Both teams advance to state in late February after high scores at the regional competition.
Athletes from Dawson and Pearland high schools recently signed letters of intent to attend colleges nationwide.
Scripps-bound? If Pearland Junior High West's Siddharth Krishnakumar wins the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, he will compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where he placed No. 4 in the nation last year.
Turner College and Career High School dental students recently put their skills into action, working with Smiles for Schools dentists to host an on-site clinic.
Forty-five school counselors make a difference at campuses district-wide.