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May 16, 2014

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

TISD Honors Business Partners and Volunteers during Annual Recognition Dinner

Texarkana, TX – Texarkana Independent School District honored area Partners in Education and Volunteers in Public Schools during their annual recognition dinner on May 6.

Awards were presented as follows:

Volunteers of Distinction “Shining Star” Awards presented to Mystee Bennett (Spring Lake Park Elementary), Tracy Boudreaux (Theron Jones Early Literacy Center), Mary Bruce (Westlawn Elementary), Cheryl Clem (Texas High School), Kim Langdon (Morriss Elementary), Essie Lee (Highland Park Elementary), Gayle & Chad Little (OPTIONS Academic Alternative High School), Linda Mabry (Wake Village Elementary), Dr. Brian Matthews (OPTIONS Academic Alternative High School), Christie Pinnell (Nash Elementary), Karen Reed (Texas Middle School), Valarie Said (Texas High School) and Ruth Stokes (Dunbar Early Education Center);

Partner of the Year Awards presented to Capital One Bank – Texas Boulevard Branch (Small Business/Group), TEXAR Federal Credit Union (Medium Business/Group) and Red River Federal Credit Union (Large Business/Group);

“Whole Heart” Award presented to Texas High School Tiger Theatre Company Booster Club;

Texas Non-Profit Partnership of the Year Award presented to First Baptist Church – Wake Village;

“Promise” Award presented to Theta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and Texarkana Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi;

Volunteers In Public Schools Awards presented to Texas High School (Team I), Westlawn Elementary (Team II) and Nash Elementary (Team III);

Board of Trustees/Superintendent Award presented to Derrick McGary;

The Partners In Education (PIE) program and Volunteers In Public Schools program enriches and maximizes the educational experiences of students and staff by developing cooperative partnerships with businesses, parents and community members. The efforts of one person, one company or one organization can change the life of a student and make a dynamic difference in a program or a school.

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