Past Scholarship Winners

2009 Recipients

Jeannette Hernandez

Jeannette graduated as Salutatorian of Seagoville High School. She participated in a number of clubs including National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Green Team, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Marching Band, to name just a few. She also teaches Sunday school, volunteers for missionary trips each year, and still has time for a part-time job. Jeannette has a passion for service for others, and will be pursuing her Civil Engineering degree at SMU.

Brian Geier

Brian is a recent graduate of Newman Smith High School in Carrollton and graduated in the top 10% of his class with a 3.6 GPA. He received the Principal’s Academic Commendation Award throughout high school and was in the Science and Engineering Pathway.  Brian was a member of Newman Smith’s soccer team where he was voted the team’s scholar athlete his senior year. He also served on his class’ Executive Committee which funded class events throughout his high school career and was Treasurer of the National Spanish Honor Society.   He enjoys playing soccer, watching movies and swimming. Brian is looking forward to beginning the next stage of his life at Texas Tech where he will work toward becoming a Civil Engineer like his mom and dad.

Vincent Stanko

Vince graduated from McKinney North High School with a 3.87 GPA. During his time at McKinney North, Vince played quarterback, lettered for three years, and served as team captain for two years. He also was a member of the JV power lifting team, and worked as a Team Lead at The Zone. Vince is also quite accomplished in the classroom, having received the McKinney North Academic Achievement Award all four years. He was also awarded First Team Academic All State for football, and was the January 2009 Rotary Club Student of the month. Vince plans to study Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas. 

2008 Recipients

Leslie Hollis

Leslie Hollis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arlington's Lamar High School in June with a 3.98 GPA. She was ranked 13th in a class of 563. During her four years at Lamar, she excelled not only in the classroom, but in the arts and on the athletic field. She played cello in Lamar's Texas Music Educator's Association State Honor Orchestra. She was Cello Section Leader, and a member of the All-Region Orchestra for three years. She played volleyball, was a starter on Lamar's varsity softball team for three years, led the district in stolen bases, and earned All-District Honorable mention as well as All-District Academic team recognition in her senior year. She is active in her church, and participated in the Ulster Project. Leslie plans on attending The University of Texas at Austin in the fall.

Eric Shewski

Eric Shewski is a recent graduate of Frisco's Centennial High School and a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2012. He has had an internship at Wier & Associates, Inc. since last August and is a student member of ASCE. During high school, Eric was a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He served at Vice President of Business Professionals of America. Eric was also selected as Centennial High School's representative for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program and for the Youth Leadership Frisco program. He enjoys football, baseball, and watching The Office. Eric will begin his studies this Fall at Texas A&M and is looking forward to being a third generation Civil Engineer in his family.

Rodney Truttling

Chase Truttling, a graduate from Duncanville High School.  I will be attending the University of Arkansas in the fall to major in civil engineering.

My awards are:

All A's for thirteen years
Thirteen years of perfect attendance
National Achievement Recommended Scholar
Class Rank-13/675
Dallas Morning News "Star in the Classroom
Gold Medalist at State in Engineering Technology

Kristopher Higgs

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