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TEACHER PACKET


Houston Challenge Packet 2018-2019 (PDF)


2019 Lesson Plan and Scenarios


CHAIR


The Honorable Lina Hidalgo
Harris County Judge

ADVISOR


Honorable Patricia Lykos
Former Harris County District Attorney

COORDINATOR


Kathy Lester
State Program Director
email
713-274-7070

CO-COORDINATOR


Nora Carbajal
Program Manager
email
713-274-7070


Pasadena student featured in Washington Post

2019 National Finalists from Houston – Deepwater Junior High’s Evelyn Flores and St. Martha Catholic School’s Ethan Shaw.

Deepwater Junior High’s Evelyn Flores is a 2019 National Finalists from Pasadena ISD, and her trip to Washington DC was featured in the Washington Post.

On the second floor of the Supreme Court building, in a room not open to the public, a 14-year-old girl stood in front of a lectern and described the moment she learned to stop trusting strangers.


“My tears blurred the object held in the man’s hand,” Evelyn Flores said.

“My mind was aware of my younger sister in her stroller about three feet away, but my feet were glued to the harsh concrete of the street. The gun was aimed at my dad, and he was brought to his knees. My strong father who was always a constant beam of support was weakened by a piece of metal.”

Flores described the scream she couldn’t summon and what happened next: How, through a haze, she could hear taunts thrown at her father by the man, a neighbor. How she ran home to grab a phone so her mother could call the police and how that, at last, made the man flee. How she went to bed that night with red and blue lights flashing outside her window and woke up changed. READ MORE

Columnist Theresa Vargas  of the Washington Post

Flores and other Do the Write Thing Challenge finalists gave a leather-bound book to the Library of Congress containing 50 essays from across the United States.

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Harris County-Houston Recognition Ceremony 2019

Do the Write Thing’s Texas State Chair, The Honorable Robert Eckels and Houston/Harris County Chair, The Honorable Lina Hidalgo congratulate the 2019 National Finalists from Houston – St. Martha Catholic School’s Ethan Shaw and Deepwater Junior High’s Evelyn Flores.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the NRG Center, students from schools across Houston and Harris County attended the area recognition ceremony.

Group Wild Fire opened the event.

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Houston Do the Write Thing DC Recognition Week 2018 photos

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2018 Houston/Harris County Recognition Ceremony

Houston and Harris County students gathered at NRG Stadium in May for the 2018 Do the Write Thing Texas Challenge Houston/Harris County Recognition Ceremony.

Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo

Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo addresses the honorees at the 2018 Houston/Harris County Recognition Ceremony

Judge Emmett

Judge Emmett meets with all 2018 Houston/Harris County School Finalists

Stovall Middle School’s Natalie Maldonado receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Stovall Middle School’s Natalie Maldonado receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Krimmel Intermediate School’s Walker Hammons receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Krimmel Intermediate School’s Walker Hammons receives award from Do the Write Thing Houston/Harris County Chair Harris County Judge Ed Emmett for being a 2018 National Finalist.

Judge Lykos is pictured with Krimmel Intermediate’s teacher Holly Walsh and National Finalist Walker Hammons and Stovall Middle School’s teacher Alison Hess and National Finalist Natalie Maldonado

Judge Lykos is pictured with Krimmel Intermediate’s teacher Holly Walsh and National Finalist Walker Hammons and Stovall Middle School’s teacher Alison Hess and National Finalist Natalie Maldonado

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