Portales, NM, GT Global Finals Bound!
Organized by: Katrina Prince
Katrina Prince via Crowdrise
July 27, 2015
EVENT DATE May 18, 2015
Portales, NM is a rural community in southeast NM, where most of our students are serviced on the free/reduced lunch program due to their poor socioeconomic status. School funds for extracurricular activities are limited. Our G/T students recently participated in the state Destination Imagination competitions, and 2 of our teams qualified to participate in Global Finals at Knoxville, TN, on May 18-23. Because of the distance, we will be traveling for an additional 2 days. Our Gifted/Talented program runs on minimal funds and the opportunities for our students to participate in Global activities are nonexistant.The opportunity for these 7 students to be surrounded by the creative minds of students from around the globe, participating in creative, analytic, and critical problem solving activities will enrich their lives beyond the borders of our small town and provide them with opportunities that will influence them for the rest of their lives.