Courtesy of San Benito High School:
This year’s Baler Hall of Fame Fest is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 at San Juan Oaks Golf & Country Club.
Among this year’s honorees are San Benito High School teachers Laurie Chavez and Casandra Guerrero. The Baler Ed Foundation’s mission is to provide resources to support and enhance educational programs at SBHS. They do this 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 give $50,000 in mini-grants annually and forever. The Baler Bricks are displayed in the foyer of the main building.
Second, every March the foundation celebrates with an annual Baler Hall of Fame Fest where it 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 valuable raffle prizes donated by our local community.