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53 Killeen ISD graduating seniors to receive $68,000 in scholarships

Posted: 3:41 PM, Mar 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 16:41:29-04
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KILLEEN, TX — 53 Killeen ISD students are receiving $68,000 in scholarships from the KISD Alumni Association and the KISD Education Foundation.

The Killeen ISD Education Foundation's partners are set to award $67,400 in scholarships to 53 seniors that will graduate from high school.

In addition to honoring a new class of distinguished alumni and awarding scholarships to seniors, the event provides Education Foundation leaders a chance to thank its donors.

Since 2000, the KISD Education Foundation has awarded $831,214 in campus classroom grants and rebates, $411,589 in professional learning grants and $471,228 in scholarships to 314 graduating seniors.

The KISD Alumni Association with Central Texas College and numerous Education Foundation partners will host its annual Student Reception and Distinguished Aluni Awards event at CTC's Anderson Campus Center on Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

This year’s scholarship recipients include the following:

Central Texas College Scholarships – Erin Brown, Cassie Reyher, Jaquelin Rodriguez, Carolina Rosario and Alexia Wilkinson

Alumni Association Scholarships – Chantelle Cancel, Victoria Hicks, Audrey Lucey, Baylee McGuire and Alana Ruff

Barr Family Scholarship – Hakim Scott

Vicky Cooke Johnson Emerald Award – Kylei Vale

De Los Santos Academic Scholarship – Izja Lopez

Joni Lutz De Los Santos Education Scholarship – Carolyn Orona

Cohen Diem Special Education Scholarship – Laura Manglona

Educated Angels Scholarship in Memory of C. Zachary Sheppard – Naomi Whitfield

Andreas Garza Memorial Scholarship – Joceline Ballesteros

Norma Gray Memorial Scholarship – Nevaeh Christie

Hargus Family Scholarship – Brennan “Tucker” Sills

Dr. Jim and Nancy Hawkins Scholarship – Toranz James

Heart of a Lion Scholarship – Avery Parker

Maxine Hemenway and Joyce Wright Music Scholarship – Aliya Gonzalez

Margaret Hunt Memorial Scholarship – Faith Mason

Hunter Rentals Educational Scholarship – Kamyah Barnes

Killeen High School Class of 1975 Scholarship – Leyhma Leban

Killeen High School Class of 1977 Scholarship – Brittaney Rivera-Orsini

KISD Educational Foundation Board Scholarship – Youstina Soliman and Jannel Hayden

KISD Education Foundation Campus Scholarship – Peyton Heidtbrink, Mohammad Khan, Jaylah Rawles, Dinev Rosales and Isaiah Sears

Killeen School Retirees’ Association Scholarship – Jean Cerezo-Pujol

Lions Pride Exemplifying Character Scholarship – Juan Villafana

Juanell Byrd Skidmore Memorial Scholarship – Cheyenne Carpenter and You Na Kim

Subhani Foundation Scholarship – Pasche Malone

Jack A. Wells Memorial Scholarship – Alejandro Vega

Whitis Foundation Scholarship – Esther Dashevsky

Al “Doc” Wilson Scholarship – Cesar GaribayBartolo

Lolly Buckley Memorial Scholarship – Natalia Goodman

Cleaver Family Scholarship – Gabrielle Clemente and Joseph Denton

Ace M. Connell Music Scholarship – Elizabeth Mattson

John and Gladys Driver Scholarship – Erika Closson and Isabella Trujillo

Harriet C. Jackson Scholarship – Haley Brown

Dr. Henry A. Mayer, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Alejandra Collier

Brad Pfiester Memorial Scholarship – Lydia Scott

Gary and Helen Purser Family Scholarship – Adia Orduna

Mike Russell Eagle Scout Memorial Scholarship – Stephanie Espinosa Hernandez