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Humble ISD wins $100,000 in HEB Excellence in Education Awards

Humble ISD was named the 2015 Large District winner of the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program. The announcement took place on Sunday, May 3 during H-E-B’s annual awards dinner, which highlights top educators statewide. This achievement signifies Humble ISD as a leader in public education among Texas school districts. 

“Being recognized by H-E-B, a longtime supporter of public education, and celebrating alongside other great educators in the State, was a very rewarding experience,” said Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo. “We have a phenomenal team of teachers, administrators and Board members who truly do deserve this recognition for the work they do every day for our students.”

Humble ISD was among six large districts statewide in the running for the title of 2015 H-E-B Large District Winner and a cash prize of $100,000. Other finalists in the Large District category included Arlington ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Harlingen ISD, Katy ISD and Valley View ISD.

The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards also recognizes outstanding teachers and principals each year. The Humble ISD Board of Trustees was also honored this year as one of five statewide finalists in the School Board category.
 
“Congratulations to the students, staff and community members on Humble ISD being awarded the HEB Excellence in Education Award for 2015,” School Board President Robert Scarfo said. 

To compete among the best in the State, Humble ISD submitted an application and essays to demonstrate the District’s commitment to academic excellence, student achievement, innovative learning, efficient use of resources and community involvement. Upon being named a Finalist, Humble ISD was visited by a panel of judges who gained further insight of District operations and programs, visited campuses and spoke with various leaders and members of the Humble ISD community.

H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards Program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas by spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators.

“It’s only and always about the kids. It is up to us to physically stand up and step forward for what is right for children in the State of Texas,” Sconzo said.
 
The $100,000 award will be dedicated to innovative education grants which are awarded to teachers through the Humble ISD Education Foundation. 

Since the program’s inception, H-E-B has given more than $7.5 million, making it the state’s largest monetary award program dedicated to education.