Advocate Lake Highlands (October 2009) : Page 20
LauNCHgrab-bag academic edge for LHHS No,money can’t buy you study skills,work ethic, creativity, geometry genius or mastery of the English language, but it sure can open doors to such desirables. That’s where “Wild for Cats”, Lake Highlands High School’s academic booster club, comes in — to date, since its 2005 launch, “Wild for Cats” has pumped more than $500,000 from 250 donors into materials, equipment and personnel for the neighborhood high school. Specifically, school administrators have used the funds for cameras, computer equipment, books, academic-recognition breakfasts, TAKS preparation, AP tutoring and the AVIDcollege preparation program, to name a few. This year “Wild for Cats” cash also will support a new position for a College and Career Transition Counselor at the school. The volunteer-run organization “makes a difference and provides the support and resources that retain great teachers, engage all students in a rigorous education, and transition students into colleges and careers,” says high school principal Walter Kelly. Throughout the school year, “Wild for Cats” will host meetings and events, at which supporters will have the opportunity to contribute. Learn more or make donations online at wildforcats.com. petpause eye on the ball Neighbor JOHN VISSER captured this impressive action shot of his TOBY — a 5-year-old rescued Golden Retriever with “a passion for chasing balls”— during a play day on the St. James Episcopal Church lawn. A congenital cataract caused Toby blindness in one eye, says M.G. VISSER, who sent in the photo. But that doesn’t stop him from keeping the other squarely on the prize. Want your pet featured? 20 ? Send a non-returnable photo to: Pet Pause, 6301 Gaston, Ste. 820, Dallas 75214; or e-mail jpeg to firstname.lastname@example.org OctOber 2009 advocatemag.com/lake-highlands
Cash For Cats
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