Alief Points of Pride
- Alief ISD’s 2017 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year are Priscilla Cuellar (Petrosky Elementary School) and Bresean Cockrell (Elsik Ninth Grade Center).
- Elsik High School’s Career & Technical Education students in the Blue Octane Shell Eco-Marathon Team will compete in Detroit next week. In addition to the competition, students will also tour the Henry Ford Museum.
- The Kerr High School Theatre Program was honored at the TUTS Tommy Tune Awards Ceremony as one of the top high school programs. Kathryn Negri and Jose Ramos performed in the ceremony’s finale.
- Miller Intermediate School, Budewig Intermediate School, Petrosky Elementary School and Alief Early College High School won the Fuel Up To Play 60 Alief Race to Touch Down Contest. Each school received tickets to the 2017 Houston Texans Play 60 football game at NRG Stadium.
- O’Donnell Middle School students Emilie Bui and Ulysses Leal have been selected as campus finalists for their Do The Write Thing Texas Challenge writing entries. This year, the contest received almost 11, 500 student submissions from 88 schools. As student finalists, Bui and Leal are invited to attend the 2017 Do The Write Thing Recognition Ceremony at NRG Arena in May.
- The Hastings High School Varsity Band earned concert sweepstakes at UIL for the sixth year in a row. Elsik High School also received a superior rating for their concert performance.
- Alief ISD’s April Scholar Athletes are Leslie Blanco (Taylor High School girls track) and Frederick Mallari (Elsik High School boys tennis).
- Eleven Alief ISD high school students were named Dell Scholars. Each student will receive a $20,000 scholarship, a laptop and textbook credits. The students are from Alief Early College High School, Hastings High School and Taylor High School.
- Petrosky Elementary student Victoria Green has been accepted to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. this summer.
- Hearne Elementary student Kaela Lara will be competing for Miss Texas Jr. Pre-Teen in a Pageant in June.
- Cummings Elementary teacher Nupur Engineer has received funding from DonorsChoose.org to purchase the book, Oh, the places you will go!, for each of her fourth grade students as a graduation gift. Engineer and her students have been together since first grade.
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