September 20, 2013

Todd Marshall
Director of Communications,
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903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas High School Volunteer Honored by State Board of Education as a Hero for Children

Texarkana, TX – The State Board of Education honored one of Texarkana Independent School District’s own during a special ceremony held today, September 20, 2013, in Austin, TX. Seventeen Texans who have provided collectively more than 100 years of volunteer service to Texas public schools were presented with the Heroes for Children award.

Roger Waldrep, Texas High School volunteer, was chosen as the Hero for Children award winner representing SBOE District 9. For the past 17 years, Waldrep has worked with the students, supporting both academic and extracurricular activities. Described by one student as a “superhero,” he acts as a mentor, father figure, friend and as an advocate for education – encouraging students to further their education beyond high school. Waldrep teaches life lessons of commitment, perseverance, spirit and positive attitude.

The Heroes for Children honorees are selected by the State Board members and recognized for volunteering their time, talents and skills to help improve the public schools in their communities. Each hero received a certificate of honor, a copy of the resolution scheduled for Board approval and photographs commemorating the ceremony. Each hero will also have his or her name engraved on a plaque that is permanently displayed at TEA headquarters.

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