The nationwide competition challenges students to sign up and play vocabulary games. For each word a student masters, his or her school receives a point. The competitive aspect spurred Chávez students to accumulate an impressive 303,387 points.
To celebrate the victory, Chavez invited ABC13 news anchor Elissa Rivas to emcee a special ceremony on May 15, at which 100 students who learned the most vocabulary received medals and the top three students, José Reyes, Richer Pham, and Travaurus Smith, earned a trophy.
The event also featured a special proclamation from the Texas State Senate, presented by Patricia Harrington from the Houston Mayor’s office, and Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh delivered the keynote speech.