Category Archives: Education

Dream Builders: MISD Student Receives $100,000 Scholarship from Beyoncé & Jay-Z

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 features Mansfield Summit High School senior Shaykeim Powe, one of 11 deserving students around…

Rangers Host Reception to Celebrate Richard Greene Scholars Program Success

The Texas Rangers hosted a reception Monday to honor the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation’s Richard Greene Scholars Program, which was awarded the 2018 Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence from Major League Baseball in November. The Richard Greene Scholars Program, named after former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene, was created as a…

Students at Young Junior High School in Arlington Recognized for Kindness

To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, Arlington’s Community Relations Commission has partnered with local businesses and launched a program that rewards students for their kind hearts. During pep rallies on Friday, Jan. 11 at Young Junior High School in Arlington, the Commission surprised 7th graders,…

December 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Alessandra Cisneros

Alessandra Cisneros, a senior at Seguin High School and a member of the AISD gymnastics team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for December 2018. Cisneros, qualified for regionals in the beam and vault events during her junior year.“Alessandra is a great kid,” said Amber Fellers,…

Arlington ISD, City of Arlington Dive into New Swim Center Agreement

The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Arlington for use of the district’s new natatorium, a state-of-the-art aquatics facility, which will open in fall 2020 as part of AISD’s Fine Arts and Athletics Complex. As the first-ever natatorium for the AISD and the first…

Deadline Extended to Dec. 16 for Arlington MLK Essay Competition

Every year, the Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee awards cash prizes and scholarships to local youth as part of its long-running art and essay contests. Though the deadline for the art contest has closed, the Committee has extended the deadline for its essay writing contest through midnight, Sunday, Dec.…

From Arlington to Chase Consumer CEO: Thasunda Duckett’s American Dream Story

Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking and a Sam Houston High School graduate, is thankful for her strong ties to The American Dream City.“Growing up in Arlington was a really special time in my life,” Duckett said. “When you think about it, Arlington is The American Dream City…

Students Earning Degrees at UTA Eclipses 5,400

Approximately 5,400 students are participating in commencement ceremonies Dec. 13-15 at College Park Center on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. The newest graduates will join the ranks of more than 230,000 UTA alumni around the globe. The commencement candidates in the College of Business realized nearly a 20 percent…

Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s UTeach Program Grant to Benefit Students, Local Youth

The UTeach Arlington secondary math and science teacher preparation program at The University of Texas at Arlington has been selected for a grant by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to benefit UTeach students and youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County. The initiative, named Maverick STEMbrace Success…

UTA Spotlight: Maverick Kitchen Teaches Students How to Make Vegetarian Chili

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 include: UTA’s Maverick Kitchen: Veggie Eats workshop…