Each month we gather to hear about important projects or work being done in our community for the betterment of women and children. Today we were honored to have the executive director of Lifeline Shelters, Kathy Severance come and talk to us. Lifeline Shelter housed their first family in Grand Prairie on December 17, 2003.

Their purpose is to help prevent homelessness in the GPISD and they use Christine Gonzalez as their referral source. These families are about to be evicted from their homes/apartments and they need a ‘lifeline’. So this project was started by Kathy, Christine and Angela Giessner, a member of Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie. We are thankful for their services, and seen in the picture are Kathy on the right and Vivian, a caseworker on the left. For more information about Lifeline Shelter, please go to their website: www.lifelineshelter.net

Saturday, the Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie recognized nine high school and middle school girls in the Grand Prairie ISD for their outstanding character, community service and leadership. Each month the Soroptimist Club honors the winners with a certificate and at the end of the year one girl from each high school is chosen Girl of the Year and awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

November selections include:

Selena Vazquez - Grand Prairie High School
Tricia Sims - South Grand Prairie High School
Rebeccah Fleener - Dubiski Career High School
Bridget Botbyl - Adams Middle School
Claudia Castillo-Torres - YWLA Arnold Middle School
Ana Nava - Fannin Middle School
Yenifer Montoya - Jackson Middle School
Alyssa Ayala - Reagan Middle School
Amelia Wright - Truman Middle School

A special thank you to GP Reporter for the photo and covering this story.

Saturday, the Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie recognized nine high school and middle school girls in the Grand Prairie ISD for their outstanding character, community service and leadership. Each month the Soroptimist Club honors the winners with a certificate and at the end of the year one girl from each high school is chosen Girl of the Year and awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The October selections include:

Samantha Vaitaki – Grand Prairie High School
Ashley Nudge – South Grand Prairie High School
Benita Ozoude – Dubiski Career High School
Tamia Jackson – Adams Middle School
Racquel Escobar - YWLA@Arnold Middle School
Monica Olivarez – Fannin Middle School
Erin Gilstrap – Jackson Middle School
Whitney Dokes – Reagan Middle School
Brianna Hail – Truman Middle School


A special thank you to GP Reporter for the photo and covering this story.

Saturday, the Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie recognized ten high school and middle school girls in the Grand Prairie ISD for their outstanding character, community service and leadership. Each month the Soroptimist Club honors the winners with a certificate and at the end of the year one girl from each high school is chosen Girl of the Year and awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The March selections include:

Hailey Johnson – Grand Prairie High School
Gabby Cortez – South Grand Prairie High School
Joy Josephs – Dubiski Career High School
Elizabeth Gonzalez – Adams Middle School
Kellyn Lazo – Arnold Middle School
Valeria Maldonado – Fannin Middle School
Claudia Dominguez – Jackson Middle School
Jasmine Jones – Kennedy Middle School
Jeannine Rodriguez – Reagan Middle School
Destynee Adams – Truman Middle School


A special thank you to GP Reporter for the photo and covering this story.