Courtesy of San Benito High School:
This year’s Baler Hall of Fame Fest is on for Saturday, March 17 at San Juan Oaks Golf & Country Club. The Baler Education Foundation’s mission is to provide resources to support and enhance educational programs at SBHS by providing funds – annual mini-grants for individual teachers or departments.
– STEM Club field trips
– Document cameras for English teachers
– Holocaust storyteller Jerry Falek for both English and World Studies
– Scientific calculators for Chemistry students
– Baler Gifted Cheer uniforms for students
– College field trip for Academy students
The foundation raises money by selling Baler Bricks. The vision to sell 1,000 Baler Bricks for $1,000 each would establish an endowment fund of $1 million that in turn would allow the foundation to provide $50,000 in mini-grants every year in perpetuity. The Baler Bricks are displayed in the foyer of the main building.
Also, each March the annual Baler Hall of Fame Fest inducts individuals into The Baler Hall of Fame based on community nominations. This luncheon is both celebration and fundraiser. Individuals are inducted by the decade of either their graduation class year or year of service or impact to our community. The luncheon includes a silent auction and a chance to win raffle prizes donated by the community.