DEL VALLE, Texas – Three Del Valle ISD students were winners for the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin (HBAA) Essay Competition and will be representing DVISD on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin for the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Luncheon.

Angelina Bowser, Ojeda Middle School, Jordan Campos, Dailey Middle School, and Thomas Smith, Del Valle Middle School, were chosen as the winners of the HBAA Essay Competition from their respective middle school campuses.

Smith was the chosen as the best overall essay amongst all the middle school winners for this year. Since he was the overall winner, Smith will be this year’s Luncheon Reader and will be able to read his essay.

The HBAA Charitable Foundation supports educational programs and services that significantly benefit the Hispanic community; focusing primarily on awarding scholarships to deserving students in Central Texas.