Rose Echevarria, head of the PTSA begins the meeting.
Yesterday in the library around 6:30 p.m., the PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) meeting took place, where Project Graduation, construction, attendance, and other projects/events/topics were spoken about. After the meeting was adjourned, the ceremony of recognizing volunteers/parents and students for their work followed.
Tonja Campbell with her Volunteer of the Year award.
Assistant principal Corby Brown gave out the Volunteer of the year award, and Tonja Campbell was the recipient. She spent over 200 hours volunteering and working with students.
PTSA president Rose Echevarria named the Founder’s Day Honorees and awarded plaques for their dedication and commitment to helping out the school and students. The nominees were parents Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez, Michelle Robinson, Roy Thompson, Allen Hatfield, and Nancy Beavers, all whom received Life membership award. Sarita Hall received the National award.
Sarita Hall hugs Rose Echevarria after receiving her award.
Tabby Baladez reads her piece that was awarded Overall Excellence in Literature.
To close out the awards, winners of the PTA Reflection contest were honored. Students entered with works of dance, literature, poetry, photography, film, and music. Winners were chosen on the Lee level and winners advanced to district. Winners from the district advanced to state.
In Literature, senior Tabby Baladez won the Overall Award of Excellence in Literature. Her entry, Live Again, advanced to state-level judging. Seniors Madeline Carrola, Rhiannon Greer, and Victoria Aranda, sophomores Sara Coats and Lola Carrola all won the Award of Excellence. Sophomores Rhyanne Saul and Andrea Day won the Award of Merit. .
In Senior Film Production, sophomore Piper Gourley work advanced in the contest.
In Senior Photography, junior Romey Macy, sophomore Karina Trevino, freshmen Sarah Guerrero, Julianna Garza and Pamela Quintana’s work also advanced to district after winning at Lee.
For Senior Visual Arts, freshman Clarissa Literro work was awarded.
The cake for the PTSA meeting/ceremony, which was served at the end of the event.
Cake was served at the end of the ceremony.