NSBE 2019 @ SMU - Dallas, Texas
9th Annual Awards Banquet
Recipients of 2019
The Courtney De’Andre Mayes Chairman’s Award
Vanessa Webb - Jesus Vela - Kori Harlan - Trey Harrison
Martin Shaw - Spencer Manns - Murtaza Joher
Arush Singh - Michael Ramirez
(photo left to right)
Trey Harrison - Kori Harlan - Vanessa Webb
FOR Dedication to the Texas Beyblade League
AND THE Love Of Beyblading
the Beyblade Initiate was created an Institute for SPIN Technology
was formed to develop a program of informal science and math learning
based on Beyblading concepts of play. The Texas Beyblade league was
established under the institute to create a dynamic place for
students to develop and apply their practical knowledge through
playing Beyblades and to have fun. Spencer Manns became Director of
the Institute and Courtney De’Andre Mayes became the Chairman of
the Texas Beyblade League.
Courtney developed the league by challenging every player to become better through mental, physical, and emotional toughness. He demonstrated how working hard to achieve a win brings internal rewards that can equal self-determination as well as fun. When we lost Courtney to a heart attack two years ago, there was a question as to the future of the league. The members of the institute stepped up and guaranteed its survival and this year we had our most expansive year ever.
We did a kid’s birthday party. A STEM educational activity for a family reunion. We were invited to participate in Texas Instrument’s “Bring Your Child to Work Day” and the Dallas citywide “Moon Day” at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field. We were commissioned to do the district wide Fall STEM event by Lancaster ISD. Students from 5th grade to 8th grade were bused in to do Beyblades with us and the Tiger Engineering Club – NSBE Junior Chapter. UTD NSBE won ‘Diversity Chapter of the Year” based on the strength of the Texas Beyblade League that welcomes the community to UT Dallas. In addition, we provided competitions for the pre-college students at the NSBE Fall Regional Conference held in Dallas.
We honor those dedicated institute members that have worked tirelessly and dedicated their time and efforts to the Texas Beyblade League and like our former Chairman, Courtney Mayes, demonstrate a real love of Beyblading.