Roberts Road Elementary (RRE) put its students’ creativity to the test with a fun competition. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, RRE held a piñata making contest. Counselor Jennifer Valladares divides her time between RRE and Holleman Elementary (HES) and got the idea for the contest from HES. After seeing the excitement and wonderful piñatas created by HES students, she wanted to share the fun with RRE.
“We wanted to do something for Hispanic Heritage Month and I thought this was a great idea to bring to RRE,” Valladares said.
RRE opened the contest to all students who wanted to compete, the only rule was that they had to assemble a homemade piñata. Students had two weeks to create their piñatas at home with the help of their families. There were over 100 piñatas entered in the contest! The entries were lined along the hallway of RRE for all to see and enjoy.
“Students got an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and a chance to spend time with their families, while creating the beautiful pinatas,” Valladares said.
RRE Counselors chose two piñatas, the best and most creative, from each grade as winners. Winners were announced during school-wide announcements and received a certificate, a prize from the principal’s treasure chest, and tickets to the RRE Fall Festival.
Congratulations to winners: Carlos Hernandez, Ethan Robles, Nicolas Ruiz, Jorge Jimenez Grimaldo, Adan Montoya, Genesis Ruiz, Gunnar Davis, Paris Castillo, Yerik Segurra, Julian Ortiz, Jairo Montoya, Maya Perez, Sariyah Martin, and Emma Falter.
Because of the positive response from students and parents, RRE will continue the contest next year.