Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Salute to Scholarship at 2010 Superintendent's Scholarship Reception

Kimball and Carter High School Scholarship Winners

Though it had similar qualities, the evening wasn't a graduation.  It was, however, an excellent dress rehearsal for the sixty-two students who walked across the stage at Emmett J. Conrad High School this evening.

Parents, family and friends envisioned upcoming commencement exercises as they celebrated student achievements at the 2010 Superintendent's Scholarship Reception.

Students were greeted by Dallas ISD Board of Trustees President Adam Medrano and Dr. Liliana Valadez, Executive Director of College and Career Readiness.

Jesika R. Jones, a 2009 Superintendent's Scholarship Recipient, returned from her freshman year at Texas A & M University to deliver an encouraging Salute to Scholarship.  I'm sure honorees will remember her #1 Tip for success at college: " Get up thirty minutes early for your 8:00 a.m. class."

In addition to remarks by Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, members from the family of the late Dallas ISD Trustee Joe May and the family of Rev. Amado S. Hinojosa presented scholarships named in their honor.

Regina O. Jones, executive director of the East Secondary Learning Community was M.C. for the evening.

Thanks to the sponsors of this recognition program and the scholarship selection committee.

Congratulations to the two scholars from each of  thirty-one Dallas ISD high schools.  It was a special delight to greet Curtizia Alexander and Tracie Green--seniors at Carter High School and Araceli Calletano and Ashlyn Rolfe--seniors at Kimball HIgh School. .

Students were awarded $2,000 scholarships.

We salute all of the  honorees!