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PCA-Houston Hosts Zoom Session to Honor Scholarship Winners

05.29.2020

In place of their usual in-person event, PCA-Houston hosted a Zoom session to honor and congratulate their 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Winners. PCA-Houston Executive Director, Jason Skaer introduced the seven winners and former Houston Texans Guard, Wade Smith. Through the partnership with The Wade Smith Foundation, the minimum scholarship amount was $2,000 for each winner.

"I want to congratulate you guys for being the exception, not the rule. You guys have gone above and beyond whatever has been asked of you."

 Wade Smith, former NFL player and Founder, Wade Smith Foundation

Each of the winners on the call introduced themselves, shared their sports and where they are going to college— most scholarship winners were the first in their family to go to college. The winners on the call included:

  • Oluwatobi Alagbe, Lamar Consolidated High School
    • Sports: Football, Track/Cross Country, Soccer
    • College: University of Houston
    • Quarantine Silver Lining: going on runs every day
  • Tamara Gonzalez, Chinquapin Preparatory School
    • Sports: Soccer, Basketball
    • College: University of Houston
    • Major: Pre-med
    • Quarantine Silver Lining: sport challenges through Instagram with her cousins
  • Rishab Jagetia, Memorial High School
    • Sports: Soccer, Track
    • College: Duke
    • Major: Environmental Policy/Environmental Science
    • Quarantine Silver lining: spending time with sister and family before heading off to college
  • Judith Mendoza, Chinquapin Preparatory School
    • Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer Manager
    • College: St. Edwards University
  • Andrew Smith, Northbrook High School
    • College: UT Dallas
    • Sports: Soccer, Basketball

Two scholarship winners were unable to attend the session:

  • Kylie Spurlock, Stratford High School
  • Skylar Craus, Dayton High School

Join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s scholarships! We look forward to seeing where your paths lead.

“To be recognized and be with all these amazing student-athletes pushes me to do more, and teaches me that the values I grew up with matter and it’s important to uphold these values whether in sports or in life.”

Rishab Jagetia, 2020 Houston TIC Scholarship Winner

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