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Transmountain Early College students deliver school supplies to EPISD elementary schools

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(ZAVALA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- Sept. 6, 2019) — Student Council members from Transmountain Early College High School surprised Zavala Elementary students Friday morning with hundreds of school supplies collected during a schoolwide competition. 

“Our whole school really came together to donate the supplies,” said TMECHS senior Sierra Quiroz. “I’m so glad we could do this for our community and do it as a school.”

The high-schoolers presented nearly 20 boxes filled with supplies to a class of fourth-grade students outside the historic South Side school. They posed for pictures before joining together to carry the boxes inside. 

“It’s more than words can say to see that our community just supports one other,” said Zavala assistant principal Irma Fuentes. “It means a lot to see the kids so happy and with the older kids. It shows that we are united and strong as a community.” 

The generosity made fourth-grader Ely Hernandez smile. 

“It feels good because they’re helping us with our learning,” he said. “We didn’t expect this.”

TMECHS collected enough school supplies to also donate to Crockett and Douglass elementary schools.

“We as a Student Council try to go community to give back and help kids in need,” junior Kiandra White said. “It’s rewarding. It’s not every day that you get to come out and give to kids. It was really nice.”

Story by Reneé de Santos
Photos by Leonel Monroy