It all began three years ago when International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) opened its doors. The goal – to prepare students for exceptional leadership roles in the international community. Fast forward to March 2016. ILTexas is holding its first college signing day in Garland, Texas. 100 percent of its senior class has post high school plans to continue their education (57 students are on the road to college and two students are enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps). Perhaps another Eddie Conger or two are in the mix.
Students, arm in arm with their parents, took to the stage announcing their selections as the paparazzi flashed their cameras. Garland City Councilman Scott LeMay joined in the festivities by congratulating these students for their hard work. While acceptances came in from far-away places such as Montana State, University of South Carolina, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pittsburgh; most ILTexas students are staying in the Lone Star State.
Fifty-four percent of the senior class participated in dual credit courses at Richland Community College, which amounts to more than 950 college credit hours. One such senior, Nicole Castillo, not only earned 30 hours of dual credits, but she will bring five advance placement credits with her to college. This first generation student and captain of her soccer team plans on studying business administration. Her parents and sibling were there beaming from ear to ear.
TCSA offers congratulations to ILTexas and its entire graduating class!
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