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Meet Our New Head Coach!

At NHI at Tip of Texas, "we believe that leadership is a skill like any other in that progress comes from practice," said Jorge Lee, the Assistant Project Administrator of the region. “Among our main objectives is to provide Latino youth with opportunities for such practice, opportunities that are not merely bullet points on a resume, but experiences where the decisions they make matter,” he added. It is in that spirit that each year, the region selects one individual to serve as its Head Coach.

After reviewing students’ applications and conducting interviews, it is with great pleasure that we announce that we have selected Carolina Meza to serve as the Head Coach of the National Hispanic Institute at Tip of Texas for the 2022-2023 season.

Carolina Meza is the Third Honor Student of the senior class at Veterans Memorial High School, where she is involved in several extracurriculars, including the National Honor Society and Technology Students of America. She has been involved in NHI since her freshman year, when she reached Final Four in the first-ever online Great Debate. Most recently, she attended the 2021 California Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session, where she served as a Senator and co-authored a bill that was passed. She has served as an Oratory coach, and as a John F. Lopez Fellow for the 2022 Texas Great Debate and 2021 GDx1 and GDx2.

“I am honored to be entrusted by the Tip of Texas region with this privilege,” Meza said. “I look forward to ensuring the success and growth of our incoming participants and coaches,” she added. “After returning to in-person this year, I am excited to continue to live the Great Debate experience and to see what the future has in store for Tip of Texas.”

Our Assistant Project Administrator shared one last message: “Our community is lucky to have Caro, and we are excited to see how she advances the interests of the region and our community through her role.”


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