In recognition of National Crime Victim Week, police to host resource fair April 25

Mixed Up Burgers holds spirit night to help Garner Fine Arts Academy archery team travel to nationals

One of Grand Prairie’s leading eateries has announced an upcoming initiative to help the Garner Fine Arts Academy (GFAA) archery team make it to a national competition. Mixed Up Burgers has announced a Spirit Night, an event that hopes to raise funds needed to get GFAA’s archery team to the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

The GFAA archery team’s journey to the nationals began in 2013 when the archery program was introduced into the school’s physical education classes. In 2014, the archery team officially formed, and the team was a standout competitor in North Texas. This season, the team submitted their scores to qualify for the Texas NASP State Tournament. GFAA’s archery team competed in and won the competition, earning them qualification for the national tournament.

More than $47 thousand in scholarships awarded at Career Technical Education Scholarship Luncheon

Forty-six Grand Prairie ISD seniors received more than $47,000 in scholarships at Friday’s Career Technical Education Scholarship Luncheon at the Ruthe Jackson Center. Bob Fitch/Grand Prairie Reporter – ©2015

Thanks to the generosity of many local businesses and individuals, more than $47,000 in scholarships were awarded to forty-six Grand Prairie ISD seniors at the annual Career Technical Education Scholarship Luncheon hosted by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Hundreds packed the Ruthe Jackson Center Friday to take part in the celebration and to bid on items in the live and silent auctions. The auctions raised more than $20,000 for the scholarship fund.