#WeAreMISD What’s Happening Around the District Congratulations to Amber Bains (1st place) and Hanna Truong (2nd place) from Janet Brockett Elementary School for winning the City of Arlington’s 2017 Animal Essay Contest. Students from the Superintendent’s Advisory Council (SAC), which is made up of students representing each middle school and high school, traveled with MISD staff and Board members to Austin for MISD Day at the Capital. Students toured the State Capitol and interacted with legislators. Four Ben Barber Innovation Academy culinary arts students earned the opportunity to advance to the ProStart State Competition after finishing first at the district level. Brittany Thomas, Aaliyah Abra, Sydney Toledo and Cecilia Harlen presented their restaurant “Mama Sou’s” at the competition. Congratulations Lake Ridge High School freshman Caitlyn Lindell, who won 10-AAAAA District Championship with a 3 under par 14, and set a school record! 16 Mansfield School & Family Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas spent time with the Nancy Neal Elementary Ambassadors earlier in the year teaching them the importance of being a lifelong learner.