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.
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