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Dallas Examiner | 4/1/2013, 4:33 a.m.


Mayor Mike Rawlings announced last week at City Hall the launch of the sixth annual Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program. The program will provide high school students who attend Dallas ISD public schools the opportunity to visualize their dreams and gain experience in a corporate setting. Since 2008, 513 students have participated in the internship in various fields such as technology, health care, law, business and media/public relations.

Companies participating range from Fortune 500 to the non-profit sector. Students will also be trained in the months leading up to the internship in office etiquette, communication skills, professional dress and financial planning.


The North Texas Advocacy Centers in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Kaufman, Navarro and Tarrant counties will come together to raise awareness of child abuse during the month of April.

Leaders at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center encourage individuals and organizations to stand up for children in their community through awareness and education. Events held in April include a resolution for child awareness read by County Judge Clay Jenkins on April 2, Appetite for Advocacy Luncheon featuring Ashley Judd on April 3, Show Your Blue Day on April 10, and Blue Sunday on April 28.

For more information on the effort, visit http://www.istandup.org.


One thousand male students from Dallas ISD schools gathered at City Hall on Saturday to join Mayor Mike Rawlings’ rally against domestic violence, a call to convene 10,000 men in an effort to create awareness about domestic violence in Dallas and to end the abuse.

The rally’s theme reinforces the critical messages school counselors stress with students at all levels about respecting others.

Students spread the message through a public service announcement encouraging others to participate in the rally and to take a stand.


Students, staff and alumni of Woodrow Wilson High School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday to commemorate the completion of its science and performance wing. The school is located at 100 S. Glasgow Dr.

The 39,000 sq. feet addition includes state-of-the-art science labs, classrooms, a two-story rehearsal hall, dressing rooms, prop shops and dance studio for the Performing Arts Academy. Located in the rear of the historic building, it stands three stories tall.

The new space design houses the college prep academies including STEM, Business/Entrepreneurship/Finance and Performing Arts programs. There was also a complete restoration of all the school’s windows and a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system added.

The total cost of the project was $14.6 million, as part of the 2008 bond program.