Over 1,300 students and parents attended the Young Authors Celebration held at Sator Sanchez Elementary School to honor “Rock Star Writers” in District 86. Features included two interactive presentations with authors, illustrators, and performers at the event.
Student manuscript winners from each District 86 school included: T.E. Culbertson Elementary: Emily Victor (fourth grade); M.J. Cunningham Elementary: Roxana Perez (third grade); Eisenhower Academy: Colton Coughlen (third grade); Farragut Elementary: Donavan Layne (fifth grade); Forest Park Individual Education (I.E.): Lily Dyche (second grade); Thomas Jefferson Elementary: Dylan Diaz (second grade); Edna Keith Elementary: Jade Cordova (fifth grade); A.O. Marshall Elementary: Cristofer Hernandez (fifth grade); Marycrest Early Childhood Center: Agustin Moreno (pre-kindergarten); Pershing Elementary: Daniela Macias (fifth grade); Sator Sanchez Elementary: Romeo Rojas (fifth grade); Carl Sandburg Elementary: Taylor Vargas (fifth grade); Isaac Singleton Elementary: Tessa Cole (second grade); Taft Elementary: Eri Gutierrez (first grade); Lynne Thigpen Elementary: Amber Cisneros (fourth grade); Thompson Instructional Center: Destini Clopton (seventh grade); Woodland Elementary: Colin Kuchar (fifth grade); Dirksen Junior High: Regina Zavala (seventh grade); Gompers Junior High: Tania Herrera (sixth grade); Hufford Junior High I.E. Program: Joana Contreras (eighth grade); and Washington Junior High: Jasmin Rojas-Jimenez (seventh grade).
Sanchez fifth grade student Casandra Reyes and Washington eighth grade student Anderson Tucker for designed the winning T-shirt designs.