Northside Proud of Texas Proud essay winners

Twenty three NISD seventh grade students were recently recognized as winners in the 2018 Texas Proud Essay Contest, including first place winner Ella Richmond of Jefferson Middle School.

Other students recognized in the top 10 for their essays are: Haley Lopez, Jefferson MS, third place; Chloe Flores, Briscoe MS, fourth place; Gabriella Saenz, Jefferson MS, fifth place; and Judith Macias, Rayburn MS, sixth place.

The essay contest is sponsored by the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and is an effort to keep the memory of the defenders of the Alamo alive. More than 2,900 students from across San Antonio submitted a letter written from the point of view of an Alamo defender during the final days of the Alamo siege. Letters were judged by members of the Sons of the Republic and area historians on historical accuracy and creativity. 

Students were honored at a ceremony and the Alamo chapter also made donations to the history departments of participating middle schools.

Students and teachers posing on a stage with certificates for their winning essays

Pictured are the Northside students and teachers who attended the ceremony.