Return to Headlines

Over 1,000 FWISD Juniors to Receive Academic Sweatshirt for Scholastic Excellence

What: Annual Academic Sweatshirt Award Ceremony sponsored by Fort Worth ISD and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics 

When: Monday, November 18, 2019, Reception- 6 p.m.; Ceremony- 7 p.m.

Where: Fort Worth ISD Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd., Fort Worth 

Summary: Fort Worth ISD will recognize 1,048 of its high school juniors at its annual Academic Sweatshirt Award Ceremony and reception, Monday, November 18.

The ceremony and reception, sponsored by the District and Lockheed Martin Aeuronatics, recognizes students who completed their sophomore year of high school with a GPA of 3.8 or better. Honorees inducted into the distinguished club receive a sweatshirt with the initials of their high school, its academic banner and the student’s personal monogram on the sleeve.

This year’s ceremony includes the presentation of colors by the O.D. Wyatt JROTC, entertainment from the North Side High School Mariachi Espuelas de Plata and a one-tenth-scale model of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 on display. Orlando Sanchez Jr., vice president of F-22 Programs for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the ceremony’s guest speaker.  

The Academic Sweatshirt Scholar Program was established in 1989 with 100 students acknowledged for completing their sophomore year with a GPA of 3.8 or higher. In 30 years, more than 9,000 FWISD students have received the distinction for achieving academic excellence. 

The ceremony is an invitation-only event. Honorees must RSVP through their school’s academic office. For more details, contact Norma Burks, the event coordinator and District Academic Activities Coordinator for AAIL Department, at 817-814-2576 or email 


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and the Fort Worth ISD Mobile App for the latest information