Marsh Middle School recently had several students named to the 2009 All-City Band. Out of approximately 20 middle schools, Marsh had the second highest number of band students who received the honor. Marsh was also the second in the district for the number of first chair players who earned a spot in the band. Marsh students who made the All-City Band include: Alvaro Michael (first chair-bassoon), Jorge Barrera (first chair-french horn), Cristian Martinez (first chair tuba), Erik Aviles (euphonium) and Cody Reedy (trumpet).

W.T. White senior Julie Negussie has been elected vice president of the Dallas ISD Teen School Board. Teen Board is comprised of two class officers from each Dallas ISD high school. The board meets monthly to discuss issues affecting DISD students, and they will have an opportunity to offer advice about their concerns to superintendent Hinojosa.

W.T. White students Chizitere Anaghara and Selina Rodriguez were named as participants in the 2009 Texas Leadership Forum, a program that focuses on civic involvement while educating students about government. The girls were chosen based on their academic performance and community involvement. Throughout the school year, they and 10 other selected DISD students will attend local leadership forums and participate in community outreach programs. They will also travel to Washington D.C. for a weeklong conference that will give students an inside view of national government operations and public policy debates.

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