, Port Arthur, Texas


December 1, 2010

Sponsors support Sam Houston students

BEAUMONT — Jennifer Gray may have won this season's “Dancing With the Stars,” but Sam Houston is truly having the “best time of their lives!” The school, which is one of the largest in the district, has two of the largest organizations as their school sponsors: MOTIVA and most recently, the U.S. Coast Guard.

The U.S. Coast Guard adopted Sam Houston Elementary during a special presentation on Nov. 17. Sam Houston principal, Melissa Oliva-Gunner, received a check as well as school supplies for her school. The Coast Guard has promised that more school supplies are on the way. Sam Houston is the first school in PAISD that the U.S. Coast Guard has adopted.  Through the partnership, the U.S. Coast Guard will participate in tutoring, science fairs and other educational efforts to increase the students' visibility of the science field.

MOTIVA gave every A and A/B honor roll student an ice cream party on Friday, Nov. 19. Four students (two honor roll and two perfect attendance) were presented with bicycles purchased by MOTIVA.  Dr. Brenda Brooks-Coleman, Motiva Youth Training Academy principal, applauded the students for their efforts. “We are so proud of you and we want you to continue to do well,” she said.

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