December Scholar of the Month

Uvalde C.I.S.D. has partnered with IBC Bank and KVOU Radio 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 the campus leadership team, which selected one winner from the eighth grade. The Scholar of the Month recognition took place on Friday, December 4 at Morales Junior High School to recognize eighth grade student Kathleen Espinoza.

Kathleen’s winning essay included the following; “Every single day I dedicate myself to my studies at school and at home. School year after school year I set the same challenging goal: to make all A’s in my studies in all of my classes. I personally believe that everyone deserves to be Scholar of the Month, for it is not all about making A’s. It’s more about the effort and hard work you dedicate yourself to trying to make great grades. It’s about the confidence, the faith, the hope, the challenges and obstacles you try to overcome, and finally….the achievement of success.”

Kathleen was presented with a $100 savings bond 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.