Senior  Brady Burlison was one of five recipients chosen from across the state to receive a scholarship from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). He, along with seven other Thrall High School students, were invited to speak at TASB’s Governance conference in Galveston on March 3.

“Brady is deserving of this award because of his genuine, honest desire to be more than he thought possible,” Nicole Tindol, Thrall High School principal said. “His growth from freshman year to senior year is what educators live for.  Brady believed us when we said ‘you can do it,’ and he did.”

Brady and seven other business practicum students took the stage as part of the “Student Voices” session to talk about their entrepreneurship project, “Practically Purple”, a student-run business that focuses on designing, creating, and selling spirit items to promote Thrall ISD.

 “These students have learned how to put their ideas into practice while learning about customer service and the business world,” Monica Barton, faculty sponsor said. “This year they have made purple dominoes, keychains, spirit bells, t-shirts, and coasters and marketed merchandise on social media and through their online store.”

Members of Practically Purple include:  Brady Burlison, Parker Dollins, Dawson Gillmore, Josh Poling, Carson Zimmerhanzel, Nina Kempner, Jillian Iselt, Katie Richter, and Casen Sledge.

Photos by Jillian Iselt