LEAD Awards $57,000 in Scholarships
High school students in the Greater Waco Chamber’s LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) program attended their year-end recognition banquet on May 23, where $57,000 in scholarships were awarded to ten students.
The annual $20,000 Bradley Ray Hulse Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Amaya Martinez, a Waco High senior student who will be attending the Texas State to study athletic training. The remaining $37,000 was awarded to nine other scholarship recipients.
Since 2010, scholarships totaling $221,000 have been awarded to students, and this is the first year that more than $55,000 will be awarded in a single year.
Other scholarships awarded include:
- $10,000 Distinction Scholarship, presented to Waco High School student Samayim Davis.
- $7,500 No Boundaries Scholarship, presented to La Vega High School student Kandice Graves.
- $7,500 No Boundaries Scholarship, presented to University High School student Rachel McCullough.
- $5,000 LEAD Scholarship, presented to Waco High School student Kenisha Huitt.
- $2,000 Alton Davis Memorial Scholarship, presented to La Vega High School student Ramon Gonzalez.
- $1,500 LEAD Merit Scholarship, presented to Harmony Science Academy student Sara McMullin.
- $1,500 LEAD Merit Scholarship, presented to Harmony Science Academy student Alan Espinosa.
- $1,000 LEAD Persistence Scholarship, presented to Midway High School student Shantavia Staples.
- $1,000 LEAD Persistence Scholarship, presented to La Vega High School student Alyssa Seybert.
The Bradley Ray Hulse Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by Central National Bank and First National Bank of Central Texas. Additional scholarship sponsors include: The Magnolia Foundation; 1519 Surveying & Engineering; LEAD; Brazos Masonry; and BKD, LLP. Learn more about the LEAD program at WacoChamber.com.