Annually, the City of Southlake sponsors the Youth of the Year Award presented at the Southlake Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. This award recognizes outstanding teens who have made a difference in our community. The City traditionally receives exceptional nominations for young residents of Southlake demonstrating their commitment to our community. If you know a teen (ages 12-18) who deserves recognition for their outstanding role in the community, please nominate them by Friday May 13 for this prestigious honor. Nomination forms can be found online here.
Last year’s Youth of the Year Award recipients was an extraordinary young lady Sarah Friske. Ms. Friske is a member of numerous community groups including the Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC). This young lady has inspired the community with her hard work, determination and dedication to a cause – we are looking forward to hearing how other youth residents of Southlake have made an impact on the community this year. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact the City at 817-748-8019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annually, City of Southlake’s Community Services Department and the Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC) partner with the Chamber of Commerce to recognize outstanding teens who have made a difference in our community, honoring them with the Youth of the Year Award. Members of SYAC (enrolled in grades 7-12 at C.I.S.D.) volunteer throughout the city with various programs like Adopt a Street, Christmas Providers and other special projects and events to give teens an opportunity to give back. The Community Services Department traditionally receives exceptional nominations for young residents of Southlake – If you know a teen (ages 12-18) who deserves recognition for their outstanding role in the community, please nominate them by visiting www.CityofSouthlake.com/SYAC. The deadline is Friday, May 15 by 5:00 PM.
Last year’s Youth of the Year Award recipients were two extraordinary young ladies who decided to make a difference not just in their community but in the world. Julia and Maria Myers founded and lead a nonprofit charity, Pretty Purposeful, which raises money to fund surgeries for women and girls suffering from childbirth injuries in Africa. They founded the charity after watching a documentary about the issue, and since, have they have raised over $26,000 – enough to pay for 27 surgeries.
Within the Southlake community, Julia and Maria organized and co- led Camp Pretty Purposeful at the Timarron Country Club – a unique one-day event for 80 girls ages 12-18. The primary focus of the camp was to empower girls to redefine girl culture and to teach them to think differently about themselves and others. Various topics included, self-esteem, body image, relationships, how to start a charity, write a book and make a difference!
These two young ladies have inspired the community with their hard work, determination and dedication to a cause – we are looking forward to hearing how other youth residents of Southlake have made an impact on the community this year. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact the Community Services department at 817-748-8019 or contact Ashley Newhart at email@example.com.
Carroll ISD marketing partner My Plates wants to recognize coaches and all the good they do in serving their local communities. Whether they are from a major city or a small Texas town, from football to basketball, softball to soccer, and everything in between, My Plates want to hear about them.
My Plates is giving away over $50,000 in total prizes to be awarded to the local school or sports organization affiliated with the winning coaches. MyPlates has set up a link on their website to submit nominations: www.myplates.com/COACH. Entries are being accepted from now until Friday, Oct. 11. Then MyPlates.com will choose up to 20 finalists in 7 regions of Texas and announce them on Saturday, October 19. Those winners then compete statewide for the first prize of $25,000 for his or her team or organization.
Carroll ISD partnered with MyPlates to become the first K-12 public school district in the state to offer custom license plates. Through this marketing partnership, Carroll ISD earns a portion of the revenue for every Dragon license plate sold. Money earned through this fundraiser goes directly into the school district’s general fund. Click here to visit the MyPlates website. Last year, MyPlates produced a video featuring Carroll Dragon fans who’ve already purchased their license plate, click here to watch the clip.
The Carroll Theatre Department has not only become a second family to Daniel Scandura over the past four years, it has also been the catalyst for his undying passion for Theatre Arts. He was a member of the Ensemble in White Christmas during his freshman year. As a sophomore he played a gangster disguised as a pastry chef in The Drowsy Chaperone. During his junior year, he had the opportunity to play the beloved Disney villain, Gaston, in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as Archie Stern in the UIL One Act Play, Unexpected Tenderness. He began his senior year playing Elle Woods’ peer, a driven law student-turned-love interest named Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde The Musical, and ended it playing Rabbi Mortera in New Jerusalem.
Daniel has most recently been honored with the prestigious Schmidt and Jones Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde The Musical.
“When I won the award I was ecstatic! I respect Legally Blonde The Musical and all the hard work we put into it so winning Best Supporting Actor and Best Musical was a dream come true,” said Daniel when he won the award at Carpenter Hall at the Irving Arts Center on Thursday, May 23. Daniel received a $500 scholarship. He also won the 2012 UIL All-star Cast Award for his performance as Archie in Unexpected Tenderness, and has been inducted into the International Thespian Society, winning his National Honor Thespian stole in 2013.
Daniel would like to thank his directors, teachers, and mentors Stacie and Roald Martinsen, as well as his fellow cast members, and everyone who has had a part in his experience with Carroll Theatre Department. He looks forward to taking all of the valuable skills that he has learned during his time in the Department and applying them towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in college. His dream and goal is to pursue a career in film and on Broadway.