Alief Points of Pride

    • Alief ISD schools recently competed in the World Step Association’s Junior Stomp Down. The Alexander Elementary School’s All Star Boyz Step Team won first place in the elementary division for the second consecutive year. The Miller Intermediate School Men of Brilliance Step Team won third place in the middle school division.

    • Killough Middle School student Trina Zhang received a National Gold Medal in Writing. Kerr High School student Kaylee Vu received a National Silver Medal in Art.

    • Albright Middle School student Khanh Dang was selected to receive the Harris County Department of Education Superintendent’s Writing Award.

    • Alexander Elementary School specialist Brandy Jones was selected to serve as the Ocean Exploration Trust Science Communication Fellow. Jones will be joining the community of the Corps of Exploration aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus. The Ocean Exploration Trust is a non-profit organization with an extended team of experts dedicated to ocean exploration. Dr. Robert Ballard, best known for his 1985 discovery of the RMS Titanic, founded this organization.

    • Kerr High School student Wayne Wong advanced to nationals after winning first place at the Houston Branch’s National Shakespeare Competition. Wayne received $350 and will receive an all expenses paid trip to New York City to compete on stage at the Lincoln Center on April 29 against 54 other students from across the country.

    • Liestman Elementary School students donate to the local community. The school’s LLOD, GENTS and Steppers recently packed 900 boxes of non-perishable food for senior citizens at the Houston Food Bank. This equates to 22,500 meals. LLOD also collected 108 pairs of shoes through donations; the shoes will be shipped to those in need in other countries. Liestman’s Student Council collected more than 600 cans of food, which were donated to the Houston Recovery Center.
      Miller Intermediate School, Hastings High School Marines JROTC and Elsik High School Cheerleaders placed first, second and third respectively in the Alief International Parade. The parade is hosted by the Alief Community Association.

    • Cummings, Mahanay and Petrosky Elementary Schools were recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition for their efforts to improve school nutrition environments and the health of children in Texas.

    • Kerr High School speech and debate students won first place at the UIL Cross-Examination Debate District Championship. Mike Ly and Hannah Ghebrelul won first place in the district championship and advanced to state competitions. Kerr has had multiple teams advance in the past, but Ly (sophomore) and Ghebrelul (freshman) are the youngest by far.

    • Alief Early College High School STEM Robotics Team will advance to the National SeaPerch competition after winning the championship in the Houston Regional competition.

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