October 21, 2013
Candidates raised record total for non-profit CASA for Kids
Sophomore Luis Grijalva was named Homecoming king and Myra Hernandez was named Homecoming queen Saturday after raising a record amount to benefit children who have been abused and neglected.
Grijalva, a sophomore from Wallis, and Hernandez, a sophomore from Brenham, each represented the Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness student organization.
Blinn’s Homecoming king and queen candidates raised a record $6,367 benefitting CASA for kids, a local non-profit organization that benefits abused and neglected children. The fund-raising effort shattered last year’s donation of $4,200.
“It’s outstanding,” Dean of Student Life Mordecai Brownlee said. “Part of our student leadership model is showing the students how they can help benefit and make an impact on their immediate community. The students are buying into that model and this new record is just a testament to that and their want to making an impact on their community and helping others in need.”
Grijalva and Hernandez combined to raise more than $3,500.
“CASA is a great organization that really helps out children in need,” Brownlee said. “We’re happy we’re able to assist CASA in their efforts.”
Blinn enrolled 18,413 students this Fall and has experienced 31.1 percent growth since 2006. Founded in 1883, the College’s tuition and fees average about one-third the cost of the same classes at most four-year public universities in the state. In addition to its four campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg and Sealy, the College teaches online courses, dual credit for high school and prepares students for quick employment through its workforce education, technical training and vocational education programs. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.