Socorro High School students benefit from Every Student, Every Day donations
Socorro High School seniors received a generous $1,500 donation from district stakeholders to cover the cost of their outstanding technology fees and balances as part of the Every Student, Every Day initiative.
Every Student, Every Day is organized by Texas State Board of Education District 1 Representative Georgina Perez. The initiative is funded through donations from community members and district stakeholders, including SISD superintendent Jose Espinoza, Ed.D., SISD Board Member Paul Guerra, City of Socorro Alderman At-Large Rene Rodriguez. Every Student, Every Day strives to improve student outcomes by eliminating student debt.
“We are back at Socorro High School for the third year to continue the Every Student, Every Day initiative,” Perez said. “We want to relieve senior debt and ensure students are ready to move on to college, careers, and universities with no obstacles.”
As part of the district’s Digitally Nurturing Academics 1:1 program, all freshman students in the district receive laptops for 24/7 access to digital learning all four years of high school. This year, students had the opportunity to purchase the laptops for a small fee after graduation. TheEvery Student, Every Day program helped some students buy their laptops.
“Our students have used these laptops for four years and this donation is the perfect opportunity to have their fees taken care of and take their laptop with them to college,” said Andrew Halatyn, assistant principal at Socorro High School. “We were really grateful for these donations. They will be of huge benefit to our students.”
Garcia, who is a Socorro High School alumnus, was happy to make a difference in the lives of students through his donation.
“It’s an honor be part of this initiative and give back to my community,” he said. “It makes me happy to know that I was a catalyst in helping students achieve their college education. I encourage others to pay it forward. It’s important that we provide students the opportunity to be successful, so that one day, they can come back and do the same for others.”
Socorro seniors were appreciative of the donations and grateful to have a laptop of their own.
“This is great!” said Jose Luis Chavez, a Socorro High School graduate. “To have a laptop at school and be able to keep it even after graduation is so helpful. I will be able to access my college books online.”
The 2019 Every Student, Every Day initiative met its goal at Socorro High School, where all student debt was paid off.
Published June 27, 2019
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