The Rockwall City Council was in session Monday for its first meeting of the month, but it wasn’t all business in council chambers.
There was also a hefty amount of praise to be distributed to a couple of local organizations — Nebbie Williams Elementary School and the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County.
Rockwall Mayor David Sweet read proclamations to each declaring Nov. 3, 2014 as Nebbie Williams Elementary School Recognition Day, as well as Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County Recognition Day.
In the proclamation, Sweet praised Nebbie Williams for STAAR results, with 94 percent reaching the “met standard” level and 37 percent achieving “advanced” rating.
Nebbie was also commended for raising more than $28,000 during its annual Walk-a-Thon, the proceeds of which will be used to support classroom and campus needs.
Nebbie Williams was also praised for its active role in volunteer programs and clubs, as well as its running club, which meets weekly to run and train for local 5K races. The club now has 85 active members.
The B&G Club was commended on its ability to engage youth from nine different Rockwall ISD schools, and a growing membership that includes a daily attendance that has doubled since 2011.
In the proclamation, the organization was reported to have 95 percent of its members attend at least three times per week, with 75 percent attending at least twice each week. The club’s youth participate in Drug & Alcohol Prevention programs, and leadership programs.
During the most recent summer, more than 250 youth attended the club each day, with breakfasts and lunches provided daily by RISD.