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L.E.A.F. helps Jackson Jets Remember the Alamo

Mar 03, 2014 | Community Relations

Fourth-grade students from Lamar CISD’s Jackson Elementary will always “Remember the Alamo” after a recent trip to San Antonio.

Students learned about Texas history by watching the IMAX film “Alamo: The Price of Freedom.” The 45-minute film took them on a journey back in time to witness the historic Battle of the Alamo. After the film, the Jets toured the Alamo, where Texas history truly came alive for our students. What a great way to celebrate Texas Independence Day!

Teachers Allyson Spencer, Julia Bridges and Ana Marie Hix received a $2,700 grant from the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) to take their students on a trip that brought Texas history to life.

“Our students were able to experience Texas history in a way that books just can’t do,” Spencer said.

Proceeds from fund-raisers such as “Surf’s Up, School’s Out with the Triumphs,” presented this year by OakBend Medical Center, help underwrite these types of grants for Lamar CISD teachers and students. To purchase tickets, reserve a table for the May 2 event or for more information regarding L.E.A.F., contact Janice Knight at 832-223-0334 or

Caption: Jackson Fourth grade students enjoying their day at the Alamo.