Dear Ms. Barker and Ms. Bedwell,

Good afternoon. I am Miguel Macalindong, a recent graduate from Laredo Early College High School. Thank you very much for writing effective and high-quality UIL Social Studies practice tests and study guides; these materials have helped me be one of best contestants and they showed me that I could make it to State. I have been using Hexco since my junior year (if I remember correctly). Without these materials, I would have had a harder chance of doing very well in my competition. These materials helped me place in all my invitational meets (I would usually place 2nd, but I did get a 1st twice), district meets (4th in my sophomore year 4A-31, 6th in my junior year and district champ in my senior year, 5A-29), region meets (a sad 14th place in my sophomore year and 3rd in my senior year, had the highest multiple choice score with two others, but about a point away from 1st), and a medalist at my state (6th place). I not only set records for myself, but also my school; although my school does have some students place at invitational and district meets, nobody has placed in the top six at Region, much less, not qualify for State. After my state meet, many teachers asked what I used to prepare. I recommended them to use Hexco (my coach also recommended this to me). Once again, thank you very much for facilitating my preparation.
Miguel Macalindong



Ms. Tarrant-

Last year, I emailed you when we got home from our Regional meet.  My first student to ever qualify for regional had finished a disappointing 10th, and though she was just a freshman, she was very dissatisfied.  So, we emailed you and asked you what we could do, purchase, etc., to do better this year.  We purchased all you had to sell from Hexco and went through it diligently.  Although, I never got to formally introduce myself to you last week, we were at the state meet!!!  Not only did my student from last year qualify, but my son, qualified too.

I want to applaud you for how well the state meet is run.  We were thrilled to be there and sit amongst all the other qualifiers.  My students loved the coaches meeting where they could give you feedback on the tests for the year.  They thought the verification time was VERY interesting, and were glad the graders scored their papers perfectly, so they didn’t have to argue for points.  I can’t imagine the time it takes to you to create these tests and organize everything so well, but it is appreciated. I wish Austin wasn’t at the other end of the state so I could take part in the various conferences.

Before leaving Austin, both of my students made a plan for next year and what we needed to work on.  I’m excited they have the fire to keep working and hopefully get back to State.  I’m so thankful for contests, such as Computer Apps, to teach such important skills to students that will last them a lifetime.

K. I.
High School Business/Computer Teacher



Narahari thoroughly enjoyed the PSC Program and every single Hexco Product.

~Viji, Personal Spelling Coach parent of 2011 South Asian Bee Champion, 2nd Place North South spelling bee, and National Spelling Bee Semi-Finalist



Hi Noel (et al),

I received your handwritten note along with my order last month, and I just wanted to say thanks, and especially thanks for the extras! How nice that you recognized my name.

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee