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Bowling For Scholars rolls in scholarship money for LISD seniors

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lisd_bowlingforscholarsBowling For Scholars (BFS), an annual event sponsored by the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) Council of Parent Teacher Associations (PTA), raised $3,000 for senior scholarships on Saturday, Feb. 7 at AMF Lewisville Lanes.

Over a 7-hour period, 115 bowlers of all ages comprised 25 teams to “let the good times roll” at this Mardi Gras themed event.

This fun, party atmosphere promoted a sense of comradery between friends and families, LISD administration and teachers, local PTAs, and clubs such as WATCHDOG Dads and Girl Scouts as they bowled in 2-hour sessions to raise funds for LISD PTA’s scholarship fund.

Two scholarships will be awarded to two seniors at each of the five LISD high schools: Hebron HS, Flower Mound HS, Lewisville HS, Marcus HS, and The Colony HS. Bowling for Scholars is the LISD Council of PTAs’ only fundraiser.

Donning capes and spandex, the LISD Leadership team of “Super Heroes” (Board members Angie Cox, Tracy Scott Miller, Trisha Sheffield; Central Zone Leader Buddy Bonner; and Interim “Super”-Intendent Dr. Kevin Rogers) won the Most Spirited Award.

Other winning teams included Best Costume winners: “In the Zone…The Strike Zone” of FMHS Bowling Club, “The Lady Bugs” of Liberty Elementary School, and “De Hamm Bones” of Highland Village Elementary School as well as Best Team Name winners: “Party in the Gutter” of Wellington Elementary School, “Bowlin’ on the Bayou” of Forest Vista Elementary School, and “The E-port BOWLios” of Highland Village Elementary School.

Event organizer Renee Webb already has big plans for next year’s Bowling For Scholars event.

“This event has enormous potential on two fronts. It’s a fun for groups, no matter your age or ability. Beyond that, it’s an investment in the future; an opportunity for all the LISD communities from Plano all the way to Argyle to unite and support the future of seniors at all of our high schools.”

Next year’s Bowling For Scholars is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2016. Please contact Renee Webb at bowling4scholars@lisdpta.orgfor more information.

Sue Cozza handles communications for the LISD Council of PTAs.

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