Buc Days Port of Corpus Christi King & Queen Leadership Program
The Buccaneer Commission is happy to announce that despite having to postpone Buc Days until November due to the Covid-19, $62,500 in scholarships were awarded to area students that participated in the 2020 Buc Days Port of Corpus Christi King & Queen Leadership Program.
The Program began back in December. Twenty students were chosen out of over 100 applications. This was done through an interview and essay process.
Since then, these students have participated in a customized Dale Carnegie Training program, taken a tour of the Corpus Christi Army Depot, prepared and served a meal for the Ronald McDonald House. The program was altered due to the Covid-19 situation, but were still able to participate in our program utilizing Zoom meetings. They had a Q&A Sessions with our County Judge, Barbara Canales as well as the CEO of the Port of Corpus Christi, Sean Strawbridge.
All were awarded collegiate scholarships ranging from $2,000-$8,000! The winners were announced on our Facebook page on May 2nd as part of our BucDays HomeDays virtual event.
Here is a link to watch the announcement: Buc Days Facebook Announcement
Scholarship Recipient Details:
|Miss Buc Days & Miss Congeniality||Cierra Garcia, Veterans Memorial High School||$8,500|
|1st Runner Up||Xitlali Gallegos, W.B. Ray High School||$5,000|
|2nd Runner Up||Kristan Rodriguez, Taft High School||$3,500|
|Miss Congeniality (tie)||Alison Duncan, Incarnate Word Academy||$2,500|
|Finalist||Alyssa Friudenberg, London High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Elizabeth Kemp, Flour Bluff High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Lauren Lindemann, Flour Bluff High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Holley Nelson, Woodsboro High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Caitlin Sannes, Calallen High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Mallory Wilcox, Tuloso Midway High School||$2,000|
|Buc Days King||Anthony Matl, Incarnate Word Academy||$8,000|
|1st Runner Up||Gabe Garcia, H M King High School||$5,000|
|2nd Runner Up||Nico Trujillo, Veterans Memorial High School||$3,500|
|Top Wrangler||Chence Hull, Tuloso-Midway High School||$2,500|
|Finalist||Nic Balboa, Veterans Memorial High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Holden Biediger, Gregory-Portland High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Matthew Cantu, Moody High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Jeremy DeGaish, Incarnate Word Academy||$2,000|
|Finalist||Lukas Graf, W. B. Ray High School||$2,000|
|Finalist||Connor Hein, Incarnate Word Academy||$2,000|