The Children’s Center, located at 1423 San Saba, will host Chicken Crazy Camp 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24, offering participants a first-hand look at the backyard chicken trend. They’ll learn about different breeds and how to care for them. Registration is $150, and the camp is open to children ages 4-10. For more information, call 214.221.8992 or visit


Six Woodrow Wilson High School seniors received the State Fair of Texas annual Pete Schenkel Scholarship Award, each winning $5,000 payable in annual installments of $1,250 if the students maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain enrolled in a Texas university or community college. The recipients are: Dylan Carter, David Graham, Lorena Gutierrez, Ana Harris, August Vanderford and Emily Ziegler.

Duke University will recognize home-schooled seventh grader and Lakewood resident Helena Abernethy for her exceptional performance on the ACT. The 12-year-old took the college-entrance exam as part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search. Duke hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who score highest on these exams. This year, of the more than 63,000 participants nationally, only 2,085 students, all of whom performed better than 90 percent of high school juniors and seniors, were invited.


Lakewood writer Mike Looney is producing his first feature documentary called “The Big Shootout”. The film chronicles a football game played on Dec. 6, 1969 in Fayetteville, Ark., between the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Visit for more details.

Forest Hills resident Molly Mandell published the book “Mom’s Sock Is Missing”, which follows a boy who is searching for a lost sock. But it’s not just a story. The book contains lesson plans in math, science, social studies, art and P.E. for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.


Chad Polk of the Woodrow football team has been selected to the Fuddruckers Texas High School Football Coaches Association All-Star game July 26 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Polk is the only Dallas ISD football player chosen for the 77th annual game.

Grace Choi, a sophomore at Woodrow, is among four state tournament qualifiers from the Region II Class 4A golf tournament, finishing in third place. Choi shot a 151 over two rounds. Par is 72. Woodrow’s girls golf team finished 13th in the tournament, which included team members Emily Ziegler, Ali Witt, Sami Braun, Cristina Arambula and Katie Shaw.

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