HOUSTON – April 18, 2018 – More than ever before, this year’s Spring ISD Career and Technology Education Advisory Board Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon and Auction, set for May 4, will be about student achievement.
“Although our focus is always on students, and our scholarship winners have always been front and center at this event, this year we are pleased that our entire event program will showcase the talents and successes of both current and former students,” said CTE Advisory Board President Seth Sharr. “We hope our guests will find the program to be both entertaining and inspiring.”
From the opening welcome by Mistress of Ceremonies Jizyah Shorts, a Dekaney alumna and Miss Houston 2018, to the keynote speech by Westfield 2013 graduate Arin Holliman, associate adviser for Wealth Development Strategies, LLC, the program will showcase the value of investing in students. Also on the agenda are Brianna Wyatt and Dorian Criner, Westfield Varsity Theater students, performing the National Anthem. Of course, the stars of the event will be the 10 scholarship recipients who are beneficiaries of the generous donors who make the annual event possible.
In addition to student scholarships, funds raised by the Advisory Board during the past decade have provided teachers with program scholarships for classroom innovation, and certification scholarships for students pursuing industry certifications. Those recipients will be recognized also at the luncheon.
“This event is an occasion for acknowledging student accomplishments, for raising funds to continue our support of deserving students and for showing our community that their contributions to this program are well-spent,” Sharr said.
There will be numerous opportunities at the luncheon – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Hilton Houston North Hotel, 12400 Greenspoint Dr., Houston – for community members and business partners to show their support for the CTE programs and students who are pursuing post-secondary college and career options.
Both silent and live auctions will feature one-of-a-kind opportunities, including Astros Championship items, and several outdoor items manufactured by students in the construction, welding and manufacturing classes, such as Yard Dominoes, Yard Jenga and a wooden cooler box. For attendees who want to get a head start on their “shopping,” signups for the silent auction will begin at 10:30 a.m. See Auction Items.
Prior to the event, tables are available for a tax-deductible donation of $500 – gold level; $1,000 – diamond level; and the $1,250 – platinum level, which purchases a table named for the organization or individual making the donation as well as the opportunity to present the scholarship to a deserving student at the luncheon. Individuals can purchase tickets for $40 each. Auction item donations and contributions to the scholarship fund are also welcome.
For information on scholarship sponsorships, the process of donating an auction item or to purchase a table or an individual seat at the luncheon, call 281-891-6201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax deductible and will benefit students and programs through scholarships and grants.