Uvalde C.I.S.D. has partnered with IBC Bank, Uvalde Tx and KVOU Coyote Country to promote and encourage scholastic excellence among students. Students enter an essay-writing contest with the topic “Why I Should be the Scholar of the Month.” Teachers choose one composition to represent their classroom. Compositions are turned into a campus leadership team, which selected one winner from eighth grade to represent the grade level. The Scholar of the Month recognition took place on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Morales Junior High to recognize Ellenore “Ella” Dorris.
Ella’s winning essay included the following statements; “Why should I be Scholar of the Month? Being in this position means more than being recognized or awarded money for furthering my education. Scholar of the Month shows that I have a vision for what I do after high school. I am a student who wants to do a fantastic job on assignments and work well with others. Yet, a scholar should never put themselves over fellow peers. Scholar of the Month gives me the opportunity for success.”
Student was presented with a $100 minor savings account courtesy of IBC Bank, will be mentioned in congratulatory announcements on KVOU Radio, and enjoyed a congratulatory lunch with school administration, parents, representatives from IBC Bank and KVOU Radio prepared especially by Southwest Excellence Foodservice for the special recognition.
Pictured in the photo: (left to right) Steven Garcia (KVOU), Rocio Perry (KVOU), Jessica Tijerina (Counselor) Blair Dorris (Mom), Ellenore “Ella” Dorris (Scholar), Todd Dorris (Dad), Mrs. Michelle Rodriguez (Principal), and Jesus Olivares (IBC)