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Jesus Chapel School named state academics, speech champion

For the first time in school history, Jesus Chapel School was named the state 1A overall academics and speech champion by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).

“This is so exciting for Jesus Chapel,” Principal Alba Wilcox said. “For the first time ever, our school attained the highest academic rank in our division in the state. We had to do it all online this year and it was not an easy task. But, our student leaders met the challenge to achieve the remarkable result.”

School officials share that Chapel placed first out of 13 schools in the 1A classification of the 2021 TAPPS overall competition, second place in academics, and third place in speech.

Jesus Chapel is also awaiting the TAPPS fine arts competition results. The school academics and speech results are below:

CATEGORY                                NAME                           RANK

Math (9th-10th grade)             Hyunsao Cho                1

Spanish                                     David Hidrogo              1

Social Studies                           James Carrizal               2

Spanish                                     Elaine Carrillo Vasquez  2

Persuasive Speaking                 James Carrizal               2

Ready Writing                          Jaqueline Estrada         3

Number Sense                          Hyunsao Cho                3

Social Studies                           Cassie Musgrove           3

Yearbook                                  Jesus Chapel School      4

Current Events                         Kadin Muller                4

Calculator                                Christian Tiglao             4

Number Sense                          Oscar Hidrogo              4

Spanish                                     Oscar Hidrogo              4

Poetry                                      Christian Tiglao             4

Lincoln-Douglas Debate             Kadin Muller                4

Current Events                         James Carrizal               5

Math (9th-10th grade)             Oscar Hidrogo              5

Prose                                       Cassie Musgrove           5

Literary Criticism                      Karis (Bella) Olivares     6

Poetry                                      David Hidrogo              6

Prose                                       Ashley Hurtado             6

Original Oratory                        Oscar Hidrogo              6

Number Sense                          David Hidrogo              7

Lincoln-Douglas Debate             Erik Posselt                   7

Literary Criticism                      Jaqueline Estrada         8

Eight high school seniors will graduate at a ceremony Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. at the school on 10200 Album Avenue

Since 1976, Jesus Chapel School has been a college preparatory Pre-K3 through 12th-grade school that strives to educate the whole person while integrating Biblical truth into the curriculum providing students with a life-long foundation.

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for boys and girls. TAPPS has a membership of 230 schools with a combined enrollment of more than 40,000 students.