Socorro AFT memorializes inspirational member who died of COVID-19

Socorro AFT honors Socorro ISD Teacher Zelene Blancas—who died in late December from COVID-19—with a memorial bench and plaque monument at her campus at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary.

Blancas, 35, was a Socorro AFT union member and First Grade teacher who was the subject of a viral video two years ago that showed her offering her students a pick of a hug, handshake, high five, or fist bump for their goodbye each day. She also was known for her saying: “Kindness comes first.”