USHA Awards Irving's LACER a $500 Handball Grant, by Angel Aguilar, 7th Grade
The United States Handball Association is awarding $500 to the LACER handball program at Irving Middle School so players have more equipment and tournaments.
The first tournament LACER used the funding for was the April Fools’ Day big ball doubles tournament at the Irving courts. About 30 players competed in a World Cup-style bracket, including several high schoolers from Pasadena High School and Sotomayor High School. Winners took home cash prizes and everyone enjoyed Gatorade, hot dogs, and chips.
Irving students play handball on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school at the Irving courts. Tuesdays are usually for drills, Thursdays for different handball games like cutthroat, and Fridays for tournaments. The winners of tournaments receive prizes, like handballs, gloves, or goggles. Players who show good sportsmanship also win prizes. All are welcome to play!
Irving Wins STEAM Grant
Irving Magnet School is officially a STEAM school - The Federal Government has awarded a $1.8 Million Grant to become a premiere STEAM school. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. With this new source of money we will soon see lots of improvements at Irving.