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4 Congrats to Norman Chung , Nicolas Dominguez-Carrero , John Hunt , Kelly Long , Keaton McGill , John McKelvey , Julie Nguyen , Khoa Pham , Nicholas Porter and Corbin Tate , who were recently named National Merit Semifinalists. 4 7 8 2 Achieving an incredible feat, the Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School , Kimberlin Academy for Excellence , Lakeview Centennial High School , Spring Creek Elementary School and Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence earned all available distinction designations in addition to the state’s highest accountability rating of Met Standard. A GISD student by day became a national award-winning dancer by night. Armstrong Elementary School fourth-grader Ayden Nguyen wowed viewers and helped his group win the $1 million prize on NBC’s televised competition, World of Dance. THE TOP 5 Get health screenings, enjoy cooking demos, receive wellness tips and more at the inaugural GISD Wellness Expo Feb. 9 at Naaman Forest High School. Did you know CHILD FIND is a system for identifying, locating and evaluating individuals who may need special education services? Learn more about this valuable district service online at or contact the Special Education Department at 972-487-3300. connected After months of research, development and testing, Garland ISD debuted redesigned campus websites this August. Check them out at . 9 The district’s seven high schools cheered on more than 900 students who earned more than $145,000 this year as part of the National Math & Science Initiative College Readiness Program .