W.T. White High School was named one of the schools in the top 5 percent of high schools in the nation, and the top comprehensive school in Dallas, according to U.S. News and World Report.


Scott Bennett, Preston Harrington and Grace Sloan of Preston Hollow placed in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 5A golf state championship while representing Trinity Christian Academy April 30. The boys’ varsity team won first place, and the girls placed second. Bennett and Harrington earned All-State accolades for finishing in the top 10. On May 7 Harrington signed a national letter of intent to play golf at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The university is an NCAA Division I university in the Colonial Athletic Conference.

Preston Troutt of Preston Hollow and Trinity Christian Academy signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Pennsylvania. The university is a NCAA Division I university in the Ivy League Conference.


Allison Collister of Preston Hollow was one of the winners of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau “BIG” social-media photo contest. For the contest, community members snapped photos of themselves as the “I” in one of two dozen oversized “B” and “G” displays as a part of the Dallas CVB’s new brand campaign launch: “Big Things Happen Here.”

Dr. Robert Beard joined Cooper Clinic as a preventive medicine physician, specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. Beard was most recently an internal medicine hospitalist at MedProvider InPatient Care Unit in Dallas.

Twenty-five St. Rita students were invited to meet with author Kimberly Willis Holt as a part of an essay contest. The students in first- through eighth-grades submitted essays on the best book they’ve ever read. Holt has penned books such as “Part of Me” and “When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.”


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