Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Dragon Academic Team Members Advance to State

The Dragons made an impressive showing at Region 1-5A UIL Academic Meet. Overall, a dozen students and two teams qualified for State. The meet was held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock May 1-3. The state meet will be later this month, May 19-21 at the University of Texas at Austin campus. Click here for additional information about the state meet.

Regional Competition results below:

OVERALL STANDINGS (top 5 out of 40 schools):

  • 1st: Flower Mound                  153
  • 2nd: Southlake Carroll     119
  • 3rd: Irving MacArthur              103
  • 4th: Keller                                98
  • 5th: Arlington Martin               88

* Indicates a State Qualifier

Computer Science – 1st Place Team *

  •             Reid Long – 3rd Individual *
  •             Anjie Liang – 6th Individual *
  •             Matt Kendzior *
  •             Elijah Snow *

Social Studies – 2nd Place Team *

  •             Jarod Chaney – 3rd Individual *
  •             Kelly Danner – 6th Individual *
  •             Kelsey Taeckens *
  •             Brownwyn Sutherland *

Speech – 2nd Place Team

Informative Speaking

  •             Kevin O’Brien – 1st Individual *
  •             Michael Formella – 3rd Individual *
  •             Ali Prasla – 5th Individual

Persuasive Speaking

  •             Azhar Hussain – 1st Individual *

Literary Criticism

  •                 Kenny Martin – 1st Individual *

Southlake Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results Released

The City of Southlake shared the results of the 2013 Citizen Satisfaction Survey at the City Council meeting held on February 18th. Assistant City Manager Alison Ortowski presented the findings to the Council during work session.

Ortowski told the Council that residents ranked several City services, such as managing trash and recycling collection and preparing the City for emergencies, at least 80% or higher for citizen satisfaction. Ortowski added that of the 39 services listed in the survey, responses indicated no decreases in levels of service satisfaction, with many showing significant increases.

The survey results also identified gap issues that provide opportunities for the City to improve. Residents indicated managing traffic congestion, providing bicycle friendly streets and trails, and the management growth and development as areas for improvement.

Ortowski added that improving resident satisfaction on the gap issues will be a primary focus for the City until the next survey which is scheduled for 2015, noting “Results from the survey are used as a blueprint for the City’s business plans and work plans.”

More than 800 residents participated in the 2013 Citizen Satisfaction Survey conducted by Decision Analyst, Inc.

The City of Southlake’s presentation of the survey results can be viewed below. To read the report in its entirety or in sections, please visit CityofSouthlake.com/CitizenSurvey.