Written by Phil Cerroni
Listed below are the campus winners of the Ford Driving Dreams essay competition. All Irving ISD high school students were challenged to write an essay about their dreams and aspirations. Each of the winners will be awarded their prize on Jan. 24 once they have finalized the completion of their paperwork.
The five 1st place winners will create a video that will be entered in a nationwide voting competition. Each of the five videos will be uploaded into the Ford website for public viewing and public voting. The online competition for best video will last for four weeks. The district winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship through the Stars on Rise organization and will also win $3,000 to be awarded to a school club or program of their choice.
First Place Winners - Apple MacBook Pro and Video Camera:
Chelsea Myatt Cardwell Career Prep
Alexandria Martinez Irving High School
Raul A. Gonzalez MacArthur High School
Rachel Van Pamel Nimitz High School
Amanda Jackson Singley Academy.
Second Place Winners - iPad and $300 Gift Certificate
Cristian Rodriguez Cardwell Career Prep
Brittani Monk Irving High School
Alexandra Odinio MacArthur High School
Sarah Lane Nimitz High School
Jennifer Consuelo Singley Academy.
Third Place Winners - $500 Gift Certificate
Martin Gonzales Cardwell Career Prep
Zach Hughes Irving High School
Jocelyn Zuniga MacArthur High School
Erica Venegas Nimitz High School
Triza Nganga Singley Academy.
Source: Irving ISD