The Dallas City Council recognized three students from Tanglewood Elementary for their exceptional volunteer efforts.

Their volunteer work was highlighted in a recent documentary titled “SLANT 45 The Movie”.

SLANT 45: Service Learning Adventures in North Texas paired with Super Bowl XLV to offer challenges and rewards to young citizens.

The program involved 44,140 students from all over North Texas who logged a combined total of 445,814 hours of community service. Thirty-three school districts and fifteen private schools joined the effort, tackling projects such as collecting items for animal shelters, planting a community garden, and creating an anti-bullying program.

“SLANT 45: The Movie” premiered at the Angelika Film Center in Plano during Super Bowl week and also showed at the 2011 Dallas International Film Festival on April 2. The documentary highlighted how students’ impacted their communities in this year’s project.

Eleven Tanglewood students were featured in the movie for their efforts to fight hunger in the Fort Worth Community. Second-grader Will Lourcey’s team, FROGS (Friends Reaching Our Goals) collected more than 1300 cans for the Tarrant Area Food Bank in their campaign, “Hits & Kicks Against Hunger”. The campaign participants recruited sponsors to donate one dollar for every hit they got in a baseball or softball game and every goal scored in a soccer game last September.