December 2022 – May 2023

Ones to watch

The leaders of tomorrow start here. The Buccaneer Commission is proud to invest in the future of the Coastal Bend Community by supporting our young minds today. We look forward to all they’ll learn, achieve and contribute—and we’re proud to play a small role in that journey.

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2024 Leadership Program Scholars

Abigail Elise Aguirre

Moody High School

Sadie Bostwick

Premont Collegiate High School

Jamie Burch

Sinton High School

George Chaney

Alice High School

Colton Converse

Gregory-Portland High School

Jorge Dominguez

Gregory-Portland High School

Ava Flores

Robstown Early College

Michael Flores

Incarnate Word Academy

Dabeluchi Isiofia

Veterans Memorial High School

John Kieschnick

Santa Gertrudis Academy

Noah Martinez

Moody High School

Xander Nguyen

Flour Bluff High School

Izabella Ohler

Sinton High School

Rylee Paine

Sinton High School

Melina Ramirez

AC Jones High School

Bella Rizo

Gregory-Portland High School

Graciela Santellana

Sinton High School

Kensley Shirley

Gregory-Portland High School

Laird Stearns

Tuloso Midway High School

Kyle Xu

Flour Bluff High School

2023 Leadership Program Scholars

Diego Aguillon

Gregory-Portland High School

Adacely Aguirre

Taft High School

Cole Bailey

WB Ray High School

Windsor Bissell

WB Ray High School

Isabella Chimbunde

Incarnate Word Academy

Logan Dewald

Sinton High School

James Eaves

Harold T Branch Academy

Diamond Gomez

Moody High School

Jace Hofstetter

Calallen High School

Blake Koether

Sinton High School

David Matl

Incarnate Word Academy

Lilian McKenna

WB Ray High School

Brooke Moreno

Gregory-Portland High School

Suhawni Narang

WB Ray High School

Sydney Quimby

Carroll High School

Ann Rogers


Marco Ruiz

Alice High School

Isabella Serrao

WB Ray High School

D'Schon Simmons

West Oso High School

Joanna Wang

WB Ray High School

2022 Leadership Program Scholars

Koby Barrera

Flour Bluff High School

Kaylin Berger

School of Science and Technology

Issaiah Enrique Deleon

Sinton High School

Austin Gardner

London High School

Louis Gonzales

Veterans Memorial High School

Michael Hesseltine

Sinton High School

Samantha “Cate” Jones

Veterans Memorial High School

Bella Marez

WB Ray High School

Miranda Martinez

Veterans Memorial High School

Kyla Perry

King High School

Andrea Polanco

Flour Bluff High School

Olivia Rocha

Collegiate High School

Richard Rodriguez

Sinton High School

Jacob Rodriguez

Veterans Memorial High School

Rigoberto Rosales

Robstown High School

Michelle Shin

Veterans Memorial High School

Sashi Sooda

London High School

Landon Southern

Sinton High School

Rhianna Steelhammer

King High School

Diego Trujillo

Veterans Memorial High School

2021 Pirate Queens


Miss Buc Days 2021 Rachel Behnke

Incarnate Word Academy


Sriya Chekuri

Veterans Memorial High School


Amrita Dongre

Veterans Memorial High School


Emily Dryer

Tuloso Midway High School


Jesse Garibay

Tuloso Midway High School


Lauren Guerra

Flour Bluff High School


Allyson Hein

Veterans Memorial High School


Lucy Kainer

Incarnate Word Academy


Hannah Morris

Calallen High School


Joanne Robledo

Tuloso Midway High School


Lorena San Pedro

Tuloso Midway High School


Grace Shubert

Goliad High School

2021 Cowboy Kings


Buc Days King 2021 Issac Garza

Veterans Memorial High School


Henry Crawley

Foy Moody High School


Coltrin Dennis

W.B. Ray High School


Adam Garcia

Harold T. Branch High School


Bryan Hernandez

H. M. King High School, Kingsville


Christian Noyola

Veterans Memorial High School

Showing Joseph Rosas

Joseph Rosas

Mary Carroll High School

Showing Kody Torres

Kody Torres

St. John Paul II High School

2020 Pirate Queens

Showing Cierra Garcia

Miss Buc Days 2020 Cierra Garcia

Veterans Memorial High School

Showing Alison Duncan

Alison Duncan

Incarnate Word Academy

Showing Alyssa Friudenberg

Alyssa Friudenberg

London High School

Showing Xitlali Gallegos

Xitlali Gallegos

W. B. Ray High School

Showing Elizabeth Kemp

Elizabeth Kemp

Flour Bluff High School

Showing Lauren Lindemann

Lauren Lindemann

Flour Bluff High School

Showing Holley Nelson

Holley Nelson

Woodsboro High School

Showing Kristan Rodriguez

Kristan Rodriguez

Taft High School

Showing Caitlin Sannes

Caitlin Sannes

Calallen High School

Showing Mallory Wilcox.

Mallory Wilcox

Tuloso Midway High School

2020 Cowboy Kings

Showing Anthony Matl

Buc Days King 2020 Anthony Matl

Incarnate Word Academy

Showing Nic Balboa

Nic Balboa

Veterans Memorial High School

Showing Holden Biediger

Holden Biediger

Gregory-Portland High School

Showing Matthew Cantu.

Matthew Cantu

Moody High School

Showing Jeremy DeGaish

Jeremy DeGaish

Incarnate Word Academy

Showing Gabe Garcia.

Gabe Garcia

H. M. King High School, Kingsville

Showing Lukas Graf.

Lukas Graf

Incarnate Word Academy

Showing Connor Hein.

Connor Hein

Incarnate Word Academy

Showing Chence Hull.

Chence Hull

Tuloso Midway High School

Showing Nico Trujillo

Nico Trujillo

Veterans Memorial High School

2019 Pirate Queens

Showing Pena.

Miss Buc Days 2019 Jessica Pena

Santa Gertrudis, Kingsville

Showing Blair

Chelsea Blair

Veterans Memorial High School Hampton, Brown & Associates, P.C.

Showing Butler

Daya Butler

W.B Ray High School Merrill Lynch – Jay Wise

Showing Comstock

Abby Comstock

Tuloso-Midway High School Port Enterprises

Showing Eden

MacKenzie Eden

Calallen High School K3 Cattle and Game Ranch, LP

Showing Gomez.

Jenasys Gomez

Tuloso-Midway High School

Showing Jimenez.

Ariana Jimenez

HM King High School Lowe’s Home Improvement

Showing Moreno.

Victoria Moreno

W.B. Ray High School Eagle Foundation Repair

Showing Nguyen

Katie Nguyen

Collegiate High School Coastal Community and Teachers Credit Union


Kat Ramos

Moody High School

2019 Cowboy Kings

Showing Loa.

Buc Days King 2019 RJ Loa II

Calallen High School Turfco Grass Farms

Showing Baldwin.

Jeremiah Baldwin

Flour Bluff High School Fastax Refund Services

Showing Garcia.

Brenden Garcia

Carroll High School Kennedy Dental Care

Showing Hein.

Nick Hein

Incarnate Word Academy

Showing Ledesma.

Tom Ledesma

Aransas Pass High School Aransas Pass Police Dept

Showing Lugo.

Carroll High School Bonilla & Chapa PC

Tuloso-Midway High School

Showing Ramirez.

Bryan Ramirez

West Oso High School State Rep Abel Herrero / Fish for Life

Showing Rock.

Daniel Rock

IncarnateWord Academy South Texas All-Star Basketball

Showing Stearns.

John Henry Stearns

Tuloso-Midway High School Stearns Wealth Management

Showing Tang.

Jason Tang

Sinton High School Joseph Puente, MP & Family

2018 Pirate Queens

Showing Marissa C.

Marissa Corona

Veterans Memorial High School Del Air Company, Inc.

Showing Allison D.

Allison Dibble

Veterans Memorial High School Navy Army Community Credit Union

Showing Ashley E.

Ashley Elliott

Incarnate Word Academy RJ Alfaro State Farm Agency

Showing Angel G.

Angel Garcia

Moody High School Dawson Recycling & Disposal, Inc. / Lace & Daisy Floral & Bridal

Showing Isabella G.

Bella Gutierrez

Collegiate High School Ezekiel Diamond Co.

Showing Julia H

Julia Hanna

Port Aransas High Academy Equipment Depot

Showing Hailey M

Hailey Matta

Calallen High School SL&C Southern Landscapes

Showing Shelby R

Shelby Rivera

Moody High School Lexitas

Showing Jordan S

Jordan Salinas

Sinton High School Rock’s Vitamins Discounts -n- More

Showing Jennifer T

Jennifer Truong

Veterans Memorial High School Del Mar College Speech and Drama Dept

2018 Cowboy Kings

Showing Kenny C

Kenny Carel, III

John Paul II High School Kenneth Gonzales, D.D.S, P.L.L.C.

Showing Patrick H

Patrick Haney

Veterans Memorial High School

Showing Dylan H

Dylan Hofstetter

Calallen High School State Representative Abel Herrero

Showing Andrew L

Andrew Leeton

Veterans Memorial High School Apollo Towing Services

Showing Patrick M

Patrick Medina

Carroll High School Corpus Christi Events Center

Showing Antonie N

Antonie Narcise

Veterans Memorial High School Mathnasium of Corpus Christi

Showing Fabian N

Fabian Navarro

H.M. King High School M&S Construction

Showing Roland P

Roland Putzel

Mary Carroll High School Riverside Pavers

Showing Max V

Max Valadez

Calallen High School Boots N Britches Western Wear

Showing Nathan Z

Nathan Zabel

Ingleside High School

2017 Pirate Queens

Showing Meagan Harrington

Meagan Harrington

Richard King High School Bay Ltd., A Berry Company

Showing Maddie Hernandez

Maddie Hernandez

Harold T. Branch Academy SweetPea Photography

Showing Roslyn Holland

Roslyn Holland

A.C. Jones High School Aztech Chevrolet

Showing Kennedy Quintanilla

Kennedy Quintanilla

W.B. Ray High School SQH Sports & Entertainment

Showing Tara Remmich

Tara Remmich

Richard King High School Port of Corpus Christi

Showing Catherine Schultz

Catherine Schultz

Incarnate Word Academy Taylor Center Deli, Inc.

Showing Mallory Smith

Mallory Smith

Henrietta M. King High School Dr. Drakes Sleep Solutions

Showing Sheridan Steen

Sheridan Steen

Incarnate Word Academy Allison Flooring America

Showing Vaunne Telan

Vaunne Telan

Richard King High School ProFire Protection, Inc.

Showing Aleena Villareal

Aleena Villareal

Mary Carroll High School HomeSource Mortgage

2017 Cowboy Kings

Showing Peyton Baros

Peyton Baros

Tuloso-Midway High School Barkaritaville Pet Resort

Showing Michael Gutierrez.

Michael Gutierrez

Harold T. Branch Academy Coastal Tool & Supply

Showing Rush Hoelscher

Rush Hoelscher

Tuloso-Midway High School Hoelscher Photography

Showing Carlos Machado

Carlos Machado

Mary Carroll High School AGCM, Inc.

Showing Jordan Moeller

Jordan Moeller

W.B. Ray High School B.E. Beecroft Co., Inc.

Showing Aaron Rodriguez

Aaron Rodriguez

Richard King High School Carlisle Insurance

Showing Joe Rosas

Joe Rosas

Mary Carroll High School Kennedy Wire, Rope & Sling Co., Inc.

Showing Matthew Rodriguez

Matthew Rodriguez

Tuloso-Midway High School KM Premier Real Estate

Showing Carlos Vela

Carlos Vela

Ingleside High School ProFire Protection, Inc.

Showing Noah Villarreal

Noah Villarreal

Odem High School