Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 05/16/06 Tonight, the Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club is having its 30th annual awards program, an anniversary that is worth noting. Texas is known for honoring its sports stars. But, for those 30 years, this organization has recognized those local young people who have pursued excellence in academic studies. Dr. Al LeBlanc, president of the Booster Club, notes that the group has a lot to celebrate. In those 30 years of recognizing local excellence and achievement, the amount of the scholarships awarded has increased 25 fold. LeBlanc credits the community’s generosity for that trend. But members of this club should take a bow.