Students win scholarships in Black History Month poster contest
Winners of the 2023 Black History Month poster contest pose with their awards and their posters Tuesday at the University of Houston-Victoria after an award ceremony announcing the winners. Thirty-seven fifth-grade students from four elementary schools submitted posters featuring African American individuals following the theme, “Exploring Black Americans in STEM.” From left are Margie Montgomery, a representative from the Victoria Black History Committee; Victoria College President Jennifer Kent; first-place winner Tania Severiche from O’Connor Elementary School, who received a $2,000 UHV scholarship and a $1,000 VC scholarship; second-place winner Madison Velazquez from O’Connor, who was given a $1,000 UHV scholarship and a $500 VC scholarship; third-place winner Gannon Youngblood from DeLeon Elementary School, who received a $500 UHV scholarship and a $250 VC scholarship; and Beverly Tomek, UHV associate provost for curriculum and student success. The posters from the contest will be displayed in UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St., throughout the month of February.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.