The North Texas Amateur Baseball League is registering teams for the spring, holding tryouts through March 14 at the W.T. White High School baseball field, 4505 Ridgeside. For information, contact Gerry Mecca at 817.296.8615 or


Ermias Dugeda and Sarah Fisher of Hillcrest High School were among the recipients of the Tal Morrison Scholarship, a fund set up through a nonprofit that pays tribute to Tal Morrison of the Dallas Running Club. Recipients are Dallas ISD students who participate in cross-country and also demonstrate academic achievement.


Derek Robert Wilder of Jesuit College Preparatory School received a nomination to The United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Candidates must undergo a rigorous selection process and be nominated by a member of Congress, the Vice President, or from the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps. The nominations are determined based on academic performance, college entrance test scores, physical aptitude, medical certification, extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership potential.

Dr. Patricia Mathes, a professor at Southern Methodist University, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Baylor Alumni Association. It’s the highest honor the alumni association bestows. Mathes is Texas Instruments Chair of Evidence-Based Education, Professor of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Institute for Evidence Based Education at SMU.

Susan Kramer became the new president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, based in Preston Hollow. Kramer holds a degree in psychology from Maryland University and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University. She previously served as the chief development officer of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado.

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