Jessica Barnett
Katy ISD
Sam Houston State University

Barnett, a 2010 graduate of Katy High School in Katy ISD, received one of the first TCTA scholarships in fall 2010. She attended Lone Star College-CyFair in Cypress, Texas, for her first year of college and then transferred to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, where she is pursuing a degree in music education. Her TCTA scholarship was renewed for 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

“I cannot thank TCTA enough for funding my schooling the past two years, especially this past year now that I have moved on to a university and my college expenses have increased,” she wrote in her renewal application for 2012-13.

“I am blown away at the support I have received from this association. … I am honored to be a recipient of the TCTA scholarship, and I only hope you know how thankful I am for you and your generosity!”