Special to the Laredo Sun
Killam Elementary School fifth-grader Daron Jaramillo receives a little help from Cynthia L. Rodriguez, executive director of elementary education for UISD, as he reads an excerpt from his book The Island before an audience of parents, librarians and staff from the United Independent School District and Laredo Community College.
Staff from the Harold R. Yeary Library at the Fort McIntosh Campus hosted an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party on Thursday, April 2 to honor the winners of a district-wide writing contest. Twenty-six students, one from each UISD elementary school, were honored at the event.
Each student was presented with a published copy of their work, while the top three winners, including first-place winner Jaramillo, were awarded a tablet. Rounding out the top three were winner Kylee Taylor from Malakoff Elementary and third place winner Daniel de la Peña from Roosevelt Elementary.