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DSHS Senior Awarded Heisman High School Scholarship

November 10, 2021


Dripping Springs High School senior distance runner Karsten Bobb has been named the Female Heisman High School Scholarship winner for the state of Texas.


The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors one male and one female in each state with winners earning $1,000 apiece. Seniors must maintain a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a proven leader and role model in their school and community, and have participated in at least one sport throughout high school.


Bobb was a four-year state qualifier for the DSHS girls’ cross country team. She placed 10th at the 2021 UIL State Meet to help the Tigers finish third, matching their best team finish in school history.


In October 2021, Bobb was recognized as one of 13 DSHS seniors to be named a Commended Scholar in the National Merit Scholarship program. Commended Scholars are among the 50,000 high scorers of more than 1.5 million students nationally who take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. She was also recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction for averaging 3.5 or higher on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more tests.


In June 2020, Bobb was awarded a $2,030 grant by the Dripping Springs Education Foundation to create a “relaxation room” at DSHS for students to visit in times of stress and anxiety.