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The La Porte Education Foundation celebrated the district’s student success in the classroom and educational programs with displays, performances, raffles and drawings last week.

“The  Education  Celebration  held  on March 26th 2015 was an event to gather together  various  grades  within  LPISD  to perform, learn and get excited about  what  teachers  and their classes are doing in regards to innovative educational  programs,” said Brian Kinkopf, president of LPEF.   “It also affords local community organizations to introduce themselves  to  parents and students as they browse the numerous exhibits.”

“This year’s event was a success with a wide range of classroom exhibits demonstrations and high participation from all of the schools,” said Kinkopf.

“It was close,” said Charlotte Pennye, LPEF Executive Director.  The schools with the highest and second highest adult attendance at the Education Celebration were First place- La Porte Elementary, which won $300 in addition to the Traveling Trophy for one year and Baker Sixth Grade Campus- Second Place, which won $150.

Congratulations to La Porte Elementary and Baker Sixth Grade Campus!

Raffle tickets were sold to donate money to the Foundation and win valuable prizes. Robert Stockton won one of the main raffles- a VIZIO 50” LED Smart HD TV and Heather Newman won the other main raffle item, an Xbox One Console w/ Kinect.  Marci Traylor was the recipient of a 7” Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player. Stephanie Hernandez won a Keurig 2.0 K400 Coffee Brewing System with Carafe. Tomas Ruiz received an External Hard Drive. Espieranza Tademy won a Cotton Candy maker. Frank Garcia also won a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player. A Keurig Elite K40 Single Serve was won by Maricruz Cody.

Winning $50 Walmart gift cards were Romelia Salinas in the Adult Drawing; Kimberly Culver and Amber Anderson in the La Porte ISD Employee Drawings; and Larry Gerhart in the Principal and Asst. Principal Drawing. Bekah Gilmore was presented a Nintendo 2DS in the Student Drawing. Marra Raymundo won a Mega School Supply Basket and Denise Pool won a $50 Lakeshore Learning gift card in Teacher Drawings.

District choirs, bands, dance teams and spirit squads performed for the crowds.

LPEF Celebration Day was organized and coordinated by board member Charlcya Wheeler.