Palacios High's Jackson Engel finalist for Award for Excellence

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Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas poses with Award for Excellence Finalist Jackson Engel of Palacios High School and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant General Jeffrey Holmes and Staff Sergeant General Nathaniel Huerta on Thursday, March 29.
The Award for Excellence program highlights the achievements of student-athletes across the country. Open to all sophomore, junior and senior-level high school athletes in the United States, finalists were selected based on athletic, academic and civic achievements. Engel is among an elite group of 25 finalists who have demonstrated excellence in all they do and an understanding of the importance of adaptability and versatility when working as a team. “This experience taught me to never sell yourself short and always take chances, because you never know what could happen.” Engel shared.

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