Did you know…
- Alief ISD students captured 14 top awards at the recent 53rd Regional Science and Engineering Fair! A
team project by Cindy Diep and Van Vo from Alief Middle School and an individual project by Dat Nguyen
from Alief Early College High School took first place and are headed to the state competition later this
month. Carolina Ramirez from Alief Taylor High School won the poster contest, and her art will be seen
on all posters, brochures, and t-shirts for next year’s event.
- District 13 of the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) nominated Courtney Goldberg, Student
Council advisor at Elsik High School as their 2012 nominee for high school Advisor of the Year. She will
be recognized at TASC’s Annual Conference in Arlington. Goldberg has been named as Advisor of the
Year for District 13 for two years in a row.
- Six members of the Alief Taylor High School Speech and Debate team were invited to compete in the
38th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament of Champions. Students participating in the compe-
tition included seniors Kehinde Agoro, Taiwo Agoro, Joseph Paz and Lynn Phan, junior Saad Al Hasan
and sophomore Aditi Busgeeth.
- Hastings High School junior Richard Vargas has been selected to participate in the NASA High School
Aerospace Scholars (HAS) Program this summer. Students are nominated by their state legislator and
must have an interest in pursuing a career in math, science, engineering or computer science.
- Over the past two weekends, more than 30 Alief high school students have volunteered their time to help
set fence posts in the Alief Community Garden for a tree farm. More students have signed up to volunteer
for the next two Saturdays.
- Alief ISD art students Carolyne Nguyen, Tiffany Valdez, Lan Pham and Jasmine Otanoart will have four of
only 101 art pieces chosen from across the state to be displayed at the State Capitol as part of the 2012
Texas Art Educators Association Youth Art Month celebration.
- CenterPoint Energy awarded the district a $96,219.00 rebate check for participating in its Schools
Conserving Resources (SCORE) Program. The district’s energy saving projects included replacing
gymnasium lighting with more efficient lighting and changing out lights in classrooms at 13 campuses.
- Ten Alief ISD athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team: Brandon Bowman, Jeffrey
Charles, Charles Igbokwe, Tien Nguyen, Kelvin Obimah, Manuel Pitts, Michael Rivas, and
Edidiong Utin, all from Elsik; and Kyrone Riley and David Salazar of Hastings.