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More Than 1,000 Students to Receive Distinguished Academic Sweatshirt

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

When: Thursday, December 6, 2018, Reception – 6 p.m.; Ceremony – 7 p.m.

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

Who: 1,002 high school juniors, Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, assistant superintendents, Board of Education members, Lockheed Martin representatives

Summary: More than 1,000 FWISD high school juniors are receiving the District’s distinguished academic sweatshirt at a ceremony, Thursday, December 6.academisweatshirt17

The annual Academic Sweatshirt Award Ceremony, sponsored by the Fort Worth ISD and Lockheed Martin, recognizes students who complete their 10th-grade year with a 3.8 GPA or better. Students receive a sweatshirt with initials of their high school, the academic banner, and their personal monogram on the sleeve.


Lockheed Martin will display a one-tenth-scale model of its F-35 at the event.

Established in 1989, the academic sweatshirt distinction was initially awarded to 100 students. Now in its 29th year, FWISD has recognized more than 8,000 students with academic sweatshirts 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


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