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[17 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | ]
UISD’s Youths of the Month for April 2015

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
Four United I.S.D. students were among local students who celebrated as Youths of the Month for April 2015. The monthly programs recognizes local high school students who excel in academics and volunteer to help our community. Teachers and counselors nominate students for the recognition.
Youth of The Month is sponsored in part by the U.S. Border Patrol, The Senate of Texas, United States Congress, I.B.C., Royal Laser Wash, McDonald’s, H.E.B., AHEC, The Rock Fitness Center, Laredo Energy Arena, Entravision, Fox 39, Mundofox, LATV, Unimas, Univision, Awardmasterz.com, …

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[15 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | ]
J.B. Alexander Student Offered a Full Athletic Scholarship

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  Courtesy Veronica Cantu,

(Laredo, Texas)-J.B. Alexander High School senior Beatriz “Bea” Benavides was offered a full athletic scholarship to play for the Sewanee University Tigers. Located in Tennessee, Bea will be a member of the prestigious tennis team when she graduates from high school in June. 
Bea has been a four-year member of the AHS varsity tennis team. The school held a scholarship signing where her teammates, coaches and family were present. Bea is the daughter of Jose Luis Benavides and Rebecca Azios. Her proud coaches are …

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[13 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | ]
UISD welcomes in New Police Captain

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Courtesy Carmen Rendon,

(Laredo, Tx)-United ISD Chief of Police Clemente Camarillo swore in Aaron Salazar as Police Captain at a special ceremony held at UISD Police Department.
The former lieutenant of the police force is now the second-ranking official in the department’s chain-of-command after the chief.“Aaron Salazar is an excellent officer who’s done much to improve the workings of the UISD Police Department and with his leadership and vision  he will be a great asset to the department,” said Chief Clemente Camarillo.Salazar, started police work in UISD 22 years …

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[11 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | ]
United Freshman Chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,

(Laredo, Texas)- United High School freshman Roberto Ponce has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June 24-26, 2015. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and,after the event, to provide a …

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[27 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
UISD Prom Project Presents At Webb County Courthouse

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Courtesy Carmen Rendon,

On March 23rd, The Webb County Judge and Commissioners held their  regular-called meeting with an extraordinary agenda.  United High School students presented UISD’s 2nd annual Prom Project with a “PROMotional” skit and video.  The twelve-member Prom Promotion Team from United High School included Trey San Miguel, Tara San Miguel, Alyssa Vera, Jovany Perez, Alexandra Leal, Amalie San Miguel, Erik Blake, Isidro Alaniz, Vivian Lopez, Jerry Gonzalez, and Alex Cruz.
UISD’s Prom Project is dedicated to collecting formal dress attire, new or gently used to make sure all …

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[19 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
U.S. Border Patrol Awards  Youth Of The Month Recipients For March

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Courtesy Carmen Rendon, 
(Laredo, Tx)-United Sates Border Patrol Laredo Sector awards United ISD’s Youth of the Month for March.  This notable award was established in 1986 and continues to recognize one student a month from each of Laredo’s nine high schools.  Students are selected for the honor based on academic achievement, community involvement and demonstration of determination.
“Congratulations on your achievements, I encourage you to continue on striving for excellence in your future endeavors,” said Jose Monserrate, Border Patrol Agent CBP.
United ISD’s Recipients for March are; Walker Brown-Alexander …

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[19 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
UISD’s Outanding 8th Graders Recognized at Special Ceremony

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Texas)-Nine UISD middle school students were among those recognized as Outstanding 8th graders for March 2015. These  top performing students were praised and honored for their academic excellence, participating in projects that benefit our community and serving as good role models. This month’s ceremony was hosted by Gonzalez Middle School. The Outstanding 8th Grader of The Month program is sponsored in part by Friends of the Family, KGNS-TV, NGNS –TV, Family Nissan, Telemundo, Laredo Medical Center and the Laredo Police Department.
The following students were …

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[18 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Fasken Elementary Students Attend UT Open House in Austin

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Courtesy Alex Meyer,
(Laredo, Tx)-On March 7, 1st-5th grade Gifted and Talented (G.T.) students from Fasken elementary attended the Explore UT 2015 open house at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Explore UT 2015, also known as the “Biggest Open House in Texas,” is an opportunity for students of all ages to see what the University of Texas is all about.
The event welcomed students, teachers and families to see the University’s literary and art collections, experience its history and traditions, learn about its cutting-edge research, and interact …

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[18 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Prom Project 2015 Is Now In Full Effect!

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Courtesy Carmen Rendon,

(Laredo, Texas)-United ISD held a press conference to announce the 2nd annual prom project.  The project is dedicated to collecting formal dress attire, new or gently used, to make sure all UISD high school students have the opportunity to go to their prom affordably, with confidence and in style.
The donated gowns, suits and ties may be gently used or new, but in good condition.  The UISD Prom Project will continue through April.  You may drop off dresses, suits & ties to United ISD Main Office at …

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[13 Mar 2015 | Comments Off | ]
UTSA and LCC Partner to Assist Students with Financial Aid Applications

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Courtesy Veronica Cantu,
(Laredo, Tx)-Recently the University of Texas San Antonio(UTSA) and Laredo Community College (LCC), helped college bound students with their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) aboard UTSA’s Mobile Go Center.
The computer equipped vehicle made stops at all four UISD high school campuses on the same day. Ms. Belinda Harmon, Director of UTSA Community Outreach, commented that UTSA valued its partnership with Laredo Community College. Araceli Duran, Academic Advisor of the STEM program at LCC added …