Dooley and nearly 20 classmates were randomly selected to participate in the event. The students names were drawn randomly from a large hopper filled with tickets they earned for academic achievements and performances. The better the student performed, the more chances they have to win the car. At today’s event, there were more than 20,000 tickets in the hopper. Carroll Senior High School Principal Shawn Duhon was pleased that striving for excellence in school gave his students something exciting to win like a new car from Grubbs Infiniti or one of 19 new computers donated by Dell Computers.
The Drive2Excellence event was held on the Carroll High School track with members of the Dragon Band. Carroll ISD administrators and representatives from GrubbsInfiniti including owner and General Manager George Grubbs III and the current Miss Texas emceed the event.
Two distinguished Dragons were recognized at the 2013 Celebrating Community MVPs Awards Banquet last Thursday, June 20. The awards ceremony recognizes outstanding community contributors for making a difference in Southlake, and Carroll students Andrew Adams and Courtney Kent were honored as the 2013 Youth of the Year by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. The Youth of the Year Award honors local students for their dedication and achievement in the Southlake area.
Andrew Adams is a 14 year old former Carroll Middle School student. At CMS, he was involved in National Junior Honor Society, Theater, Band, Football, Cross Country, Track and was an elected officer in the Student Council. Andrew was also an outstanding leader who exhibited character and is respected by both peers and staff. Outside of school, he is involved in Boy Scouts where he is a life scout rank, Relay for Life, Order of the Arrow, which is a Scouting National Honor Society, and he is a volunteer and active member of his church. His goals are to finish his Eagle Scout badge, graduate high school with all A’s and to help out at church in any way he can. Andrew will start at Carroll High School in the fall.
Courtney Kent is 18 years old and a recent graduate of Carroll Senior High. As a Dragon, she was involved in Varsity Marching Band where she was a section leader, Band Leadership Council, NHS, NSHS and Mu Alpha Theta. A Carroll Senior High Counselor described Courtney as being one of the most dedicated, resilient and caring students she has come across in her ten years in education. Outside of school, she is involved in the National Charity League where she is president and is the Vice Chair of the Southlake Youth Action Commission. She is also the founder of Sprinkles of Love, which is a charitable custom baking business where all the proceeds go to purchasing Nintendo Wii consoles for the Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Her goals include graduating from college and growing her non-profit, Sprinkles of Love.
Friday Night Drags is a fun summer event at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth with amateur racing held on the one-eighth-mile pit road. Mr. Duhon’s race begins at 5:10 p.m. Immediately following the race, the winner will be crowned. Dragon fans are invited to free parking outside gate 6 in the PSL lot. A general admission ticket can be purchased at gate 6 and is $7 for all ages. Coolers are welcome at the Speedway with the exception of glass containers. Come out and show your Dragon pride, the High School Challenge Trophy belongs at Carroll! You can also take a cruise around the track in your ride if you park in the infield! Click here for details http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/upcoming-events/2013/02/09/friday-night-drags.