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:
Alondra Azcencio Huerta
Lizabeth Castelan Calderon
Dainela De La Cruz