Merit scholar honorees display their certificates of recognition at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night.
The Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees got as good as their gave out on Tuesday night at the board's regular monthly meeting.
Board members handed out special recognition to two employees recently honored for their achievements in physical education. And the board presented certificates to honored scholars from all five district high schools.
The seven board members were also on the receiving end of high praise from Dr. Kirk Lewis, superintendent of the Pasadena ISD, for their many contributions to the welfare of students and families in the community.
Lewis and district personnel joined with other districts across Texas in observing School Board Recognition Month during the month of January.
A reception was held prior to the board meeting for students achieving the academic rank of National Merit Semifinalist, National Hispanic Scholar or Advanced Placement Scholar. Honorees were then presented to the board.
The board recognized Tom Durr, physical education teacher at Moore Elementary, and Pam Tevis, the district's Assistant Athletics Director for Health and Physical Education.
Durr was recently honored for distinguished service by the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Last fall Tevis was named a CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health Program) Champion of 2010 by the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston.
Pam Tevis (left) receives congratulations from Pasadena ISD Superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis and Jerry Speer, president of the Board of Trustees; (right) Tom Durr with the superintendent and board president.