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La Joya ISD School volunteers earn SBOE's 2019 Heroes for Children award.

Posted Date: 09/23/2019

Creation of a suicide prevention program, leading successful bond campaigns, and mentoring struggling readers are examples of just some of the volunteer activities performed by 15 individuals who were presented with 2019 Heroes for Children award by the State Board of Education (SBOE) on Sept. 13.

Collectively, these award recipients have donated 179 years of service to the Texas public schools. Each year one outstanding school volunteer is selected to receive the award from each SBOE district.

La Joya ISD would like to congratulate two Parent Volunteers that were selected for the Heroes for Children Award Mrs. Julia Saenz, parent volunteer at Juarez-Lincoln High School and Mrs. Anita Garcia, Parent Volunteer at Memorial Middle School. Both parents were recognized amongst only 15 awardees statewide on September 13, 2019 by the State Board of Education general meeting in Austin Texas. The recognition is due to their outstanding service and support to school community, the staff, and most especially, the students of Texas. 

They were the only two selected by the Texas Education Agency from the entire Rio Grande Valley!! Congratulations to both of them and to all our parent volunteers for Shining Bright and Showing Our La Joya ISD Pride!