Did you know…

  • Alief Elsik Stage Company took their show, “Driving Miss Daisy,” all the way to the Area UIL One-Act Play Competition at San Jacinto College. Along the way, Daniel Smith won Best Actor; Emily Tunon won Best Actress; and Mario Yang took home an Honorable Mention All-Star Cast Award. Three crew members were recognized as Outstanding Technicians: Alma Acosta, Nathaly Garcia, and Derek Ngwu.
  • Lupita Villanueva, a junior at Kerr High School, is one of 24 Houston area students selected to participate in the Accounting Career Awareness Program this summer at the University of Houston. Participants will have an opportunity to compete for scholarships.
  • The Hastings UIL team took 1st place in this year’s 18-5A Academic Meet. Students won 1st place in Accounting, Current Events, Computer Science, Editorial Writing, Informative Speaking, Mathematics, Prose Interpretation, Science and Spelling, and were top scorers for Chemistry and Physics. Hastings also had the top teams for Accounting, Current Events, Computer Science, Journalism, Mathematics, and Science.
  • Youens Elementary Gifted and Talented students created an electronic comic book on religious tolerance and entered it in a contest sponsored by EZ Comics (www.ezcomics.com) The students won an iPad and the Houston Chronicle will be doing a story on them.
  • Thirty-three Killough Middle School students attended the 5th annual “WOW! That’s Engineering” event on Saturday, which brought female engineers and female middle school students together to perform hands-on, engineering and science-based activities and experiments. The students learned about educational opportunities and financial aid options to pursue college studies. The event was held at Schlumberger’s collaborative visualization iCenter facility in West Houston.
  • Robert Jackson from Alief Hastings High School was named the Space City National Forensics League (NFL) District Student of the Year. Nominees must demonstrate strong academic credentials and a commitment to the speech and debate community. He is now in the running for the national award.
  • Three Alief Early College High School juniors, Mayra Romero, Jose Silva and Jency Perez, have been selected to participate in the Rice Owl Leadership Program this summer. The program prepares rising high school juniors as both leaders in their communities and competitive applicants to top-tier colleges and universities.
  • Alief ISD’s underlying bond ratings are higher than 90% of the school districts across the country. Alief”s AA rating by Standards & Poors and Aa1 by Moody’s reflect the district’s financial strength.