Irving ISD fourth graders participated in the city’s annual Disability Awareness poster contest. The contest encourages students to artistically express how persons with disabilities can use their strengths and abilities to be part of the community. Six fourth graders earned first place, and six students were awarded honorable mention for their submissions. Last week, the City of Irving hosted the student artists at the city council meeting, where their awards were recognized by Mayor Van Duyne. Winning posters are currently on display at Baylor Healthcare System through October which is also Disability Awareness Month.


Winning first place were Kerrington Beck (Farine Elementary); Yuneun Benitez (Schulze Elementary); Brenda Covarrubias (Gilbert Elementary); Kristy Nguyen and Melody Velazquez (Thomas Haley Elementary); and Abigail Salto (Elliot Elementary). Honorable mention included: Elisabeth Fancher and Edward Quijada (Lively Elementary); Daniel Fuentes (Thomas Haley Elementary); Julianna Garcia (Stipes Elementary); Jessica Sorto (Good Elementary); and Byanca Zavala (Barton Elementary). Also pictured are Ray Cerda, Staff Liaison/Parks and Recreation Director; Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne; and Gayla Lawrence, Assistant Director of Fine Arts and Enrichment.

Presented by Irving ISD

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