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Wrapping up the Year at Woodrow Wilson High School

J. Kyle Rains

by J. Kyle Rains

We are wrapping up another great year at Woodrow Wilson High School. Congratulations to the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats Baseball team. This year they placed second in the Bryan Adams Tournament and went on to win a bi-district series with Adamson. In 4-A regional playoff competition they were defeated by Rockwall-Heath, currently playing in the state semi-finals. WWHS Baseball Team 2012
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Sydney Jenkins at bat for the Lady Wildcats
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The Lady Wildcats won district and bi-district, only to be defeated by Frisco Wakeland, which made it all the way to the Texas Semi-Finals.

Woodrow moved up 157 places on the Washington Post list of America’s Top High Schools, to #431: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/schools/2012/list/national/

2012 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Special recognition and congratulations go to the Class of 2012 Valedictorian, Nicholas David Chatham, and Salutatorian, Hayley Dane Heiner. Nicholas will attend New York University, and major in music (one of only 40 accepted into the Clive Davis School). Hayley will attend University of California, San Diego and major in marine sciences.

Nick Chatham and Hayley Heiner
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Gates Millenium Scholarship Awarded to Woodrow Senior

Dayna Martin, Gates Millenium Scholar
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Woodrow senior Dayna Martin has won the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates, it is a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college careers. Only 1,000 students nationwide are chosen. Only 17 in the North Texas area were selected. In 2010, Woodrow senior Ryder Billings won this honor. He is now a student at Yale University, where he is a member of The Alley Cats singing group.


Woodrow senior Dayna Martin has won the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates, it is a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college careers. Only 1,000 students nationwide are chosen. Only 17 in the North Texas area were selected. In 2010, Woodrow senior Ryder Billings won this honor. He is now a student at Yale University, where he is a member of The Alley Cats singing group.

Martin said, “As a Woodrow student, I am honored to have received this scholarship. Now I have the opportunity to attend a four-year university! I have a bright future set, and I will do my best to succeed and bring pride to my school. Woodrow was my gateway to a higher education; from gaining leadership skills in the JROTC program, being involved with my community through the Interact club and the Rotary Club of Dallas, to becoming a Gates Millennium Scholar. Woodrow is full of opportunities and the teachers and staff are simply amazing.

Teen Entrepreneur Recognized

Aden Shank of Woodrow Wilson High made the current issue of Inc. Magazine. He was one of 33 enterprising teen entrepreneurs honored this week at The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Dare to Dream awards dinner in New York City. Three of them were interviewed because "they knocked our socks off". He is a student in the Business, Entrepreneurship and Finance College Prep Academy at Woodrow. His teacher is Tom Crabb, a 1971 alumnus.

Aden has also excelled in other entrepreneurship contests in North Texas, New York and Salt Lake City. His business plan is to manufacture a ‘cheer launcher’ device.
Aden Shank, Teen Entrepreneur
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Scholarships and Accomplishments for Woodrow Seniors

Woodrow Wilson High School Senior John Schadegg has advanced to a National Merit Finalist.
The Marca Lee Bircher Vocal/Musical Theater Scholarship: Nicholas Chatham
The Bob and Mary Jo English Scholarship: Jonathon Notebaert
The Amy and Jason Kulas Family Scholarship: Jennifer Garcia
The Jesse and Amelia Moreno Family Scholarship: Maria Garcia
The Sally Poe Turpin Memorial Scholarship: Hayley Heiner
The Veritex Community Leadership Scholarship: Adrian Quijada
The Richard H. Vitale Family Scholarship: Samantha Braun
The Todd and Abby Williams Family Scholarship: Samantha Braun
The Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1942 Scholarship: Emmanuel Hernandez
The Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1968 Scholarship: Emmanuel Hernandez
The Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1971/Dennis Roe Memorial Scholarship: Maximillian Castillo
The Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1991 Scholarship: Ramon Alvarez

 
 
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