ECISD announces elementary, middle school science fair winners

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOREDINBURG — Edinburg CISD recently announced the winners of its annual science fair contest, which attracted hundreds of competitors from...

High School Student of the Week: Kaley Enriquez

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAge: 17School: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North High SchoolGrade: 12Parents’ names: Flora Enriquez and Elisandro Enriquez Jr.Extracurricular activities and hobbies: I am...

STC Student of the Week: Adrian Gonzalez

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAbout Adrian: When it comes to talking about his approach to higher education, Adrian Gonzalez says it doesn’t matter how...

UTRGV Student of the Week: Aaron Rodriguez

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAARON RODRIGUEZAGE: 19MAJOR: FINANCEHOMETOWN: LYFORDWhy UTRGV? UTRGV was a chance for me to finish up my basics and potentially be...

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...

Education Spotlight: ‘Music Educator of the Year’ awarded to La Joya fine arts administrator

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORLa Joya ISD’s head fine arts administrator, Jose Ruben Adame, was named the 2018 Texas Outstanding Music Educator of the...

PSJA ISD teacher joined Teach For America to jumpstart career

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAlexina Beckley is a first year corps member teacher with Teach For America. She teaches 7th Grade reading and writing...

Tony-Award Winning “In the Heights” featured Latino roles, themes, music and dance experience

Brian Warren, an assistant professor of theater at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, said the school’s theater department works to bring a...

Valley educator promotes ‘Kids of Color In Tech’

Border Kids Code co-founder, Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar, didn’t try sushi until after college. Before that, she didn’t even know what it was.Her son, however, tried...

YA novels you need to get your hands on

BY MARGIE LONGORIA“This Heart of Mine” by C.C. Hunter“You’ve got a future, Leah. Plan for it. Figure out who you are and what you...