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Posted on: May 2, 2019

$5.3 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Class of 2019

giving certificate to student

It's been a tradition at Little Elm High School to celebrate the hard work graduating seniors have put toward advancing their education. As fellow students, family, campus and district administrators, school board members, and community partners looked on, these students were honored for their outstanding academic achievement. 

"These young men and women have continued a standard set by those who came before them and have proven they are ready to join the ranks of students currently attending college," said Keisha Brown, K-12 coordinator for College Readiness. "As a class, they have reported acceptances to 85 different colleges to include MIT, Caltech, Duke University, Harvard College, Stanford University, The University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, The Ohio State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and many more."

Brown said of the students who reported to her, they were offered more than 100 scholarships worth $5.3 million dollars as a collective group. That's an increase over last year by over $1 million in reported scholarships.

Full ride recipients sitting on the stageSix seniors were awarded full-ride scholarships based soley on merit:

  • Andres Armentero - University of North Texas: $90,000 in scholarships
  • Diamond Carter - University of North Texas: $40,000 in scholarships
  • Mellisa Chitakunye - Dillard University: $210,000 in scholarships
  • Saevion Jefferson - Prairie View A&M University and Morehouse College: $550,000 in scholarships 
  • Malik Paulino - Caltech: $300,000 in scholarships
  • Hannah Smith - Texas Tech University: $100,000 Terry Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients:

  • Jazmin Alvarado
  • Jacob Joplin Anderson
  • Daisy Ashumbi
  • Allison Baker
  • Elizabeth Bastaich
  • Latreyll Bell
  • Mckenzie Betancur
  • Jacueline Carmona
  • Anthony Chamoun
  • Christian Cornelious
  • Hailey Despain
  • Jorian Dodd
  • Reagan Dykes
  • Deba Elaiho
  • Gerson Espinoza
  • Kofi Forson
  • Ciara-Sky Griffin
  • Addie Harpold
  • William Harris
  • Tighe Harrison
  • Larissa Hernandez
  • Makynah Howard
  • Jake Jasso
  • Aderonke Kareem
  • Sidrah Khan
  • Alexis Kranzberg
  • Logan Lewis
  • Andrew Mai
  • John Mensah
  • Elizabeth Molina Gallegos
  • Tatum Mowery
  • Nicholas Musteen
  • Kayla O'Mara
  • Obinna Oguh
  • Armando Oliver Cruz
  • Gavin Olson
  • Diana Osorio Picon
  • Danadhel Perez
  • Beatriz Pintor
  • Dania Rodriguez Delgado
  • Dreylon Rose
  • Alexandra Rostro
  • Trevor Roubadeaux
  • Deseree russell
  • Stazi Safford
  • Jasmine Serna
  • Aimen Shah
  • Jessica Solis
  • Aahmad Stewart
  • Jose Victor Rosales
  • Patricia Villaluz
  • Jasmine Villarreal
  • Sa'mya Wallace
  • Elias Webb
  • Mia Whitehead
  • Mykiyah Whitfield
  • Piper Winsett
  • Allie Ziem

Thank you to our community partnerships with special scholarship presentations:

ReMax Lakefront Realty Scholarship - Brad Anderson 

Jake Mazur Scholarship - Linda Janssen 

CoServ Scholarship - Valerie Foster and Leon Pelzel 

Taylor Epps Scholarship - Cleota Epps




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