CARROLL ISD BRINGS HOME THE UIL LONE STAR CUP After the year the Dragons had, it should come as no surprise that they are officially the 2019 winners of The University Interscholastic League's (UIL) Lone Star Cup. UIL, the governing body over Texas High School athletic and academic competitions, created the Lone Star Cup in 1997. Since, Southlake has collected the cup, first at the 4A level during the 2000-2001 school year, all the way to the 6A division. The Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A through 6A), based on team performances in district and state championships. This includes state and area marching band, tennis, team tennis, cross country, volleyball, football, swimming and diving, wrestling, girls and boys basketball, soccer, golf, track and field, academics, one act play, softball and baseball performances. With four athletic state championship wins, even more playoff appearances and a strong fine arts showing, the Dragons created a gap in points that could not be closed. Their total was 120, with the runner up, Austin Westlake High School, earning 104 points. The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL. This is Carroll's seventh cup win.
CARROLL ISD TOPS SCHOOLDIGGER.COM’S TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT RANKINGS LIST Carroll ISD placed first in SchoolDigger.com’s 2018-19 Texas School District Rankings for the fifth consecutive year. With 8,208 students, 12 schools and a score of .997, Carroll ISD was propelled to the top of the 979-district list. Southlake was also rated as the top Texas city for education, George Dawson Middle School was sixth on the middle school rankings and Old Union and Carroll Elementary placed first and second on the website’s elementary school rankings.
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CARROLL ISD STUDENTS DELIVER HANDCRAFTED SHOES TO MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL Carroll ISD teacher Summer Neimann and six of her students gathered at the Southlake Town Hall on June 18 to share their hand-painted Converse shoes with the city council, including Mayor Laura Hill. The students started designing their shoes in April when Neimann held an art competition called “The Mayor’s Shoes,” where the mayor reviewed student’s designs and pick her favorite from the bunch. Hill loved all of the designs so much that she selected six runner-ups for the rest of the council members as well. Hill selected shoes designed by student Carolyn Teng, and inscribed on the side of her shoes reads, “Together, we stand. We are Southlake.”
ELEMENTARY STUDENT EMMA HAMPTON CLEANS UP SOUTHLAKE After a fierce weather storm struck the Metroplex on Father’s Day weekend, 8-year-old Emma Hampton witnessed all sorts of trash and garbage polluting Cambridge Place Pond, where she likes to frequently watch turtles and ducks. Concerned for the animals’ safety, she put on her boots, strapped on her gloves and went out there with her mother, Amy, to clean up the pond. Their hard work, which resulted in collecting eight bags worth of trash, was recognized by several prominent public figures in the area, including Southlake DPS and Mayor Laura Hill. She is proving that individuals can make a difference.
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