He has a dream

Tawfiq Mohammad pictured with his family, Dallas ISD interim superintendent Alan King and District 2 Trustee Mike Morath.

Tawfiq Mohammad, a fourth-grade student at Lipscomb Elementary School, was a finalist in the 2012 Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition Feb. 23. He is pictured with his family, Dallas ISD interim superintendent Alan King and District 2 Trustee Mike Morath.

Speaking our language

Janie Autz

The Lakewood Service League recognized Janie Autz, a volunteer at the East Dallas-based English Language Ministry, as the 2012 Service Hero at its annual gala Feb. 11 at Union Station. A service hero goes above and beyond the requirements of a volunteer at a neighborhood charity.

A hero of hope

United Way CEO Jennifer Sampson , Trendsetter Award winner Andy Smith and United Way campaign chairperson Randall Stephenson.

Lakewood resident Andy Smith (center) received the Trendsetter Award for his work as director of philanthropy for Texas Instruments during the United Way Metropolitan Dallas Heroes of Hope celebration Feb. 28 at the Belo Mansion. United Way celebrated a successful 2011-12 campaign to raise $300,000 and honored its individual and corporate sponsors, such as Smith. He is pictured with United Way CEO Jennifer Sampson (left) and United Way campaign chairperson Randall Stephenson.


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