Points of Pride (Week of August 20)
Alief ISD News and Recognitions
Over the Summer...
Olle Middle School students competed in the National Speech and Debate Association Middle School National Tournament.
Tomi Akinwande finished second in the nation in Dramatic Interpretation and third in the nation in Poetry Interpretation.
Vivica Haverly advanced to the national semifinals (top 12 in the nation) in Poetry Interpretation.
Kerr High School Class of 2018 graduate Daniel Flores received national recognition at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference.
Flores brought home third place in Database Design and Application. This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate that they have acquired entry-level skills for understanding database usage and development in business.
Kerr High School teacher Laura Negri honored by two major journalism associations.
Negri was appointed as a Director-at-Large for the Journalism Education Association, a national organization that supports free and responsible scholastic journalism. She will serve in this position until Spring 2020.
The Texas Association of Journalism Educators also named Negri as one of this year’s Trailblazer award recipients. Trailblazers set trends and have helped shape Texas journalism. She will receive this award later this fall. Only a few advisers receive this honor each year.
Negri teaches journalism and advises The Safari yearbook, The Kerronicle newspaper and kerronicle.com news website. She also serves as the school's Career and Technical Education department chair.
Center for Advanced Careers teacher Sherita Harmon recognized as an Everyday Hero by Investigation Discovery's Inspire a Difference campaign.
Alief ISD graduate Cameron Clark wins Harvard Law School's Gary Bellow Public Service Award.
The award is given to a graduating student who best exemplifies late Harvard Law professor Gary Bellow's commitment to public service and his innovative approach to the analysis and practice of law.
Clark graduated from Kerr in 2012 and also attended Best, Outley, Budewig and Albright.
Upcoming District Events
AVID/Gifted & Talented Parent Night
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 21Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Crump Stadium
Date: Thursday, Aug. 23Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Alief Taylor HS
Labor Day (Student/Staff Holiday)
Date: Monday, Sept. 3