The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (2017)


Senate Bill 175, passed in 2009, took effect with the 2011-12 academic year , and essentially modifies the “Top 10%” automatic admission program at The University of Texas at Austin. This is due to the growth of the number of high school graduates which has translated into significant growth in the number of applications for admissions and the number of applicants eligible for automatic admissions.

SB 175 allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2019 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.

Homecoming Activities

First, welcome back to all of our alumni for the 2017 Bulldog Homecoming! We hope that you enjoy your time back with your friends and family. If there is anything that I may do to make this homecoming better for you, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Second, I want to update everyone on the events and schedules for Homecoming 2017.

Thursday – Our Middle School will be hosting Malakoff this afternoon. The 7th grade game will start at 5:00. The JV football team will be traveling to Westwood today. The JV game is set to start at 6:00.

The Tailgate Party will start at 6:00 PM in the parking lot of Bulldog Stadium. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, and all the fixings. Everyone is invited to come out to the Tailgate Party!

Around 8:00 PM, the lineup should start for the bonfire parade. The bonfire will be held in the area south of the visitors stands at the football field. Everyone is invited out to the bonfire!

Friday – Because of the weather, we are moving the community wide pep rally indoors to the Kirk Gym. It will be tight getting all of our students, staff, parents, and community members in the Kirk Gym, but it should make for a great pep rally. We are still planning on having the parade around Henderson Street. That should start around 8:15 – 8:30. The pep rally is set to start at 9:00 AM. We are asking everyone for patience in getting everyone in place for tomorrow’s pep rally. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun at our Homecoming Pep Rally!

The Homecoming activities will take place prior to the game. The court and homecoming nominees will be presented starting at 7:00 PM.

The homecoming football game against Palestine Westwood will start at 7:30. I invite everyone to come out to see our Bulldog football team, our award winning cheerleading squad, and our award winning band.


May 1, 2018-The Break the Cycle Scholarship was created to inspire our future generation to complete their college education with the goal to support students with a desire to break the cycle of generational incarceration through education. This $250 scholarship is available to graduating seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Henderson County
  • family has a low income
  • first one in the family to attend college
  • one or both parents incarcerated
  • previously or currently in foster care system or placed with a relative by CPS
  • A two page essay is also required.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


May 22, 2018– The B. Davis Scholarship, a $1,000 award,  is available all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.


To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below. Your submissions must be sent by email to

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual


Regional Cross Country Meet

Yesterday, the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs competed in the 2017 Regional Cross Country Meet. The meet was held at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. The Lady Bulldogs won the Regional Championship and the Bulldogs were 2nd Place at Region. Both teams qualified for the state meet!

The top finisher for the girls team was Sabrina Davis who finished 4th overall. On the boys side, Dalton Page finished in 5th place overall.

Boys and Girls Regional Cross Country Teams

Congratulations to all the runners and to Coach Josh Sypert and Coach Kenneth Henderson for another great cross country season!!

The state meet will be held on November 4 in Round Rock. The Lady Bulldogs will run at 1:30 and the Bulldogs will follow at 2:00.




Great Weekend for EISD and This Week

There were lots of good things happening for EISD this weekend. Things got started with the varsity volleyball team winning a hotly contested match against Scurry 3-2. The Lady Bulldogs end their regular season schedule this Tuesday with a match against Edgewood.

Next up, the varsity Bulldog football team posted its first district win of the year, 35-10, over Elkhart. The Bulldogs play Westwood this Friday for Homecoming.

On Saturday, the 7th grade volleyball team placed 2nd at the district tournament. The tournament was played in Eustace. Thanks to Steven Bell for the picture below:

7th Grade Volleyball – 2nd Place in District

Also on Saturday, in their first ever competition, the EHS Robotics Team placed 9th out of almost 100 teams! Their robot was also named “Most Photogenic!” Congratulations to robotics coach and sponsor, Lloyd Mahaffey and all the students that participated in the contest!

This Week

Today is the Regional Cross Country Meet in Grand Prairie. The meet will be held at Lynn Creek Park. The girls run at 1:30 and the boys run at 2:00. Awards take place at 2:45. Good luck to the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs!!

This week is Red Ribbon Week and is also our homecoming week. Various activities will take place at each campus throughout the week.

Thursday will be the tailgate party and bonfire. The tailgate party will start at 6:00 PM and will take place in the parking lot of Bulldog Stadium. The bonfire march will start around 8:00 with the bonfire to follow.

The community wide homecoming pep rally will be Friday morning. The parade will start around 8:15 and the pep rally should start around 9:00 AM. Everyone is invited to come out for the pep rally!

This Week

Monday – Intermediate School fund raiser ends; Regional Cross Country Meet at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie; Girls run at 1:30; boys run at 2:00

Tuesday – Primary School picture day; JV & V volleyball v. Edgewood – 4:30

Thursday – Middle School football v. Malakoff – 5:00; JV football at Westwood – 6:00; Tailgate Party – 6:00; Bonfire – around 8:15

Friday – Homecoming; Pep Rally – 9:00 AM – Bulldog Stadium; Varsity football v. Westwood – 7:30

Saturday – Van Theater Arts Festival and Contests; UIL Area Marching Contest – Denton

I hope everyone has a great week!

Bulldog Band Earns Division I at Region

Yesterday, the Mighty Eustace Bulldog Marching Band earned a  Division I rating at the Region 3 UIL Marching Contest! By earning a Division I, the Bulldog Band qualified to compete in the Area Marching Contest on October 28. The Area Contest will be in Denton.

You can view the entire performance from yesterday below:

Congratulation to the students and directors, Todd Felty and Crystal Heidle. Also, a special thanks to all the people that went to Mesquite to support the Bulldog Band.

The band’s reaction when they learned they had received a Division I:


This Week

Congratulations to all of the EHS cross country teams on placing first at the district cross country meet. The varsity teams will now compete at the Regional Cross Country Meet in Grand Prairie. The Regional Meet will be on Monday, October 23.

The Middle School boys cross country team also placed first and the Middle School girls team placed second.

The varsity volleyball team continued their win streak with wins over Kemp and Alba-Golden last week. The Lady Bulldogs host Quitman on Tuesday and travel to Scurry this Friday.

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band has competed at the Mesquite Marching Festival and the Cedar Creek Marching Festival in preparation for the UIL Regional Marching Contest. The contest is this Wednesday in Mesquite. The Bulldog Band will perform at 3:45.

This Week

Monday – Band Practice – 6:30; Board Meeting – 7:00

Tuesday – Middle School Fall Pictures; JV & V District Volleyball v. Quitman – 4:30; Tax Sale – High School Auditorium – 6:00

Wednesday – UIL Marching Contest – Mesquite Memorial Stadium – 3:45

Thursday – Middle School Football at Elkhart – 5:00; JV Football v. Elkhart – 6:00

Friday – JV & V Volleyball at Scurry – 4:30; Varsity District Football at Elkhart – 7:30



November 30, 2017- The Guidance Tech Leaders Scholarship is a $1,000 Scholarship available for graduating seniors who can write a 500 word essay on how you see the role of Internet and technology evolving over the next decade. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For further details and to apply, go to


February 5, 2018– The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan  scholarship application will open in November. Qualifications for applying for this scholarship include:

  • US citizen and Texas resident
  • graduating senior
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Plan to attend an accredited not-for-profit University in the state of Texas
  • Meet the academic standards for class rank and SAT/ACT scores as stated within the application. No one may apply who has not taken the SAT or ACT test and who cannot furnish documentation of scores

To apply, visit and click on Educational Support, then Scholarships. Once the online application is complete, and before it is submitted online, make a copy to submit to the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee. Paper instructions for this are located in the counselor’s office.


March 1, 2018-The Henderson County Go Texan Academic Scholarship is available for application for graduating seniors who:

  • Attend an accredited public high school in Henderson County
  • Are a resident of the state of Texas and a US citizen
  • Are ranked in the upper third of his/her graduating class
  • Have a minimum of a 950 on the SAT or a 19 on the ACT
  • Plan to enroll in a Texas college or university
  • Have been an active member of a local 4-H or FFA chapter for a minimum of three of the four years in high school
  • Have applied for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan Scholarship and deemed eligible by the selection committee

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 1, 2018-The Tommy Barnett Vocational Scholarship, sponsored by the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee is available for application. To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Reside in Henderson County
  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have been a member of 4-H or FFA for at least three of their four years in high school
  • Intend to enroll in a vocational educational program through an institute accredited by the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) located in Texas

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.