“THANK YOU FOR INVESTING IN MY FUTURE.”
On April 7th forty-five teams of high school students from twenty-two Texas high schools met in Temple, Texas, to compete for scholarship dollars in the TACS State Academic Challenge Scholarship Contest. With 6A, 5A, and 4A high schools competing in one division and 3A, 2A, and 1A high schools in another, the one hour contest made for an exciting afternoon.
When the “dust settled”, these winners were announced:
Division II (6A, 5A, 4A)
- 5th Place: the Pampa H.S. team of Cabrales, Madrid, and Shorter
- 4th Place: the Greenwood H.S. team of Bell, Callicoatte, and Salcido
- 3rd Place: the Tuloso-Midway H.S. team of Hoelscher, Wilson, and Quintero
- 2nd Place: the Pampa H.S. team of C. Sprinkle, Larkin, and Courtney
- 1st Place: the Tuloso-Midway H.S. team of Barton, Molina, and Lawrence
Division I (3A, 2A, 1A)
- 5th Place: the Bushland H.S. team of Allen, Tinsley, and Terrell
- 4th Place: the Comanche H.S. team of Foster, Beck, and Northridge
- 3rd Place: the Cameron Yoe H.S. team of Harris, Garcia, and Slayton
- 2nd Place: the Sundown H.S. team of Bradely, Russell, and Garcia
- 1st Place: the Sundown H.S. team of Terry, Greenhaw, and Neuenschwander
These scholars took home $28,000 in scholarships; not bad for an hour of work! Additionally, each student had earned some scholarship money at their area competitions. In the area and the state contests, students earned almost $60,000 in scholarships at the 2019 TACS
Academic Challenge Scholarship Program.
Why not plan to enter some teams from your high school in this competition next year? Just click here for information about the contest.
Also, with the help of some corporate partners, TACS awarded $15,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors from around the state this year. TACS congratulates these fine young people who received a scholarship for their academic accomplishments, and we wish them the very best in the future!
Scholarship recipients and the sponsoring Corporate Partners are these:
A+ Food Services Scholarship
Madison Apke, Whitewright ISD
Allison Jedlicka, Boling ISD
A. Bargas & Associates Scholarship
Tray Gilbert, Peaster ISD
Andrew John Gray, Whitehouse ISD
Thalia Johnson, Chapel Hill ISD
Citlalli Ruiz, Chapel Hill ISD
Shayla Sosa, Reagan County ISD
Angelina Thao, Itasca ISD
Gravely & Pearson Scholarship
Thomas Ray Edwards, Llano ISD
Claire Robinson, Thrall ISD
TD Industries Scholarship
Spencer Jackson, Shallowater ISD
Kasi Schneider, Needville ISD
Texas Tech University TTU K-12 Scholarship
Trey Terry, Bellevue ISD
Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle Scholarship
Savannah Divine, Chapel Hill ISDng is held on Tuesday, July 30th at the TCEA Headquarters. Find more information and register here.