I am proud to announce that I was again awarded the FWISD’s Golden Achievement Award for Partnership Excellence.I decided to adopt the Rufino Menoza Elementary School six years ago. This is a wonderful, hard working, 99% Hispanic school on the North Side. It is named in honor of Fort Worth’s first Hispanic police chief.
I have focused on supporting Mendoza’s after-school running club, since I have belatedly something of an exercise fanatic in my 50s. I enjoy running and walking with the children around the school and cheering them on at their 5K races.I have also paid for registration fees, prizes and medals to students and faculty, hats and gloves, and books and athletic supplies, including the first ever Mendoza Running Club t-shirt.
I have spoken to the kids at every opportunity in an attempt to motivate them to study as hard as possible, stay in school, pick a career, go to college, and achieve their dreams. I have participated in every Career Day program and talked to the children about their studies, ideal jobs, college plans, and goals. I have urged the children to study, exercise, eat healthy foods, and do the other things necessary to excel.
I fervently believe in the importance of hard work, physical fitness and proper nutrition and want to teach those important messages to our children to improve their lives.
I want to try to make a difference in the lives of our local children and invest in the future of this wonderful city.