GWHS Pan American Student Forum participate in convention
by Margarita R. Cantu
Apr 14, 2010 | 2182 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pan American Student Forum (PASF) Chapter of George West High School (Spanish Club) participated in the PASF Convention on March 26-27 at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.

Members who participated in various contests were Juan Paiz, president; Yolanda Sanchez, 2nd vice-president; Brenda Camarillo, secretary; Dulce Araujo, treasurer; Sam Cantu, historian; Mario Rodriguez, boy student council rep.; Norma Castillo, Jeremiah Herrera, Ella Lowrance, Zachory McAlister and Brittany Root.

Under the sponsorship of Lindsey Bowers, our first TAMOAS (Texas Area Model Organization of American States) team was formed and participated. TAMOAS facilitates debate opportunities and simulates the mechanisms of an international board representing various issues and concerns of countries from the Americas. PASF members have an opportunity to win a scholarship to go to Washington D.C. and represent Texas. Our TAMOAS participants look forward to next year. Felicidades Tamoas GW Team!

Another first was our Papel Picado Workshop. Many Texas schools participated and Yolanda Sanchez and her team put George West on the map. Our winning Scrapbook entry (3rd place) was due to the hard work of Sam Cantu, Juan Paiz, Yolanda Sanchez, Brenda Camarillo, Norma Castillo and Jeremiah Herrera.

Our winning Poster entry (3rd place-Artistic), a three hour contest made at Convention, was by Dulce Araujo. ¡Arriba, Dulce! Jeremiah Herrera won 2nd place in Civilization, a contest over the geography, history, famous literature and art…in the Spanish speaking world. Fabuloso!

We wish to thank our club President Juan Paiz, our motivator, who headed this winning team.

Our PASF participant’s hard work paid off with well deserved honors at the PASF Convention. Please congratulate them when you see them.

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