• May 15, 2022
 Irvin student wins 2020 Census writing contest

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Irvin student wins 2020 Census writing contest

When the efforts to do an accurate count of everyone living in the El Paso region start, the U.S. Census employees doing the work will be inspired by the words of an Irvin Rocket.

Jimena Esqueda, a student at Irvin, won the 2020 Census Spoken Word Poetry Contest and she read her poem Thursday morning during a ceremony to mark the opening of the census office in El Paso at Armijo Park in Segundo Barrio.

The poem touched on the impact the 2020 U.S. Census will have on a community like El Paso, which relies on federal funds to provide much-needed resources to families throughout the region.

The writing contest was sponsored by TFCU, which provided Jimena with a $100 gift card.

For more information about the 2020 Census, visit the census website at 2020census.gov.

Story by Gustavo Reveles | Photos by EPISD

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