Nine United ISD middle school students were announced as Outstanding 8th Graders of the Year. Parents, teachers and administrators applauded the group of students who had been previously recognized as Outstanding 8th Graders of the Month during the course of the school year. In addition, Clark middle school student Arabellah Lozano was honored as one of the Top 3 Overall 8th Graders of the Year for her essay about putting an end to bullying. Students who garner the Outstanding 8th Grader title are excellent students and role models who also serve our community through various charities and projects. This year’s final awards ceremony was co-sponsored by the Laredo Police Officers Association, Friends of the Family, KGNS-TV and affiliated stations, Laredo Emergency Room, Family Nissan and Rosaura “Wawi” Tijerina, Attorney at Law.