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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 21, 2006
Category: General Information


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX-The University Interscholastic League, in conjunction with H-E-B Pharmacy, is pleased to announce that 12 schools have been selected as the 2006 H-E-B Pharmacy-UIL Community Service Award winners and runners-up.

The schools selected include the following:
1A First Place-Happy High School
1A Second Place-New Home High School
2A First Place-Shallowater High School
2A Second Place-Tahoka High School
3A First Place-Sinton High School
3A Second Place-Abilene Wylie High School
4A First Place-Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway High School
4A Second Place-Waco Midway High School
5A First Place-Bastrop High School
5A Second Place-Hurst Bell High School
First Place Healthcare Community Service Award-Alvarado High School
Second Place Healthcare Community Service Award - Crandall High School

Now in its fourth 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. 

The health-care related service project category was added to further H-E-B Pharmacy's mission to be the provider of choice for a patient's pharmacy healthcare needs. The winner of the Healthcare Community Service Award will receive $5,000 and a memento, and the runner-up of the Healthcare Award will receive $2,500.

"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 Senior Director of Corporate Pharmacy Operations 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.

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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