CEDAR HILL, TX- Dane Hubbard has one hundred thousand reasons to cross the Red River
The Collegiate High School senior is one of 40 incoming University of Oklahoma (OU) freshmen to earn the prestigious National Award. He received $100,000 to attend OU. To put that National Award in perspective, OU had 4,500 incoming freshmen last year.
Because he’s graduating from Collegiate, Hubbard will simultaneously earn an Associate’s
Degree from Cedar Valley College.
“It’s pretty cool because a lot of people don’t get a chance to do that,” Hubbard said. “I get to hop directly into my major, and start doing the work toward it.”
He will begin OU as a junior and expects to earn his undergraduate degree in May 2022.
Hubbard has attended Cedar Hill ISD since he was a Kindergarten student at Lake Ridge
Elementary. He attended Joe Wilson Intermediate and Permenter Middle School, before
“Collegiate sounded like a good opportunity, and I learned great time management skills and how to speak to professors,” Hubbard said.
Hubbard Wants To Be A Trauma Surgeon
Hubbard plans on majoring in Anthropology, a subject that fascinates him. Beyond that, he
hopes to attend medical school to become a trauma surgeon.
“I’ve always wanted to be a doctor, and in high school, I decided to be a trauma surgeon”
Hubbard said. “With trauma, everything you do is immediate, and I will like that fast-paced
environment. I do my best work when I’m under pressure. I feel like I have the personality to do that.”
The COVID-19 Crisis has strengthened Hubbard’s resolve to enter the medical profession.
“It has highlighted how important medical professionals are to the world,” Hubbard said.
When he’s not thinking about high-pressured situations, Hubbard can be found relaxing and
painting, either watercolor or acrylic.
“I like to paint everything, except for people,” he said.
Hubbard has served on the Collegiate Student Council and was a member of the National
“Those organizations gave me the opportunity to help my community and learn more about it,” Hubbard said. “We did a lot of volunteer-based projects over the years, including park clean-up and animal shelter renovation.”