Our school may be small, but our students have big talent and big dreams! In just the past two months, HMC students have competed in several academic competitions for young people from large public and private schools across Bexar County. In each case, HMC teens represented themselves, their peers and their school in a way that makes us all proud. And, of course, they won! Read their stories below…
Healy-Murphy students participated in the Alamo Colleges 2017 Young Leaders Conference. The Conference presents scholarships each year to 10 students from high schools across San Antonio and Bexar County. HMC students Ashley Gonzalez and Rebecca Perez each won $1,000 scholarships.
Rebecca will use her scholarship to study social work and piano with the ultimate goal of using music therapy to help abused children.
A former foster youth, Ashley is working hard to become a diagnostic sonographer so that she can provide a permanent home for her younger siblings.
Earlier this month, the Healy-Murphy Student Committee won first place in the Texas Department of Transportation Project Celebration video competition. HMC placed first among 17 other high schools with their video warning teens of the dangers of texting and driving. This is the third year in a row that HMC has placed among the top three schools competing in Project Celebration.
In January, HMC junior Amber Medina won first place in the 2017 MLK Commission Art Contest for the second year in a row! The selected artwork was used as the visual representation of the 2017 theme: “King’s Legacy for Peace is Justice for All. Remember! Celebrate! Act!” Read more about the contest and see Amber’s artwork up close at https://www.sanantonio.gov/MLK/ArtContest.