Cybersafety art yields awareness, rewards

Garland ISD is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students and employees. With today’s technology-fueled classrooms, protecting students in the digital realm remains a top priority. That is why the district hosts Cybersafety Week, a yearly observation in which information and tips are integrated into classroom activities. Students also have the opportunity to let their creative side out via the Cybersafety Poster Contest—which features a sweet first-place prize.   

“We had more entries than last year, so we decided to have a winner in several categories,” said Technology Applications Coordinator Jasna Aliefendic. “I was really pleased to see some posters in Spanish.”

A two-person team judged all submissions and selected four first-place winners and four honorable mention titleholders. All first-place winners received a certificate and a BB-8 robot, an app-enabled coding android.

Although Cybersafety Week occurs during the fall semester, staying safe online is a year-round topic. See the district’s cybersafety webpage for tips, information and resources.

A list of the 2016 Cybersafety Poster Contest winners is below.

High School

First Place: James Sims, Sachse High School

Honorable Mention: Ariel Garcia, Naaman Forest High School

Middle School

First Place: Rachel Andrade and Shainamel Lagmay, Schrade Middle School

Honorable Mention: Christine Nguyen, Jackson Technology Center for Math & Science

Elementary School

First Place: Lourdes Arianna Varela, Shugart Elementary School

Honorable Mention: Daniel Bush, Abbett Elementary School


First Place: Joselyn Ramirez, Handley Elementary School

Honorable Mention: Hilario Rivera, Centerville Elementary School