Skylar Blalock is the 8th grade student selected to join the Geo Force for a 4-year term. Skylar is an outstanding student, and the Science Department is very proud to have him as the GeoForce representative.
"GeoForce is a free college-prep program for the University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences. Outstanding 8th graders are selected from schools in Southwest Texas and Houston. Once admitted, students are given the opportunity to travel throughout the country, meet new and inspiring people, and learn about exciting science and career opportunities in high-tech fields."
Key program elements:
- The program starts the summer before 9th grade;
- students return each year through high school;
- students must maintain a B average;
- each summer there is a spectacular field trip
- GeoForce offers mentoring and support through college.