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UIL Announces H-E-B Pharmacy-UIL Community Service Award Winners

Media Contact: Kim Rogers
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589
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Date: Aug 19, 2004
Category: General Information


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX - The University Interscholastic League, in conjunction with H-E-B Pharmacy, is pleased to announce that 11 schools have been selected as the 2004 H-E-B Pharmacy-UIL Community Service Award winners and runners-up.

The schools selected include the following:
1A First Place - Petrolia High School
1A Second Place - Rice High School
2A First Place - Shallowater High School
2A Second Place - Hico High School
3A First Place - Tyler Chapel Hill High School
3A Second Place - Orange Grove High School
4A First Place - Fredericksburg High School
4A Second Place - Dallas Lincoln High School
5A First Place - San Angelo Central High School
5A Second Place - Laredo Alexander High School

Now in its second year, the H-E-B Pharmacy-UIL Community Service Award was created to reward UIL member schools for enhancing their community’s quality of life. Each first place school will receive $1,000 and a memento to commemorate the award, while the runners-up will receive a $500 award. Presentations of the first place awards will take place at selected football games selected by the schools during the 2004 season.

In addition, H-E-B Pharmacy and the UIL are proud to announce CRANDALL HIGH SCHOOL as the winner of the inaugural Healthcare Community Service Award, which includes a grand prize of $5,000. Crandall’s Community Wide Health and Safety Expo had over 55 vendors/service providers and drew over 500 people to the event, making their efforts worthy of this recognition. The health-care related service project category was added this year to further H-E-B Pharmacy’s mission to be the provider of choice for a patient’s pharmacy healthcare needs.

“H.E.B. Pharmacy is proud to join with the UIL in recognizing the contributions of high school students throughout the State of Texas to their communities,” said H-E-B Director of Pharmacy Development Donna Montemayor. “We believe that it is essential to give back to the areas we live and work in, and are excited about the opportunity to work with the UIL to promote community service initiatives through our Texas schools. Together we will make our communities better.”

“The extraordinary accomplishments of our students in UIL athletic, academic, and fine arts activities are recognized on a daily basis across the state. We felt it was time to recognize these same students for their achievements in their own communities,” said UIL Director Dr. Bill Farney. “These schools are helping change the world, one community at a time.”

All UIL member schools may compete for the H-E-B Pharmacy-UIL Community Service Award. A school’s organized volunteerism with a large percentage of their student population aimed at charitable causes in their own communities weighed heavily in determining the winners.

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