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La Vega Pirates Education Foundation Announces Endowed Scholarship

September 25, 2019 - The La Vega Pirates Education Foundation announced the establishment of the La Vega Teachers of Tomorrow / Future Educators Endowed Scholarship at a ceremony held Wednesday, September 25 at the La Vega ISD Administration Building. 

This scholarship is being established by the Mazanec Family and Mazanec Construction in honor and in memory of Julia and Ed Mazanec Jr., founders of Mazanec Construction in 1969 and in honor of Mazanec Construction celebrating its 50th anniversary.  The Mazanec family have a strong family history of attending La Vega ISD schools from the early 1930s until the late 1960s.  Many of them had careers in education.   

Family members of the Mazanec family present for the ceremony today included Anita Harris Mazanec, Ed Mazanec III and Vicky Mazanec. 

This scholarship is being created to provide a scholarship opportunity for graduating La Vega High School students interested in pursuing a degree in education.

 "This is truly a special family who has decided to share their love for La Vega and their love for education with our students with an endowed scholarship that will leave a lasting legacy for the Mazanec family in La Vega ISD," said Allison Vrana, Executive Director of the La Vega Pirates Education Foundation.

 The mission of the La Vega Pirates Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to support creative and innovative programs that will enhance the quality of education programs to our students in La Vega ISD. 

 The La Vega Pirates Education Foundation was founded in 2012 and since then has awarded more than $314,000 in awards and grants to La Vega ISD.

 Additional donations will be accepted to grow this endowment.  For those interested in donating to the La Vega Teachers of Tomorrow / Future Educators Endowed Scholarship, please contact the La Vega Pirates Education Foundation at 254-299-6729 or www.piratesfoundation.org.