Mission, Texas- Mission Consolidated Independent School District had two schools that were awarded the Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) Award. Bryan Elementary was awarded the Top Reader Award for promoting reading literacy. Mission Junior High was awarded the Most Improved School for their tireless efforts in promoting literacy.
Bryan Elementary Librarian Elizabeth Mendez and Mission Junior High Librarian Erica Esqueda were both present at the FESTIBA awards and celebration held at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. Each of the awards were presented by former Librarian and literacy advocate, Dr. Ida Garza, Festiba Creator Dr. Dahlia Guerra, and Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, and City Commissioner Johnny Garcia. The librarians were also able to take some students along with their parents to this event.
In addition to the celebration, they also had students from campuses attend a huge family-friendly event that included musical performances, children’s activities, book displays, South Texas Literacy Coalition book distributions, children’s plays and storytellers, author presentations, and much more.