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PSJA High School wins the Wal-Mart "Hometown Heroes Award" in national contest!



On Feb. 4, 2002 I received the following email message from James Torline, Asst. Principal at PSJA:        


       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

Coca-Cola products.

       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




PSJA High School is in a new campus across the road from its previous site on South I Road.  These pictures of the new facility were provided to the Bears' Den by Larry Hendrick, a member of the Class of 1963.  Those Bears who are 'displaced' and not able to visit the new school, will certainly appreciate his thoughtfulness.  Thank you for sharing, Larry.





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.