Beard Kultgen Sponsors Scholarship and Helps Raise Funds for School Competition

Matthew Lee  CzimskeyF. John  Istre IIIAndrew G. SchraderRebecca  Whitacre

Beard Kultgen recently sponsored a scholarship and helped raise funds for a school competition. The scholarship was awarded in connection with the annual Calf Scramble at the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo in Waco. The firm helped raise funds for the annual Region 12 High School Mock Trial competition through involvement in a golf tournament hosted by the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association.

Matt Czimskey awarded the scholarship at the Calf Scramble on behalf of the firm. The competition gives students aged 12 and older the chance to catch calves let loose in a rodeo arena and get them to a designated area within a certain amount of time. Beard Kultgen sponsored the “Hard-Luck Scrambler” scholarship, given to a participant who did not catch a calf, but showed an exceptional effort.

Matt Czimskey, John Istre, Andrew Schrader, and Jeff Whitacre (Rebecca Whitacre‘s husband) competed in the golf tournament, garnering second-place honors. Proceeds from the tournament will be used for the Waco-area mock trial competition, in which teams of six to ten students vie for advancement to the state competition and, if successful, to nationals. Competitors can improve their ability to analyze facts, develop and present compelling arguments, and think on their feet – skills that are useful for a variety of professional and educational pursuits.

Beard Kultgen is dedicated to supporting the communities that it serves. Firm attorneys frequently volunteer in pro bono, charitable, civic, and educational initiatives. The Firm also is invested in the revitalization of downtown Waco with its newly renovated downtown office. In these and other ways, Beard Kultgen — which has assisted clients throughout Texas for more than 60 years – strives to better serve the community.