Education briefs for Dec. 8

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Posted 12/8/22

Education briefs for Dec. 8, 2022.

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Education briefs for Dec. 8


Royal FFA shines at FFA leadership development event competition

FFA leadership teams from Royal High School competed at the Nov. 19 FFA Area 11 Leadership Development Event Competition at Blinn College.

Three teams finished first in their categories. They were to compete in the state competition, which was set for Dec. 2-3 at Sam Houston State University:

  • Isabell Bishop, Stephanie De La Rosa and Litzie Gonzalez in radio broadcasting.
  • Kaelyn Hein, Vladimir Moreno and Deysi Rivera in senior skills.
  • Vladimir Moreno in senior Spanish creed speaking.

Other Royal teams competing included:

  • Katia Mendoza in senior creed speaking.
  • Luis Diaz, Alexcia Garcia, Cynthia Rivera, Stephanie De La Rosa and Litzie Gonzalez in ag issues.
  • Raelee Hacke, Tate Seward and Kevin Weatherford in greenhand skills.
  • Kaylee Meader, Kaelyn Hein, Elizabeth Ibarra and Katia Mendoza in public relations.
  • Alexa Cisneros, Jaylyn Danz, Lauren Hillsman and Elyssa Pruner in ag advocacy.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas opens applications for Cat Lift Trucks Scholarship Program

Houston-based Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas calls for applications for its 19th Annual Cat Lift Trucks Scholarship Program.

Each year, the scholarship program honors an outstanding Houston-area high-school senior interested in pursuing a four-year degree related to the material handling industry. This year's winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship to go towards their higher education.

“We're proud to announce this year’s Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program,” said Ken Barina, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas president, said. “Each year, we are continuously impressed by the academic achievements and dedication to community service of our scholarship applicants. We hope this program will continue to drive new opportunities for students pursuing a higher education, and also help support and inspire the next generation of future leaders.”

Since its launch in 2005, the Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program has awarded $135,000 in educational assistance to 26 Houston-area students. Past scholarship recipients have enrolled at Texas universities and colleges, including Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State Technical College, pursuing degrees in various fields such as mechanical and chemical engineering, welding technology and entrepreneurship. Recipients are selected based on their academic performance, commitment to community service, demonstration of leadership abilities and financial need.

“We’re honored to serve as a sponsor for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and to be a part of its 90-year commitment to Texas youth and education,” John Sneddon, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas, said. “Initiatives such as the Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program are vital to helping inspire the future of manufacturing and business."

Deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2023. Finalists will be notified by Feb. 10, 2023, and a winner will be selected by Feb. 24, 2023. Applicants must be from a Houston-area school district and plan to enroll in a college, university or technical school in Texas with a focus on engineering or a business-oriented or technical trade field related to the material handling industry.

For more information, or to apply, visit the website

Pattison Elementary blood drive set for Dec. 12

Pattison Elementary School, 19910 Stonebridge Dr., is hosting a blood drive sponsored by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

The blood drive will be from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 12 in the school’s parking lot.

Donors are encouraged to schedule their own appointment at the website

All successful donors will receive a free blood center promotional item of choice. Donors will also receive a free ticket to Dig World at Katy Mills Mall. Donors can also write notes of well wishes, or send videos, to patients. Bears will be hand-delivered to patients who are spending their holiday in the hospital.

For more information, email Lyndsey Tucker, at

Royal FFA, Pattison Elementary, scholarships