MacArthur High School junior Bianca Umeakuana was presented the One Irving High School Athlete of the Month Award on Nov. 7 at MacArthur’s pep rally for the MacArthur vs. Irving Nimitz playoff football game.
The One Irving High School Athlete of the Month Award recognizes student-athletes in Irving high schools for their athletic and academic accomplishments, as well as involvement in the community. Student-athletes are nominated for the monthly award by school officials.
LaToya Ramsey, MacArthur volleyball coach, nominated Bianca for the award.
Bianca is academically ranked No. 1 in her junior class at MacArthur High School. She has been named Gifted and Talented Student of the Year and Female Student of the Year for two years, among other academic accolades. Bianca is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Class Officers, DECA and participates in theater productions.
Bianca is a member of MacArthur’s varsity volleyball team and runs track.
In the community, she participates in various community service projects related to Student Council and takes part in the Irving Police Department’s basketball camp.
The One Irving High School Athlete of the Month Award is presented by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce’s One Irving campaign and sponsored by Toyota of Irving and ESPN Dallas.
For more information on One Irving or to view more One Irving High School Athletes of the Month, visit oneirving.org.
About One Irving
One Irving — Making the Grade is a five-year initiative of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. The initiative began in November 2011 with a goal to raise $3.1 million from the private sector over the next five years to increase the number of college-bound and post-secondary education students by improving test scores in science and math, introducing students to career opportunities in the business world and demonstrating the need for academic excellence and promoting Irving by accurately and consistently portraying Irving’s assets and academic achievements. For more information, visit www.oneirving.org.