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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Palacios WIT Member Appointed to West Point

May 25, 2012

Christian Garcia, of Palacios High School WIT, was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a senior, two-year member of WIT at Palacios High School. Garcia was nominated to the military academy by Congressman Ron Paul. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America and active in several sports, including track, football and baseball. He has also received numerous academic and athletic awards, including being nominated and selected for the American Legion Texas Boys State leadership program. The nomination and ap...
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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT: Kalvin Singletary

May 18, 2012

WIT member Kalvin Singletary was recently named to Texas Basketball Magazine All-State Team. Averaging 21 points and 14 rebounds a game, Kalvin was instrumental in helping the Leopards win the district championship. In addition to WIT and basketball, Kalvin is involved in band, cross country, and track. He qualified for the state track meet in shot put and discus as a sophomore and hopes to repeat that again this year. He is also involved in the community as the vice president of his church youth group and as a member of the United Way Youth Board. Kalvin is the student advisor for...
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Van Vleck WIT and POWER SET Lend a Hand at the Coastal Expo

May 16, 2012

Van Vleck High School WIT and POWER SET members spent a day helping spark an interest in science in elementary students at the Coastal Expo on May 11. Over 500 elementary students participated in activities at Matagorda Bay Nature Park designed to teach them about Texas Coastal Ecosystems, why they are important, and how we can protect them. The event was sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). WIT and POWER SET members helped throughout the day by serving as group leaders and assisting in activities such as fish painting, rock climbing...
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POWER SET Members Awarded Phillips 66 Scholarships

May 14, 2012

Three 2012 graduating POWER SET members have recently been chosen to receive a $1000 Scholarship from Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery. NPI takes great pride in announcing this honor. The following students were selected on the basis of their outstanding academic achievements and extracurricular activities. Sarah Supak, El Campo High School Jordan Stone, Sweeny High School   Megan Stell, Van Vleck High School Phillips 66 and NPI applaud these POWER SET members' exceptional performances, and we wish them success in their chosen field...
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High School STEM Teachers to Receive an Engineering Experience

May 9, 2012

Heidi Elliott, El Campo High School math teacher, and Doug Ogletree, chemistry and biology teacher at Glen Rose High School, will spend 4 weeks at TAMU learning how to introduce engineering concepts to their students, increase student awareness of engineering, and encourage students to consider an engineering career. Then, these teachers will spend an additional 2 weeks at either the South Texas Project or Comanche Peak job shadowing and learning about career opportunities and how their education and training applies to the energy workforce. The program's mission is to excite, empow...
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