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Driscoll Students Help an Ailing District
Raised money to help Premont ISD build science labs
When Premont ISD was given a virtual death sentence by the Texas Education Agency last year, most thought there was no hope of resurrecting the once proud traditions there. However, Premont residents rallied and made urgent appeals to the Commissioner of Education. He granted Premont a stay IF they could fulfill certain difficult requirements, many centered around financial matters. They made hard choices and sut their football team and other varsity sports, but it still wan't going to generate enough money to fulfill one of the Commissioner's priorities; building new science labs that would meet code requirements.
Other districts heard of their neighbor's plight and stepped in with donations from their general funds. Driscoll National Junior honor Society students did one better and set out to raise money themselves to help their fellow Premont students.
The National Junior Honor Society students, under the guidance of their sponsor, Judi Gonzalez, presented a check to Premont ISD officials in an emotional ceremony at the Education Service Center, Region 2, recently. Tears flowed and thanks were profuse as officials and student representatives accepted Driscoll's donation with those of other schools.
The Texas Commissioner of Education, Robert Scott, sent a personal thank letter to Driscoll students, lauding them for their efforts.
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