Irving ISD was well represented at national Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) competitions across the country this summer. These competitions further prepare students for accelerated education and careers in current or emerging professions.

Of special note, two middle schools teams from Irving ISD qualified and placed at the national level, among high school teams.

Congratulations to the following students for placing nationally:


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 

de Zavala Middle School 

3rd place – Event Management Level 1: Angelina Martinez, Finjas Mignon and Bailey Villatoro


MacArthur High School

Say Yes to FCS Level 2 – Gold: Hetzenney Gallardo

Say Yes to FCS Level 3 – Gold: Laura Raupp



MacArthur High School

3rd place – Engineering Design: Khoi Nguyen and Paola Romero


Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) 

MacArthur High School

1st place/blue ribbon – Interactive Bulletin Board: Maya Kandyba and Oluwayimisola Odubiyi

Semi-finalist – Lesson Planning & Delivery: Laura Raupp


Nimitz High School

Semi-finalist – Lesson Planning & Delivery: Haley Hill


Technology Student Association (TSA)

Lamar Middle School

Top 10 – Cybersecurity: Peter Lam