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The Socorro Independent School District celebrated the publication of the district’s Literary Anthology by honoring the school coordinators who guided students to refine and submit their work for the annual collection of writing.
“I am glad to say we received an overwhelming amount of submissions from our students,” said English Language Arts instructional officer Yvonne Dominguez. “Writing is a wonderful form of expression, and we love to see our students succeed in that.”
The SISD Literary Anthology has been published for more than 30 years featuring various writing genres from students in all grade levels.
For the 2021 anthology, students in kindergarten through 12th grade were challenged to write an informational essay, a poem, or a personal narrative regarding their feelings about the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have managed to cope with virtual learning.
More than 500 entries from all 49 campuses in SISD were submitted with the writing topic titled “The Year 2020.”
Claudia Chavira, a fourth-grade bilingual teacher at Helen Ball Elementary School, said she received numerous submissions from her students who expressed the various ways they coped with the pandemic.
“It’s amazing for all students to participate in the literary anthology because they’re able to express themselves not only as writers but also authors,” she said. “I’m so glad to be celebrated here today but, most importantly, we are celebrating our students’ writing success.”
As a token of appreciation, the campus coordinators received goodies and took a quick photo during the drive-through parade to commemorate their participation in the 2021 SISD Literary Anthology.
The celebration took place with a drive-through parade on May 25.