UT Tyler Charter School student named 2024 National Scholar

July 5, 2024 | Hannah Buchanan

Javier Deluna participates in the Envision by WorldStrides Pathways to STEM summer program

UT Tyler Charter School student named 2024 National ScholarJavier Alejandro Deluna, a fifth-grader at the University of Texas at Tyler University Academy – Palestine, was named a 2024 Envision Scholar by WorldStrides and participated in the organization’s National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM summer program in Dallas.

Envision by WorldStrides offers ambitious students from elementary school to university a unique opportunity to make their career and life dreams a reality. Students are nominated annually by their teachers or guardians to participate in the week-long academic and career development program.

“Javier is a great student who is committed to learning, growing and developing into a future leader,” said Shelly
Parsons, interim campus director. “We are so proud and excited that he is taking on this practical
Learning opportunity that not only deepens creativity and problem-solving experience, but also
helps build character and instill values ​​that will have a lasting impact. Javier’s hard work, dedication
and his positive attitude made him an exemplary student who will undoubtedly continue to achieve success
We will achieve great things in the future.”

At UA – Palestine, Deluna participates in several extracurricular activities, including UIL
Mathematics, spelling and creative writing. He is on the All-A Honor Roll and enjoys playing football
and video games.

“I would like to thank my instructors and my director for encouraging me to participate in this phenomenal
journey,” said Deluna. “I am excited and open to new experiences and have
With this opportunity you will become something of a pioneer.”

The largest provider of educational travel and experiences in the USA, Envision by
WorldStrides works with more than 50,000 educators annually, supporting more than 550,000
Students see the world – and themselves – in new ways. The organization was founded in 1985 and
The programme series is designed for learners of all levels from primary school to postgraduate level,
and offers specializations such as performing arts, sports, career guidance and study abroad.

The UT Tyler University Academy offers free, innovative and challenging K-12 education with
Project-based learning to prepare students for university studies and STEM careers.
Operated by the College of Education and Psychology, the district currently serves more than 1,000 students in Tyler, Longview and Palestine. For more information, visit

With a mission to improve educational and health outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT
Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to nearly 10,000 students. Through collaboration with the UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has united these institutions to provide Texas with high-quality education, cutting-edge research and outstanding patient care. Ranked as a doctoral research institution by Carnegie and a national university by U.S. News & World Report, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.