TAPT holds 2019 Speech Contest in Waco

WACO, Texas — The 2019 Speech Contest was held in Waco, Texas today at the Region 12 Education Service Center. There were 27 students from across the state who participated.

We would like to thank Region 12 ESC for hosting this event every year: our Co-Chairs Pam McCurdy and Pat Garcia who do such a wonderful job coordinating this event; and our judges, emcee and score keepers.

A big THANKS goes out to our very generous sponsors who make it possible for TAPT to sponsor this event:

  • Longhorn Bus Sales
  • Apex Wireless
  • Bucks Wheel

We were able to award $5,200 in scholarships today to some very deserving young people!

The overall winner is a senior from Banquete ISD. You will be able to hear Tia Whitman present her speech at the Scholarship Breakfast in Dallas on Tuesday morning, July 2.

Other Winners:

First Place:

  • Elizabeth Galassini, Dripping Springs ISD
  • Sofia Albini, Dripping Springs ISD
  • Isabel Gonzalez, Banquete ISD

Second Place:

  • Hunter Mays, Borger ISD
  • Mary Withey, Granbury ISD
  • Gavin Stacey, Lubbock-Cooper ISD
  • Catherine Manning, Dripping Springs ISD

Third Place:

  • Hannah Carbajal, Banquete ISD
  • Alisha Vanloo, Banquete ISD
  • Keaton White, Lubbock-Cooper ISD
  • Ashley James, Pine Tree ISD

Congratulations to all!