Brock High School won the Lone Star Cup award for academic and athletic excellence.
The award is given through the University Interscholastic League to six Texas high schools in each of the classifications. Brock High School won the award in the 3A classification.
High schools are ranked in their classifications based on team performance in district and state championships. Both athletic and academic teams compete.
Winning schools will receive a trophy and $1,000 scholarship, according to the UIL website.
Brock High School has won the Lone Star Cup five times, Athletic Director Chad Massey said, and missed the award by a few points last year.
“It’s just a testament of the excellence that we have in Brock,” Massey said.
The awarded money goes to student scholarships and is usually given to multiple students, Massey said.
The athletic director received notice that Brock won the award during the summer and said faculty, staff and students are excited to receive it.
“Winning awards is not what makes you great, but it’s a great pat on the back,” Massey said.
Superintendent Cade Smith said the award is an honor to the district and community, adding that faculty and staff at Brock ISD worked hard to prepare students for competition, and students dedicated a lot of time to achieve success.
“All of this represents both our school district’s and community’s value of high expectations,” Smith said in an email. “The culture of Brock is one of a kind; we want to be the best in everything that we do and winning the Lone Star Cup is another example of realizing that vision.”
The award will be presented to Brock during halftime at the varsity football game against Iowa Park High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium, 410 Eagle Spirit Ln.
High school students will be invited to come on the field and receive the award.
“They’re the ones that earned it,” Massey said.