Denton ISD Our Impact In Your Community Magazine Winter 2017-18 - Page 13

“We’ve watched your students come into our store for story time since they were very little,” said Kathleen Schaefer, general manager. “Now, we’re excited to recognize your students for their achievements with their own writing and essays!”   Winning essays included many tales of mascots wearing capes, helping prevent and stop bullying in elementary schools, and taking care of the environment and recycling.  For many, the underlying theme behind their school mascots being a superhero for the day was that of compassion and caring for their fellow students.  And in our opinion, that makes each them superheroes, as well! THE DISTRICT ART WINNERS INCLUDE: After being named as the District’s overall 1st place winner for 4th grade art, Luis Hernandez receives a hug from Ginnings Elementary art teacher, Kay Adamson. involved as a partner with the Adopt-A-School program.  We have been welcomed into the Denton community as an Education Service and we love being part of your academic journey!” During the evening’s festivities, UMB Vice President/Financial Center Manager, Nathan Stafford, remarked, “Our staff enjoys supporting our local, young artists and seeing the artwork hung around the bank.  More importantly, though, our customers enjoying seeing the artwork your students created and they stop to look at each and every one before they leave the bank!”    Young Authors Night, hosted by long-time partner Barnes & Noble, recognized all campus first place essay winners.  Each student was given a gift bag full of goodies after being called to the stage for a photo with their teachers and administration.  The store also hosts an annual book fair in conjunction with the event, giving a portion of the proceeds back to the district. Fourth-grade First place – Luis Hernandez, Ginnings Elementary Second place – Frida Serrano, Hodge Elementary Third place – Mya Nichols, Evers Park Elementary Fourth place – Claire Rose, Cross Oaks Elementary Fifth place – Olivia Kinard, WS Ryan Elementary Fifth-grade First place – Brady Fleitman, Houston Elementary Second place – Vincent Rigaud, Newton Rayzor Elementary Third place – Jade Langford, Hodge Elementary Fourth place – Walter Trevino-Morales, Lee Elementary Fifth place – Verere Igharha, Rivera Elementary THE DISTRICT ESSAY WINNERS INCLUDE: Fourth-grade English First place – Jack Banatoski, WS Ryan Elementary Second place – Haylee Ducharme, Cross Oaks Elementary Third place – Priscilla McCauley, Pecan Creek Elementary Fourth place – Jesella Rodriguez, Borman Elementary Fifth place – Anna Redmond, Houston Elementary Fourth-grade Spanish/bilingual First place – Gloria Ruiz, WS Ryan Elementary Second place – Guadalupe Maldonado, Wilson Elementary Third place – Kimberly Flores, Pecan Creek Elementary Fifth-grade English First place – Bailey Sevier, Pecan Creek Elementary Second place – Cadence Parker, Cross Oaks Elementary Third place – Will Spencer, Savannah Elementary Fourth place – Lillian McLendon, Nelson Elementary Fifth place – Bishista Thapa, Borman Elementary Fifth-grade Spanish/bilingual First place – Jackelyne De La Rosa, Ginnings Elementary Second place – Aldo Puga, Lee Elementary Third place – Briana Cuenca, Rivera Elementary 13