EPCC Proclaims Campestre Elementary as a College Bound School

Flag Ceremony

El Paso Community College has adopted and proclaimed Campestre Elementary School, located at 11399 Socorro Road, as a College Bound School, during a flag raising ceremony held at the elementary school on Monday October 21, 2013. The ceremony kicked off EPCC’s Elementary School Adoption Program and was well attended by program creator and EPCC President, Dr. William Serrata, Socorro Independent School District Superintendent, Dr. José Espinoza, as well as board members from EPCC and SISD. Over 600 students, teachers, parents, as well as EPCC’s own cheerleaders and mascot Tejano Jack were witnesses to the flag raising ceremony. Fifth graders, Genevie Maynez and Moses Virgen, winners of the “Why it is important to go to College” read their essays on stage to the entire assembly. As a gift from EPCC, all students received a “College Bound” t-shirt as well as a backpack filled with EPCC goodies.

 

The El Paso Community College Elementary School Adoption Program initiative was undertaken to address the need to increase college readiness awareness of elementary school students and parents with the goal of creating a college-going culture. The program will advocate the perspective of “College begins in kindergarten” by building strong elementary school and college connections through campus tours, workshops, presentations, outreach programs, and parental involvement.

 

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