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Children at risk for fireworks eye injuries

The Fourth of July holiday is on the horizon and the barbeque preparations are underway. Fireworks are an annual tradition of Independence Day, but they can also be dangerous. Children and adults are often injured by improper use of fireworks. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers.

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Student-run store, outreach center

Cedar Hill Independent School District students and staff joined residents on May 4 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the district’s student-run retail store “Longhorn Central.” The store is located at 425 E. Pleasant Run Road, Suite 253 in Cedar Hill. The event also included a celebrity signing by Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray.

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Cedar Hill seniors receive more than a high school diploma

This year, 60 out of 61 seniors from Cedar Hill Collegiate High School participated in the Cedar Valley College Commencement exercises on May 16. Of those graduates, 47 received their associate degree from the college. The remaining students participated in the commencement exercises because they were within 12 credit hours of earning a degree. The senior class earned 4,050 college hours and 45 of the students received scholarships totaling $3.8 million dollars.

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Power Rangers visit Bowie Elementary students

James Bowie Elementary School was presented with a $5,000 donation last week from Haim Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce as the winning school of the emPOWER Challenge!, a Power Rangers in-school enrichment program.

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Dallas SWAT train at Bishop Lynch High School

Bishop Lynch Catholic High School and Dallas SWAT collaborated last week to make use of the school’s old buildings before its scheduled demolition to assist police with training.

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