1st Annual Lynn Strelzin Pollock Poetry and Drama Competition
Howard Burnham Elementary school had its 1st Annual Lynn Strelzin Pollock Poetry and Drama competition on May 25th. Each class from each grade level sent their best representative to compete. There were 2 separate competitions, one for Kinder through 2nd grades and one for 3rd through 5th grades. Prizes were given for 1st place through 4th place winners and included a $25 gift card along with gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. All participants were also given a free kid’s meal from Chick-Fil-A or Peter Piper Pizza. The children had a wonderful time reciting their poems which included some that they had written on their own. Parents were also invited to enjoy the competition and stated it was a great experience for all.
The winners of the competition were:
1st competition K-2:
1st place Madison Risco (1B)
2nd place Martin Farquharson (2B)
3rd place Samuel Pedregon (KA)
4th place Santiago Pereda (2D)
2nd competition 3-5:
1st place Mariana Avalos (4B)
2nd place Evelyn Samaniego (3D)
3rd place Brianna Welch (5C)
4th place Evan Farquharson (4A)
Congratulations to all participants! We are looking forward to next year’s competition which promises to be great as well and will give us an opportunity to showcase the talent of all of our students here at HBE.
Submitted by: Fernando Gallardo
Congratulations Poetry Contest Winners!
Angel Ortiz 5th Grade Gone
Ricardo Osuna 4th Grade Baseball
Isabella Duran 6th Grade Once There Was a Boy Who Sat Under A Peach Tree
Daniela Escobar 5th Grade Flowers
Jocelyn Hernandez 6th Grade The Halls of Middle School
Brian Lira 4th Grade Soccer the Hard Game
Santiago Barraza 5th Grade Ninjas
Da Vinci Middle School Dragons Win!
On May 5, 2016 the Da Vinci Dragons, Middle School won the Father Yermo Indoor soccer tournament. With a record of 7 wins and 3 losses, the Dragons went into the playoffs in 2nd place. The Dragons made it to the championship game by winning their playoff game 6 to 2 against the Maranata School.
The Championship game was played on May 5th, and after a fought out game that ended in a tied 1 to 1 the Dragons went into penalty kicks. Our Dragons outscored Father Yermo School 2 to 0 on the penalty kicks . This is the first time our Middle school soccer team wins the championship game. Congratulations!
Submitted by: Luis Lopez
2016 Braden Aboud Race
On Sunday May 15th the Da Vinci Student Council participated in the 10th Annual Braden Aboud Run/Walk. The Da Vinci team was one of the largest teams of the race with 83 participants. The race and foundation was formed in loving memory of 14 year old Braden who tragically passed away in a skiing accident in 2007. The annual run/walk is now one of the largest youth centered 5K’s in the nation. As a result of its success, the El Paso community can benefit from the B WARM Blanket Drive, the B Strong Show Giveaway, City of El Paso After School Project, student scholarships, school and organization grants, and various other initiatives. Da Vinci student council members had a great time walking/running the race and more importantly gave back to the community by participating. The giant inflatable obstacle course, climbing wall, pet adoption zone, and many booths and activities added to the overall great energy and positive experience. A special congratulations goes out to Mr. Villagrana who came in 13th place. It was a twenty minute race but a lifetime of smiles and memories with great friends and family.
Submitted by: Luis Jacquez