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Socorro ISD Students Excel in Area Writing Contest

Ten SISD students made the semifinals of the 2016 El Paso Do the Write Thing Challenge, a national writing contest that gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through poems and essays.

The youngsters were 10 of 40 in the El Paso area to be chosen as semifinalists and went on to participate in a Leadership Summit at the University of Texas at El Paso. They went through an interview session to determine if they would be one of two finalists to represent the area in Washington, D.C. The students were asked to comment on their writing and how it expresses original ideas on how to end Violence

“This is a great avenue for students to express themselves about the world they live in,” said Yvonne Aragon, instructional officer for English Language Arts with SISD’s Academic Services department. “It also demonstrates the student’s potential as a writer.”

The two national finalists will be announced at a recognition event in April at UTEP and then will travel to the nation’s capital during National Recognition Week for the “Do the Write Thing Challenge” in July.

The 10 SISD student semifinalists are:

Jessica De la Rosa, John Drugan School
Maria Gutierrez, John Drugan School
Samantha Gamez, Col. John O. Ensor Middle
Angela Moran, Salvador H. Sanchez Middle
Saje Lewis, Jane A. Hambric School
Heather Nguyen, Jane A. Hambric School
Blake Hall, Montwood Middle
Nicholas Quinn, Montwood Middle
Karla Quintana, Montwood Middle
Daniel Sotelo, Montwood Middle

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