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What Are Faith Family Academy's High School Students Up To?

Faith Family Academy provides an educational experience that empowers students to learn and grow beyond the classroom. Read more to see some of the accomplishments of our high school students!

The Nasher Sculpture Center's Summer Institute for Teens

Jessenia Jaimes, a Faith Family Academy senior, was accepted to The Nasher Summer Institute for Teens, a week-long program that exposes students to many aspects of museums and the art world. Participants can expect in-depth learning experiences with artworks in the Nasher Collection, sessions with a variety of art-world professionals, hands-on projects focused on artistic process with professional artists, and visits to selected museums and galleries.

SMU's Lyle School of Engineering Summer Camp

Brayan Munoz, a sophomore at Faith Family Academy, was accepted to Southern Methodist University's engineering camp. This camp is designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school to explore the four main disciplines of engineering offered at the Lyle School of Engineering: electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineering, as well as computer science. Camp is five days and four nights in residence halls on SMU's main campus.

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Victor Silva, Abraham Serrano, & Michael Cervantes, all sophomores at Faith Family Academy, created a stop-motion animation that was accepted to the Cine Las Americas Film Festival. Cine Las Americas is a multi-cultural, 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Austin Texas, offering theatrical screenings of films made by and/or about Latinos or Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Films from Spain and Portugal are also included, enhancing a truly Pan-American cinematic experience. The mission of Cine Las Americas is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging the diverse Central Texas community through film and media arts.

Adobe Certified Associates

Josue Sanchez, Faith Family Academy senior, earned his certification in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator. Yazmin Munoz, a senior, and Eli Segovia, a junior, earned their certification in Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator. The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows designers to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Becoming a Certified Associate allows designers to stand apart from their peers, boosts confidence, and expands career opportunities.

Dallas North Rotary Club Scholarship Awards

Jessenia Jaimes & Joan George, Faith Family Academy seniors and Interact members, are the 2017 recipients of the Dallas North Rotary Club scholarships! Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self! The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Interact District 5810 Leadership

Jose Mojica will serve as the District 5810 Interact Governor during the 2017-2018 school year. Suzy Sauceda and Alexis Torres will serve as District 5810 Interact Assistant Governors. Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.

Rotary International District 5810 Camp RYLA

Jose Mojica and Suzy Sauceda have been accepted to Camp RYLA. Camp RYLA (Rotary Leadership Youth Award) is an annual weeklong summer camp that improves leadership skills for incoming high school seniors from across North Texas. Campers build leadership skills through cabin activities, athletic events, educational workshops, and team building exercises. Camp RYLA challenges individuals to work in teams, communicate, and build a consensus in a supportive environment where working together is key. Campers can expect to engage in an array of activities, both indoors and out.

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