TMI names Rising Stars

TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas has announced the recipients of its 2011 Rising Stars awards for outstanding young alumni. Jenna Lucado Bishop ’02 and Capt. Andrew Yang ’97 will be honored at Stars over TMI, the school’s annual gala to be held Oct. 1.

Bishop, who attended Abilene Christian University, is an inspirational writer and speaker whose ministry is mentoring teen girls. She is the author of two books on faith for young women: “Redefining Beautiful: What God Sees When God Sees You” (2009, Thomas Nelson Inc.) and “From Blah to Awe: Shaking up a Boring Faith,” to be published next year. Her writing has been published in the Revolve Biblezine and in “Inside Out: Our Stories, Our Faith in 40 Devotionals “(2007, Thomas Nelson). Bishop also is a speaker on the Revolve Tour, a Christian conference for teen girls where she speaks to more than 50,000 girls annually; and at Oak Hills Church, where she speaks regularly at youth services and meetings. Her recent talk at church was broadcast live to an audience of thousands in other cities.

Yang is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point). After graduation, he qualified to fly Apache helicopters and received officer training in military intelligence. He has served In South Korea, at Fort Hood and in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yang will begin graduate school this fall to pursue an MBA from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, after which he will become a regional commander for West Point admission in the Southwest. His community-service activities include organizing the Texas Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway program in Killeen and leading an outreach program that provided clothes, toys and food to a Korean orphanage. Yang is the recipient of an Army Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Commendation Medal and Achievement Medal.

The Rising Stars award recognizes TMI alumni who have graduated within the last 20 years and have established careers in which they are leaders who inspire by example.