Southern Dallas was filled with pride honoring the six Southern Dallas schools that won state and national titles.
“I’m proud of him. I know how hard he had to work and the things he had to go through,” said David Pewee, head boys’ basketball coach at Duncanville High School.
Athletes and their marching band displayed their school spirit during the Parade of Champions.
“We’re here because we’ve won the state for the fourth time in a row,” said Duncanville High School basketball player Davian Sykes.
City and school district leaders celebrate South Oak Cliff, Duncanville, DeSoto and Madison High Schools as well as Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy.
Paul Quinn’s own men’s basketball team won the national title.
“The culture of champions in the southern part of our city is extraordinary,” said Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College.
Sorrell said it is time for well-deserved recognition in South Dallas.
“If you believe the legend that some people tell about the southern area of the city, nothing good comes out of here – that’s not true,” Sorel said.
Southern Dallas schools honored to be in the spotlight.
“It’s not Dallas’ half-sister. Whatever it is, on many issues, we’re moving on,” Sorrell said.