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Continuing and Innovative Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Outstanding Migrant Students Recognized - Gisela Greco

Thank you Sophia for sharing your wonderful talent with us. Muchas gracias Sophia por compartir tu talento con todos nosotros.

I am Gisela Greco-Llamas, the director of the K-16 Education Center, part of the Continuing and Innovative Division and home of the Migrant Student Graduation Enhancement Program.

It is a pleasure to give my thanks to the guests, parents, family members, and educators who are here today to help us celebrate our 2010 Exemplary Migrant Students. Muchas gracias por ayudarnos a celebrar este evento junto a nuestros estudiantes.

I am also grateful to everyone who played a role in planning this ceremony. Thank you for your hard work.

One of the greatest pleasures of my first year as the Director of the K-16 Education Center is learning of the successes of our migrant students. In each of your exemplary stories, I read about difficulties and accomplishments, dedication and determination, care for others, and above all, a desire to achieve your dreams. I am convinced that each of you has what it takes to do whatever you set out to do.

To the parents, thank you again for all the support and motivation you have provided to the students to excel. A los padres, gracias de nuevo por el apoyo y la motivacion que han dado a sus hijos y les ha ayudado a triunfar.

Before the conclusion of our ceremony, I would like to invite you to our reception at the back of the room where you will be able to view each of the students’ entries for the Creative Award, including the beautiful clock that Ruby Valencia, our Award recipient created for her mother through her woodworking talents. We are very proud of each of the student entries.

During our reception, we will also distribute the 2010 Exemplary Migrant Student booklet. This beautiful publication was created by our graphic design artist, Gina Miller.

Now, would you all please rise and join us singing the Eyes of Texas. The words to the song are on the back of your program and are also displayed on the screen.

Would the Texas Cowboys and Orange Jackets please come forward to lead this song?

Now, would you all please rise and join us singing the Eyes of Texas. The words to the song are on the back of your program and are also displayed on the screen.

Thank you, please now join us for our reception.