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 sixth and seventh grade. The Scholar of the Month recognition took place on Tuesday, January 5 at Flores Middle School to recognize sixth grade student Luke Garza and seventh grade student Serena Douglas.
Luke’s winning essay included the following; “I am very passionate about achieving my goals and advancing higher and higher. I desire to be recognized as a good leader one day. I try hard to focus on my education so that one day I can attend the University of Texas at Austin.” Photo to the right: Danny (left) and Debbie (right) pose with their son, Luke Garza
Serena’s winning essay included the following; “I believe that I would be a good Scholar of the Month due to my dedication and love for others and my success. If there is someone who is in need of my help I can tell you that I will not turn away or ignore them. My respect for others will stay the same in any age group, and will not change simply because I do not have to show children my age and younger the same respect that I show my elders.” Photo to the right: Bobby (left) and Nicole Meredith (right) pose with their daughter Serena Douglas (center) and her two siblings Juliet (bottom left) and Jude (held)
Students were 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.