Every year, the Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club recognizes young people who have pursued excellence in academic studies.

It’s a wonderful tradition, one of Galveston’s best.

The annual awards program honoring Galveston’s “Top 50” is today.

It’s open to the public

There’s no charge to attend.

Each of the schools in the community nominates its top students for the honor.

Each of the honored students chooses a teacher to honor.

The club also awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Dr. Al LeBlanc has been a tireless advocate of the idea that the community should support academic achievement.

He will be at the ceremony, helping to present the awards along with Jim Ware, Tony Brown and Anne Woodson.

Congratulations to the students being honored today. The community is proud of your achievement.

Congratulations also to the teachers who made such a difference in a top student’s life.

The club is made up of volunteers and relies on contributions.

If you’d like to be a part of this tradition, you can write a check to the Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club, P.O. Box 3493, Galveston, TX 77552-3493.

Information is at gaeb

If you would like to know more about these bright young scholars, stay tuned.

You’ll see more of them in an upcoming edition.

WHAT: Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club Awards Program

WHEN: 7 p.m. today

WHERE: Levin Hall, 10th and Market streets on the University of Texas Medical Branch campus

SPEAKER: Dancie Perugini Ware, president, Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations

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