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Lake View High School, Bill Dendle Awarded Community Connections School of the Year

Lake View High School band performing during a pep rally
Lake View Mariachi Los Caciques performing during Lake View's pep rally
Digital sign announcing Lake View High School as the Community Connections School of the Year
Rob from Dave Campbell's Texas Football speaking at Lake View High School's pep rally
Lake View High School Principal Zach Ramirez, San Angelo Board Treasurer Bill Dendle and Mario Banda with Optimum
Optimum vice president, general manager Kathleen Preston speaking at Lake View High School's pep rally
San Angelo ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christopher Moran speaking at Lake View High School's pep rally
Bill Dendle with Lake View HS principal and Dave Campbell's Texas Football and Optimum representatives
Bill Dendle holding up his commemorative trophy
Lake View High School, Bill Dendle Awarded Community Connections School of the Year

Lake View High School and Bill Dendle were presented with the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Community Connections School of the Year Award during a pep rally, on March 27. Lake View and Mr. Dendle received 300,000 online votes for Community Connections School of the Year, beating out 11 other schools who were finalists for the award. During the pep rally, Optimum presented Mr. Dendle with a commemorative trophy and a check for $2,500 which will go to Lake View’s football program, in honor of his support of Lake View.    

“Optimum is really committed to making a positive impact on every market we serve. This includes making a connection,” said Kathleen Preston, Optimum Vice President, General Manager - West Pacific Area. “But most importantly, we want to understand and celebrate what’s important to you. And this is just a fantastic ability for us to show a light and showcase all the excitement we have and all the pride there is in Lake View High School. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it. So congratulations, Chiefs!" 

Mr. Dendle proudly serves San Angelo ISD as Board Treasurer and is a native of San Angelo’s north side. He grew up attending San Angelo ISD northside schools and graduated from Lake View in 1974. His children also attend Lake View. “This city’s a great place to live, grow up and go to school,” Mr. Dendle said to the crowd gathered in Lake View’s gym for the award ceremony. “I don’t know about you guys, but I think the northside is about the best side.” 

The day’s festivities also included recognitions of student athletes and teams during the Parade of Champions. The Lake View band, cheerleaders, Chiefettes and Mariachi Los Caciques also performed during the pep rally.

“Sports has a large part in keeping the kids involved in the school. From that, it teaches these kids many lessons about teamwork and communication,” Mr. Dendle told Dave Campbell’s Texas Football in an interview. "One of my proudest moments is that I get to participate in the graduation ceremony every year. I get to watch these kids grow up and mature through their careers in sports. As they move forward, I’ve gotten the opportunity to congratulate them and that makes me very proud.”

Last October, Mr. Dendle was presented with the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Optimum Community Connector Award for his service to the Northside community. As part of the recognition of Mr. Dendle, Optimum donated $1,000 to the Lake View High School football program in Bill’s honor as part of their commitment to making a positive impact in the communities they serve.The Community Connector School Program presented by Optimum celebrates committed students, teachers and parents who stay connected in their community year-round. 

San Angelo ISD extends our thanks to Mr. Dendle, Dave Campbell Texas Football and Optimum for their support and dedication to public education and our West Texas community. To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

For more than 63 years, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has been “the bible” to millions of football fans across the Lone Star State. The annual summer edition of the magazine remains a rite of passage for all Texans, previewing every football team in the state — from the rabid world of Texas high school football, through the college ranks, and into the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. Over the course of six decades, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football remains the undisputed leader in Texas high school football, Texas college football and more. is the online home of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, covering high school football, college football and recruiting across the Lone Star State. From thought-provoking commentary to videos, podcasts and daily live shows, nobody covers football in Texas like

About Optimum

Optimum is a brand of Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, video, mobile, proprietary content, and advertising services to nearly 5 million residential and business customers across 21 states. The company operates a4, an advanced advertising and data business, which provides audience-based, multiscreen advertising solutions to local, regional, and national businesses and advertising clients. Altice USA also offers hyper-local, national, international, and business news through its News 12, Cheddar News and i24NEWS networks.