Education Spotlight: Donna High School senior shares experience as school ambassador

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna High School senior Eric Garcia wants to go to medical school and become a neurosurgeon.To get on the right...

Edinburg CISD student wins local art contest

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOREDINBURG — The Region One Education Service Center recently selected a student from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District as...

Education Spotlight: UTRGV medical students participate in Operation Lone Star

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORFamily medicine residents and first-year medical students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley participated recently in Operation Lone...

UTRGV students learn about global change during study abroad trip to the Yucatán

BY VICTORIA BRITONine University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students spent a week in Mérida, on the Yucatán peninsula in México, as part of...

PSJA ISD Student of the Week: Landelina Cordova

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAge: 17School: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial High SchoolGrade: 12Parent’s name: Landelina CordovaExtracurricular activities and hobbies: I participate in my local FFA...

Donna ISD takes advantage of grant with gardening workshop

Administrators at the Donna School District’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, or DAEP, are always looking for new ideas outside of the school’s traditionally high-structured...

YA novels you need to get your hands on now

BY MARGIE LONGORIA“To Kill a Kingdom” by Alexandra Christo“I’ve made a mistake. It started with a prince, as most stories do. Once I felt...

8 YA, children’s novels you must read

BY MARGIE LONGORIA“Ellie, Engineer”By Jackson PearceEllie is awesome! With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) taking over the world, it is so important to...

Education Spotlight: Roma High Student Council receives excellence award

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORRoma High School’s Student Council continues to be one of the best student councils in the state and nation.On April...

8 book recommendations for the young reader in your life

MARGIE LONGORIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Secrets of Casa Rosada by Alex Temblador Books that explore our culture are few and far between, so when...