December 20, 2019
Longtime Langham Creek High School Band Director Gloria Ramirez was named one of the 2019 University Interscholastic League Sponsor Excellence Award winners.
Dec. 20, 2019—Langham Creek High School Band Director Gloria Ramirez has been named one of the recipients of the 2019 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Sponsor Excellence Award.
The Sponsor Excellence Award, now in its 29th year, was created to identify and recognize outstanding sponsors who enable students to develop and refine their extracurricular talents to the highest degree possible within the educational system.
Winners are selected by a panel of judges in the areas of music, athletics and academics from nominations by school principals and superintendents across the state.
“The band program here has always been excellent,” Langham Creek Principal Dave Hughes said. “She came here and the excellence continued. She really cares for those kids and works with them.”
Langham Creek has earned a first division rating in UIL marching for 30 consecutive years and holds a 20-plus-year streak in UIL concert and sight-reading. Ramirez was the school’s 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year and recently earned the 2019 Meritorious Achievement Award for outstanding commitment to music education from the Texas Bandmasters Association.
“I am very grateful for the kids because we share the same desire and pursuit of excellence,” Ramirez said. “They make me a better teacher because they allow me to serve them and they allow me to do and try different things.”
The Sponsor Excellence Award was established to highlight the contributions of sponsors of UIL scholastic competition. Each award winner will receive $1,000 and a distinctive trophy from the UIL in recognition of his or her outstanding achievements in the pursuit of educational excellence through interscholastic competition.