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Jackson students recognized at april board meeting

On Monday, Apr. 8, the North East ISD Board of Trustees met during its regular monthly meeting and recognized two outstanding students.



(left to right) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, Board Vice President Letti Bresnahan, Jackson students Landon Mendez and Lucy Lumumba, and Jackson Principal Brian Hurley.

Invocation and Pledge

Jackson Middle School eighth-grade students Lucy Lumumba and Landon Mendez delivered the invocation and pledge, respectfully, for the evening.

Lucy Lumumba is an A student taking all pre-AP courses. Lucy’s teachers describe her as reliable, enthusiastic and inquisitive. She is an outstanding role model of good character for her peers. In fact, her teachers describe her as a leader by nature always willing to lend a helping hand.

“Involved, intelligent, hard working and confident, Lucy embodies what we strive for at Jackson and what it means to be a Jaguar,” said Brian Hurley, Jackson principal.

Lucy was joined that evening by her parents Titus Kyenzeh and Emiliziana Lumumba, and her sixth-grade brother Wycliff.

Landon Mendez is an A/B student taking all pre-AP classes. He is a member of the Jackson Jr. PALs and is the Vice President of the National Junior Honor Society. Landon’s teachers explain that there is a positive energy and enthusiasm that surrounds him. Landon is a student with strong integrity who makes good choices and is willing to go against the crowd to do the right thing.

“Landon sets high standards for himself in everything that he does and it is without a doubt that he has a bright future ahead of him,” said Hurley.

Landon was joined that evening by his parents Guillermo and Linda Mendez and his brother Logan.

Posted on April 9, 2013