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2016-09-08

Nominate educators for H-E-B excellence award

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Do you know of an educator in Texas who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their students and their community?
Submit the name of a teacher, school district, early childhood facility or school board today for a 2017 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, placing them on the path toward winning cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. Nominations for the awards are being accepted online at www.heb.com/education through Oct. 23.
Nominees will be sent an invitation to complete an online application, which asks for written responses about education philosophy, learning experiences and insights on key issues facing educators in Texas today. The deadline for applications is Dec. 4.
In the School Board category, up to five public school boards may be recognized and awarded $5,000 towards the district they serve. Additionally, one or more school boards may receive a special judge’s award totaling up to $25,000 that will be announced during a recognition dinner and celebration in May 2017.
Last year, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards awarded more than $800,000 in cash prizes, gift cards and grants. Since its inception in 2002, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program has awarded over $8.5 million to Texas educators, schools and districts.
Nominations are not required for participation. Educators, school districts, early childhood facilities and school boards can go to heb.com/education and complete an application. For additional updates, follow the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program on Facebook at facebook.com/HEBExcellenceinEducationAwards.