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Entries Tagged as 'Achievements'

Now We're Cookin'! Wagner Culinary Team Wins Cook Off!

The Back-To-School Cook-off sponsored by Go Public at the Culinary Institute of America was a rousing success for the Wagner High School team.  Under the guidance of Culinary Arts School Teacher Rosie Laster, seniors Kurtis Thompson and Mariah Sanchez teamed up with JISD Superintendent Dr. Carl Montoya to win this "Top Chef" style contest that included five other high schools from NEISD, NISD, Alamo Heights ISD, East Central ISD and Southwest ISD.  

More details on the contest, what dish JISD's team won with and what did they get as the "Best Overall Winner? It's all coming along with more photos in the September edition of the Judson Post being published September 20th.  Don't get the Judson Post? You can subscribe to this free e-publication by CLICKING HERE.  

Judson MS Teachers Attend Prestigious Seminars


Pamela Ussery and Brenda Pieper

Two Judson Middle School teachers recently participated in two prestigious professional development events.  Brenda Piper who teaches U.S. History and Pamela Ussery, an English Language Arts teacher were sponsored by Humanities Texas to learn from these unique seminars.  Ms. Piper attended the "Founding A New Nation" conference in Austin while Ms. Ussery traveled to San Marcos for the "Writing Texas" forum. 
 It gave them the opportunity to learn from some of the most respected historians (Pulitzer Prize winners) as well as renowned journalists and writers (National Book Award Finalists) in the fields of history and literature.  These two teachers were vetted through a very selective process with only 52 selected on the history side and 51 in the English Language Arts. We congratulate these two teachers and hope the experience was helpful.   

JECA Student Gets Rare Intern Opportunity

Congratulations go out to Judson Early College Academy sophomore Gabriella Montemayor who was one of twenty students that were vetted through a tough selection process to spend a summer at the Voelcker Research Academy.  Last spring, each San Antonio high school was asked to nominate three freshmen to be considered for a seven-week internship. It's an opportunity that gives future health care professionals the chance to work with renowned faculty from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Gabriella took full advantage of the venture and made the most of it. 

As a part of the internship, Gabriella also created a research poster that she presented at the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Scholars Symposium and Graduation during the summer.  This was a great experience that she'll remember and draw from as she pursues her dreams at JECA and beyond.


Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Takes National Gold, Again!

For the second year in a row, the Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA Opening and Closing Team took GOLD at the National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Opening and Closing competition evaluates a team's understanding of the symbolic representation of the colors and assembled parts of the SkillsUSA emblem.  This is the result of hard work and great leadership from instructor Mr. Julian Acevedo...all were part of great chemistry and cooperation to bring the title back to Kitty Hawk and JISD.


While they were there from June 20-24 they also participated in some great activities.  The MakerSpace project enlisted the students in a hands-on project to design and build a box for an egg drop competition.  The object was to construct the box so the egg would stay intact from a 10 foot drop.  They passed with flying colors.


While they were there, they also got busy using their building skills through a Build-A-Table event.  Lowes provided the materials and tools for it all and our Kitty Hawk students built 10 of the 250 tables from the activity...all going to Louisville non-profit organizations, public schools and community parks.  Way to go everyone...congratulations!!

Kitty Hawk SkillsUSA Team Gives Back

The Kitty Hawk Middle School SkillsUSA program really blew away the state contest with the team it sent and for the second time in a row Mr. Julian Acevedo took the Opening and Closing team to the national conference in Louisville Kentucky.  While they were there, team members participated in a community improvement project to build bench tables that will be donated to the Louisville-area nonprofit organizations, public schools and community parks.  A big thanks to Lowes for donating the supplies and tools while the students put in the sweat equity. Thanks to Mr. Acevedo for involving these kids in doing something for others. 

We'll update you on the competition as the news comes in!