On hand for the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night were Rodeo officials Jim Barron, Beth Cardono and Louis Bart.
The Pasadena ISD on Tuesday night paid tribute to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the organization's recognition of student achievement through its Student Art Show program and for its partnership in a new pilot program to provide incentives for higher grades.
"The scholarships, recognition and positive re-enforcement that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides our students through the Student Art Show gives our students greatly needed opportunities for advancement and for scholarships," said Dr. Kirk Lewis, the district's superintendent of schools.
Dr. Lewis also praised the HLSR for its partnership in a new pilot program at South Houston and Queens intermediate schools. The program provided a full-day at the rodeo earlier this month for 600 students from the two schools who qualified by meeting grade, discipline and attendance goals.
"Our students, many of whom would not have the opportunity to attend the Rodeo without this program, enjoyed and appreciated the wonderful efforts" of the HLSR, Dr. Lewis said.
On hand to accept certificates of appreciation and other gifts were Beth Cardono, chairman of the Rodeo's School Art committee; Louis Bart, a Rodeo Lifetime Vice President; and Jim Barron, the vice chairman of the Judges Division.