Marine Creek ECHS students make school history

Four Marine Creek Collegiate High School students last spring became the first ever to qualify for regional University Interscholastic League competition and thus be eligible to receive letter jackets.

There was just one problem. “Since this had never happened before, we didn’t even have a letter jacket design,” said Melanie Grubbs, government teacher and UIL Academic Coordinator, “and so it had to be created.”

The jackets arrived just before the fall semester and were recently awarded at an assembly at the school, located on TCC Northwest.

Those recognized were senior Isabelle Ungacta, first-place science team and fourth in individual science competition; sophomore Cooper Morse, second in current events; sophomore Jade Bielstein, first-place science team; and junior Joey Barajas, first-place science team and second in individual competition.

“This was momentous, to say the least,” Grubbs said. “So proud of our Sharks!”