As high school football rolls past week nine, two schools got together for this week’s City Clash.
The City Clash was between the San Benito Greyhounds and the Brownsville Hanna Eagles. The students played their hearts out at Bobby Morrow Stadium and some would say that there was a clear winner, yet others could argue that both teams came out victorious. That night News Center 23 and Ed Payne Auto Group handed both schools $1,000 for scholarships.
Henry Sanchez, San Benito High School Principal said, “Any supplies or anything they need to move forward with their endeavors, whatever that may be. Whatever college it may be, but that is what I’m trying to help most of our students with.”
The schools will choose who gets these scholarships. Both have low income students that could use the funds for anything they would desire. Including use it as a starting point for their college careers.
Rocio Ramos, Hanna High School Assistant Principal said, “$1,000 can be very little but it opens more doors. You say, “you know what? If I was able to get this, I’m able to maybe apply for other scholarships.”
Although the students do not have to be athletes to receive these scholarships, athletics can help students become disciplined in the classroom.
“They both go hand in hand, we always want to make sure students are ready for the future. Have Faith in yourself and always try. Always try. Keep going forward,” says Sanchez.
“This is an opportunity that some of our students can benefit from,” says Ramos.
The next City Clash is between Edinburg Vela and PSJA.