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Score Great Prizes in Eye on the Goal Challenge

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You don’t have to be a soccer star to enter our Eye on the Goal Challenge. You
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just have to want a shot to score some great soccer gear, tickets to an FC Dallas game or – the big prize – a $500 DCCCD scholarship. We’re partnering with professional soccer team FC Dallas for this outstanding contest. The contest ends July 25, and prizes will be awarded throughout the contest period, so enter the Eye on the Goal Challenge now! See all the details and rules at

Are You a Red Oak Grad? If so, Free Money Awaits

Did you graduate from Red Oak High School? If so, be sure to apply for the Susan Hitt Hall and Ralph G. Hall Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship, which pays up to $1,000 for tuition and books per academic year at your DCCCD college, is only for graduates of Red Oak High School. You also must have been active in academic- or music-related University Interscholastic League activities while in high school. Do you fit the bill? If so, apply now! Also, take a look at the many other DCCCD Foundation scholarships.  

15 DCCCD Award Winners Create the Art of Life

Life is celebrated through the arts, and that’s what a select group of students has done — created works of art that make life special. Those 15 students were recognized recently during a special event at El Centro College. One student from each of the seven colleges of DCCCD received the Cecil Wallace Fordham Award in Visual Arts and the Alice Jones Bearding Award in Music. One student also received the Eleanor Jones Award in Creative Writing. Read some of these students’ stories.

Brookhaven Student’s Poem Is Tops in Literary Contest

“Shoulder Bones” by Kelly Canavan was selected first in the poetry category in the League for Innovation in the Community College Student Literary Competition for DCCCD. Her poem will now go to the national League competition. Two other Brookhaven students were also recognized in the competition. Ashley Balcazar earned third place for an essay; Tyler Satchwell was awarded second place in the fiction category.

Cedar Valley Student Veteran Wins Award to Study Abroad

Jacob Gutierrez is the recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. Gutierrez plans to spend part of his summer completing a three-week military assignment. Then he will travel to Spain for four weeks for the study abroad program.

Richland Student Accepts Appointment to Air Force Academy

Richland Collegiate High School senior Alicia Reese will enroll in the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ms. Reese recently accepted the appointment and a scholarship, which is valued at $500,000. Air Force Academy cadets commit to at least five years of active duty service after graduation.

North Lake College Names Its Student Leader of the Year

Maryam Marhaba has been named the 2014 Amidon-Beauchamp Student Leader of the Year at the college.  

Eastfield Phi Theta Kappa Names Its Outstanding Member

Karla Monjaras is the Outstanding Member of the Year of Eastfield College’s Psi Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. More than 75 students were inducted into the chapter at a ceremony May 3.

North Lake Journalism Students Bring Home 30 Awards

North Lake College journalism students were presented a total of 30 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention in April. The North Lake College student newspaper, the News-Register, received 22 awards, while the literary magazine, Duck Soup, brought home 6 awards. Two awards were also won by the video technology students.