As we know, we are in full swing and expeditiously bringing to an end the season of graduations. What better way to close it out than to honor a few deserving high school students at the 14th Annual Dallas Police Appreciation and Scholarship Luncheon held at the Renaissance Dallas North Hotel. On June 2, 2022, students of the Class of 2022 and children of Dallas police officers were recognized for their hard work, dedication and academic achievements. This appreciation and scholarship luncheon was sponsored by the Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce.
Hannah Christian is the daughter of Senior Corporal Lawrence Christian, #8225. Hannah is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park. Her high school career achievements include being named a member of the National Honor Society, the National Junior Honor Society, the Student Council, the Varsity Softball team, a two-time gold medalist in Art and a Silver medalist in History and Choir. In her spare time, Hannah volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth, Texas. She plans on attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Graphic Design.
Jordan Garcia is the daughter of Senior Corporal George Garcia, #7895. Jordan is a graduate of Crandall High School in Crandall, Texas. Some of her high school career achievements include qualifying in the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Regionals, being a member of the Outstanding Freshman Band Regiment, being named Head Drum Major and being a part of the Directors Award Concert Band. In her spare time, Jordan volunteers as a musician at the First Baptist Church of Kaufman. She plans on attending the University of Texas in San Antonio and majoring in Cybersecurity.
Heaven Hayden is the daughter of Senior Corporal Kevin Hayden, #9810. Heaven is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas. Her career achievements include being named a member of the National Honor Society, 1st Team All-District in Basketball, District MVP and 1st Team All-District; All-Tournament. In her spare time, Heaven volunteers with the Fourth Avenue Church of Christ, the Jewel Foundation and the Police Athletic League. She plans on attending the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas where she will major in Health Science and Criminal Justice.
Raven and Ronald Weathers is the daughter and son of Senior Corporal Faye Thomas, #8006. They both are graduates of Red Oak High School in Red Oak, Texas. Raven’s achievements include receiving the University Interscholastic League Solo for Band. Ronald was named a member of the National Technical Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society. In their spare time, they both volunteer at the Margie Gipson Helping Hands Foundation and the Antioch Baptist Church. She plans on attending Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, majoring in Art while he plans on attending Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas and majoring in Marketing and Management in Business.
During the luncheon, Senior Corporals Amber Oliver, #10113 and Soo Nam, #10206 along with Police Officers Jarvis Haywood, #11004 and Bryan Joseph, #9479 were all recognized and awarded the Community Excellence Award for their relentless and tireless efforts in keeping our city and neighborhoods safe.
Congratulations to all those honored and a job well done!