Category Archives: Education

Texas Trust Credit Union Awards 87 Scholarships to Arlington Graduates

The 87 inaugural graduates of the Arlington Collegiate High School have each received a $1,000 scholarship from Texas Trust Credit Union. The students received the scholarships for earning their associate degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. Texas Trust awarded the scholarships at a student family event May 19 held…

UTA Study Finds Art Therapy Helps Veterans Cope With Trauma

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have found that 98 percent of veterans participating in the University’s Artopia program consider that art therapy helped them cope with service-related trauma or disability. An equal percentage reported that art therapy helped them cope with everyday life.“Texas has one of the…

Record Number of UTA Students Earn Degrees This Spring

The University of Texas at Arlington will confer nearly 6,400 degrees in commencement ceremonies May 10-12 at College Park Center on the UTA campus. This graduating class represents the largest number of graduating class in the University’s history, an approximate 11 percent increase in degree conferrals over the 5,773 degrees awarded…

Dream Builders: Underdog Success Story of Seguin High School’s Swim Team

Dream Builders is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest Dream Builders episode focuses on student-athlete Gerald Hodges and the true underdog success story of…

Acts of Kindness: Volunteers Organize 26 Teacher Appreciation Weeks Across Arlington

Brigitte Meeks and Gara Hill, PTA leaders from two Arlington elementary schools, have teamed up with local businesses and school volunteers to organize Teacher Appreciation Week at 26 elementary campuses across the city that don’t have organized PTAs. Meeks, Pope Elementary PTA First Vice-President and mother of three boys, said she…

Auction of DeMarcus Ware Autographed NFL Draft Helmets Benefits AISD Art Programming

Want to bring home a unique piece of NFL Draft history? Bidding is still open for 10 football helmets, decorated by Arlington ISD junior high art students, that were displayed in the Dallas Cowboys’ war room during last month’s NFL Draft. The students who participated in the helmet decorating competition were the…

UTA Spotlight: Racing Team Builds Formula Cars From Ground Up

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: The 2017 captain of the Formula SAE…

April 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Tatum Henderson

Tatum Henderson, a senior for Martin High School’s girls basketball and track teams, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2018. Tatum is a two-time 1st Team All-District basketball player and was selected as Team Captain for both her junior and senior seasons.“Her work…

City, Texas Rangers Partner for Pearcy Elementary Acts of Kindness Event

The City of Arlington’s Kindness Initiative continues to grow thanks to the generous hearts of the community’s children. To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, the City’s Community Relations Commission has launched a new program with the help of local businesses to reward participating students. Thanks…

Dream Come True: AISD High Schools Take the Stage at the 2018 NFL Draft

Football captains from six Arlington ISD schools took the stage alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to represent the Dallas Cowboys during the team’s 1st round pick at the 2018 NFL Draft in The American Dream City. Below is the list of AISD high schools whose football players were represented on Thursday,…