“Education is something we support.” That is what Grocery Company H-E-B tells us as they reveal a finalist for the 2017 Excellence in education awards. H-E-B surprised Brownsville’s Pace High School Principal Rose Longoria with a nomination and a $1,000 check.
She is only one of 40 selected in the state of Texas to be recognized for their contributions to education.
Principal Longoria received her award by doing the internet dance craze known as ‘dabbing.’
H-E-B will visit various schools in the Rio Grande Valley surprising other finalists this week.
Principal Longoria says, “We don’t practice or do anything like that. My job is just to serve our teachers to give them tools and resources. But really that belongs to them. they are the ones that are out there with the kids and making it happen. I just go in there to help them.”
Principal Longoria will be visiting San Antonio in May where she has a chance to receive up to $25,000 for herself.
The grocery company then pledges to match the amount won for the school district. H-E-B plans on awarding a total of $430,000 this year.