Representatives from the Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC) discussed group activities and accomplishments at the May 21 City Council meeting.
The student group that’s aimed at teaching students more about their local government, shared the report outlining their endeavors over the last year.
SYAC consists of seven members and seven alternate members enrolled in high school, who act as an advisory board to the City Council in all matters affecting youth programs and issues. The intent of the committee is to bring youth-related issues to the City Council’s attention in addition to participating in community service projects.
Within the last year, SYAC members participated in a one-day internship where they worked alongside City staff and learned about City operations. The students covered topic areas such as the inner workings of City events from how they are organized to how volunteering works, to DPS operations, from officer duties and training, to learning about environmental issues facing Southlake and how people are affected.
“The students in this program are very intuitive; they ask a lot of questions and are interested in how our City functions,” said City Staff Liaison Cassie Tucker, “Our youth play an important role in our communities, and SYAC is great youth leadership program that expands on the training and education of future leaders.”
To learn more about SYAC, visit the City’s website. If you would like to become a SYAC volunteer or learn more about the application process, please contact Cassie Tucker at 817-748-8036.
Hitting the road for annual holiday travel can have its challenges, packing, unpacking and the long drive can become a bit strenuous. With a demanding to-do list and hours of travel at stake, good entertainment is key.
Audiobooks are a great source of entertainment while traveling. Listening to an audiobook can help you pass the time while driving or escape on an imaginary journey while riding in the passenger seat. Either way, these road companions make the long commute more pleasurable.
The Southlake Library offers a wide selection of audiobooks that you and your family can listen to while on the road. You can find audiobooks on CD, loaded on MP3 players or you can download them yourself to your phone or tablet through the Cloud Library.
Choose from more than 18,000 audiobook titles available through the Southlake Library, from thousands of backlist titles to the latest and greatest bestsellers. There is something for the entire family to enjoy. You can listen to an audiobook alone or make it a group activity.
The Library makes audiobooks easily accessible. So why not toss out that playlist and get your listening fix in with a great audiobook. To review a list of audiobooks, please visit the Library’s website.
Carroll Senior High School has announced the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2017.
This year’s Valedictorian is Samira Mehta. She will be attending the University of Pennsylvania and plans to major in Biology. Samira’s parents are Rajeev Mehta and Ruchita Mehta.
Carroll’s Salutatorian is Emma Lin. She will be attending Harvard and will study Government and Philosophy. Her parents are Xiaoren Lin and Xinyu Zhang.
The Southlake Senior Activity Center is hosting a dance for the ages on May 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Marq Southlake and you’re invited!
Live music will be performed by the late Russ Dorsey’s 5 piece Band “The Musicmakers.”
Admission to the senior dance night is $6 at the door and open to 150 guests who are at least 21 years of age. Light refreshments will be served.
More information about the Senior Activity Center can be found here.
The Southlake Senior Activity Center will be offering free monthly history seminars. Join them for the next one on March 16 at 1p.m. as they take a look at “The Forgotten Civil War Battles in Texas.” They will discusses the battles that old men, young boys and women desperately fought to prevent the total destruction of Texas by the Comanche and Kiowa while the men of proper military age were fighting across the nation. The seminar will be conducted by Jack Dyess who is a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. He currently is the Texas Society Commander and Quartermaster General as well as a teaching docent at the Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth. Please contact the Senior Activity Center to sign up at (817) 748-8315.
The Southlake Senior Activity Center celebrated its one year anniversary at the Legends Hall at Marq Southlake on December 2016. The center combined this celebration with the Christmas holiday themed luncheon where 100 guests enjoyed lunch, music and were entertained by a professional comedy magic show. Of course no holiday party is complete without an ugly sweater contest, where the best, worst and most creative took prizes. Guests also took home a commemorative Christmas ornament.
Carroll senior student Jarred Repice recently participated in the 9th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition in Kunming, China Oct.13-Oct 30.
Repice (pictured middle) joined top secondary school competitors from 89 countries around the world for this Olympic Game equivalence of Chinese proficiency competition.
Repice qualified to represent U.S. to enter this prestigious event by winning in Chinese speech, talent, and cultural knowledge competition against ten southern U.S. states back in April 2016. He is currently a Mandarin 4AP student at Carroll ISD. To him, participating in the World Chinese Bridge is a life-changing unforgettable experience. For more info about the competition, please see http://bridge.chinese.cn/s09/44/44_887_1.html:
The Southlake Senior Activity Center is hosting several amazing upcoming activities that you just can’t miss!
For starters, if you’ve been having trouble upgrading your computer to Windows 10, now’s your chance to learn all about it and get answers to any questions you have during the Technology Seminar on Friday 08/26! Focusing on “Getting Started with Windows 10” you will learn everything you need to know about the software transition!
Looking for an evening of food and fun? Bingo! Look no further than the Senior Activity Center’s Potluck Bingo Night! Bring a dish, bring a friend, and play some bingo while enjoying a plethora of food, happening Tuesday 08/30.
Finally, if you want top shelf entertainment, join in the Top Golf trip on 09/02! That’s right! The Senior Activity Center is taking a group trip to the premier golf entertainment complex in the area and you’re invited. The trip will also include a stop by Rock and Brews Restaurant, to enjoy some quality American comfort food.
Registration is mandatory for all events listed.
For more information go to SouthlakeSeniorCenter.com, or call 817-748-8315
Calling all seniors (55+)! Dance your way to the monthly Senior Dance on August 18th hosted by The Southlake Senior Activity Center.
Tommy Chandler will be providing the music for the night’s festivities and with a set list including tunes of the Ballroom, Western, Line-dance, and Latin variety, there is something for everyone to show off their moves to.
Cost for the evening is $6.00, and a dance host is available for unescorted ladies. Light refreshments will be provided and business casual attire is requested (no shorts please).
A special thanks to our 2016 Title Sponsor; Brian Bisdorf, Financial Adviser for Edward Jones in Keller, TX.
For more information go to, SouthlakeSeniorCenter.com
or call 817-748-8315