Points of Pride (Week of April 22)

Alief ISD News and Recognitions

Hastings High School students Rebecca Faulhaber, Jewel Huynh, Valerie Cerritos and Leslie Villamar have been named to the National Scholastic Press Association’s 2019 Honor Roll of Student Journalists.

They will be recognized at the closing ceremony of the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association's Spring National High School Journalism Convention. Students have to serve on the staff for two or more years and have an unweighted 3.5 GPA or higher.

Albright Middle School student Sheila Nguyen recently competed in the inaugural Texas Junior Speech and Debate Association (TJSDA) State Tournament.

Nguyen placed second in Congressional Debate.

Alexander Elementary School's All Star Boyz Step Team won first place in the elementary division at the Junior Stomp Down at Forest Brook Middle School.

The students, along with the Miller Intermediate School Men of Brilliance (M.O.B.) Step Team, will compete in the final round this upcoming Saturday.

Hastings High School teacher Andrea Negri was named the winner of the 2019 Lester G. Benz Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a high school journalism teacher by Quill and Scroll.

The money will be used towards Negri's pursuit of a master's degree in journalism education. Negri is the sole recipient of this national award. Quill & Scroll is the International Honor Society for High School Journalists.

Congratulations to the following Alief ISD staff members, whose DonorsChoose.org projects were funded!

Want to share a Points of Pride with the Alief ISD Public Relations Department?

Email your Points of Pride submission to Tracy Lau at tylau@aliefisd.net.

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