Check from 2014 BABC Gala proceeds presented to BAFTX president Susan Howard by Derek Blackwood, BABC Chairman.

Houston Independent School District

Four HISD students will travel free to Great Britain this summer, thanks to the British Foundation of Texas's (BAFTX) Junior Achievers award. The students will travel for nearly two weeks learning about British culture.

Juniors Ziwei Guo (Bellaire HS), Yazmin Hurtado (Davis HS), David Jasso (Reagan HS), and Donald Peacock (Reagan HS) wrote compelling essays, obtained strong teacher recommendations, and demonstrated the academic excellence to stand out among the more than 100 applicants.

HISD juniors comprise four of the six winners from Texas and will be honored at an awards banquet in Houston on May 12, 2015. The students will visit sites of historic and artistic importance, such as the Tower of London, as well as attending a play in London's West End.

This year's successful Junior Achiever Scholarship students and their families met with the BAFTX team to find out more about their upcoming trip to London.

The selection for the Jr Achiever Scholarship 2014 was a tough one as always! The review panel finally made the choice. 6 students are outward bound to England on 22nd June, 2014. 

Dear BSSP-supporting Friends and Colleagues,

Below please find a short YouTube clip presenting to the world this summer's British Studies Summer Program (BSSP)-supporting reception at the Ambassador's residence in Washington, DC:

A Swansea University student will be swapping his beach shoes for cowboy boots when he kicks off his second year of study in Texas.

Medical Engineering student David Rochelle has been awarded the first British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) funded scholarship to study at Texas A&M University (TAMU).

David, whose home town is Cannock in Staffordshire, will be starting his studies in Texas in October spending his first semester at TAMU before continuing his studies back at Swansea.