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Education Flag of Learning & Liberty Wall of Fame

Honoring those who exemplify Christa McAuliffe’s quest for knowledge, spirit for service and strong sense of mission.

2022 - 2023 Student Awards

  • All
  • Academic All State
  • Academics
  • All State Visual and Performing Arts
  • Area 7 District Spelling Bee Runner Up Finalist
  • Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest
  • Gates Scholarship
  • National Merit Semifinalists and National Scholars
  • National Scholarship Award
  • Perfect STAAR Score
  • Student Award
  • UIL State Medalists
  • World Drone Competition for Bell Helicopter

Samuel Darroch

Arlington High School
Boy's Soccer

Academic All State

Jeremy Nyambuka

Arlington High School
Arlington High School Visual Arts

Visual Arts Scholastic Event State Medalist

Mariam Olayemi

Arlington High School
Arlington High School Visual Arts

Visual Arts Scholastic Event State Medalist

Anthony Caddell-Adams

Arlington High School
Arlington High School Visual Arts

Visual Arts Scholastic Event State Medalist

Elizabeth “Libby” Deakyne

Bailey Junior High

State President of the Texas Society of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.)

Texas and South Central Region winner of the 2023 Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest

Vanessa Osorio

Arlington High School
Arlington High School Visual Arts

Visual Arts Scholastic Event State Medalist

Arial Quick

Arlington High School
AHS Drone Team

Captain of AHS Drone Pilot 5th in World Competition for Bell Helicopter

2021-2022 Perfect STAAR Scores – Butler Elementary

Butler Elementary

The following students scored 100% on STAAR last school year, 2022.

3rd Reading:

  • Banda, Nicolas
  • Leeth, Parker
  • Schoenthal, Kehlianna

4th Math:

  • Kruger, John
  • Tran, Khanh

5th Reading:

  • Allen, Walker
  • Ghadirijav, Amirali
  • Hiner, Landon
  • Kelly, William
  • Powers, Ethan
  • Weir, Ethan

5th Science:

  • Cook, Cody
  • Milem, Rex
  • Weir, Ethan

Taylashia Sims

Seguin High School
Seguin Wrestling Team

Taylashia Sims is a 3 time regional placer at 165 in wrestling. She was the 2022 regional champion and is a 2 time state placer. She was regional champion at 165 in 2022. Taylashia placed 5th at state in 2021 and 3rd at state in 2022. She maintains a 3.9 GPA and is a leader of many clubs and activities on campus.

Sam Houston High School College Board Recognition

Sam Houston High School

These students were recognized for being Hispanic or African American recognition.

Kruz Hernandez

Arlington College and Career (ACCHS)

Kruz is a senior at ACCHS and a part of our inaugural graduating class. He recently found out he was awarded the Gates Scholarship.  This exclusive scholarship will provide him with full tuition, including room and board, to the university of his choice after graduation.  He will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to major in Neuroscience.  Over 51000 students applied for the Gates Scholarship and only 750 were awarded.  The value of this scholarship will be approximately $135000.

Mila Hernandez

Wimbish Academy

MH  State winner Merit Award for the PTA Reflections for her human book

Kutay Cetinkarat

Arlington High School
AHS Drone Team

Captain of AHS Drone Pilot 5th in World Competition for Bell Helicopter

Daniel Mendoza

Career Technical Center

The National Architecture, Construction, & Engineering Mentorship or ACE awarded CTC Architecture II student Daniel M. a scholarship for travel & camp fees for their national summer camp at Colorado University in Denver. Daniel participated in the ACE mentorship program in DFW which partners local students with industry professionals in the Architecture, Construction, & Engineering fields to complete a project and proposal for a panel of judges. This year’s project was new construction for Will Rogers Memorial Center. Judges and industry professionals cited Daniel’s outgoing personality, passion for the field, dedication & empathy as his winning skillset.

Lamar High School Tennis

Lamar High School
Varsity Tennis

Academic All State: Luke Anderson, Nick Astie, Dalton Cardwell, Kaiden Cheng, Sergio Flores, Zac Hattendorf, Sara Lim, Renee Ragsdill

Heidi Via

Arlington High School
Arlington High School Visual Arts

Visual Arts Scholastic Event State Medalist

Benjamin Brier

Arlington High School
Boy's Soccer

Academic All State

Bowie High School National Merit/College Board Recognition

Bowie High School

These students were recognized for being a National Merit semifinalist or College Board African American recognition.

Arlington College and Career High School College Board Recognition

Arlington College and Career (ACCHS)

These students were honored by the College Board for Hispanic or African American Recognition.

Joshua Perry

Seguin High School
Band

Joshua was first chair tuba in the 5A All State Orchestra in 2023 and first chair tuba in the 5A Symphonic Band in 2022. Both years, he placed first chair in the audition.

Arlington High School College Board Recognition

Arlington High School

These students were recognized by the College Board for Hispanic, African American or Indigenous recognition.

Martin High School National Merit/College Board Recognition

Martin High School

These students were recognized for being National Merit semifinalists or College Board Hispanic, African American or Indigenous recognition.

Jose Silva

Arlington High School
Boy's Soccer

Academic All State

Lamar High School College Board Recognition

Lamar High School

These students were recognized by the College Board for Hispanic or African American recognition.

Violet Scott

Arlington High School
Arlington High School Visual Arts

Visual Arts Scholastic Event State Medalist

Anthony Vo

Ditto Elementary
Academic-Area 7 Spelling Bee

Area 7 District Spelling Bee Runner Up Finalist

Han Nguyen

Ousley Junior High
Art 8/Ms Joni Rinker-Dozier's class

Han’s artwork was selected to be displayed at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, in Austin, by TAEA, for Youth Art Month. Only 150 works of art were chosen from public schools in Texas to be exhibited. A huge honor. During the ceremony at the Bullock on Sunday, March 12, 2023, Han was selected for another honor. TAEA chose 16 out of the 150 pieces of art that were displayed- to move on and to be exhibited at the Governor’s Mansion for the next year. Han’s art was one of the 16 chosen for this amazing and prestigious exhibit. This is the first time an Arlington ISD student has been selected for this honor. Her art will be displayed at the Governor’s Gallery for the next year.

Arlington Collegiate High School College Board Recognition

Arlington Collegiate (ACHS)

These students were honored by the College Board for Hispanic or African American Recognition.

 

My Vu

CTC and Ag Center
HOSA Clinical Laboratory Science

My Vu has placed 1st for the second straight year in Clinical Laboratory Science at the Texas HOSA State Leadership Conference.  She will advance to compete at the 2023 HOSA International Leadership Conference.

Keira Cloud

Arlington High School
Arlington High School Visual Arts

Visual Arts Scholastic Event State Medalist

Alexandria Alvarez

Wimbish Academy

AA state winner  Honorable Mention in the PTA Reflections contest for her DJ 101 music composition

 

 

Seth Campbell

Arlington High School
Boy's Soccer

Academic All State

Seguin High School College Board Recognition

Seguin High School

These students were recognized for Hispanic or African American recognition.

2022 - 2023 Teacher Awards

  • All
  • AWARE Award of Excellence teachers
  • Kiwanis Club Teachers of the Year
  • Masonic Lodge Teachers of the Year

Kiwanis Woodrow Counts Teachers of the Year

The Kiwanis Club honored three Arlington ISD teachers as their teachers of the year.

  • Corrine Brookshire, Little Elementary (Elementary)
  • Charnae Jordan, Nichols Junior High (Junior High)
  • Alan Austin, Arlington High School (High School)

Mrs. Wendy Anuwe

Workman Junior High
Orchestra

Mrs. Anuwe has lead the Workman Orchestra to earning UIL Sweepstakes for two years in a row.  She and our students have been able to achieve such accomplishments due to her dedication to our students.  She knows we have great students who are capable of great things. Therefore, she works tirelessly to develop the skill, character, leadership and commitment students need to be successful, in and outside of her class.  She is the true definition of “We are Workman,” and develops our students to be model students of “We are Workman.”

Arlington Masonic Lodge Teacher of Excellence Award

Six Arlington ISD teachers were named Arlington Masonic Lodge Teacher of Excellence Award winners.

  • Emily Little (Duff Elementary)
  • Ruth Gallardo (West Elementary)
  • Kristyn McWilliams (Butler Elementary)
  • Angela Carter (Little Elementary)
  • Donnetta Norris (Ashworth Elementary)
  • Rebecca Myers (Remynse Elementary)

AWARE Foundation Finalists

Five Arlington ISD Teachers were announced as finalists for the AWARE honors.

  • Danielle Brigham – Farrell Elementary (Pre-K-1st Grade category)
  • Jamie Hesser – Bryant Elementary (2nd– 4th Grade category)
  • Corrine Brookshire – Little Elementary (5th-6th Grade category)
  • Francelia James – Workman Junior High (Junior High category)
  • Rylee Russell-Bruton – Venture High School (High School category)

About Christa McAuliffe

About Christa McAuliffe

  • American teacher and astronaut who was a payload specialist on Space Shuttle Challenger  
  • Social studies teacher who was selected from more than 11,000 to become the first teacher to fly in space 
  • Awarded Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 2004 
  • Carried the Flag of Learning and Liberty on the Challenger mission 

How do you get on the Wall of Fame?

How do you get on the Wall of Fame?

Principals, teachers, team leaders, counselors, department heads, program coordinators, directors, etc., are encouraged to submit nominations for outstanding students and teachers who make a perfect score on their SAT, earn all-State or All-America teams, medal at a UIL state competition of excel academically, just to name a few ways. 

Wall of Fame Criteria

Wall of Fame Criteria

Honorees MUST have made an outstanding contribution to students, peers, the school district or community. The activity or accomplishment is related to the Arlington ISD’s instructional and/or extracurricular program.

The candidate has achieved a top state or national honor such as:

  • First-, second- or third-place winner or medalist in a state academic, co-curricular or extracurricular event;
  • placed in top 10 of a national academic, co-curricular or extracurricular event;
  • or a recipient of a major state or national award such as Teacher of the Year, Coach of the Year, etc.