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    Posted November 8, 2012 by
    Irving, Texas
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    Do the math: Girls + Education

    Travis Middle School's QuESt Program of Irving ISD Has a BLAST With "Girls + Education"!


    We are a school district in a suburb of Dallas where education is more than just the next natural step; it is something our students must set their dreams to and work hard toward daily.
    Because about 80% of the students in our school come from families who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, education for our girls is often something that they must truly take upon themselves to see the utter and absolute importance in. Most of the time, our girls are the first female (or person in general for that matter) in their family who will graduate high school, much less who could have the opportunity of attending college one day.
    In our QuESt (Quality Education for Students) After School Program, we strive to teach our students the invaluable experiences that receiving a quality education can provide them in the future, be it tomorrow in Science class or someday down the road when they become parents or teachers themselves and begin their children or students along their own paths of education.
    We asked our girls (OK, and a couple of our boys who were just WAY too curious about this contest) to think about their families, their journeys, and themselves and to decide what education has meant to them so far and what it means to them for their future.
    The results turned out to be a blast and we pretty much ended up having a photo shoot dance party in our school's cafeteria while taking all our pictures. Travis Middle School's QuESt program in Irving, TX proudly presents to you through pictures what "Girls + Education" equals to us!

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