Alief Points of Pride

    • Alief ISD students win top prizes at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR). Kerr High School student Jennifer Vuong’s colored drawing was sold for $10,000 at the HLSR School Art Auction. Vuong received a $2,500 scholarship, and the remainder of the proceeds went towards the Rodeo’s Educational Fund for use for scholarship and grant recipients. Elsik High School students Lauren Andrade won Best of Show, while Jazmine Ortiz won Gold Medal at the 3-D Rodeo Art competition. Andrade also won a $2,500 scholarship at the HLSR auction.

    • The Cummings Elementary School Cheer & Dance Team won multiple honors in the 4th-6th Grade Age Division at the I Am Dance & Cheer Competition at Willowridge High School. 1st Place: Team Lyrical Dance; 1st Place: Team Jazz Dance; 1st Place: Captain Trio Dance; Overall Winner-Outstanding Choreography Award-Dance; 1st Place: Team Cheer; Overall Outstanding Precision Award-Cheer; Overall Grand Champion Award-Cheer

    • 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.

    • Killough Middle School student Kathy Nguyen placed third in the Texas Science and Engineering Fair at Texas A&M University.

    • 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.

    • Alief ISD seniors Mohamed Mabizari (Elsik), Isaiah Osazuwa (Taylor) and Joseph Bilski (Kerr) were spotlighted by ABC 13. All three have been accepted into multiple Ivy League schools, and they all attended O’Donnell Middle School at the same time.

    • Kerr High School students Queen Eche and Hillary Nguyen took second place at the Urban Debate National Championship in Washington, D.C.

    • Eleven Alief ISD 7th grade students received state recognition status based on their SAT or ACT exam results through the Duke TIP Program.

    • Alief ISD students took top honors at the 34th Annual Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering State STEM Competition, sponsored by ConocoPhillips. Han Nguyen (Kerr) – 1st Place T-Shirt Design Contest; Rahawa Ghebrelul (Kerr) - 1st Place Engineering Design Challenge; Omar Martinez (Olle) - 2nd Place Engineering Design Challenge; Haani Mirza (AECHS) - 3rd Place in 11th Grade Math.

    • The JASON Learning Argonauts will be conducting research in the field and will be studying bees and pollinators in Costa Rica this summer. Congratulations to student argonaut Juanita Omeje (O’Donnell Middle School) and teacher argonaut Lewis Moore (Elsik Ninth Grade Center).

    • Center for Advanced Careers student Kelvin Tran (ENGC) passed the final exam to receive his Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

    • Boone Elementary School teacher Kristen Deutzman was named a UNICEF USA teacher ambassador/coach.


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