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Buc Days 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

2020 Pirate Queens

Alison Duncan
Incarnate Word Academy

Alyssa Friudenberg
London High School

Xitlali Gallegos
W. B. Ray High School

Miss Buc Days 2020 Cierra Garcia
Veterans Memorial High School

Elizabeth Kemp
Flour Bluff High School

Lauren Lindemann
Flour Bluff High School

Holley Nelson
Woodsboro High School

Kristan Rodriguez
Taft High School

Caitlin Sannes
Calallen High School

Mallory Wilcox
Tuloso Midway High School

2020 Cowboy Kings

Nic Balboa
Veterans Memorial High School

Holden Biediger
Gregory-Portland High School

Matthew Cantu
Moody High School

Jeremy DeGaish
Incarnate Word Academy

Gabe Garcia
H. M. King High School, Kingsville

Lukas Graf
Incarnate Word Academy

Connor Hein
Incarnate Word Academy

Chence Hull
Tuloso Midway High School

Buc Days King 2020 Anthony Matl
Incarnate Word Academy

Nico Trujillo
Veterans Memorial High School

2019 Pirate Queens

Chelsea Blair
Veterans Memorial High School
Hampton, Brown & Associates, P.C.

Daya Butler
W.B Ray High School
Merrill Lynch – Jay Wise

Abby Comstock
Tuloso-Midway High School
Port Enterprises

MacKenzie Eden
Calallen High School
K3 Cattle and Game Ranch, LP

Jenasys Gomez
Tuloso-Midway High School

Ariana Jimenez
HM King High School
Lowe’s Home Improvement

Victoria Moreno
W.B. Ray High School
Eagle Foundation Repair

Katie Nguyen
Collegiate High School
Coastal Community and Teachers Credit Union

Miss Buc Days 2019 Jessica Pena
Santa Gertrudis, Kingsville

Kat Ramos
Moody High School

2019 Cowboy Kings

Jeremiah Baldwin
Flour Bluff High School
Fastax Refund Services

Brenden Garcia
Carroll High School
Kennedy Dental Care

Nick Hein
Incarnate Word Academy

Tom Ledesma
Aransas Pass High School
Aransas Pass Police Dept

Buc Days King 2019 RJ Loa II
Calallen High School
Turfco Grass Farms

Robbie Lugo
Carroll High School
Bonilla & Chapa PC

Bryan Ramirez
West Oso High School
State Rep Abel Herrero / Fish for Life

Daniel Rock
IncarnateWord Academy
South Texas All-Star Basketball

John Henry Stearns
Tuloso-Midway High School
Stearns Wealth Management

Jason Tang
Sinton High School
Joseph Puente, MP & Family

2018 Pirate Queens

Marissa Corona
Veterans Memorial High School
Del Air Company, Inc.

Allison Dibble
Veterans Memorial High School
Navy Army Community Credit Union

Ashley Elliott
Incarnate Word Academy
RJ Alfaro State Farm Agency

Angel Garcia
Moody High School
Dawson Recycling & Disposal, Inc. / Lace & Daisy Floral & Bridal

Bella Gutierrez
Collegiate High School
Ezekiel Diamond Co.

Julia Hanna
Port Aransas High Academy
Equipment Depot

Hailey Matta
Calallen High School
SL&C Southern Landscapes

Shelby Rivera
Moody High School

Jordan Salinas
Sinton High School
Rock’s Vitamins Discounts -n- More

Jennifer Truong
Veterans Memorial High School
Del Mar College Speech and Drama Dept

2018 Cowboy Kings

Kenny Carel, III
John Paul II High School
Kenneth Gonzales, D.D.S, P.L.L.C.

Patrick Haney
Veterans Memorial High School

Dylan Hofstetter
Calallen High School
State Representative Abel Herrero

Andrew Leeton
Veterans Memorial High School
Apollo Towing Services

Patrick Medina
Carroll High School
Corpus Christi Events Center

Antonie Narcise
Veterans Memorial High School
Mathnasium of Corpus Christi

Fabian Navarro
H.M. King High School
M&S Construction

Roland Putzel
Mary Carroll High School
Riverside Pavers

Max Valadez
Calallen High School
Boots N Britches Western Wear

Nathan Zabel
Ingleside High School


2017 Pirate Queens

Meagan Harrington
Richard King High School
Bay Ltd., A Berry Company

Maddie Hernandez
Harold T. Branch Academy
SweetPea Photography

Roslyn Holland
A.C. Jones High School
Aztech Chevrolet

Kennedy Quintanilla
W.B. Ray High School
SQH Sports & Entertainment

Tara Remmich
Richard King High School
Port of Corpus Christi

Catherine Schultz
Incarnate Word Academy
Taylor Center Deli, Inc.

Mallory Smith
Henrietta M. King High School
Dr. Drakes Sleep Solutions

Sheridan Steen
Incarnate Word Academy
Allison Flooring America

Vaunne Telan
Richard King High School
ProFire Protection, Inc.

Aleena Villareal
Mary Carroll High School
HomeSource Mortgage

2017 Cowboy Kings

Peyton Baros
Tuloso-Midway High School
Barkaritaville Pet Resort

Michael Gutierrez
Harold T. Branch Academy
Coastal Tool & Supply

Rush Hoelscher
Tuloso-Midway High School
Hoelscher Photography

Carlos Machado
Mary Carroll High School
AGCM, Inc.

Jordan Moeller
W.B. Ray High School
B.E. Beecroft Co., Inc.

Aaron Rodriguez
Richard King High School
Carlisle Insurance

Joe Rosas
Mary Carroll High School
Kennedy Wire, Rope & Sling Co., Inc.

Matthew Rodriguez
Tuloso-Midway High School
KM Premier Real Estate

Carlos Vela
Ingleside High School
ProFire Protection, Inc.

Noah Villarreal
Odem High School