Education briefs: week of Nov. 5-9
Conroe ISD students and employees receive awards
The last week of October, Conroe Independent School District Trustee Skeeter Hubert and Superintendent Curtis Null visited three campuses to give out Ambassador Awards.
According a press release from CISD, the award recognizes individuals for their positive contributions to campus life and campus climate. Hubert and Null surprised the following recipients with the award.
At Caney Creek High School, student Katherine Lopez, paraprofessional Karen Loranger and educator Crystal DeVille were honored.
At Moorhead Junior High School, student Jose Luis Peña, paraprofessional Leslie Vinalay and educator Karen Bray were selected.
At Grangerland Intermediate School, student Corra Sanders, paraprofessional Perla Garcia and educator Ray Conley were surprised.
At Creighton Elementary School, student Lillian Dabbs, paraprofessional Kim Martin and educator Jacob Lovelady were chosen.
At Milam Elementary School, student Fabrizio Mendez, Graciela Martinez and Kemond Guiton were given awards.
Donors pledge thousands for Lone Star College scholarship program
The Lone Star College Promise Firsts Scholarship program recently received a bump in funding. According to a press release, eight donors pledged a total of $250,000 for the fund, an amount which will be matched by the Chancellor’s discretionary fund.
The scholarship program is for eligible first-generation college students, first-time college students and first responders — students who, according to the news release, may lack the resources to continue their education.
The donors include: Magdalena and Tony Grijalva; H-E-B; Alex and Cathy Lopez Negrete, Lopez Negrete Communications; George and Kathryn Martinez; Paula Mendoza, Possible Missions; Monty & Ramirez, LLP; Saul and Lisa Valentin and Massey Villarreal.
The scholarship program is to begin next fall.