Mrs. Margo Reeder
2015 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award Winners
AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League is proud to recognize 15 of the best UIL sponsors in Texas as the 2015 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award winners.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges in the areas of academics, athletics and music from nominations submitted by school principals and superintendents across the state.
The award, now in its 25th 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 education system.
“Teachers and coaches are asked to do so much, and they go above and beyond the call of duty to serve as UIL sponsors, coaches and directors,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “UIL events would not be possible without tireless effort and dedication from sponsors like these. On behalf of the UIL, I commend these outstanding educators.”
Each winner will receive $1,000 and a symbolic memento from the UIL in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the pursuit of educational excellence through interscholastic competition. The League continually strives to strengthen and promote the role of extracurricular activities in Texas through programs like the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award.
Margo Reeder of Ballinger High School is one of the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award winners for 2015
Margo Reeder has been a involved in UIL journalism for 22 years, and has also coached UIL literary criticism, spelling and vocabulary, one-act play, ready writing, current events, and social studies. Reeder has coached many students to the UIL Academic State Meet, including several top six journalism finishes.
“I firmly believe that learning to lose and lose gracefully in competition has immeasurable benefits,” Reeder said. “I also want students to understand the joy of competing goes far beyond medals and winners.”