As Luby’s ACT winner for the third six weeks of the current academic year, Stevenson Middle School student Jasmine Zamora received a check for $1,000, an Apple iPod Shuffle, and a $25 Luby’s gift card. She is the first Luby’s ACT winner to be nominated by two teachers – Mike Van Tilburg and Heather Campbell – and neither one knew the other had done so.
SIS eighth-grader Katherine Miranda named first 2014 winner in Luby’s ACT program
Luby’s has been rewarding good behavior in HISD middle school students through its ACT Program (Achieving Character Together) program since 2008, and this year, the first student to be recognized with a silver award came from Sharpstown International School. Continue reading
Making good decisions in one’s day-to-day life generally does not elicit public accolades or financial rewards, but for one HISD middle-school student, a willingness to help others and withstand peer pressure has brought her both the applause of her teacher and a prize package worth about $3,500.
Jada Malveaux, a seventh-grader at the E-STEM Academy, was one of dozens of students to be nominated throughout the 2012–2013 school year for recognition through Luby’s Inc.’s ACT Program (Achieving Character Together), which was introduced in September 2008 and designed to promote and reward outstanding character achievement in middle-schools students.