Oh The Places You'll Go....
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
The DFW Mid-Cities Chapter is elated to honor our graduating high school seniors. These amazing teens have made our chapter proud! Even in the midst of the recent challenges that have impacted their senior year, they continue to excel and thrive as they prepare to enter their next phase of life. Job Well Done DFW Mid-Cities 2021 Seniors!!!
Joshua Amos is a senior at Westlake Academy located in Westlake, TX. He is the son of J. Darryl and Dee Amos. Joshua has been a member of the DFW Mid-Cities Jack and Jill chapter for the past two years. He serves on the chapter’s Executive board and holds the position of Foundation Chair. He finds value in giving back to the community and has participated in Poverty Environment Conservation Club and Student Leader for High School Voting. At Westlake, Joshua serves as captain on both the basketball and tennis teams and was awarded the Blacksmith Award, which shows excellence in academics and athletics. Joshua plans to major in Philosophy while pursing pre-med to attend medical school.
Elijah Alphonsus Donatto attends Tarrant County College and is the son of Audwin and Michelle Donatto. He was the youngest child to enter the DFW Mid-Cities Chapter when it was chartered in 2004. Elijah serves on the chapter's executive board as Sergeant at Arms. He is a member of The Alpha Academy, and finds joy in giving back to his community when volunteering. Elijah was a player on the Varsity Football team at Westlake Academy. Elijah plans to attend an HBCU and will major in Computer Science
Amelia is a senior at Keller High School in Keller, Texas and is the daughter of Adrian and Alice Dungey. She has been a member of the DFW Mid-Cities chapter for 4 years and has been very active serving as Parliamentarian and Sergant at Arms. Amelia has participated in high school Student Council for 4 years, HOSA, and will graduate as a Certified Nurse Assistant at the time of her High School graduation. Amelia has decided to attend Northwestern University Majoring in Neuro Science. Amelia has also signed to be a Student Athlete representing the Wildcats in Women's Saber Fencing.
Chandler is a senior at Westlake Academy in Westlake, Texas and is the daughter of Drs. Brian and Julia Flowers. She has been a member of DFW Mid-Cities for fifteen years. She was the lead harpist for the Fort Worth Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and currently plays varsity tennis, attends Chinese School, and serves as a junior reporter for Simply Westlake magazine. She plans to study Creative Writing and East Asian Languages in college and has future interests in teaching, writing, and speech language pathology. Chandler enjoys running, painting, and storytelling.
DFW Mid-Cities Teen President, Hayden Flowers is a senior at Westlake Academy in Westlake, Texas. She is the daughter of Drs. Brian and Julia Flowers and has been a chapter member for 15 years. She completed an Aerospace program at NASA and competed at the state level in robotics. Hayden is a competitive tennis player and started her own non-profit organization to donate new tennis equipment to inner city schools. She plans to attend university where she will study aerospace engineering and human rights and obtain an advanced degree in business. Hayden enjoys travel, eclectic film, and alternative pop music.
Ashley Lauren Hamilton is a senior at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas and is the daughter of Anthony and Everlie Hamilton. She has been a member of the DFW Mid-Cities Chapter for 8 years. Ashley has been involved in UNICEF Club, she has volunteered with elementary students and is active in theater and dance. Ashley will attend college in the fall and major in Digital Marketing to pursue a career where she can combine her creativity and passion for helping the community.
Ian Taylor Schlitz
Ian Taylor Schlitz is a senior at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and is the son of Dr. Myiesha Taylor and William Schlitz. Ian has been a member of the DFW Mid-cities Chapter for 10 years. Ian is the founder and CEO of Kidlamity Gaming and is active in advocating for STEM/STEAM diversity in the United States. He will complete his Bachelor of Science degree and graduate in May of 2021.
Doug Williams is a senior at Keller High School in Keller, Texas and is the son of Sam and Giselle Williams. Doug has been a part of the Jack and Jill family for about 5 years gaining developmental and social experiences through the DFW Mid-Cities Chapter. Doug is an athlete with an entrepreneurial drive that has volunteered to stock food pantries, make food boxes for the less fortunate, mow lawns for those in need and during COVID, establish an alternative resource for male grooming.
Doug has decided to attend The University of Oklahoma to build upon his entrepreneurial dream and major in Business Administration. His desire is to become an established business owner under his own brand.
Kian Wilcox is a senior at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, and is the son of Ken and Iris Wilcox. He has been a member of four different Jack and Jill chapters over a 12-year period and will graduate out of the DFW Mid-Cities Chapter in 2021. He is an indoor cycling instructor at Cycle Bar and loves to encourage people to do their best and push their limits. He has been accepted to five universities, but hasn’t made a final decision about where he’ll attend. Nonetheless, Kian is firm in his plans to major in Nutritional Science and minor in Psychology in hopes of helping people with diabetes, eating disorders, and more.