Thank you!

We continue to be grateful and honored each time that the SHHS Alumni Association is recognized by the community. Our organization would not be what it is today without our founding members, the many Board members who have served past and present, our general membership, the generosity of our donors, and the faculty and staff of Big Sam. We are Texans helping Texans.


Community Engaged for Excellence Award of Appreciation, awarded November 2015

It is our pleasure to announce that the SHHS Alumni Association has been awarded the Community Engaged for Excellence Award of Appreciation by AISD. 

We are the first civic, non-profit organization directly related to a school to be in receipt of this award. We are also the first organization to have AISD Administration and Board of Trustee members come to us for their presentation. Those in attendance at the November General Meeting were able to hear the kind words and see this wonderful presentation.

We absolutely could not do what we do without the support of a general membership which spans the course of fifty years. (At our meeting, we had both the Class of 1965 and Class of 2015 represented!) We are grateful for our founding members as without them we would not exist. We are grateful for those who have helped their vision come into fruition. Thank you all for everything that you do to support our endeavors for the betterment of the Sons and Daughters of Sam Houston High School. Thank you Dr. Cavazos, Mr. Perales, Board of Trustees and all who participated in the process of selecting the SHHS Alumni Association for this award.

We are incredibly grateful and honored.

Photos by SHHS alumnus Frank Sanchez, class of '15.


Long Tall Texan Award, awarded yearly, established in 2009

Congratulations to all past and present award recipients of the Long Tall Texan Award! Presented at the SHHS graduation ceremony every spring, this award goes to alumni who have positively impacted the SHHS community. Thank you for showing future generations of Texans what it means to always remember where you come from and give back! We are forever in gratitude of your SHHS pride and spirit.

2017 - Sheila Ivy Young
2016 - Claudia Perkins (pictured above)
2015 - Eric Salas
2015 - Bob Callas
2013 - Billy and Cheryl Stewart
2012 - Derrick Kinney
2011 - Judy Thomas
2010 - Bobby Hunt
2009 - Justin Chapa

Photos by SHHS alumnus Frank Sanchez, class of '15.