Pasadena & local news round-up, 7/5

  • Pasadena woman receives award for blood drives, reported by the Houston Chronicle. “Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center honored Pasadena resident Kim David for her dedication to saving lives. Davis recently won the President’s Award for Volunteer Service gold medal for volunteering more than 500 hours to help the Blood Center in 2004.
  • San Jacinto selected for pilot program — Study to look at first-year assimilation at south campus, reported by the Houston Chronicle. “San Jacinto College South has been named one of 10 two-year institutions to participate in a national project known as the Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year.

Other news & info

  • Pasadena ISD students are at the heart of Lyondell-Citgo volunteer efforts. “When it comes to helping students in the Pasadena Independent School District, employees at Lyondell-Citgo Refining believe in giving often and giving from the heart. In its 10-year partnership with Pasadena ISD, hundreds of Lyondell-Citgo employees have volunteered their time in the schools and the company has also provided several thousands of dollars in funding for programs, equipment and resources directed at helping all students succeed.
  • Students get creative at Gifted and Talented Summer Exploration Camps. “Pasadena ISD students in kindergarten through seventh grades put their creativity to work at the annual Gifted and Talented Summer Exploration Camps at Young Elementary. The program’s objective is to encourage students to examine their own creativity and identify potential ways to incorporate their creativity into school and non-school activities. Students were divided into three groups by grade levels. Primary Camp included kindergarten, first and second grade students, while the elementary camp hosted third and fourth graders. The intermediate camp was for students in fifth, sixth and seventh grades.

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