IDRA Valued Youth Program Tutor Reads His Winning Essay
At our Open House, South San Antonio ISD student, Nicholas Alderete, read his second place winning essay about his experience in the IDRA Valued Youth Partnership program. Next to him are fellow South San Antonio students, Michaela Valdez (first place winner) and Melina Martinez (third place winner). South San swept the national contest at the high school level in 2014. We are honored that they came by today to share their stories with us and our guests. (Note: That crackling sound you hear is tacos cooking.)
Note: In 2019, the program name changed from "IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program" to "IDRA Valued Youth Partnership."
The full text of his essay is online here: http://bit.ly/IDRAvypNA14