Student chefs take top honors at Houston’s Cooking Up Change competition

Students from four HISD high schools -Barbara Jordan High School, Davis High School, Harper Alternative School and last year’s champions, Westside High School – chopped, sliced, sautéed and baked for top culinary honors at this year’s Houston Cooking Up Change competition. Read about their experience here.

Congratulations also go out this week to:

  • Barbara Jordan High School, Energized for STEM Academy, North Houston Early College High School, High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Eastwood Academy, Young Women’s College Preparatory, Reagan High School 11th-grade students for winning the School Day Incentive program. Learn more here.
  • Sanchez Elementary School dance students, who captured five awards at the ACADEZ (Academia de la Danza Amalia Hernandez) National Folklorico/Contemporary Dance Competition held April 9 in San Antonio. See photos of the dance troupe here.
  • High School for Performing and Visual Arts, which was selected as one of only two schools nationwide selected by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to participate in a national “Peer-to-Peer Education” tour. Read more about it here.
  • Five students from the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy and four students from the Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men, known collectively as Roses and Knights, as they head to the 2016 VEX Worlds Robotics championship after qualifying for the event by winning the National Society of Black Engineers’ VEX Competition in Boston. Learn more about the team and the competition here.
If you or someone you know has won an award that should be included in the Honor Roll, let us know at info@houstonisd.org.

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