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Things have changed a lot over the years!
Some time back I had made a plea to the alumni for contributions for a
new marquee for the new Bear's High School. Unfortunately, donations were
not very good. However, there is good news!
During the football season, the Bear's were recognized by Wal-Mart and
Coca-Cola for their spirit in a community pep rally. The local Coke
distributors sent photos and videos to Wal-Mart for judging. As a result,
PSJA High was one of a few schools in the nation to receive a $6,000 prize
from Wal-Mart and their "Hometown Heros Award," The check was formally
presented to the school at a special pep rally held for that purpose.
Another, "informal" presentation was made to all schools involved at
Wal-Mart's corporate headquarters in December.
We have decided to purchase the wanted marquee with this money. The
marquee we want costs around $7,300.00. To pay off the balance, we are using
the monies which were donated by alumni plus monies we make from vending
We were hoping to have the marquee installed this week but an incident
involving cutting a county irrigation line and rainy weather is delaying the
installation. As soon as the marquee is up I will send a photo to the den.
Thanks to all who did support our cause.
James Torline -- Assistant Principal -- Class of 1966
This view above shows the front entrance near the left in the wide shot above. The picture at right is from the left-front corner of the campus.