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Students honored at calendar release event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1/27/2017)

Fort Bend ISD (January 27, 2017) - Students from Lexington Creek Elementary and Parks Elementary received recognition for their participation during the “Healthy, Clean and Green” 2017 Diversity Appreciation and Environmental Calendar Release Celebration, presented by The Honey Brown Hope Foundation. The event was held on January 21 at Parks Elementary in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students at both schools were featured in photographs showing how they take care of themselves and the planet. Students at Parks Elementary participated in an essay contest, sharing their tips on how best to care for the environment also

Lexington Creek Elementary - Fifth Grade
Reagan Cook
Ella Jones
Riley Randolph

Parks Elementary

Third Grade
Monica Vegara – Gold
Melissa De La Fuente – Gold
Edgar Tristan – Silver
Steven Rodriguez – Bronze
Alejandro Jaimes – Honorable Mention
Adeline Mendoza – Honorable Mention

Fourth Grade
Adrian Perez – Gold
Deisy Gonzalez – Gold
Roy De La Fuente – Gold
Christian Gonzalez – Silver
Yulizabeth Rubio – Bronze
Ryan Boeza – Honorable Mention
Yurida Rodriguez – Honorable Mention

Fifth Grade
Adeloa Ashiru – Gold
Torie Fox – Gold
Gabriela Villarreal – Silver
Katelynn Cherry – Silver
Haile Brandon – Bronze
Zain Martinez – Bronze
Francis Okoroji – Bronze
A’laja Ridgell – Honorable Mention
Alexis Waterman – Honorable Mention
Dorian Jones – Honorable Mention
LaTravis Bell – Honorable Mention
Elise Haskins – Honorable Mention
Ke’Onia Adams – Honorable Mention
Kyree Stanburry – Honorable Mention
Julissa Guitierez – Honorable Mention

The morning included remarks from FBISD Board Secretary Addie Heyliger, Honey Hope Foundation Founder and Director Tammie Lang Campbell and many more.

“We are here to honor our children. They have committed to the work right here in our community,” said Heyliger. “Thank you, to the students, for your commitment to your schools, your community and to your education.”

The Diversity Appreciation and Environmental Calendar is an annual release for the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, and was recognized in 2003 by First Lady Michelle Obama for its cultural importance. The foundation is a Houston-based nonprofit that has served the area for more than 25 years, and its mission is to spread hope and encouragement to Houston’s youth through educational programs.

Tammie Lang Campbell, the organization’s founder and director, encouraged the audience to learn more about how to care for the environment and thanked the students for their participation in the calendar photographs and essay contest.

“I am so pleased to partner with Rosa Parks Elementary and Lexington Creek Elementary as we plant seeds of hope in our youth,” said Campbell.

Lexington Creek principal and former Parks principal Christina Hopkins thanked Ms. Campbell and all the parents for their support in the partnership.

“This is an awesome opportunity for students to learn about the Earth and how to take care of it,” said Hopkins.

To end the morning, WCA Waste, one of the event’s sponsors, gave a demonstration on how its trucks process recycled items. Students were able to board the truck and explore the cab and controls. Melvin Moore, of WCA Waste, also used the event to present a $1,000 check to Ms. Campbell to support the organization’s mission and goals.

“We literally pick up 72 million tons of recyclable material every year,” he said. “We are just thrilled to support this organization.”

Other event sponsors included Frost Bank, H&R Block, Universal Medical Services and Consultants, and UnitedHealthcare. To find out more about The Honey Brown Hope Foundation and its work, visit

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Photographs: Lexington Creek Elementary poster contest winners, left. Parks Elementary School essay contest winners with program participants, right.
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Photograph: Shar-day Campbell and Tammie Campbell of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation, Lexington Creek Elem. Principal Christina Hopkins, Parks Reading Specialist Gernine Morrissette, Parks Math Specialist Mary Harris, FBISD Board Secretary Addie Heyliger, Program Sponsors Moussa Walaa (Universal Medical Services and Consultants) and Trisha Bradley (Frost Bank)
Photograph: Shar-day Campbell and Tammie Campbell of the Honey Brown Hope Foundation present a certificate of appreciation to FBISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joe Rodriguez and FBISD Board Secretary Addie Heyliger.
Photograph: Melvin Moore (second from right) gives students and program participants a tour of the recycling truck.