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Scotsdale Elementary student duo honored by YISD Board

The Ysleta ISD Board of Trustees recently honored two students from Scotsdale Elementary School with the President’s Award for their work in school and for the community.

“Arturo Moreno and Neveah Perez demonstrated great leadership and service among their peers with their compassionate commitment to help others in need in the El Paso community,” YISD officials shared. “Arturo and Neveah not only embody YISD values, but they routinely put those values into action for the betterment of others. They are wonderful examples of the hard work, kindness, and service excellence we highlight at The District.”

As president and vice president of the school’s Student Council, Arturo and Neveah are constantly looking for needs in the community so they can lend a helping hand.

During the 2019 holiday season, they organized a blanket drive for the El Paso Women’s Shelter. Flyers were sent home with each Scotsdale student, with the goal of collecting 100 blankets — but over the course of 10 days, they doubled their goal by collecting nearly 200 blankets for shelter residents!

This was one of several initiatives that Arturo and Neveah have led this school year as part of the Scotsdale Elementary School Student Council.

They held a Breast Cancer Awareness coin fundraiser that raised nearly $900 for the American Cancer Society, and they are currently collecting toothpaste and toothbrushes to be donated to the Salvation Army.

The President’s Award is given by the President of the Board of Trustees to a YISD student who has demonstrated exceptional and/or innovative, out-of-the-ordinary service to others, particularly those within the YISD community.

Eligible YISD students must be nominated for the award by a school principal, assistant principal, or Trustee; and must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.