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Council Members Support STEM Education at 3rd Annual Shoot for the Stars Tournament

First-place team Mustang Cat

The Council hosted its third Shoot for the Stars Marksmanship Tournament, supporting STEM energy education programs, on November 18. Participants gathered at Athena Gun Club for a half day of networking and competition.

Proceeds from the tournament support the IPAA/Energy Workforce Education Center, and IPAA/Energy Workforce Middle School STEM Career Exploration Initiative, including targeted middle school programs in the Permian, west Texas and southeast New Mexico, as well as the National Society of Black Engineers elementary school summer STEM camps. The event’s strong turnout demonstrates the Council’s members’ dedication to STEM education.

Council Chair Emeritus and Energy Educators Chair Galen Cobb, Vice President, Industry Relations, Halliburton, kicked off the marksmanship tournament by welcoming attendees and thanking the teams entered in the tournament.

“Thank you to all marksmanship tournament players for supporting the Council’s strong commitment to STEM and excellence in energy education. Your support today is integral to developing the next generation of industry leaders,” Cobb said.

Second-place team AUGE

Competing in rotations through three bays, Mustang Cat’s team placed first with a score of 1,187: Mark Reed, Jordan West, Randy King, Colin Morris and Jacob Tuminski, all representing Mustang Cat.

AUGE’s team followed in second place with a score of 1,135: Aldo Perez, AUGE; Justin Travis, AUGE; Celeste Letona, AUGE; Max Presenti and Devon Mickle, Allison Transmission.

Caterpillar’s team finished third with a score of 1,121: Chris Berrie, Brendon Webb, Phil Heisch, and Connor Winn, all representing Caterpillar, Inc.

The Council congratulates Devon Mickle for the highest individual score, and Marcella Burke, King & Spalding and Aldo Perez for winning the raffle — a round of golf for four at Mustang Cat’s Sandhill farm in Waller, donated by Board Member Mark Reed, General Sales Manager-Exploration, Mustang Cat.

The Council thanks sponsors Exterran, Halliburton, NOV, Schlumberger and Trillium Flow Technologies for making this event possible.




Trillium Flow Technologies


Peggy Helfert, Vice President Programs and Events, writes about the Council’s sector-specific best practices and leadership. Click here to subscribe to the Council’s newsletter, which highlights industry practices, workforce development, Council activities and more.



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