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Millionaires and Mathletes Recognized at Lamar Game

Beaumont ISD scholars were treated like royalty at the Lamar University (LU) football game September 7 to celebrate their achievements as Mathletes and Reading Millionaires.


Lamar University mascots Big Red and Lu previously visited over 50 students that completed their Math Pathway or read over a million words, both in the 2018-19 academic school year, at Blanchette, Charlton-Pollard and Pietzsch-MacArthur and awarded them for their work. 


At the football game, the scholars were welcomed by the mascots at the stadium, seated in a special section and brought onto the field. “It was a great opportunity for our Cardinal fans to celebrate their accomplishments,” said Dr. Teresa Simpson, Chair for LU/BISD Business Partnerships. 


Lamar University has established partnerships with Blanchette, Charlton-Pollard and Pietzsch-MacArthur and they support all students through various collaborative programming. “Campus scholars are recognized for their achievements of self-discipline and a love of learning,” said Simpson.


Each campus will have The N.E.S.T. (Navigating Excellent Success and Triumph), an innovative learning lab that is designed to help struggling readers and engage high achievers with STEAM activities, featuring stations and activities that touch on science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, reading, career exploration and early college awareness. The N.E.S.T. at Pietzsch-MacArthur opened in May 2019 and work is currently underway at Blanchette and Charlton-Pollard.


“We strive to identify students that go above and beyond for learning,” said Simpson. “The labs were created to help spark that love of learning and/or foster the love that students already have within themselves.” The key areas being built upon are math and literacy through the Mathletes and Reading Millionaires programs. Scholars are recognized for completing benchmarks for the school year. 


“We are excited to congratulate these excellent students on their hard work,” said Norman Bellard, LU Assistant to the President for Community Relations. “BISD scholars today, Lamar University scholars tomorrow.”


Students recognized include:


Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary

Third Grade:

Minh Tran


Fourth Grade:

Siyriah Jones

Ky'Leigh Smith


Fifth Grade:

Alondra Azcencio Huerta

Yahaura Azua

Lizabeth Castelan Calderon

Jaslene Castillo

Julian Castillo

Fatima Chavarria

Trinity Davis

Sonia Delgado

Samuel Escuadra

Dereion Goffney

Ivan Hernandez

Jose Hernandez

Judith Hernandez

Isabella Hoang

Katelyn Hoang

Juan Jimenez

Jorge Lara

Emmanuel Lopez

Wilson Lopez-Rosales

Emily Martinez

Rubi Maya

Gustavo Melendez

Anthony Nguyen

Jackelinee Nino

Rodrigo Padilla

Cristian Perez

Christopher Rendon-Garcia

Bibiana Reyes

Yarely Sanchez

Genesis Serna

Jeriah Tigner

Valeria Villanueva

Vanexi Villanueva

Harmoni Williams

Josefine Zavala


Blanchette Elementary

Fourth Grade: 

Riley Broussard


Charlton–Pollard Elementary

Fourth Grade:

Kistin Nguyen

Loric Pham 


Fifth Grade:

Yostin Elias 

Dainela De La Cruz

Ibzan Morel 

Han Phan 

Perla Torres 

Violeta Perez 

Jaun Guillen 

Fernanda Romero