Sam Llewellyn and Trey McCormick



Toward the end of every year at Bishop Lynch High School, students in Destiny Wagner’s physics classes are assigned an annual boat project in which they construct a functional boat using cardboard, duct tape and the knowledge they gained in class. Students, teachers, parents and friends gathered at the Gerken family pool for this highly anticipated event to cheer on the sailors.

GIMS founder Taly Haffar, Edith Rodriguez, Woodrow teacher Marjorie Shaw, Kevin Gomez, Yadira Leon and GIMS board member Lindsey Galbraith.

Young Scholars

Three Woodrow Wilson High School graduates received the 2011 Gustavo Ipiña Memorial Scholarship. Each student was awarded $5,000 for higher education. Since 2006, the GIMS Fund has awarded $35,000 in scholarship money to seven Woodrow English as a Second Language students.


English Language Ministry (ELM) graduation luncheon

Fluent Success

Volunteer tutor Rob Richmond and wife Marian join his students at the English Language Ministry (ELM) graduation luncheon. ELM provides English as a Second Language instruction to East Dallas residents, primarily women.



Attorney Sean Lemoine, second from left, contracted West Nile Virus in August 2009 after mosquitoes bit him in the front yard of his home in the M Streets. The virus put him in a coma and attacked his nervous system. Although the disease almost killed him, Lemoine has come a long way.

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