Kidville is scheduled to open in Preston Royal Village in early 2011, taking over the former Roy’s Natural Market space. It will be the first Kidville in the Southwest, offering a range of early childhood programs and activities.


The Preston Hollow Early Childhood PTA will host a program at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston. Pediatrician Dr. Karen McClard will explain how to be prepared for a child emergency. For details, visit

The North Dallas Early Childhood PTA will host a program, ‘Tis the Season for Stress-free Holidays, at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 in Meaders Hall at Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, 9027 Midway. For details, visit


Nicholas Osborn, a senior at Hillcrest High School, is one of only five Dallas ISD students who qualified as a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program. There were more than 22,000 entries for the program, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement.

Antonino Abundes, Kelly Albright and Yifei Hou at W.T. White High School qualified for AP Scholar with Distinction, earning an average score of 3.5 on all Advanced Placement exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Peter Brooke, Greer Gardner, Nancy Lopez, Casey Radice and Luke Strother of W.T. White qualified for AP Scholar with Honor, earning an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Oliver Vowell and Manny Cantu of W.T. White earned places in DISD’s All-City Orchestra. Vowell earned 14th chair in first violins, and Cantu earned fourth chair in basses.

Jeremy Martinez, a W.T. White freshman, won a second-place red ribbon at the State Fair for his art exhibit in the Creative Arts Craftsman Division.

Antonio Abundes and Natasha Moushegian at W.T. White were selected as National Hispanic Recognition Scholars based on their PSAT scores. Only 5,000 students out of 200,000 received the honor.

Alex Ward, Greer Gardner and Antonio Abundes are among the 34,000 Commended Students in the nation for the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program, placing in the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT.

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