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NEISD Students recognized at commissioners court

Commissioners Court read a proclamation honoring San Antonio students who participated in the Karate Kids of America "Just Say No!" Letter Writing Contest. More than 6,000 students across the city submitted essays persuading a friend or family member to avoid drugs and alcohol.

Colonials Hills Elementary School student Isis Guajardo represented the district at the presentation Tuesday, June 24. She was an honorable mention winner. Jackie Hernandez, Colonial Hills 4th grader, won the overall prize.

Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson praised the students for their dedication to saving lives and influencing others to stay drug and alcohol free.

"Kids now write to their moms, dads, uncles, and cousins who are in jail or have died," said Eli Guerra with Karate Kids of America. "Some of the letters are very emotional. It's hard to judge them."

Judges, Rick Carroll, special agent with the DEA, Sandra Garcia, community outreach specialist with the FBI, Johnny Maldonado, bank officer at IBC bank, and Eric Gonzales, store manageer at the Sea Island Shrip House were on hand to congratulate the students.

Karate Kids of America at Commissioners Court

Karate Kids of America at Commissioners Court

Isis Guajardo with her parents Christopher Stein and Frances Mendez at Commissioners Court.

Posted on June 24, 2014