Posted by Trudy Richards on 03/22/2013
TILF Scholar Neil Rabroker came to Texas A&M University his freshman year knowing and loving accounting. “I ended up making a 100 in the first financial accounting honors class and then got asked to be the TA for the class,” he said. “I am one of the first sophomores to do it, and thank the UIL accounting program completely for it.”
Neil joined the UIL accounting team as a sophomore, after taking the class offered at Rosebud-Lott High School. He placed in State as a sophomore and returned the next year looking for victory. “I ended up tying for first place with one miss on the test to win the 2A title,” he recalled. “My senior year, I again started strong by winning all seven of the invitational meets that I attended.” Winning with Neil along the way was the Rosebud-Lott High School accounting team, which won the state title in 2009. The team returned to the UIL State Meet in 2011, a “really memorable” time for Neil. Thirty minutes before his test began, Neil was stung by a bee—twice—in the neck.