The 10th anniversary celebration of the University of Texas Elementary School was commemorated on Aug. 21 with cake, streamers and the poignant essays of UTES contest winners. YNN Austin even came out to document the joyous occasion.
Two of the of the alumni essay contest winners, Fabiola Falcon and Erik Torres, spoke to the audience at the event about how attending UTES changed their lives.
“UT has encouraged me to be part of the activities at school and in my community,” Falcon said. “No matter from where I was born or my family economic situation. They also made me think and still keep me thinking about what I want to do in life, as well as how I want to change my community into a better community, one that not just accepts certain people with high education levels or a social group. A community that will accept you because they care and appreciate your hard work that you put into that community.”