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January's Scholars of the Month!

posted Feb 1, 2017, 10:48 AM by Yvette Perez   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 10:50 AM ]

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 a campus leadership team, which selected one winner from sixth and seventh grade to represent each grade level. The Scholar of the Month recognition took place on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Flores Middle School to recognize 6th grade student Madison McCullough and 7th grade student Briana Mata.

Students were 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.

Briana’s winning essay included the following statements; “Since I was younger, I always valued the importance of education. I always strive to do my absolute best in every single class with a 100% effort because I believe you should do your best in everything to the end with all of the effort you can put in. That’s my motivation in school and anything else I seek to accomplish.”

Pictured in the photo: (left to right) Rocio Perry (KVOU), Clarie Trevino (IBC), Margot Mata (Mom), Briana (Scholar), Carlos Mata (Dad), and Krista Hays (Principal)

Madison’s winning essay included the following statements; “Try your hardest, even when times are tough. That is a motto that I have used for myself for as long as I can remember. School has never been easy for me. I am honored to be nominated for Scholar of the Month. I am deserving of the honor because I am committed to my work and I help my school to be a better place.”

Pictured in the photo: (left to right) Rocio Perry (KVOU), Clarie Trevino (IBC), Kyle McCullough (Dad), Madison (Scholar), Allison McCullugh (Mom), and Krista Hays (Principal)