Grapevine-Colleyville Supporting and Advocating for Gifted Education (SAGE) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the SAGE Senior Scholarship for $1,000.
Colin Means, Class of 2020 of Grapevine High School, will receive $1,000 from SAGE when he enrolls at Yale University to study Biomedical Engineering. His parents are Becky and Brad Means of Colleyville. Colin attended Colleyville Elementary School and Cross Timbers Middle School.
Colin founded Smile Squad, Inc, a charity providing educational and entertainment support to hospitalized children in Dallas-Fort Worth. He managed all aspects of the organization, raised $25,000 from donors, and procured books, art supplies, toys, board games, and video game systems to donate. He teamed with a local foundation to design, assemble, and install Nintendo Switch mobile charging stations at three of the region’s largest hospitals for children.
Colin also founded Unity Board Games, in which he invented, designed, prototyped, and manufactured a strategy board game called Unity: Ancient Greece. He has several prototypes in the works as additional installments in the Unity game series.
He played on the GHS Baseball team as an outfielder and pitcher for four years and spent three years on select travel baseball teams. He founded the GHS Board Game Club, was a math/science tutor, a Best Buddies volunteer, a GHS Ambassador, and a freshman debater. His teachers awarded him with 8 Teacher’s Choice Awards. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, and National Speech & Debate Association.
Colin completed two industry internships in the field of engineering. He is a National Merit Scholar Finalist.
After graduation, Colin plans to take a gap year before university.
SAGE’s scholarship judges were very impressed with Colin’s essay, activities, and school and testing performance. Congratulations again to Colin Means.