170 top students from Laredo and the surrounding area will be
honored at Texas A&M International University Wednesday by
the State Board of Education as part of it's salute to over
13,000 students statewide who have achieved academic distinction
in mathematics, science, social studies, English or language
Dubbed "Celebrations of Educational Excellence," the
program will take place Wednesday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Great Room (319). Refreshments
will be served.
The SBE initiated the program seven years ago to honor the
State's scholars. A&M International has hosted the reception
since its inception. Local educators, typically the school
principal or counselor, select the students who are to receive
the excellence award. Honored students are often Academic
Decathlon winners, National Merit Scholars or top-ranking
students in their class.
Each student will receive a "Celebrations of Educational
Excellence" medallion and a congratulatory letter from Gov.
In addition to students from Laredo's public high schools,
students will be on hand from Zapata, Carrizo, Freer, Eagle Pass,
Hebbronville, Bruni and Cotulla.
In addition to A&M International, 24 colleges and
universities across the State will honor the students including:
Angelo State University, Baylor University, Lamar
University-Beaumont, Midwestern State University, Our Lady of the
Lake University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin
State University, South Plains College, Southern Methodist
University, Sul Ross University, Tarleton State University, Texas
A&M University, Texas A&M University at Commerce, Texas
A&M University at Corpus Christi, University of Houston,
University of Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University
of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at El Paso, University of
Texas - Pan American, University of Texas of the Permian Basin,
University of Texas at Tyler and West Texas A&M University.
For more information on the "Celebrations of
Excellence" Program at A&M International, please call
the Office of Enrollment Management at 326.2270, visit offices in
Killam Library 158 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Services office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
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