WESLACO, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — A big game in Weslaco between Weslaco and Weslaco East, but before the game even got underway both schools really won. Payne Auto group is choosing a dozen schools in the Valley to receive scholarship checks as part of the City Clash of the Week game.
Weslaco Superintendent Dr. Ruben Alejandro stated, "There is a lot of handicaps and barriers that our kids go through, but when you have businesses that are willing to come forward and say, You know what we are going to help contribute. We are going to help provide scholarships with some amount of money to continue their education., means a great deal for each and everyone of our kids."
Both principals, from each school, say they are very appreciative of the scholarships, Weslaco East Principal Sue Peterson, "We are appreciative of Payne Auto dealership giving us this scholarship for $1,000. Last year we split it into two $500 scholarships and we chose students that were very worth student and they were appreciative of the scholarship."
Weslaco Principal Yvette Morales stated, "It means a lot to our students with the cost of books, fees, traveling. I know this is going to be appreciated by one of our students."
In a hard fought game Weslaco came out with a win of 35-21 over Weslaco East.