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H-E-B adds new award to Excellence in Education roster

2013 November 21
by HISD Communications

Each year, H-E-B recognizes teachers, principals, schools, and districts for their efforts to teach the nation’s children through its Excellence in Education awards.

Now, the grocery chain has added another category to its roster of honorees: school boards.

If you would like a person or organization to be considered in any of these categories, please visit this page for details on the award categories available, and this page to nominate someone. A downloadable flyer (.pdf) is also available.

All public school districts and state-certified, full-time public school teachers and principals currently within the H-E-B service area are eligible for nomination.

Nominations are due by midnight on Dec. 8, 2013.

2012-2013 ASPIRE Award program estimates available Nov. 20

ASPIRE Award estimates were available as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Log on to the ASPIRE portal at to view your status. 

All inquiries regarding award calculation must be formally submitted through the ASPIRE portal no later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, and will not be considered after that time. Please note that formal inquiries will not be accepted by phone or email. 

For complete details, including a list of FAQ, please see this related article.

Need $2,500 for College? Apply for Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarship by Feb. 28

A local credit union is offering students a chance to win one of five $2,500 scholarships for college.

The Ruby Sue Clifton Scholarship was created to honor an HISD administrator who retired after more than 30 years of service to the district. A middle school named after her opened in 1979.

To be eligible, students must be graduating seniors during the 2013–2014 school year and have at least one parent who has been a member of SMART Financial Credit Union (formerly First Educators) for more than six months.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. For details, including a downloadable application, visit the SMART Financial Credit Union website.

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