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Community Outreach: 1st Annual RESPECT Contest

Our firm was proud to hold the 1 st Annual RESPECT Contest for 5 th grade students of Pasadena Independent School District. The RESPECT contest asks the students to tell us in a few sentences what respect means to them and why it is important to show one another respect. The students also included an illustration with their entry.

After reviewing all of the entries, we selected four winners and presented them with an award at the Harris County Civil Courthouse on April 23rd. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Kyle Carter of the 125 th District Court. Judge Carter spoke briefly about the value of respect and the important role it plays in our society. He presented the students with their awards.

Each student was given a small cash prize and a donation was made to a charity of their choice. Arnold & Itkin also made a $2,200 donation to Melillo Middle School. Principal Wheeler accepted the donation on behalf of the school and plans to put it towards the development of a new Outdoor Learning Center for the students.

Charitable Donations Made On Behalf Of Students

Charitable donations were made on behalf of the winning students to the following organizations:

  • Scholarship America Dream Award ($1,000)
  • El Cordero De Dios Templo Cristiano ($500)
  • St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital ($350)
  • Pleasant Hills Children’s Home ($350)

Representatives from the three of the charities were on hand to accept the donation on behalf of their organization.

You can view pictures of the awards ceremony and the winning entries by visiting the Arnold & Itkin Facebook page.

Helping To Make A Better Community

Our firm is extremely proud to support charitable organizations, school systems, and other community programs that benefit those in and around the Greater Houston area.

Click here to learn more about our community outreach efforts .