1. 40 Years of Fringe
The award-winning Highland Belles drill team, celebrating four decades this year, will host its annual spaghetti supper and online auction/raffle fundraiser on Aug. 26 ahead of the Highland Park vs. Marcus game. Proceeds help cover team essentials like bus transportation, props, and competition expenses. The Belles also will host a ‘40 Years of Fringe’-themed alumni event on Aug. 25.
The Highland Park High School math and science teams received first place in math and science, third in number sense, sixth in calculator, and state sweepstakes by a large margin at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Championship Meet in the 5A division in San Antonio. Students who participated in the state meet are: Ninth grade – Andrew Li, Spencer Luu, Lakshmi Vemula; 10th grade – Ryan Dong, Luke Ting; 11th grade – Joyce Jiang, Weitao Shi, Michelle Xing, Thomas Zhang; 12th grade – Justin Li.
3. Successful scholars
The Highland Park High School Academic Team tied for first place at the UIL 5A Academic State Meet on May 25. It’s believed to be the first time Highland Park has won or tied for first at the state level. Senior Evan Wang earned the points that propelled the Scots to the top spot with his bronze medal-winning performance at the Lincoln-Douglas debate.
4. Twirling to the Top
Highland Park High School feature twirler Karianne Grove-Collins received a 1, the highest ranking from the UIL judges, and a gold medal at the UIL solo-ensemble contest on May 28.