Points of Pride (Week of May 13)

Alief ISD News and Recognitions

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Follow along as ABC 13 showcases the different aspects of Alief ISD and the Alief community. More videos will be shared later this week by ABC 13.

Hastings and Kerr High School students received Individual Achievement Awards (IAAs) for their work in the 2018 and 2019 yearbooks and the 2018-2019 newspapers at the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) Spring Convention.

The following Alief students received state-level UIL recognition:


Current Year (2019) Yearbook IAAs:

  • 1st Place - Photo Portfolio - Jewel Huynh (Hastings)
  • 2nd Place - Student Life-Focused Spread - Rebecca Faulhaber (Hastings)
  • 2nd Place - Story - Syeda Misbah Raza (Kerr)


Newspaper IAAs:

  • 1st Place - Sports Action Photo - Jewel Huynh (Hastings)


2018 Yearbook IAAs:

  • 3rd Place - Headlines - Staff (Kerr)

Center for Advanced Careers student Kenny Tran (Taylor High School) won CW 39 Houston's 2019 Class Act Student of the Year Award.

He was awarded a $1,000 scholarship check.

Miller Intermediate School students took top honors at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas American Cheer Power and Dance Championship.

The Dancing Mavericks won first place, and Miller’s Cheerleaders placed second.

Congratulations to the Alief ISD Health Services School Nurses of the Year.

  • RN of the Year - Olutoyin Komolafe (Youens Elementary School)
  • LVN of the Year - Janell McClelland (Itinerant Nurse)
  • Paraprofessional of the Year - Mary Luz Ibargen (Bush Elementary School)

O'Donnell Middle School Athletic Director Bryan Jones was recently awarded a grant from the JJ Watt Foundation.

The grant, which is worth more than $7,200, funds new equipment for the football team, including new shoulder pads.

Taylor High School teacher Melissa Mason has been accepted as an intern for the 2019-2020 Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers (Nano RET).

This internship opportunity from Rice University consists of a year of professional development focused on enhancing teachers' research experience. Mason will be working on cancer research.

O’Donnell Middle School teacher Richard Spitz performed as a backup musician for Johnny Mathis at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston.

A second performance will be held in June in Louisiana. Spitz is the orchestra director at ODMS.

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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