Category: Contest

$2500 Check: Cyber Techies finalist in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Competition

Cyber Techies named State Finalists in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow national STEM competition.

The student organization was among the top 300 finalists of over 1,000 submissions across the United States.

A $2,500 award was earned by the team to be used for classroom technology and supplies and has them moving into phase 2 of the competition.

A state win would yield winnings of $12,000 for the newly inaugurated organization.

The CTs considered problems worldwide and focused on an issue that inspired them to solve a pressing need for parents; they are developing an intelligent sensor to be used in vehicles and child carriers to alert parents of the safety risk.

The sensor is to be placed under the fabric of car seats to detect a child’s body heat.

Representatives of UIL JCECHS UIL Academics Teams

Carter Takes Top Win at UIL District 32-4A Meet

Jimmy Carter Early College High School makes a historic event winning U.I.L. Academics District 32-4A Champion title for the 2020-2021 year.

            Carter students have advanced to regionals and state in years prior, but this is the first district title as a campus.

            “As a campus, we are proud of this feat. Our RedWolves demonstrated true leadership and endurance as they persevered amid a global pandemic and kept to their commitment to themselves, coaches, team and the school,” said Ivan Silva campus U.I.L. Co-Coordinator.

Carter Library Hosts Red Wolves Reading Challenge

Carter Librarian Ms. Cavazos is hosting the Red Wolves Reading Challenge. She is challenging all of you to read and test A.R. books for the opportunity to earn Barnes and Noble gift cards. Do you want to purchase new books for yourself? Drink some Starbucks coffee? Join the challenge! May the best readers win!

Glenda Villanueva earns Gold Medal at Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) State competition

Junior Glenda Villanueva competed at the 2020 VASE State Event and was awarded a State Medal, alongside the Gold Seal Medal, a unique distinction given to select few art pieces.

Glenda’s photograph is named “Timeless” and showcases her grandfather. Congratulations Glenda! #LJISDShineBright #RedWolfPride #lajoyaisd

Sophomore Rebekah Guerra has won the 2020 Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Student Contest in Poetry

Jimmy Carter is proud to announce Sophomore Rebekah Guerra has won the 2020 Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Student Contest in Poetry! Rebekah won the statewide poetry contest today and will be awarded $500.

A big thank you to our English teacher, Ms. Marybelle Salinas, for helping and guiding Rebekah through the process. This is the second year in a row a Jimmy Carter student had won one of the prizes from the Texas Holocaust Commission. Congratulations Rebekah and thank you, Ms. Salinas. Go Red Wolves!

#LJISDShineBright #lajoyaisd #RedWolfPride

Students Set Sight On Holocaust Remembrance Week

Students are looking forward to the 2019-2020 Holocaust Remembrance Week as interest is piqued by two Carter students who were selected as winners last year. Maya Carrizales and Lean Lopez won $500 each for their submission to the contest. 

Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is a state agency that was established to promote awareness of the Holocaust and events like it according to its website. “Survivors of the Holocaust and modern genocides share their stories so we can learn from their experiences and prevent future genocides. By engaging with survivors’ testimonies, Texas students can serve as a witness and use their knowledge to improve the world in which we live. ”