The Ysleta ISD Board of Trustees honored a student who has brought a new ritual to the school in honor of our country and flag with the October President’s Award.
Every school day, Pebble Hills Elementary School fourth-grader Nora Domko and her father walk in formation with the school’s Safety Patrol Club to raise the school’s U.S. flag and the Texas flag.
Once the flags are securely in place, Nora and her father turn and salute the flags as taught and practiced by the U.S. Army Corps. At the end of the school day, Nora, her father, and the Safety Patrol Club lower the flags and carefully fold them in the appropriate manner so they can be stored for use the following day.
The sacredness of this ritual has prompted even the school’s busiest parents and students to stop in their tracks and wait until the flags have been raised.
Nora and her father have elevated not only pride in these treasured symbols, but also respect for the treatment of the flags.
Nora’s fellow students and teachers say she never hesitates to lend a helping hand to those who need it.
District officials add, “Coupled with her winning personality and charismatic leadership, she is among our brightest stars at the Ysleta Independent School District.”
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.
This award will be presented to the selected recipient a maximum of once per month during the regularly scheduled meeting of the YISD Board of Trustees.
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.