Nicole Smith ’23 becomes the first Mission Squash Scholar to attend a prestigious national boarding school
Scholars were treated to a VIP visit from the Welsh Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, the Chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Paul Boyle, and a delegation from the Welsh Government and Houston Independent School District.
In August 2019, twelve hard-working Mission Squash scholars had the opportunity to compete in the Lifetime Summer Silver tournament in Houston’s City Center. Scholars played matches against junior players from Texas, Atlanta, Chicago, Ohio, and even Barbados.
Summers at Mission Squash are valuable times for student growth both on and off court. This summer, our scholars were introduced to their semester-long project, “Make it Matter,” which is centered upon themes of social justice, equity, and impact.
We are delighted to welcome Matthew Schwartz to the Mission Squash staff team!
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