Carter Librarian Ms. Cavazos is hosting the Red Wolves Reading Challenge. She is challenging all of you to read and test A.R. books for the opportunity to earn Barnes and Noble gift cards. Do you want to purchase new books for yourself? Drink some Starbucks coffee? Join the challenge! May the best readers win!
Junior Glenda Villanueva competed at the 2020 VASE State Event and was awarded a State Medal, alongside the Gold Seal Medal, a unique distinction given to select few art pieces.
Sophomore Rebekah Guerra has won the 2020 Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Student Contest in Poetry
Jimmy Carter is proud to announce Sophomore Rebekah Guerra has won the 2020 Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Student Contest in Poetry! Rebekah won the statewide poetry contest today and will be awarded $500.
A big thank you to our English teacher, Ms. Marybelle Salinas, for helping and guiding Rebekah through the process. This is the second year in a row a Jimmy Carter student had won one of the prizes from the Texas Holocaust Commission. Congratulations Rebekah and thank you, Ms. Salinas. Go Red Wolves!
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Jhazeel Martinez, Current Issues and Events, 8th Place
Frida Beltran, Science, 8th Place
Ruby Lopez, LD Debate, 4th Place
Janie Cruz, Ready Writing, 8th Place
Itza Rodriguez, Mathematics, 9th Place
As the school year begins, many students at Carter look forward to competing in the 2020 Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission contest due to a recent winner of 500 dollars, Leann Lopez.
Leann Lopez is a current student at Jimmy Carter Early College High School. As her sophomore year was about to come to an end, Lopez was assigned by her English II teacher to submit a poem or visual art project based on a survivor’s experience to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. She decided to go with a poem she later named “Pots and Pans.”
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is an institution where their mission is to bring awareness of the Holocaust and genocides to Texas students, educators, and the general public to uphold the human value and inspire citizens in the prevention of future atrocities. This organization allows students and educators with the opportunity of receiving monetary grants.
“I decided to name it ‘Pots and Pans’ because that was the beginning of how it all started,” she said. “After researching her more, I just finally decided throughout all my notes, to start from the beginning with ‘Pots and Pans’ and give a little backstory to her,” Lopez said, referring to Holocaust survivor, Rosa Blum.
“I am very glad that she assigned this project and gave everyone the opportunity to get the chance to participate in this competition and ending up with two of her students as winners,” Leann said.
“I feel honored to represent my school and be able to say that I am a Redwolf, representing Jimmy Carter by carrying this prestigious award,” She said.
“After completing our unit on Night by Elie Wiesel, I wanted students to be exposed to the accounts of numerous individuals that reside or resided in Texas that experienced the atrocities of the Holocaust and genocides from across the globe. It is important to shed light on the injustices that existed and continue to exist and not remain silent,” Marybell Salinas, Carter English II teacher, said.
“After reading Leann’s poem, I knew that it had a lot of potential,” Salinas said.
“I was extremely proud that I had two students as winners in their respective categories: Leann Lopez and Maya Carrizalez. These young ladies competed amongst other high school students from across the state,” she said.
“I am looking forward to having my students make submissions for the 2020 contest,” Salinas said, “I believe that any assignment that fosters student talent and ability should be implemented.”
Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2019 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications.
Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering.
Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an audience of business leaders, elected officials, local organizations and our sponsors.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 15th. Students can apply at www.hhfyouthawards.com
For more information, please visit: www.HispanicHeritage.org.
“Opportunity that is open to undocumented students in the U.S.” — $10,0000
The music group, Mana (in partnership with Univision and Selva Negra), recently announced a scholarship opportunity that is open to undocumented students in the U.S. Each scholarship recipient will receive $10,000.My Undocumented Life
Here are the eligibility requirements:
“Identify as Latino and be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of the application deadline date
Be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates
Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year”
The deadline to apply is October 23, 2019 (3pm CT)
Led by Jennifer Garza, Carterbots hold on to a first-place ranking throughout much of the championship seizing a second place win and maintaining first place in the overall ranking.
This school year marks the inauguration of a robotics UIL team at Jimmy Carter and through trial and
Captain: Franco Cada
Designer: Eliseo Reyes
Programmer: Oscar Peña
While learning and figuring out the hijinks of not only building a competition robot but also programming to run independently of a remote driver the team was steadfast in their dedication and perseverance.
The U.I.L event helps the students learn to not crack under pressure and to keep trying no matter the outcome.
“Very simple advice stay calm and enjoy the frustration and pain. Remember this, almost every robot is going to loose, but every single student wins because what you take away from this program will help you define what your future is,” said Dean L. Kamen, FIRST Co-founder.
Saturday, February 8 marked a culmination of this season’s efforts during which the Carterbots faced off in an all day events. At registration time the team surrendered their engineering notebook which chronicled their adventures and implementation.
Advancing from this championship takes the team to the South Championship to be held on February 16.
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission invites Texas students, grades 6-12, to serve as a witness to the stories of the survivors of the Holocaust and modern genocides. Using what they learn, students can share these stories through poetry and visual art so we can improve our world and prevent future genocides.
This year’s contest theme is Texas Survivors.
A $500 award to a high school winner.
Submission deadline is February 28, 2019, at 4 p.m. CST.
For contest guidelines, submission information, and questions please visit: http://thgc.texas.gov/2019-student-contest.