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PAGE 2 Summer Showdown 2014 Ron Morales Scholarship No Tie Breaker for this Contest Beeville and Falfurrias tied for first place in this year’s Summer Show- down. Both centers con- ducted a “Community Involvement Project”, demonstrating creative ways of giving to their communities. This year’s judges were Den- ise Bryeans and Cathe- rine Smith. Beeville IDD Center made 80 bags full of toys, cray- ons and knickknacks for children. They took the gift bags to the Head Start Program and po- lice station in Beeville. Each week the center went to the Head Start Program to interact with the children. Activities included teaching skills such as hand washing, manners and story time. Falfurrias collected items for the Women's Shelter of South Texas and can tabs for Ronald McDonald House, made lunch for the local fire- men and visited a nurs- ing home weekly . er must show evidence of enrollment in an institu- tion of higher learning and submit a 50 word essay on why he would be the best candidate for this award. Roger is cur- rently attending Bee County Community Col- lege where he is enrolled in art classes. Despite his limitations, due to his South Texas Family Support Conference takes great pride in of- fering the Ron Morales Family Scholarship in the amount of $500 to Roger Davila. In order to be con- sidered for the scholarship, Rog- diagnosis and other ob- stacles, he is determined to pursue his dream of obtaining an Art degree and ultimately becoming a successful artist. Coastal Plains Commu- nity Center is so very proud of Roger and his accomplishment and will continue to support him on his journey. burger lunch. Planes, trains and jave- linas were all part of Kingsville’s interactive demonstration of the en- riched history of Kings- ville. Alice displayed nat- ural disasters such as tornados, volcanos and tsunamis. All the cen- ters did a wonderful job! This year each center showed their hard work with displays of creativity. Taft implemented a well- ness program at the cen- ter involving healthy meal choices and exercise. Taft hit the streets, literal- ly, by inviting the commu- nity to join in a 2-mile walk followed by a turkey COASTAL PLAINS SUN Roger Davila was nominated for the Ron Morales Scholarship