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Tascosa Hits 100 Percent College Applications

Tascosa High School is making history.

The school has announced that 100 percent of Tascosa's senior class has submitted applications to colleges. Tascosa is the second school in the Amarillo Independent School District to achieve this goal. The other is Caprock High School, who has achieved the goal for the past 3 years.

Tascosa High School principal David Bishop, who recently moved to Tascosa from Caprock, responded positively to the news in a press release.

"I threw down the challenge," Bishop said. "It’s something there’s value in and we needed to follow through. Our students need to have the same expectations and goals, and they followed through very well."

"A better educated community is a better performing, better community to work in. We’re trying to give students the idea they can do it, so they can make a higher wage for their family and that’s exactly what our community says we need to be doing. It’s exciting. We’re pushing students in directions they never dreamed were possible."

The initiative had begun in October, when about 70 percent of Tascosa seniors filled out applications on an "Application Day."

Since the project's launch, the initiative has now shifted to assisting students with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

With all of the applications filled out, AISD says that many acceptance letters have begun flowing in for Tascosa's students.

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