Preston Hollow resident Claire Rathbun announced she’s going to improve her consulting business, Great Workplaces, internal business structure. “So often, in a smaller business’, leaders are already stretched so thin and are being pulled in several directions, that even though they know they should focus on and implement some of these initiatives, they just don’t have the time. This is where I come in,” Rathbun says in a press release.

Kathleen Donovan, St. Alcuin Montessori School teaching assistant, recently was honored for her award-winning photograph of student Sophia Brisbon. The photo titled “Sophia Waiting, Hardhat Series,” was awarded the Best Two-Dimensional Prize in the Mitchell Gallery’s “Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space” for 2013.

Hillcrest senior Lilly Stafford was nominated as best supporting actress by the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Awards for her role as Paulette in the school’s fall production of “Legally Blonde.” The winners will be announced this month. Stafford was also awarded most valuable staffer as a part of the Hillcrest Hurricane (school newspaper) nomination for best newspaper in the Metroplex in the Class B division by the Dallas Morning News.

Lori Todd, Hillcrest High School journalism teacher and yearbook/newspaper adviser, was selected as WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas” Teacher of the Month for March. The Good Morning Texas crew surprised Todd in her classroom on a Monday and aired the show that Friday.

The Dallas Bar Association’s E-Mentoring Program recognized Hillcrest High School’s Jennifer Molina for her special engagement in the E-mentoring program. Molina received an award and $50 dollar gift card.


Sixteen ceramics students at W.T. White High School competed in the UIL All-State Visual Arts Scholastic Event competition. This was W.T. White’s first year offering a ceramics program, and six students received perfect scores in all categories.


The Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society will meet at 1 p.m. May 13 for a discussion on “Cognition and how to keep your brain active.” The meeting takes place at University Park United Methodist Church, 4024 Caruth. For information call 972.620.7600 or visit