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Maplewood Student to Celebrate el Día del Niño as Consul General

AISD and Consulate General of Mexico in Austin Celebrate Children's Day

Tomorrow, Austin ISD student Uriel Lopez Gutierrez will fill the role of Consul General for the Day. This is made possible by a collaboration between the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin and Austin ISD to celebrate Children's Day, El Día del Niño. 

As Consul General for the Day, Lopez Gutierrez will explore different state and city agencies to learn about government agencies and the role of the Consulate of México. 

Lopez Gutierrez, a student at Maplewood Elementary, is a recipient of the 2015 AISD "Outstanding Progress in English as a Second Language Program" Latino Academic Achievement Award. 

"Being able to offer consul general for a day will allow Uriel the opportunity to explore civic and cultural spaces that can provide an enriching academic experience," AISD Chief Academic Officer Pauline Dow said. "AISD is proud to collaborate with the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin to celebrate El Día Del Niño and recognize and honor our children." 

For more information about Consul General for the Day or the AISD/Consulate General of Mexico in Austin partnership, please contact Ana Guerrero at 512-414-9962 or via email at  


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