STAAR Ascender students who had read and seen the movie “Por Unos Elotes: Harvest of Redemption” also had the honor of having Mr. Eddie Howell, the author, and Mr. Joey, who plays old Oscar in the movie, come to campus and give a presentation in the auditorium which was followed with a Q and A where they answered any questions the students had.
Andrea Arismendiz is 18 years old and in her first year of college. She is from Belton.
Two Ascender students, Diane Gorosieta and Nara Zepeda, attended the HACU Emerging Leaders Regional Summit at Concordia University on September 17th.
Sara Ruiz Lovell is a wife and mother of three beautiful children.
Teresita Reyna is eighteen years old and in her first year at Palo Alto College.
Mid-Valley Ascender club students attended several events during the month of October.
In mid-September the new officers of the Catch the Next Society, a program that focuses on growing as an individual and gaining culture from others, met and agreed upon renaming the club to, “Amigos in Ascender.”
Palo Alto College hosted their Noche de Familia in the gym on October 10th.
ACC students, faculty, staff, friends and family of Ascender joined the city-wide parade at noon on Saturday, October 26, for Viva la Vida fest, celebrating Día de los Muertos.
The Society of Native Nations and tribal communities from the Americas - "Turtle Island," shared with the SAC community their culture, songs, and history in the mall area from 11-12 on October 14th.