Students selected for 2018 youth exchanges

Harashin Scholars

Delegation Leaders:
  • Dawnelle Butler, Westlake Academy
  • Nicole Vallee, Tarrant County College
  • William Dibble, Trinity Valley School
  • Priscilla Gutierrez, Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS
  • Imani Kayembe, Richland HS
  • Will Lourcey, Trinity Valley School
  • Emily Pruitt, Marine Creek Collegiate
  • Rebecca Cichock, Arlington HS
  • Katelyn Parham, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Brigit Teschendorf, Timber Creek HS
Alternate: Samantha Cruz, Legacy HS

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Delegation Leaders:
  • Angelia Ross, International Newcomer Academy
  • Dalynn Cross, Diamond Hill Jarvis HS
Associate Delegation Leader
  • Edward Ayala, Tarrant County College
  • Karen Arreguin, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Karen Ayala, TABS
  • Liliana Bermudez, Nolan Catholic HS
  • DJ Carter, Arlington Heights HS
  • Alexandra Galloway, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Leticia Garcia, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Randito Howard, R.L. Paschal HS
  • John Nolan, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Jamil Okada, Colleyville Heritage HS
  • Aman Patel, Arlington Heights HS
  • Hemmingway Simmons, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Carlos Turcios, World Languages Institute

Trier, Germany

Delegation Leaders:
  • Gina Powell, Young Men’s Leadership Academy
  • Christian Gehman, Trinity Valley School
  • Sebastian Archibald, Arlington Heights HS
  • Trinity Crockett, World Languages Institute
  • Abigail Dillon, Arlington Heights HS
  • Beckett Frijs, Arlington Heights HS
  • Sarah Morton, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Karla Olivo, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Jacobi Reddix, All Saints Episcopal

Budapest, Hungary

Delegation Leader
  • Andreanne Annis, Fort Worth Country Day School
Associate Delegation Leader
  • Arian Martinez, Tarrant County College
  • Alma Briones, Northside HS
  • Samantha Cruz, Legacy HS
  • Vanessa Garcia, TABS
  • Gabriela Gomez, Nolan Catholic HS
  • Rafael Gomez, Nolan Catholic HS
  • Angely Hernandez, Arlington Heights HS
  • Mario Terrell III, Young Men’s Leadership Academy

Toluca, Mexico

Delegation Leader
  • Joe Ayala, Western Hills HS
Associate Delegation Leader
  • Nancy Martinez, Sam Houston State
  • Roberto Aguilar, Arlington Heights HS
  • Brett Crumbie, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Asheria Hart, Cedar Hill Collegiate HS
  • Ben Orr, Anderson Private School
  • Evelyn Tapia, Western Hills HS

Nîmes, France

Delegation Leaders:
  • Jay Kurima, TABS
  • Marvin Vann Griffith, World Languages Institute
  • Sofia Camacho, Southwest HS
  • Hillary Fillmore, Southwest Christian HS
  • Lilian Hicks, TABS
  • Trinity Lee, Ranchview HS
  • Will Lourcey, Trinity Valley School
  • Kareli Olivo, TABS
  • Karla Olivo, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Clarissa Ramirez, Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS
  • Karli Reed, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Hemmingway Simmons, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Lesli Sotelo, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Katherine Villegas, R.L. Paschal HS

Mbabane, Swaziland

Delegation Leaders:
  • Stephen Blan, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Kimberly Tezak Daus, Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS
Associate Delegation Leaders:
  • Madeline Hale, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Jailine Garcia, Tarrant County College
  • Alexandra Galloway, Fort Worth Country Day
  • Vanessa Garcia, TABS
  • Alana Hawkins, Cedar Hill Collegiate
  • Brady O’Donald, Marine Creek Collegiate
  • Kaila O’Donald, Marine Creek Collegiate
  • Campbell Robinson, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Will Thomas, Fort Worth Country Day School

Nagaoka, Japan

Delegation Leaders:
  • James Gleaton, Tarrant County College
  • Courtney Smith, Como Montessori
Associate Delegation Leader
  • Rubi Roy, Tarrant County College
  • Alma Briones, Northside HS
  • Luis Camacho, World Languages Institute
  • Kevin Campos, World Languages Institute
  • Kaya Emanuel, Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Victoria Gomez, Nolan Catholic HS
  • Stephanie Galaviz, Western Hills HS
  • Bronwyn Logan, H.F. Stephens Middle School
  • Paola Mendoza, Northside HS
  • Natalie Moreno, World Languages Institute
  • Jorge Muñoz, World Languages Institute
  • Holy Navarro, Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Reshma Niraula, Fort Worth Country Day School
  • Lexi O’Brien, Boswell HS
  • Skyler Porter, Como Montessori School
  • Jacobi Reddix, All Saints Episcopal
  • Litzully Sosa, Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • Shea Sullivan, R.L. Paschal HS
  • Andrea Torres, World Languages Institute
  • Cora Valderas, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
  • Yoselin Yanez, R.L. Paschal HS

Fort Worth Seeking French Partner

Fort Worth Looking to Create French and Canadian Partnerships FORT WORTH, TX – Sister Cities launches search

Fort Worth Sister Cities International has launched a long-range plan to select two  new sister cities in countries where they can build mutually beneficial relationships through education, exchanges and commerce.  Countries currently being considered are Canada and France.

“Our goal is to promote Fort Worth globally and enrich our local community creating a more peaceful and prosperous world for all. We find that important now more than ever,” said Johnny Campbell, board chairman and CEO of Sundance Square.

Sister Cities is exploring potential partnerships with the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and Nimes, France. Calgary currently boasts a population of 1.4 million and is one of Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities. Nimes is smaller with a population of 142, 205 but has a rich history dating back 2000 years.

Sister Cities will be staging a luncheon and conversation with the French Consul General based in Houston, as well as local experts on international partnerships, to discuss the possible relationship with Nimes, France. The luncheon will be held February 23 noon in the TCU Dee Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center and ticket information is available by calling 817/632-7100 or online at

Anyone interested in learning more about this possible connection with France or Fort Worth Sister Cities is invited to join the conversation. Tickets are available for purchase until February 17.