Meet Elia Contreras, Billie Quinn, and Charles Cabrera. These are the November recipients of the district's "Proud You're a Picker" award, a newly launched employee recognition program. Each one of these employees have gone above and beyond their usual job duties to be recognized with this award.

-"Mrs. Contreras does amazing things for our campus. Aside from giving extra attention to students who come in the computer lab, she has also taken on the task of Student Council sponsor, collecting box tops, and fundraising coordination."

-"Mrs. Quinn works with children with special needs. She challenges her students every day and goes beyond to make sure that her students have everything they need to be successful. She has bought clothes, shoes, socks and other necessities out of her own pocket."

-" 'The Power of One' is epitomized by no one better than Mr. Charles Cabrera, who has restored lost pride in our band and continuously motivates students to do their best, both of which are truly remarkable deeds!"

These are just a few of the positive things that were submitted on each employees nomination form. Thank you for making us all robstown proud. You three make the difference.

Know an employee you'd like to nominate for this award? You can submit your nomination electronically, by visiting