Save Texas History Essay Contest Winner Katy Bowman!

Dear Doral Families:

 We are happy to announce that one of our very own Doral students, Katy Bowman, Fourth Grade, was the Grand Prize Winner for the 2024 Texas Save History Essay Contest! The 2024 Save Texas History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office’s Save Texas History Program. Fourth- and seventh-grade students from across Texas answered the question, “What history in your community is worth saving?”

"It has been an honor to read about young Texans' passion for our state's rich history. These students truly produced many incredible essays for this one-of-a-kind competition," said Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D., “Both of our grand prize winners, Katy and Coltier, wrote about unique parts of their communities that bring people and families together in tradition and good fun. Congratulations to this year’s winners, the finalists, and all who contributed their creativity and invaluable perspectives to the ongoing story of Texas' history!"

The fourth-grade grand prize winner is Katy Bowman, daughter of Melony and James Bowman. Katy is in Yeraldinne John’s class at Doral Academy Texas in Buda. Her essay, My Courthouse, shares her love of Caldwell County’s courthouse and square. She particularly loves the many festivals and events it hosts, such as farmers’ markets, Courthouse Nights, Run for the Bulls, Día de los Muertos, and the annual Christmas parade. As Katy notes, “People from the community come and listen to music, talk, dance, and laugh together.”


The results of the 2024 Save Texas History Essay Contest are now posted on the contest webpage.


Once again, we are very proud of our very own Doral Eagle, Katy Bowman. Congratulations!