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Briscoe Teacher Helps Children Understand, Appreciate What They Eat

2012 October 22
by HISD Communications

Jamie Goins, a physical education teacher at Briscoe Elementary School, has been named the winner of the Recipe for Success Foundation’s 2012 Golden Whisk Award in the Teacher of the Year category. Goins was selected from among dozens of nominees for her extraordinary efforts to help change the way children understand, appreciate, and eat their food and for helping to create a culture of health and wellness at Briscoe. She will be formally recognized at the Recipe for Success Blue Plate Special Café Harvest Market and Awards Luncheon at the Houstonian on Nov. 19. Briscoe’s collaboration with Recipe for Success provides monthly cooking classes with area chefs for students in grade 4 and gardening classes for students in PreK through grade 5, in addition to “Fun Friday” events co-sponsored by Goins.

More awards:

Garden Oaks Elementary School volunteer Peggy Wilgis has been named one of the 2012 “Heroes for Children” by the State Board of Education. Wilgis, who retired from HISD in 1998 after more than 30 years of service, is one of just 14 volunteers from across Texas to be so recognized for her commitment to young people. Read the full story here.

Congratulations also go out to Casandra Martinez (Chávez HS), Laura Ortíz (HSLECJ), Raul Piñeda (East Early College HS), Edith Solis (Eastwood Academy), Rosio Trejo (Worthing HS), and Sarahy Umanzor (Lee HS), who were recipients of the Hispanic Bar Association’s Scholarship for Excellence. Each received $1,000 to offset the cost of higher education.

If you or someone you know has won an award, let us know at Leave a comment below if you’d like to congratulate any of the above employees.
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