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Alumni Awards, 2010 – Current

Ginger DavisDAVIS, SAIZ RECEIVE 2013 ALUMNI AWARDSSaiz

The Uvalde High School Alumni Association announced the recipients of two awards at its Annual Meeting, Saturday, October 26, 2013.   The first award was to Virginia Davis who received The 2013 Leader of the Pack Award.  The second award was The 2013 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award presented to retired Uvalde educator Mary Helen Saiz.

Davis, a graduate of UHS, is well known in Uvalde and southwest Texas for her interest in history.  Her efforts have included organizing the Southwest Texas Archives at El Progreso Library.  Her literary contributions have led to recording and promoting the history of Uvalde and the southwest.  As a result of her literary efforts Virginia Davis has become the archivist to Southwest Texas.

Saiz taught in the Uvalde schools after attending Texas State University where she received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Education.  She taught at Anthon School for twenty-two years.  Later, she became principal at Benson.  The school achieved Texas State Recognized Campus for ten years in a row.   She was a dedicated educator for thirty-nine years.  Mary Helen Saiz has been active in community fund raising endeavors and involved in numerous civic projects.

 

CaptCAPT, WARREN RECEIVE ALUMNI AWARDS – 2012Warren

The UHS Alumni Association presented two award at its Annual Meeting, Saturday, October 6, 2012.  Louis Earl Capt received the 2012 Leader of the Pack Award.  The 2012 Distinguished Educator of  the Year Award was presented to retired Uvalde educator Loretta Lemke Warren.

Capt, a graduate of UHS and Texas A&M University, is well known in Uvalde and the state of Texas for his selfless dedication in the field of agriculture and for his community service  The West Main School property acquisition for the El Progresso Library, seats on various local governmental boards, and his determination to save the beautiful trees of Uvalde are among the worthy causes he has given to in time and money.

Warren taught in the Uvalde schools from 1968 to 2001.  She attended UHS, SWTJC, and Texas A&I University.  Her primary interest was math and she taught the subject at Anthon, Benson, and Flores schools.  From 2001 to 2006 she continued her love for teaching and students by being involved in education as a tutor.  Since her retirement she has been active in the Uvalde Retired Teachers Association.

FloresFLORES, HILDERBRAN RECEIVE ALUMNI AWARDS – 2011Hilderbran

The Uvalde High School Alumni Association announced the recipients of two awards presented at its Annual Meeting, Saturday, October 9, 2011.   Rodolfo R. Flores received the 2011 Leader of the Pack Award.  The 2011 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award was presented to retired Uvalde educator Betty Hilderbran.

Flores, a 1948 graduate of UHS, is well known in Uvalde and the state for his political astuteness and his long standing association with Southwest Texas Junior College from student to President of the SWTJC Board of Trustees.  Rudy worked in Austin as Special Assistant to the Governor (Briscoe).  He was appointed a Director of the Board for the First State Bank.  He has the distinction of having a building named after him and his wife Dolores, his wife of 55 years.  The building is one of the first as you enter the campus of SWTJC and is named the Rodolfo R. and Dolores Flores Student Services Building. 

Hilderbran’s first teaching job was at Uvalde High School.  She attended McMurry University in Abilene, transferred to Texas State University in San Marcos where  she graduated with her teaching degree.  Her thirty-one years teaching all levels of math included twenty-nine at Uvalde High School.   Over the years Betty Hilderbran has tracked many of her students as they made their mark in the history of Uvalde and other places.  Her math courses included General to Calculus AP. 

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NAMES ALONZO AND KOLINEK 2010 AWARDEES

The UHS Alumni Association announced the recipients of two awards presented at its Annual Meeting, Saturday, September 11, 2010.  Colonel Joe Alonzo, USMC, Ret. received the Leader of the Pack Award.  The Distinguished Educator of the Year Award was given to retired Uvalde educator Mr. Bill Ed Kolinek.

Alonzo who rose to rank of colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps was given the Leader of the Pack Award in recognition of outstanding service to his country and to the field of education.

Kolinek, who retired from the Uvalde Consolidated School district, is well known in Uvalde for his outstanding contributions as a faculty member at Uvalde High School.  He taught English at all levels.