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Five students named Terry Scholars 

Five graduating seniors will attend college this fall with the help of a Texas-based nonprofit organization. Students from Garland, Lakeview Centennial and North Garland high schools were all named Terry Scholars, a title that gifts guidance, support and tuition funds throughout college.

“I am proud that we have two Terry Foundation Scholarship winners,” said LCHS counselor Shelisa Benton. “The Terry Foundation selects graduating seniors from across Texas to have the honor of becoming a Terry Scholar. Those selected must represent the university and give back to the community while having their cost of attendance provided by the Foundation. This is such a big honor.”

The Houston-based organization selects outstanding students who are nominated by one of 13 affiliated Texas colleges. Candidates are chosen based on their university-provided Terry Foundation Scholarship application.

“We select bright, ambitious, service-oriented scholars who desire a well-rounded and enriching undergraduate experience,” states University of Texas at Dallas Terry Scholars Program Director Blythe Torres on the institution’s website. “[This program] enables the scholars to be plugged into the intellectual, cultural and social activities of the university while pursuing a rigorous academic curriculum. We anticipate and expect our scholars will achieve academic success.”

With that kind of guidance, GISD’s 2015 Terry Scholars will be armed with valuable resources to help them build a successful future. These impressive high schoolers will begin the next chapter of their lives at the following Texas universities.

Ifra Ali, North Garland High School – University of Texas at Dallas
Caleb Cortimilia, Lakeview Centennial High School – Texas A&M University
[Name withheld], North Garland High School – University of Texas at Dallas
Olivia Morris, Lakeview Centennial High School – University of Texas at Arlington
Theodora Winter, Garland High School – Texas Tech University

For more information on the Terry Scholarship Foundation, visit the organization’s website.