by Ramonica R. Jones Christmas is still more than a week away, but some East Texas kids were part of an amazing gift giveaway Friday. Academy Sports and Outdoors in Lufkin gave away 25 brand new bright, shiny bicycles and helmets to students at Slack Elementary School. The store rewarded the kids for their outstanding academic achievements throughout the year. Academy donated the bikes to students in several grades who had exemplary performance in the classroom. The winners were excited to learn their hard work paid off.