Sting Creek was awash in yellow Saturday as 5,000 rubber ducks floated down waterway located next to the Simpson Education Support Center for the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future's 11th annual Youthfest and Duck Derby. The derby raised more than $30,000 for the foundation and helps fund innovative learning materials. The first 10 ducks across the finish line won prizes for their "owners." This year's winners are: 

1st Place - $2,500 Visa gift card - Samantha Salinas

2nd Place - DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter Drone - Danny Jannasch

3rd Place - 55" HD TV - Nathan Swerdlin

4th Place - Oculus Rift+Touch Virtual Reality Headset - Charli Ratcliff

5th Place - MSR Houston Karting Party for 8 - Gardenia Broussard

6th Place - Apple Watch Series 3 - Lane Marburger

7th Place - $300 Cabela's gift card - Larry Seeton

8th Place - Amazon Echo Show - Sarah Gerhardt

9th Place - $250 Academy gift card - Judy Slocumb

10th Place - $100 Whataburger gift card - Guillermo Olvera


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Jose' Boix

A great event raising funds for the education of all our students attending TCISD. The Foundation provides funds for educational programs and activities which either have not been funded or have been underfunded by the normal operating budget. These funds are used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence, and to expand community involvement of individuals, businesses and civic organizations.
This event is one of our major fundraisers, and as such its success depends on the wonderful partnership and support of our " complete and whole community." We are blessed and fortunate to have an extraordinary team of City, School District and Community, for that and much, much more we thank you!

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