January Scholar of the Month Batesville School

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 grade. The Scholar of the Month recognition took place on Tuesday, January 12 at Batesville School to recognize sixth grade student Gisselle Torres.

Gisselle’s winning essay included the following; “I love to practice my math....I’ve always tried my best in school. I have never given up.…. I want to make all A’s so that I can go to a university. I want to open my own (beauty) shop and persuade people to come.” Photo to the right: Sylvia Torres, Mom (left) and Gisselle Torres (right)

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.