Winners of the National Hispanic Heritage Month Art and Essay Contest join the Board and Dr. Watson in the horseshoe for a congratulatory photo.
Elementary winners of the Digital Contest pause for a photo after shaking hands with board trustees.
HOUSTON – Oct. 12, 2018 – At the October meeting of the Spring ISD Board of Trustees, the spotlight was on National Hispanic Heritage Month – celebrated Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 – and especially on the students who placed first, second or third in the 2018 Spring ISD Hispanic Heritage Languages other than English (LOTE) Art and Essay Contest.
“During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the contributions and the importance of Hispanic and Latinos in the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture,” said Dr. Lupita Hinojosa, chief of School Leadership and Student Support Services.
Those contributions were emphasized in Jennifer Rivera’s first-place essay titled “An Interminable Voice to Strengthen our Traditions.” Rivera, a senior at Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, took first place in the Level 5 AP category. Read Essay.
In addition, the Board recognized the winners in the district’s first Hispanic Heritage Month Digital Contest for their award-winning videos.
- First – Aiden Hajicek, Spring Early College Academy
- Second – Malia McGruder, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
- Third – Long Nguyen, Wells Middle School
Spanish for Spanish Speakers
- First – Jada Jones, Wells Middle School
- First – Kylen Ollison, Dekaney High School
- Second – Mary Le, Spring Early College Academy
- Third – Steven Peralta, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 and 2 Combined
- First – Yumiko Guadalupe Ruiz Lopez, Dekaney High School
- Second – Jessica Flores, Roberson Middle School
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3 and 4 Combined
- First – Lesby Andrade, Westfield High School
Level 4 AP
- First – Ana Rosales, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
Level Five AP
- First – Jennifer Rivera, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
Art Contest Winners, all levels
- First – Isabelle Crowder, Spring Early College Academy
- Second – Quanteria Randle, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
- Third – Alexandra Ritualo, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
- Honorable Mention – Shaynne Sarver, Spring Early College Academy
Digital Contest Video Winners
- Elementary Individual – Mauricio Cruz, Booker Elementary
- Elementary Group – Londynn Davis; Emily Cisneros; Maritza Gonzalez; Iana Melgar; Nicole Ayala; Journee
Jackson, Beneke Elementary
- Middle School Group – Chevy Edwards, Joshua Burnhard,Demetrius Hicks, Samantha Hernandez, Claughton
- High School Group – Donovan Sanders, Timothy Hardiman, Ana Carrillo Lupio; Richard Knox, Westfield High