Get your holiday shopping done early at the IB Festive, set for 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on November 10 at McAllen ISD’s Lamar Academy (1009 N. 10th St.). More than 60 local vendors have signed up to entice the public with their beautiful jewelry, clothing, school mascot yard signs and much more.
The Lamar Academy/International Baccalaureate Student Council works year round to promote a sense of community. Recent projects include working with the Catholic Charities to help immigrants who need assistance, clean-ups with the City of McAllen’s Keep McAllen Beautiful, Anti-Bully Rallies and a Mental Health Fair. The IB Student Council also promotes spirit at school activities, literacy at different school-sponsored events and social consciousness for serious topics, such as suicide, depression, cancer and bullying.
“Making all of this happen requires sizable funds,” IB Student Council Co-Advisor Vivian Tamez said. “This year, we decided to host a fundraiser that makes money but also gives back to our community. IB Festive was the answer.”
The IB Student Council is also raising funds to send students to the annual State Student Council Convention. The Texas Association of Student Councils hosts a convention where more than 5,000 students in Texas learn new ideas to promote a sense of community, not just in schools but in their city. The funds raised will pay for registration, hotel, transportation and meals.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived---this is to have succeeded.” This is what we hope to instill in all Lamar Academy/IB Student Council members and in the people we serve. For more information, please contact Vivian Tamez at 956-632-3222.