Cummings Elementary students performed “On Broadway” at the Hobby Center through the Music Doing Good Program. The school and its students, administrators and staff were also recognized in the Music Doing Good Quarterly Notes Spring Newsletter.

Alief Early College High School student Drew Bernard was named the recipient of the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas Beat the Odds Scholarship. Bernard will receive a $5,000 scholarship over four years and ongoing mentorship and guidance. He was chosen for overcoming tremendous adversity, achieving academic excellence and demonstrating community service.

Alief ISD elementary and intermediate art teachers entered 200 pieces of art into the Region 4 Texas Elementary Art Meet (TEAM). Of the 200 pieces, 168 earned gold medals and 32 earned ribbons. From the entire show, the top 10% are showcased on the Texas Art Education Association website. Alief is proud to have 27 pieces in the Top of TEAM.

Killough Middle School student Toluwalope Cecilia Fabiyi was accepted into the Baylor College of Medicine Saturday Morning Science Program. This STEM Program encourages students to pursue careers in medicine and biosciences while interacting with physicians, tenured scientists, medical students and graduate students.

Youngblood Intermediate students Jessica Nguyen, Joel Kim, Amie Nguyen and Ai Tran and their educational videos were recognized at the 2016 DISTCO Digital Storytelling Contest. The students won in every category in which they competed.

Two Hastings High School art students won prestigious honors. Osman Adams placed second in the 9th Congressional District Art Competition held at Houston Community College’s Southeast Campus. Osman’s photograph will be on display in Congressman Al Green’s Houston Office for a year. Rosa Gomez won first place in the 18th Annual High Art Exhibition Awards Ceremony at the O’Kane Gallery at the University of Houston-Downtown. Gomez was awarded $300 for her artwork.

The O’Donnell Middle School Tennis Team won its 12th district title in a row. The school won first place in girls, boys and team.

Taylor High School student Nkechinyere Iwuorie was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Omicron Omega Chapter.

The O’Donnell Middle School Robotics Club swept the 4-H Robotics Competition at Prairie View A&M University. All teams received first, second and third place trophies.

Alief ISD Adaptive Physical Education teacher Mike Idrogo was honored during the 2016 Special Olympics Greater Houston Area Spring Games Track & Field Competition. Idrogo has been a dedicated volunteer for 15 years. He is an avid supporter of Special Olympics and is an Alief Super Stars Coach.

Kennedy Elementary teacher Stephanie Edgington and Martin Elementary teacher Kristie Thorn are the recipients of the Alief ISD Excellence in Technology Award. Both teachers demonstrate effective integration of technology into student learning.