Judson ISD

Rising 9th Graders Prep For Future

The Department of Special Programs hosted the Judson ISD “Rising 9th Grade” 2018 Summer College Planning Boot Camp at Metzger Middle School. Author, educator, college planning expert and motivational speaker, Mr. Mychal Wynn returned to Judson ISD to provide expert college admission and scholarship guidance over the course of a knowledge-intensive 5-day boot camp for students from Kirby, Judson, JSTEM, Metzger, Woodlake Hills and Kitty Hawk middle schools. 

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This comprehensive bridge program enabled the students with their personal outlook about high school including the most important, academics. These JISD Rising 9th graders left with a vast knowledge of expert college admission and scholarship guidance with an actionable and comprehensive 4-year plan to guide them throughout high school career. Throughout the action-filled 5 day camp the participants learned: 

• Why colleges and coaches are looking for leaders who are making a difference 
• How to build a resume’ that will get you into college and qualify you for thousands of dollars in college scholarships 
• How to develop middle-through-high school leadership pathways that reflect their gifts and talents 
• Why you must begin each school year with a set of academic, leadership, and community service goals 
• Why you must become team captains, club officers and qualify for academic awards 
• Why being an athlete is good, being a “scholar-athlete” is better, and being a “scholar-athlete” who is team captain will get you into the best colleges on a full scholarship 


The JISD “Rising 9th Graders” concluded camp with a formal parent presentation night. They shared their college & career aspirations, high school goals and their 4-year high school academic plans. A special thanks to the coordinator of the camp, JISD Military Family & College Readiness Specialist, Sylvia Greenwood, their guest speakers, Wagner High School Athletic Coordinator, Charles Bruce, Veterans Memorial High School Teacher & Coach, Bryan Johnson, Converse Mayor, Al Suarez, Judson High School graduate and academic scholarship recipient, Jose A. Gonzalez, 2016 JISD Boot camp participants Victoria Mata and Jose M. Gonzalez and JECA High School Senior, Kamali Jack. A huge thanks to volunteers, Ian Fernandes from Karen Wagner High School and Tech Skills on Wheels CEO and Executive Directors, David and Keely Collier that came each day to assist. Congratulations to 2018 Judson ISD “Rising 9th Graders” Summer College Planning Boot Camp participants. The future is yours!


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