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Cox Elementary students achieve success in Change Bowl

Cox Elementary students achieve success in Change Bowl
Two students and teacher posing for photo at award ceremony

On Saturday, April 6, the House of Shine hosted its second annual Change Bowl, a competition akin to "Shark Tank" where young entrepreneurs aged 8-18 present community improvement projects to a panel of judges. Among this year's Changemakers were Neil Siqueira and Jake Jensen, students from Cox Elementary School, who presented their project titled, "Project Epic," at the Palace Arts Center in Grapevine.

Through their project, the two hope to publish motivating and inspiring books for children and establish a story-writing club at their middle school next year. The team was one of seven to advance to the final round of the Change Bowl competition, and the only team of elementary students to advance!

Following the presentations, a reception at the House of Shine revealed that Neil and Jake's project had been funded. While they requested $776, the judges awarded them $850. This financial support will enable them to bring their vision to life and further promote literacy and creativity among their peers.

House of Shine is an educational nonprofit and interactive museum. Their mission is to provide programming and tools to enable people, organizations and communities to thrive. Learn more about House of Shine at their website.