Announcing our 2015 Creative Writing Contest Winners!

on Thursday, 09 April 2015.

More sunlight. Warmer weather. Blooming flowers. There are so many different reasons to love spring, but at CEI, there's a special reason we look forward to this time of year ... our Creative Writing Contest!

2015 CWC Winners

For several months, CEI Educational Consultants have been encouraging facilitators to send in their students' original stories, word problems, and math puzzlers. And for several months, we have been anxiously awaiting the results. Our patience was rewarded this February, when hundreds of entries started pouring in.

Once we received all of the entries, CEI staff read and reviewed each one. We then scored each entry based on originality, creativity and use of lesson words or facts. The scoring is now complete, and we are excited to announce that this year, we are giving out over 100 awards!

While the CEI team congratulates all of the award recipients, we also want to thank everyone who participated. We are both honored and grateful that you have chosen to share your hard work with us. We are awarding each student who entered a certificate of participation, and the following students will receive a certificate and a ribbon. We'd love to see photos of your students with their certificates and ribbons when they receive them. Just send your photos and a completed Permission to Publish form for each student pictured to your Educational Consultant, and we'll post them on the SHARE blog and in our Who's Who Gallery!

 

Judge's Choice
Crystal Crispin, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD

First Grade
First Place: Edgar Castillo, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Matthew Lopez, De la Vina Elementary, Edinburg CISD

Second Grade
First Place: Ivan Lugo, Carmen Avila Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Marco Rodriguez, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Jacqueline Vazquez, Carmen Avila Elementary, Edinburg CISD

Third Grade
First Place: Addie Buck, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
First Place: Alexa Piceno, De la Vina Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Estrella Carmona-Lopez, Carmen Avila Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Luis Garza Rivera, De la Vina Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Perla Contreras, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Ashley Pawlak, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Second Place: Ashley Ramirez, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Jayla Page, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Third Place: Aidan Harper, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Third Place: Angel Rodriguez, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Third Place: Jorge Pineda, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Honorable Mention: Gage Rubenstein, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Honorable Mention: Julio Escobedo, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX

Fourth Grade
First Place: Daniel Govea, De Zavala Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Ellen Jones, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
First Place: Jacob Worsham, De la Vina Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Juan Jimenez, De Zavala Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Leslie Espinoza, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Bethany Lew, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Second Place: Elisa Maldonado, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Second Place: Luis Perez, Waelder Elementary, Waelder ISD
Second Place: Marc R., Truman Elementary, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Rogelio Duron, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Alejandro Zuniga, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Devyn Gutierrez, Ben Milam Elementary, McAllen ISD
Third Place: Dylan Davis, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Third Place: Jesse Mendoza, Waelder Elementary, Waelder ISD
Honorable Mention: Carolina Phillips, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Honorable Mention: Jesus Garcia, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Kierra Wiseman, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX

Fifth Grade
First Place: Annali Hohertz, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
First Place: Brian Morales, Carmen Avila Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Ismaias Cordova, Cano-Gonzalez Elementary, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Keimery Medina, Ben Milam Elementary, McAllen ISD
First Place: Marissa Garcia, De Zavala Elementary, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Alex Gittleman, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Second Place: Ariyanna Broussard, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Second Place: Ediberto Rios, De Zavala Elementary, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Jacqueline Balleza, De Zavala Elementary, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Mariana Chapa, Magee Elementary School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Holden Jackson, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Third Place: Jaeliana Lee, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Third Place: McKaila Salas, De la Vina Elementary, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Yadira Garcia, Truman Elementary, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Yvonne Sanchez, Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Carson McConnell, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Honorable Mention: DeAngela Johnson, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX
Honorable Mention: George Mendoza, Youth Development Center, Houston, TX

Sixth Grade
First Place: Alexis Cummings, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
First Place: Hayden Pena, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
First Place: Josué Cantu, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
First Place: Sebastian Zavala, Barrientes Middle School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Trevor McKendrick, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Second Place: Alyssa Isbell, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Second Place: Angela Galvan, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Ethan Points, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Second Place: Jezilyn Wilson, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Second Place: Lauren Davila, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Third Place: Adolfo Camargo, Barrientes Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Daisy Gomez, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Third Place: Ethan Manis, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Third Place: Isaac Calderon, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Third Place: Raquel Swofford, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Honorable Mention: Havannah Aguirre, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Honorable Mention: Isaac Calderon, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Honorable Mention: Lucia Chamness, Briarwood School, Houston, TX
Honorable Mention: Luis Hernandez, Memorial Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Victoria Fernandez, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD

Seventh Grade
First Place: Carla Villanueva, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Jett Cruz, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
First Place: Ryan Trevino, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Suzanne Ramirez, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Tristan Pina, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Second Place: Itaty Aquino, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Jesus Cajero, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Julissa Gamez, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Obed Hernandez, Memorial Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Paul Jones, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Third Place: Claudia Sanchez, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Ignacio Cavazos, Harwell Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Jairo Canada, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Sierra Venzor, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Third Place: Sophia Garza, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Alejandro Pina, Longoria Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Daniel Roman, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Pearla Orona, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Zarethan Luevano, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD

Eighth Grade
First Place: Argelio Guajardo, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Erika Hernandez, Memorial Middle School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Jacqueline Delatorre, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
First Place: Marcus Cruz, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Ryan Sauceda, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Alexandra Reavis, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Second Place: Amber Reavis, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD
Second Place: Carlos Montanez, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Gerardo Garcia, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Jayden Garza, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Carlos Delgado, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Emmanuel Garza, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Jeimy Cardona, Harwell Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Juan Padilla, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Ashley Rodriguez, Memorial Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Hector Cuellar, B.L. Garza Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Laihsah Gonzalez, Barrientes Middle School, Edinburg CISD
Honorable Mention: Tylor Treybig, Bandera Middle School, Bandera ISD

Ninth Grade
First Place: Jose Lopez, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Megan Mora, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD

Tenth Grade
First Place: Derec Lara, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Horacio Jacobo, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD
First Place: Rocio Herrera, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Earvin De La Rosa, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Jonathan Morin, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD
Second Place: Yvette Baez, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD
Third Place: Jose Castillo, Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD

Eleventh Grade
First Place: Luz Chairez , Robert Vela High School, Edinburg CISD

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