All-star musicians

Five students at Nathan Adams Elementary qualified to perform in the UIL All City Orchestra. Pictured: Jose Cazales, Averie Elkhay, Stephanie Atkinson, teacher Aracy McCallie, Jennifer Pitre and Julian Luna.

A message of support

In October, the Franklin Middle School Student Council held a breast cancer awareness fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. They recognized seventh-grade language arts teacher Karen Puckett, a breast cancer survivor, by decorating the outside of her classroom with posters of support. “What a moment for me,” Puckett says. “I was so very touched upon seeing their beautiful artwork.” Pictured: (first row) Adrianna Clark and Giselle Rodriguez; (second row) Yahaira Calderon, Ashley Gomez, Stephanie Alvarado, Jordan Contreras and Alyssa Estrada; (third row) Taph Hernandez, Johanna Gonzalez, teacher Karen Puckett and Alexis Escobar.



Louis Murad, a fast-talking auctioneer and Preston Hollow resident, helped raise $770,000 for cancer research at this year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball live auction, the largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, held at Southfork Ranch. The annual event has raised $43 million in 37 years. Murad graduated from Jesuit Preparatory School and Southern Methodist University.

Festival fun

Dressed as “international beauties,” Annalise McGovern, Ella McGovern and Campbell Frazier enjoy festivities during the Halloween party held by the North Dallas Early Childhood PTA at Peter Pan Park.

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