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FWISD Makes Eighth Straight Appearance In Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Festivities

(January 6, 2020) -- For the eighth consecutive year, Fort Worth ISD participated in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl activities recently.2020bowllunch1

Festivities included a January 3 luncheon at the Fort Worth Convention Center and the annual bowl game on January 4 at Texas Christian University’s Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The Tulane Green Wave (7-6, 3-5 American Athletic) defeated the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (7-6, 5-3 Conference USA) 30-13 in the 17th annual bowl. This game was the first appearance in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl for both teams and the first time the two football teams have competed against each other in a decade.

Ahead of the game, Cadet Angel Sanchez of Paschal High School sung the national anthem at annual Kick-off Armed Forces Bowl Luncheon on January 3.

The District’s Joint Services Color Guard, led by retired Col. Russell Malesky and retired 1st Sgt. Terrance Campbell, presented the U.S. and armed forces service flags at the luncheon.angelsanchez

The following Joint Services Color Guard members wree among those expected to represent FWISD in the festivities:

  • Arlington Heights High School – Cadet Michael L. Faulks - POW/MIA flag
  • Arlington Heights High School – Cadet Cris Cajero – Navy flag
  • Arlington Heights High School – Cadet Jack Peck – Marine Corps flag
  • Carter- Riverside High School --   Cadet Viviana Lopez – Army flag
  • North Side High School – Cadet Alan Zuniga – Texas flag
  • South Hills High School – Cadet Grace Garcia – Coast Guard flag
  • Trimble Tech High School – Cadet Armando Gomez – U.S. flag
  • Western Hills High School – Cadet Eric Bowie – Air Force flag
  • Western Hills High School – Cadet Roy Castellanos – Right Guard
  • South Hills High School – Cadet Jared O’Brien – Left Guard

View photos from the luncheon here

A 30-second Fort Worth ISD commercial aired on the big screen at Amon G. Carter Stadium during the game that featured retired 1st Sgt. Campbell.

The commercial has a recruitment theme – for teachers, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and custodial staff – all needed at Fort Worth ISD.

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl aired on ESPN. For more bowl details, visit www.armedforcesbowl.com.

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