

Shannon and Clinton Warren

Mad for Plaid School Reps

Armstrong- Heath Cheek

Boone- Jamie O'Boyle

Bradfield- Laura McCallan

HPHS- Renne Lokey

HPMS/MIS- Susan Jenull

Hyer- Brooke Messer

UP- Whitney Zapffe

LA FIESTA DE LAS SEIS BANDERAS

c group La Fiesta deras' generosity damental program nering with the E ide annual Teac cher of the Year Awards, and Mad for Plaid port for our district’s greatest needs

e students and teachers in our schools erve the very best,” said Suzanne Brown, 2023 iesta Chair “Through La Fiesta’s support of ral district-wide initiatives, we hope to inue a tradition of excellence for our ents and faculty, so that they may create a hter future for our entire community.”

King Architectural Metals, Eddie King

The Trinity Foundation, Elisa and Stephen Summers

Luminary $10,000-$24,999

Anonymous

Lori and Jon Altschuler

Carol and Taylor Armstrong

Robin and Bernay Box

Stacy and Tyler Burke

MacKenzie and Benjamin Carpenter

Janis and Roy Coffee, Jr.

Carrie and Dallas Cothrum

Sylvie and Gary Crum

Deadman Family

Joanna and Zachary Dreyfuss

Judy and Jim Gibbs

Judy Jackson Gray ’59, in memory of Sue Golden Grove Family

The Gwinn Foundation

The Hankins Foundation

Joanna and David Iliff

Luther King Capital Management Origin Bank

Holly and Phillip Philbin

Kay and Greg Potter

Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones

Tavenner and Sean Rogers

Gail and Dan Settle

Catherine and Tom Sharpe

Jean and Jason Signor

Slant Partners

Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation

Melissa and Robert Turner

The Bill and Katie Weaver Charitable Trust

Westwood Private Bank

Kathy and John Yeaman

A D V A N C E M E N T
The Mad for Plaid Patron Party was graciously underwritten by Westwood Private Bank.
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La Fiesta and HPEF leadership surprise Hyer art teacher, Ms Munsie, with an Innovation Grant

Landmarks Bear Names of HPISD Beloved Champions

The Spradley, Hamlin, Palmer and Houseman families may have spanned different decades at Highland Park Schools, but they all share a deep commitment to the students who walk the halls and to the educators who light the way. Over the years, these families’ generous gifts of time and resources to the Tartan Endowment not only bolstered the district during good times but provided for uncertain times in the future. In honor of their loyalty, several areas on campus bear their names and highlight stories from our community’s history.

WALTER SPRADLEY MADE HIS MARK

As a young boy in 1964, Charley Spradley remembers going to the late Trevor Rees-Jones’ home to stuff envelopes for his father Walter Spradley’s campaign to become president of the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) Board of Trustees.

Walter Spradley would go on to win and spend the better part of 18 years serving the schools of Highland Park Though he wasn’t a Texan by birth, the Park Cities was Walter’s chosen home Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, during the Great Depression, Walter graduated with a business degree from the University of Alabama, then fought across Europe in WWII with the 94th Infantry Division

Later, at the University of Alabama Law School, he met Alice Webb, an SMU graduate from University Park They married in 1947 and moved to Dallas, where Walter graduated from SMU Law School

While becoming a father to Webb, Charley and Alice, he also gained prominence as a corporate lawyer at the helm of Jenkens, Anson, Spradley & Gilchrist And though his career in law spanned more than 40 years, Walter’s time on the HPISD board of trustees brought some of the most gratifying legal, financial and ideological challenges of his life

He successfully prevented the federal courts’ attempts to attach HPISD to the Dallas Independent School District and force the busing of students to and from Highland Park.

For his contributions of time and effort, the Walter Spradley Endowed Fund of the Tartan Endowment was established, and the student entrance to the Highland Park High School (HPHS) bears Walter’s name

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After he retired, I remember my father told me that some boxes of overhead projectors were delivered to our district offices,” Charley said. “He presumed that they were from DISD. He told the staff not to open them because if they took the delivery it would be as if they were agreeing to be part of DISD ”

Later, changes in public school finance threatened potential harm to the HPISD in those years leading up to the state’s recapture system, formerly known as “Robin Hood.”

Walter sensed correctly that mechanisms for additional private support were needed and co-founded (with George Connell, Judy Gibbs, Jack Hammack, Darrell Lafitte, Charley Seay, and Don Williams) the Highland Park Education Foundation (HPEF), which today supplements teachers’ salaries throughout the district and enables it to continue recruiting and retaining the best teachers. Walter was the Foundation’s first president and made one of the original financial gifts to establish the Foundation and its grant-making efforts.

“He really was a presence,” Charley said “He was a true southern gentleman He had a backbone He didn’t shrink from arguments and debates that he thought needed vetting ”

Upon accepting the Highland Park High School Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1993, Walter confessed that he took his greatest satisfaction in bringing computers to the school curriculum “If we don’t teach kids about computers, it would be like graduating 17-year-olds who can’t drive a car ”

While he might have overseen the vertical integration of learning in the schools, the topic was a source of humor for his family. “He oversaw computers being brought to the schools and was fascinated by them, but he would forever save a file and never be able to find it,” Charley shared

A great lover of books and all things educational, Walter’s commitment to HPISD makes sense to those who knew him best.

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In honor of his gifts of time and expertise, the student entrance to the Highland Park High School bears Walter Spradley’s name
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“It was a natural extension of my father’s love for learning,” Charley explained. “You add “It was a natural extension of my father’s love for learning,” Charley explained. “You add to it that he loved the Park Cities community and that he was a concerned parent, he to it that he loved the Park Cities community and that he was a concerned parent, he thought this was the highest and best use of his time. It
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thought this was the highest and best use of his time. It doesn’t go any deeper than that. He just liked serving the school district.” He just liked serving the school district.”

HOUSEMAN FAMILY BUILT THEIR FOUNDATION AT HYER

From 1954 to 1976, on any given day, at least one child from the Houseman family walked through the front doors of a Highland Park School. The kids all got their start at Hyer Elementary. Whether it was Nancy, the twins Donna and Frank, Lon, or the baby of the family, Louise, Hyer was the warm, nurturing educational home to the Houseman clan for more than a decade For parents Katy ’42 and Don Houseman ’40, that meant supporting their neighborhood schools in every way they could.

While Katy gave her time through numerous PTA volunteer positions, Don served on the advisory board for HPEF Their support got even closer to home, when in 1999, Don Houseman honored his wife’s volunteerism by making a significant gift to the Foundation’s Tartan Endowment. In gratitude for such generous financial support, the Foundation named the Hyer foyer the “Houseman Family Reception Area,” which was officially dedicated in 2011

“My dad wanted to support the Highland Park Schools, and he

thought it was so great that my mom had kids at Hyer for so long,” explained Frank Houseman, whose two children also went to Hyer.

The Housemans’ gift is one of many the couple made to benefit their neighborhood schools, including becoming founding donors in 1985 when the Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) Their planned gift to benefit HPISD and their additional financial support, illuminate a loyalty to HPISD that started long ago

A few years after graduating from HPHS in 1940, Don was called to active duty and served as a first lieutenant in the Army during World War II While a member of the 106th Infantry Division, he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge A recipient of a Bronze Star, Don was also awarded a Purple Heart He went on to complete his bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin and then founded Houseman & Company Insurance Agency.

After he and Katy met and married, they built a house on Caruth so that their kids could walk to school and enjoy the same warmth of community that both Don and Katy had growing up

To Katy, this also meant giving back to the schools that gave her young family so much. She served in numerous roles in the PTA at Hyer, including president She then went on to be treasurer of the HPHS PTA and a member of the HPHS Alumni Association Board of Directors. At the same time, Don was also busy giving back to his community, serving as the mayor of University Park and as a member of the Foundation's advisory board for approximately 15 years.

He received the HPHS Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996

“My dad was very supportive of what was going on in our schools, and he felt the best way he could help was, by being on the Foundation board and by raising money for the schools,” said Frank Houseman. “That’s just what he did. He was going to support the schools that educated his kids He didn’t think he was doing anything special.”

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The five Houseman children all attended Hyer Elementary Donna and Frank Houseman attended the dedication of the Hyer Elementary School foyer, which was named the “Houseman Family Reception Area.”

Though Rebecca started her early years in Highland Park Schools at Armstrong Elementary School in second grade, Bob only began at HPHS his junior year But it was those two years together that bonded the couple for a lifetime

It also ignited a love for science in both of them. They were inspired by C. H. Marshall, a beloved HPHS physics teacher and baseball coach who imbued a love for learning in students

Armed with the education they received from HPHS, the couple went on to attend SMU, where Bob received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management

The Palmers tied the knot while they were students at SMU, and Bob later went on to become chairman and CEO of contract oil-driller Rowan Companies, Inc

Years later, the couple made a $1 million gift to the Foundation’s Tartan Endowment, ensuring that future students will have the opportunity to develop a love for science and much more at Highland Park Schools

In gratitude, the Foundation named the HPHS Auditorium in honor of the Palmers. The couple also requested that a plaque be installed in the science wing of the high school honoring their beloved teacher, C H Marshall

“The Palmers' gift is special because it makes an impact on our students in multiple ways,” explained Lauren Holloway, HPEF Executive Director “Since the Palmers designated half the gift to support the teaching of science at HPHS, they are helping educate the next generations of scientists, doctors, physicists, and engineers.”

“And the remaining part of their gift was undesignated so it can be used to meet the most pressing needs of the district as they arise. Because the Palmers gave to an endowed fund, their gift will generate interest income to help fill the financial gap for our district for years to come.”

As chair of the science department, Meredith Townsend sees the daily impact of the Palmers’ gift on students at HPHS.

“With these funds, we are able to purchase some of our more big-ticket items that help elevate our lab curriculum,” Townsend said “HPHS offers some pretty unique courses, such as organic chemistry, medical microbiology, forensics, aquatics, and a host of AP classes. Along with these classes, comes a need for unique equipment. We were able to outfit some of these labs with expensive equipment like an autoclave, incubator and probes It will help us prepare our students for what they will see in college ”

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Palmer Auditorium at Highland Park High School pays homage to the Palmers’ support of their community schools. High school sweethearts, Bob Palmer and Rebecca Sparks got married in the 1950s

THE HAMLINS SAW EDUCATORS AS STARS

When Frank Hamlin was a student at University Park Elementary School in the ‘70s, he remembers going with his family to Highland Park High School for exhilarating after-hours tours of the planetarium by Donna Pierce, the director

His parents loved how Pierce not only lit up the night sky for their children and all K-12 students but also how she shined a light on everything from astronomy to spectroscopy for the whole community

When Winnie and Davis Hamlin established the Hamlin Teacher Appreciation Endowed Fund in 2002 with a gift of $100,000 to the Foundation they insisted that the planetarium bear Pierce’s name.

Under Pierce’s guidance, the planetarium has evolved to offer digitized and immersive experiences in astronomy, biology, foreign language, health and medicine. A recent expansion, which is being called a digitarium, allows students to explore not only the outer reaches of space but also oceanic ecosystems, the inner workings of the brain, and even cities around the world, thanks to the display of largerthan-life digital models.

After 41 years at the helm, Pierce retired in 2021 and is this year’s HPHS Distinguished Service Award recipient for the Foundation and Alumni Association.

“Mom just thought Donna was incredibly knowledgeable and giving to the community,” explained Frank Hamlin.

The effects of the Hamlins’ gift, which was made in the form of a challenge grant, went beyond honoring a favorite educator to inspiring other donors to join a campaign to build a strong endowment for teachers.

Front row, third and fourth from the left: Davis and Winnie Hamlin

Front row, first from left: Sutton Hamlin ‘82

Second row, 5th from left: Jeff Hamlin ‘82

First row, 4th from right: Frank Hamlin ‘86

Second row, 2nd from right: John Hamlin ‘83

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Winnie and Davis Hamlin celebrated their granddaughter’s wedding Winnie and Davis Hamlin’s support of teachers and education resulted in the naming of the Pierce Planetarium in honor of Donna Pierce, who was at its helm for more than 41 years (Right) Donna Pierce with new director, Ashley Jones

The Hamlins' support of education started with Winnie’s love for learning as a young student. She completed high school at the age of 16 and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College in 1958 She later completed her master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University

Winnie worked as an English teacher in inner-city Baltimore before the family moved to Texas where Davis began working for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), eventually becoming a senior vice president and a member of the HPEF Board.

As a former teacher, Winnie watched over her sons' (Jeff ’82, John ’83 and Frank ‘86) education carefully and with a deep appreciation for the educators they met along the way.

“ How grateful we are for all that has been given to us, especially the inspiration of wonderful caring teachers who challenged our sons,” said Winnie Hamlin, whose children went on to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees at Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT and University of Virginia

“Teachers affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops. We vividly remember the names of fabulous teachers who made a difference in our lives ”

The Hamlins also established an endowed scholarship to help teachers and administrators, and their children, looking to further their education through an undergraduate degree, continuing education, certifications, or enrichment programs.

For Frank Hamlin, his parents passed along an important value that he’s also passing onto his own children, one of whom recently became a public school teacher

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A look inside the newly renovated digitarium.

happenings

DR. TOM TRIGG ANNOUNCES LAST YEAR AS HPISD’S SUPERINTENDENT IN 2023

Dr Tom Trigg announced in October that the 2022-23 school year will be his last as HPISD’s Superintendent The Board of Trustees issued a statement to the community to formally thank Dr Trigg for his more than seven years of

exemplary service to our district and for his lifelong commitment to public education.

The Board of Trustees applauds and celebrates all that Dr Trigg has accomplished during his tenure at HPISD including, most notably, the passage and implementation of a $361 million bond program, the passage of a Voter Approved Tax Ratification “Golden Penny” Election, the opening of the William P Clements Jr Leadership Center, the opening of Michael M. Boone Elementary School, the creation of the Moody Innovation Institute and the navigation of an unprecedented pandemic. In all of this, Dr. Trigg’s greatest contribution to HPISD has been, and continues to be, his personal legacy of integrity and character in all his endeavors

SCIENCE TEACHER IS A TECH TITAN

Highland Park High School AP and organic chemistry teacher Wenzen Chuang has been awarded the “Tech Titans of Future” award by the Technology Association for North Texas, the largest technology trade association in Texas.

The Tech Titan award recognizes a high school math or science teacher for the development and implementation of an innovative teaching technique or program that inspires student interest in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) Chuang was nominated for the award by former student Cameron Laurie, a current sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin studying medicine.

In his nomination form, Laurie credits Chuang for encouraging him to pursue a career in science

Chuang joined the HPHS faculty in 2000. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's in instructional technology from Texas Tech University Chuang also coaches the HPHS UIL Academic Team and serves as president-elect for the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA)

“Wenzen Chuang is truly a master educator,” HPHS Principal Jeremy Gilbert said “He has the unique talent of challenging his students with high-level content while offering support tailored to the needs of his students. The results consistently are not only successful students, but more importantly, happy students.”

“All that I’ve been able to do throughout my teaching career has not happened in a vacuum,” Chuang said. “I have my wife, family, colleagues and school administrators to thank for their support. I’ve been fortunate enough to end up in a school that is as exceptional as Highland Park High School, and I am humbled to receive this recognition ”

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“HE TRULY STIMULATED MY ENTHUSIASM FOR SCIENCE AND MY DESIRE TO PURSUE MEDICINE IN ORDER TO TAKE WHAT I HAVE LEARNED IN MY EDUCATION AND USE IT TO HELP PEOPLE FOR THE GREATER GOOD.”

go scots!

SCOTS BASEBALL CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

HP Baseball would like to thank the community and all the former players and coaches who came and supported the 100 Year Celebration in January 2023.

UP EDUCATOR KAYLA MYERS EARNS HIGHEST CERTIFICATION CREDENTIAL

Thanks to the generosity of the HPEF William P. Clements Jr. Endowed Fund, University Park Elementary Talented and Gifted (TAG) Specialist Kayla Myers has completed the National Board Certification program Myers received the certification in the area of Exceptional Needs (Gifted and Talents) after years of hard work

The community enjoyed a fun-filled day of burgers, games, bounce houses, raffle prizes and appearances by the HP Drumline, Cheerleaders and Belles Varsity and JV teams were on hand to sign autographs, take pictures, and play field games, and the first 100 kids received a Scots Baseball Spirit Band and baseball for autographs. and dedication The program is the highest certification a teacher may obtain and is only offered through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Myers believes that the certification process has helped strengthen the classroom learning experience for her students. “It was double dipping for me because it was helping me plan for my students and my classes," she said. "What I was doing with the national board was making me a stronger teacher for my students ”

Two of her students, Gus McHugh and Maya Bohil, were eager to comment on Myers’ teaching methods McHugh noted, “Her teaching isn’t rushed When you need help with something, she will walk you through it.” Bohil emphasized the fact that she is always willing to set aside time to break down any abstract concepts that a student is struggling with.

Taking on the National Board Certification process is a commitment, but several district resources are available to ensure that an HPISD teacher pursuing the credential is successful

The HPEF William P. Clements Jr. Fund covers the cost of the application process and the needed resources for an HPISD teacher to complete the program The certification process was developed by NBPTS to maintain high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do in the classroom

STUDENTS BUILD FOR GOOD

Students in the HPHS Moody Advanced Professional Studies (MAPS) environmental architecture class will soon bring to life a dollhouse and playhouse replica of a historical home in the Park Cities through a partnership with Preservation Park Cities and STANTEC Architecture, to benefit Dallas CASA.

The students will study and interpret the original plans for the house, use AutoCAD computer-aided design to draw them, and build a 1-inch scaled model of a portion of the historic home. Students will also design a child-size playhouse as a study in historic preservation and proportion in the computer program, SketchUp.

Last year, students focused on the Elbert Williams house, which was purchased by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones along with the 2022 playhouse. The class was mentored by expert architects, including Bob Clark ’64, project manager for the renovation of the William’s House, Larry Good, retired chairman of GFF and board member for Preservation Park Cities, and Taylor Armstrong ’67.

“The students had the opportunity to learn about the most architecturally important residence in Texas and why it’s important as a representative of Texas regional architecture,” explained Clark, a former board member of Preservation Park Cities “It’s a touchstone of modern architecture in Texas.”

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22 STUDENTS NAMED AS NATIONAL MERIT RECOGNITION SCHOLARS

The College Board has identified 22 Highland Park High School students as 2023 National Merit Scholar Recognition Award recipients. The College Board's recognition programs award academic honors to underrepresented students Eligible students must have a 3 5 GPA or higher and as sophomores or juniors, score in the top 10 percent on the PSAT/NMSQT Students must also identify as African American, Hispanic or Indigenous

HPHS students named National African American Recognition Program Scholars are: Obinnam Nwosu, Savannah Stewart

HPHS students named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars are:

Francesca Carrillo, Cecilia Coale,

Emilia Cura, Martin Gonzalez, Kaitlyn

Inman, Nia Perez, Katherine Peticolas,

Eli Raphael, Briana Rees, Maya Rosalez,

Christopher Taubenfeld, Miller Vargas,

Andrew (Dashell) Whitaker

HPHS students named National Indigenous Recognition Program Scholars are: Margaret Hopper, Charlotte McCoy,

Hannah McCoy, Ava Mitchell, Addison

Renfrow, Donovan Riley, Sophia Wright

16 HPHS SENIORS NAMED

NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named 16 Highland Park High School seniors as semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

The students entered the program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors Only about 16,000 students from across the country qualified as semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Highland Park High School National Merit Semifinalists are:

Dalton Burford, Elizabeth Chen (not pictured), Sally Dai, Kevin Ding, John Helton, Katherine Ho, Evan Huang, Thomas Kerr, Jeneta Nwosu, Adam Rourke, Weitao Shi, John True, Danielle Weatherwax, William Wirskye, Michelle Xing, Charlotte Zelley

HPHS PRODUCTION OF "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST"

e cast and crew of 60 HPHS theater students ertained and delighted audiences with formances of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast ”

e musical took place in the HPHS Palmer ditorium from September 17-25, 2022. HPHS eerleader Cate Gould played Belle and Scotsman rter Moreland was Gaston

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MENS SWIM TEAM WINS DISTRICT MEET, WOMEN ARE RUNNERS-UP

The HP mens swim and dive team took first place at the District 7-6A championship meet, and the women’s team took second Jan 27, 2023, at the Loos Natatorium in Addison.

JANUARY 27, 2023 SPECIAL OLYMPICS STUDENTS GO FOR GOLD AT COMPETITION

Thirty-two Highland Park Special Olympics students attended the Basketball Skills Competition Jan 25, 2023, at Ferris High School. The athletes demonstrated skills in dribbling, shooting and passing The day ended with a combined scrimmage among the older athletes who played in a 5-on-5 game and scored many buckets.

go scots!

ACDEC TEAM WINS REGIONALS IN A NEAR SWEEP

HPHS Academic Decathlon team members dominated the regional competition Jan 28, 2023 They finished first out of 18 teams at the meet, winning the All-Around competition with a 1-2-3 finish in both the Honors and Scholastic divisions, and 1-3-4 finish in the Varsity division Each team member placed in the top five in many of the ten categories, coming home laden with medals

Individual All-Around places included:

Honors Scholastic Varsity

Yingcheng Qian - first

Alex Stucka - second

Elizabeth Chen - third

Jeneta Nwosu – first

Justine Choi - second

Vaughan Mullikin - third

Sean Ashton - first

Oliver Muenker – third

Brandon Nguyen - fourth

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LIST AS OF FEBRUARY 2023

1930

Frances Jacobs Finks - 12.26.1989

John "Balie" Finks - 4.28.2001

1939

Donald "Don" Iglehart - 12.18.2021

HONORING THE MEMORY OF ALUMNI AND RETIRED TEACHERS WHO HAVE PASSED

1951

Joan Anspacher Albrecht - 12.20.2022

Robert "Bob" Greer - 10.2.2021

Jane Carter Holder - 2.9.2022

Amy Maloy Lindsly - 9.27.2022

Jean Maier Sheppard - 7.27.2002

Wynne Snoots - 3.31.2022

1952

Mary Gayle Franklin Barker - 9.15.2022

Gail Baker Hunt - 7.1.2022

Alice Evans Isbell - 8.1.2022

Melissa Strock Thurmond - 3.23.2022

Jean Gratigny White - 10.18.2020

1953

Roberta "Honey" Wilson Bracken - 4.11.2022

1942

Betty Kahn Dreyfuss, II - 3.9.2022

Anna Leathers Thayer - 4.5.2022

Garrett Briggs - 12.31.2022

Mary Frances McClure Burleson - 11.27.2022

David Dunn - 5.24.2022

Betty Jo Jones Silliman - 4.27.2022

L. Lowry Mays - 9.12.2022

Elizabeth "Beth" Matson McLean - 3.24.2021

H. Newland Oldham - 7.25.2019

Jim Vandermeer - 11.8.2019

Pat Wallis - 12.31.2022

Jerry Walton Friedel - 2.16.2022

1954

Robert "Bob" Johnston - 2.11.2022

1945

Jerry Jordan - 11.20.2022

Ann Van Amburgh Sullivan - 8.25.2017

Nancy Jo Henderson Oldham - 2022

John Stuart, III - 5.27.2022

Ronald Waters - 9.1.2020

William "Bill" White, Jr. - 4.26.2022

1955

Richard "Dick" Anspacher - 10.11.2014

Joan Wright Knaggs - 1.23.2023

Janet Cronk Simons - 10.30.2022

1956

Damaris "Dee" White Evans - 4.1.2022

Robert "Rob" Gilbert, III - 7.25.2022

Donna Harris - 10.12.2022

Marian "Mimi" Powell Huey - 1.21.2023

1948

- 8.30.2022

James Witten - 2.24.2022

1949

Barbara Patterson Berry - 12.27.2021

Joanne Cave Cantwell - 3.30.2022

Annellon Livingstone Fitzgerald - 11.24.2021

Sonia Topletz Philipson - 2.5.2022

1950

Ann Atkerson Okine - 5.8.2022

1957

James Ayers - 3.26.22

Diane Davis Cravens - 8.10.2022

William Harris - 1.28.2022

Kathryn Spilman Heffler - 4.18.2022

David Hodgdon, Sr. - 12.3.2021

John Maus - 8.19.2022

Robert "Bob" May - 5.24.2022

Edwin "Ed" Saylor - 7.14.2002

Daniel Webster - 9.1.2019

1958

Diane Higgins Dryden - 3.22.2022

Midge Mason Gannon - 9.23.2022

Jill Holmes - 6.20.2022

Jane Lynn Rothermel - 7.28.2022

Robert Smalley - 1.14.2022

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Robert
1940
1941
Robert
Harrington Fiske
9.28.2021 1943 Frances Taylor Boultinghouse - 5.2022 George Clay, III - 10.4.2022 Darlene Melick Davidson - 8.8.2021 1944 Frank Bradley, Jr. - 6.2.2022 Jerome "Jerry" Fullinwider - 7.21.2022 1946 Pat Crow Blonkvist - 9.16.2022 Tom Cain
1.1.2021 Levon "LV" Massengale - 2.12.2022 George "Jerry" Owen - 1.12.2023 Minnette Russ Robinson - 8.8.2022 William "Bill" Walton, Jr. - 9.15.2022 1947 Gloria Slaughter Hammack - 9.28.2022 Martha "Marty" Healey Eisenlohr - 10.16.2022 Ruth Jenkins Lucas - 4.24.2022 Marilyn Casper Tonkon
memoriam Gene
Rain - 9.1.2022
Rehkemper - 7.4.2022
Ralph Belknap, Jr. - 8.8.2022 Evan Bynum Black - 6.16.2022 Catherine (Kitty) "Grandma Ritchie" Holleman - 6.1.2022
Phyllis Van Patten Bennett - 2.12.2022
Tetley - 5.5.2022 Kay
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1959

Kathleen Gardner Brooks - 3.21.2022

Kenneth Crumley - 9.28.2021

Susan "Sue" Simpson Golden - 1.18.2023

Betsy Gessell Larkin - 5.1.2022

Sharon Wester Magro - 7.28.2021

Jamie Trinkle - 12.6.2019

1960

Betty Speaker-Baldwin - 9.28.2022

Christopher Barker - 3.19.2022

David Cralle - 6.28.2022

John Finks - 7.20.2022

Marilyn Trubenbach Koontz - 8.12.2022

Larry Lester - 6.21.2002

J.C. "Curt" Sanford - 2.2.2023

1961

Margy McGraw Cottingham - 11.3.2022

Michael "Mike" Fenton - 3.5.2022

Virginia "Ann" Ford - 4.15.2022

Clare Golden Grable - 6.11.2022

John Niles - 3.9.2022

1962

Frances Winston Fassett - 12.28.2020

Joy Howe Hatchett - 8.5.2021

Marsha Kinnamon Reed - 12.20.2021

1963

A. Vin McMaster, Jr. - 3.16.2022

H. Erle Rawlins, III - 4.29.2021

1964

Martha "Janie" Henderson Boyd - 3.2.2021

Margaret "Peggy" Gray Marks - 4.21.2022

Harold "Earl" Taylor, Jr. - 8.18.2021

Kathy Weatherly - 11.13.2022

1965

Cliff McMichael - 3.18.2022

Jeanie Walker Powell - 4.18.2022

Jay "Ralph" Tate - 11.23.2021

1966

Cary Burton - 1.3.2023

Deryl Comer - 10.6.2022

Sandra Dudley Kerley - 2022

Roger Polan - 3.15.2022

John Richardson - 8.15.2022

Fredna Swango - 5.10.2022

1968

Samuel Dalton - 4.20.2021

W. Coleman Sylvan - 7.31.2022

Charles "Charlie" Taylor - 4.10.2021

Richard "Dick" Vaughn - 11.13.2022

Mark Welch - 2.13.2022

Wallie Witte Jr. - 10.5.2020

1969

Heath "Woody" Anderson - 11.21.2021

John Day - 6.30.2022

Thomas Jackson - 4.7.2022

1971

Christopher Bright - 7.11.2022

Carla Lowe - 11.5.2022

Thomas "Tom" Park - 6.19.2022

1972

Jack Biddle - 1.19.2022

Bruce Ficke - 6.18.2022

Amy Carroll Minyard - 2.26.2023

1973

Tom Cockrell - 2.12.2018

Chris Koustoubardis - 6.19.2022

Louise Corkran Niemeyer - 2.18.2023

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1980

1981

1987

1990

1993

Becky Oberthier Winn - 8.25.2022

David Abdo - 2.26.22

Odysseia "Odie" Pantazis Vincent - 6.25.2022

Eleanor Etheridge - 5.31.2021

Garry Gibbons - 11.22.2022

Perry Howell, III - 8.19.2022

Blake Ogden - 11.26.2022

Steven "Steve" Grage, II - 3.29.2022

Sharon Burke - 12.23.2022

Dan Lyke - 10.2.2022

Mayo "Paul" Crum, III - 4.2.2020

Eric Weatherford - 7.5.2022

Eric Wilson - 7.16.2022

Stephen "Steve" Owen - 12.19.2022

2001

2015

Michael Barnett - 2.13.2023

Cooper Chaltas - 3.28.2022

Retired Teachers

Laura Gail Liljestrand - 6.2.2018

Bette Miller - 5.7.2022

1996 LIST

Julia Norman - 2.22.2021

Vicky Hamilton - 5.1.2022

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On Friday, April 28, 20 , gathered for a luncheon and prog

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D I S T R I C T N E W S
*Photos courtesy of 2022 Retired Teachers Luncheon

WORDS TO LIVE BY

HPISD provides opportunities for students to thrive It was an environment where I felt comfortable being uncomfortable, meaning that with every organization, club, and extracurricular I got to be a part of, there was always some form of growth that could be achieved

Because of this opportunity to grow, I always had someone to look up to that was older than me. I grew up in a place where role models were in abundance.

Traditions of excellence

Traditions of excellence aren’t

The people are the most memorable part of the Park Cities, from the workers at Burger House who know their customers’ names to the teachers that go the extra mile to help you succeed.

The roots of HP run deep, and they continue to extend beyond graduation I am beyond excited to be a part of the HPHS Alumni Association.

freshman

Going into my freshman year Going into

Daron K. Roberts, a former NFL and college football coach, was a speaker that we heard from in student council multiple times He spoke about the importance of staying in the deep end To me, this means to not be afraid to get your hands dirty in what you’re doing because that means you’re doing it right Park Cities was the perfect place for me to get my footing and learn valuable life skills Because of learning these things, I knew that I could venture out and had the skills to stay in the deep end for my future endeavors.

A LETTER FROM CHLOE WALSH, PRESIDENT OF HPHS CLASS OF 2022
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just spoken
aren’t just spoken about, but rather they are shown and proven about, but rather they are shown and proven in every aspect of HP, especially through the in every aspect of HP, especially through the people. people.
my
year of college, I was a little of college, I was a little apprehensive about what the apprehensive about what the future held. future held. I can honestly I can honestly say that Highland Park say that Highland Park prepared me in ways that I prepared me in ways that I couldn’t imagine. couldn’t imagine.
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