HISD volunteer receives state honor for his service to Jones High School

Houston Ministers Against Crime president Pastor F.N. Williams, Sr., left, recognizes the volunteer efforts of Pastor Eugene Jones, right, during a press conference for Project Safe Start, a collaborative program between area ministers, law enforcement and school officials to encourage students to have a safe summer, May 27, 2014. (Houston ISD/Dave Einsel)

Pastor Eugene Jones was also recognized by Houston Ministers Against Crime in May for his volunteer efforts.

Earlier this year, the Rev. Eugene Jones was honored for his service to Houston’s school children work with the Charles Harding Senior Award during HISD’s annual salute to volunteers. Now, he is getting recognition at the state level as one of the Texas Board of Education’s 2014 Heroes for Children.

Each year, 15 Texans are selected by state board members and recognized for volunteering their time, talents and skills to help improve the public schools in their communities, and Rev. Jones was the only one from HISD to be selected. He was formally honored along with 14 other winners during a special ceremony held on Sept. 19, and his name will be engraved on a plaque that will be permanently displayed at the Texas Education Agency.