Thousands visit 2017 HORIZONS Student Showcase

April 25, 2017

Campbell Middle School sixth-grade students, from left, Khuong Tieu, Daniel Le and Cameron Rodriguez wait for their volcano project to erupt at the CFISD HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17 at the Berry Center.
Campbell Middle School sixth-grade students, from left, Khuong Tieu, Daniel Le and Cameron Rodriguez wait for their volcano project to erupt at the CFISD HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17 at the Berry Center. 

April 25, 2017—More than 3,200 students and parents visited the Berry Center on April 17 for the 2017 HORIZONS Student Showcase, allowing students in the gifted and talented program to present and exhibit a vast array of advanced-level products.

HORIZONS students of all ages proudly showcased their many gifts and talents for family members and the CFISD community.

Arnold Middle School seventh-grade student Adrian Gonzalez shows his hurricane storm surge project to HORIZONS Student Showcase visitors, demonstrating the effects of wind’s velocity and strength on land and housing.
Arnold Middle School seventh-grade student Adrian Gonzalez shows his hurricane storm surge project to HORIZONS Student Showcase visitors, demonstrating the effects of wind’s velocity and strength on land and housing. 

“Interactive technology presentations, live performances, games, art work, research projects, and plenty of pride in ownership revealed the depth and complexity nurtured in classrooms every day during units of study,” said Susan Firth, CFISD director of advanced academics.

: Swenke Elementary School first-grade students, from left, Myreen Mamun, Olivia Middleton and Kevin Padron gave a presentation on origami at the HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17 at the Berry Center.
Swenke Elementary School first-grade students, from left, Myreen Mamun, Olivia Middleton and Kevin Padron gave a presentation on origami at the HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17 at the Berry Center. 

Dr. Deborah Stewart, associate superintendent of human resources and student services, observes a “Jamaica vs. America” presentation from Metcalf Elementary School students Margaret Tax, Madison Holmes, and Dacia Nunez at the HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17 at the Berry Center.
Dr. Deborah Stewart, associate superintendent of human resources and student services, observes a “Jamaica vs. America” presentation from Metcalf Elementary School students Margaret Tax, Madison Holmes, and Dacia Nunez at the HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17 at the Berry Center. 

Langham Creek High School English II students hold the “75 drachmas” Caesar promised to every Roman citizen upon his death as they interpret opposition of Antony in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Pictured, from left, are Madelyn Flowers and Emily Green, students; David Hughes, principal; Tamara Meldahl, director of instruction; Carla Phillips, teacher; and Anh Nguyen, student.
Langham Creek High School English II students hold the “75 drachmas” Caesar promised to every Roman citizen upon his death as they interpret opposition of Antony in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Pictured, from left, are Madelyn Flowers and Emily Green, students; David Hughes, principal; Tamara Meldahl, director of instruction; Carla Phillips, teacher; and Anh Nguyen, student. 

Owens Elementary School fourth-grade students gave a presentation on seeds at the 2017 HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17. Pictured, from left, are teacher Rachel Cantu, students Rachel Yun, Poorvi Poojari and Ava Dass, teacher Kristin Goddard and student Peyton Haire.
Owens Elementary School fourth-grade students gave a presentation on seeds at the 2017 HORIZONS Student Showcase on April 17. Pictured, from left, are teacher Rachel Cantu, students Rachel Yun, Poorvi Poojari and Ava Dass, teacher Kristin Goddard and student Peyton Haire.

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