Honoring Public School Professionals in Texas with H-E-B

Created in 2002, the HEB Excellence in Education Awards are designed to honor outstanding public school professionals and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Through this program, HEB seeks to pay tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same.


By the time the ceremony ended, the H-E-B program had handed out $430,000 in cash prizes to 11 award winners. Since its inception in 2002, H-E-B’s Excellence in Education program has doled out more than $8.5 million to Texas public education.

This was Markey’s second year providing AV for the awards gala. In 2017, we were additionally asked to provide lighting for the opening night reception which was a cirque theme featuring aerialists and performers stationed all around the room entertaining 250 guests. The awards gala is the featured event with more than 900 attendees. Markey’s provided ballroom lighting inspired by the event logo in addition to video and audio production.


The stage featured a 9’x 20’ video wall with flanking 9’ x 16’ screens showing highlight videos of the selection process and awardees. Audio supported live entertainment by a local student blue grass ensemble, keynote speech by Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, an emcee and multiple award winners. The key H-E-B decision maker enthusiastically told the Markey’s team after the event that the show was “flawless!”



“And just wanted give a HUGE THANK YOU to you, Adam and the entire team. To get a “flawless show” from the client does not happen ever and those were the exact words she had for our show. Could not have pulled it off without the best team out there. Really do love working with Markey’s, we always seem to work so seamless together and have fun! Cannot wait for our next event together! “– Natalie Scott

”Congrats to one and all on another great Excellence in Education event! It was far and away one of our best from the cirque extravaganza to the flawless production, beautiful décor and excellent program last night. Thanks for everything you guys do to make this event so special for our amazing Texas educators!” – Kate Rogers Executive VP The Holdsworth Center San Antonio, TX