In the RGV the start of fall usually means that high school football is back.
Each week News Center 23 and Payne Motors give students from rivaling teams scholarship money.
This past week’s City Clash was between Weslaco and Weslaco East.
News Center 23’s Alfredo Cuadros has the story.
This past Friday it was a clash between rivals: Welsaco High vs. Weslaco East. Despite their rivalry the teams gave it their all. But they weren’t the only ones that gave. Before the game, Ed Payne Motors and News Center 23 helped students with money for scholarships.
Yvette Morales, Weslaco High School Principal, “We’ll be able to give this to two athletes from Weslaco who have excelled not only on the field, on the court or on the arena but any student that has achieved in the classroom.”
And although the teams may have their differences, a $1,000 donation can go a long way.
Dr. Raul Cantu, Weslaco East High School Principal, “We know students need it sometimes just to buy a book or get some gas to get to the colleges.”
The principal says some of these students come from disadvantaged backgrounds. These scholarships
can help some achieve a better future.
Yvette Morales, “The donation that we received helps our students. We have a very large amount of students that depend on financial aid such as the Ed Payne Scholarship to get out of the valley or even here at UTRGV.”
The final score was 24-7 in favor of Weslaco High. Each school has its own way of selecting the recipient of the scholarships. The students do not have to be athletes.
Both Principal say that college is very expensive and every penny helps.
The next City Clash Game is between the Sharyland Pioneers vs. Mission High School.
We’ll see you there.